“Willy Wonka” live concert announced with John Stamos, Weird Al, and more for star-studded Hollywood Bowl event

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“Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” is becoming a star-studded stage show for two nights at Hollywood Bowl.

Officially titled “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: A Live-to-Film Celebration,” the show stars John Stamos as Willy Wonka, “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas, and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things, IT) as Charlie Bucket.

Rounding out the cast are Giancarlo Esposito as The Candy Man, Ingrid Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, Elle King as Veruca Salt, and Richard Kind as Grandpa Joe.

Musical numbers from the film will be performed live on stage with accompaniment from multi-instrumental band DeVotchka and a musical ensemble conducted by Jeff Hoeppner.

To truly transport guests to the Chocolate Factory, exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets will be presented by Smell-O-Rama. In addition, costume contests and special projections from painter, designer, and illustrator Shag are part of the experience.

“Like our concert celebration of ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl,’ we are mixing in film, live music, singers, dancers, effects and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that could only be experienced live,” said concert director Richard Kraft.

“Willy Wonka” in concert is presented on November 3 & 4 at 8:00PM.

Pre-sale begins on September 21 at 10:00AM PT with general on-sale beginning September 23 at 10:00AM PT.

To purchase tickets, visit the Hollywood Bowl website.

Source: Variety