This summer, the talented casts of Commonwealth Theatre Center’s Summer Academy program present Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the book by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George—a beloved classic that’s sure to delight audiences of all ages!

[box style=”1 or 2″]Join Charlie and a colorful ensemble of golden ticket holders for a magical trip into the candy factory of elusive chocolatier Willy Wonka.[/box]

Performances run throughout the summer, with evening shows on the Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm (dates below) plus Saturday matinees at 2:00pm.

  • June 17 & 18
  • June 24 & 25
  • July 1 & 2
  • July 8 & 9
  • July 22 & 23
  • July 29 & 30
  • August 5 & 6

All shows are fully produced by theatre professionals and performed by young actors enrolled in the Summer Academy, an annual program for ages 8 to 13 in which campers spend three weeks working under the direction and attention of experienced instructor/directors on the production of a play. The Summer Academy gives kids the experience of rehearsing and performing a professional-quality play for the public, complete with sets, costumes, lighting, & public audiences. Novice & experienced young actors work together, learning to use their voices & bodies as tools for artistic expression.

For reservations, contact or call 502.589.0084.

For more information about the Summer Academy or to enroll in a session, please click here.