Corn, OKLA — In this scrumdiddlyumptious parody of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Pail, (Madeline Mann) wants nothing more than to go to college, but she knows her mother, Mrs. Pail, (Katrina Wichert) and her Grandpa Joe (Levi McAbee), could never afford it. One day, a glimmer of hope enters her life when the oddball dean of students, Willa Wonkie, (Madison Musick) announces that chances for a campus tour will be added to Insolitus University admissions packets—only 5 of them. Every student in the world watches and waits to hear the news anchor (Rusty Epp) report each day as, one by one, the silver college tour invitations are found by wanting students. Against all odds, Charlie does receive a silver ticket and it seems that her dreams have come true. But first, she must survive the extraordinarily bizarre campus tour with the other ticket winners: one Veruca Pepper, (Katrina Wichert) a spoiled rich kid and her situation-fixing father, Dr. Pepper (Trevor Foster); one Violet Turpisgarde, (Marissa Graf) a social media queen with a vlog, with a v whose father, (Mason Folsom) Mr. Turpisgarde is running for office (listen for his wacky campaign promises.); one Mike Nintendo, (Denton Drinnon) a gamer with a proud mama, Mrs. Nintendo (Jennifer Friesen); and one Augustus Brawn, (Ruben Marrufo) an all-around athlete, with his athletic trainer father, (Jr Carter Smith). Desperate for information, Snailworth (Christina Dowell) tries to bribe each of the ticket holders to spy for her and her university. Our Narrator (Hannah Hays) helps keep our story moving along until she herself is banned from the campus tour. If anyone can survive this group, it will be Charlie. If not, the Uni Loonies, the campus maintenance men, will surely be escorting her away, too. Prepare yourselves for a rollicking comedy full of electronic-snatching flying monkeys, intelligence-enhancing food (with peanuts), a rip-roaring river ride and a stockpile of sarcastic humor coming your way in Willa Wonkie and the College Tour (Chocolate NOT Included).
The Senior Class will perform this play on Saturday, October 31, at 7 pm with a matinee showing on Friday,October 30, at 1 pm. Tickets will be $3 for the matinee and $7 for the evening performance. Come enjoy an Italian meal before the play on Saturday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm in the CBA gymnasium. The junior class is offering a menu of homemade lasagna, bacon wrapped green beans, tossed salad, bosco sticks and a cream cheese desert for $8.