Westview Secondary’s drama club is ready to raise the curtain after spending the last several months rehearsing and recreating the magical world of Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
From the actors, stage crew, lighting and sound, the production is entirely student driven. Fifty-six students from grades 8 to 12 are working on making the show a success.
“They are driven, passionate, and are super excited to put this on for the public,” said April Allan, the drama/theatre teacher and director at Westview. “While I am there to support, guide, and help put together all the components, the students themselves are the backbone of the production.”
Teachers and students in the wood shop and sewing classes also pitched in to help make the costumes and set design.
Evening performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory run Feb. 15 and Feb. 16, 2024, at Westview Secondary. Tickets are $10 each and doors open at 6:30 p.m., with a show time of 7 p.m.
All proceeds go back into the school’s theatre program and will help fund future costumes, set design and much more.
“This is an extracurricular program here at Westview that focuses on community connections, enjoyment and making theatre accessible to all,” Allan said, adding that it also showcases one of the many programs students can participate in at the school.
Tickets are available for purchase at Westview Secondary. Snacks and drinks will also be sold during the evening shows.