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

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!

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

8 thoughts on “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: Perfect Show this Holiday Season!

  1. I’d love to win! My girls love shows at The Playhouse!

  2. Kristen Condon says:

    Willy Wonka is a favorite from my childhood! It would be so fun to take my son to see it!

  3. Lisa kayser says:

    My favorite scene is when Mr Wonka opens the door to his chocolate factory and he starts to sing and everyone’s gets to taste the candy! My favorite character would have to be Mr Wonka himself.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love the scene where they explore all of the candy next to the river. I wanted to always be there to try it!

  5. I love the tunnel scene!

  6. Anna Flowers says:

    Love Willy Wonka! I love when Charlie finds the golden ticket and when they first enter the chocolate factory and see all the candy for the first time.

  7. Rachel Bentzinger says:

    My favorite scene is when he finds the golden ticket and goes home and tells his grandparents!

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