The Candy Man can
'Cause he mixes it with love
And makes the world taste good

"The Candy Man"
Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

SUMMIT, NJ - Play the 'word association' game these days, and the rapid-response to 'Candy Man' will invariably be 'Willy Wonka'.

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The eccentric but sweet character is the protagonist in Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir, a story which will come to chocolate-covered life at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) March 31 and April 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening. 

Directed by LCJSMS' Drama Director Ron Wells, the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory will light up the stage in a captivating adaptation of the fantastical tale. The musical is performed by a cast of 40, a crew of more than 100, and a full orchestra.

All seats are reserved, priced at $10. and are available for purchased by visiting ShowTix4U.com. Tickets will also be sold in the LCJSMS Cafeteria during lunch periods on March 27 - 31. The Box Office will also be open one hour ahead of each performance.

Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School is located at 272 Morris Avenue.