Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: Perfect Show this Holiday Season!

One of our family’s favorite places to visit during the holiday season is the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Whether it is a date night or a family affair, this year’s holiday show is perfect! Starting December 2nd through December 18th, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka will be at the Des Moines Community Playhouse!


One of my childhood favorite authors, book and movie is all coming together and I cannot wait to see it!

Join Charlie Bucket and four other Golden Ticket winners as they go on an adventure through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory with crazy and always unpredictable, Mr. Wonka.

This musical adds newly created elements of both the Roald Dahl book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the ever so famous Gene Wilder movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Don’t worry all of your favorite characters will be on the tour including Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee and the Oompa Loompas!


Photo by Steve Gibbons

One of the best aspects about the Des Moines Community Playhouse, is the actors and performers are from our very own Central Iowa community! It is always so much fun to see all of the local talent. The Pella High School Madrigal Singers, Roosevelt High School Vocal Music, and much more local talent will be included in the Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka.

When: December 2nd – 18th

7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

Buy tickets here!

Enter to win a family 4-pack to see Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka! Enter here!


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