Arts & Entertainment

Madison Fifth Graders 'Sneak Peak' Jr. School Production of Willy Wonka


MADISON, NJ - Borough Fifth Graders from all three elementary schools were treated to a "teaser" of the Madison Junior School's Production of Willy Wonka Jr. which opens Friday, March 4.

The show features 55 students in 6th 7th and 8th grades at Madison’s middle school. Performances are Friday March 4 at 7:30p.m. and Saturday, March 5 at 4p.m.

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” the show is directed by Ariana Ciolino and Kiera Chiarino with set design by Monica Brady. It is choreographed by Cindy McArthur, with lighting design by Jaime Conroy and sound design by Audio Incorporated.
The story follows four insufferable brats and one likable boy named Charlie as they tour the mysterious Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
"It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with such talented and dedicated students.  Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  It is amazing to see the students come into their own characters and even more exciting to watch it happen before our very own eyes.  They are shinning stars on stage and I couldn't be more proud of each and every one of them," said Ariana Ciolino, Roald Dalh's Willy Wonka Director.
"I also want to thank and recognize the Madison Community, teachers, parents, staff and administration for their continued support," Ciolino added. 
Tickets for the two performances are on sale at the door (160 Main Street- Madison Junior School); $10 for adults and $7 for students or seniors.

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