Laughter and Magic with Wonka and the Bard… at the Canyon Theatre Guild! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, (Abridged) and Willy Wonka Wonderment!
All 37 of Shakespeare’s Plays in 97 Minutes? Yes! When Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield of the Reduced Shakespeare Company decided to attempt to condense his entire body of plays into an abridged 90-minute comedy, they had no idea that their irreverent and witty The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) would go on to long runs and worldwide acclaim. With just the right combination of side-splitting hilarity and genuine smarts, three madcap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. The Today Show remarked, “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare you’ll love this show!” Even if you don’t know the characters, the audience can follow along and appreciate the absurdity of every classic tale due to the comic timing and versatility of the three actors. The show truly must be seen to be believed. This joyful send-up of the plays of the most well-known playwright in the English language is sure to start your new year off with a laugh! Performances are Fridays, January 27 and February 3 at 8 p.m., Saturdays, January 28, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, February 12, 19 at 2 p.m..
The CTG also presents the unusual and appetizing adventures experienced by young lad named Charlie Bucket, on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mystifying chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Doolittle) and Anthony Newly light up the stage and make Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka a scrumdidilyumptious musical, guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. The show follows young Charlie efforts to win the contest staged by the mysterious candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, by finding one of five golden tickets hidden in Wonka scrumptious candy bars. The prize is a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy for the five winners. But, aha! There’s more to this than meets the eye… and the winning children, some of whom are unbearably spoiled, must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka takes audiences on a flight of fancy into the land of pure imagination! Performances are Saturdays, January 28, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 2 pm, and Sundays, January 29 February 5 at 2 pm and February 12 and 19 at 6 pm.
Tickets for both shows can be reserved by calling the CTG Box Office at 661-799-2707.
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