2009-11-05 / Letters to the Editor

Experience ‘Willy Wonka’

I am writing to “invite” you to the Jamestown Community Theatre’s November musical production of “Willy Wonka.” Now we may not have Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp, but we have a cast of relatives, friends and neighbors who have worked hard over the last two months to present you with two hours of great theatre. Our set is beyond Willy Wonka’s expectations; it is an amusement park of bells and whistles built to tempt one’s imagination to venture out of its safe boundaries. Giant inventions and doorways to wherever you want to go will open and permit you to wander into and explore worlds you never dreamed you could go.

Now, if that schmaltz isn’t enough to pique your interest, then you definitely are one of the people who really needs to see this show. Not to get you any more wound up than you already are, I must mention that if you read “The Walrus” next week, you will hear about some special golden opportunities that are in store for some audience members.

There will be two weekends of performances that include Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, both at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m. The following weekend, performances will be Friday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 21, both at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m.

Yes, I know that I said we “invite” you, but in all honesty, we’ll give you the show, but you must do your part as well, so tickets can be purchased in Jamestown at Baker’s Pharmacy, Secret Garden and the Conanicut Marine Store, and at Cathryn Jamieson’s Salon. In Newport, tickets will be sold at Pleasant Surprise and in Wickford, at Midnight Sun. Ticket prices are: Adults, $13, if purchased in advance, and $16 when purchased at the door. Children 12 and under, and seniors 65 and older, cost $8 purchased in advance and $11 at the door.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Mary Wright

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