A Tasty Holiday Treat: Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dec 22, 2017

The delightful Kathy Fitzgerald, Trista Dollison and Ben Crawford have some fun with WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. They are part of the cast of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"
Credit Doug Doyle for WBGO

Roald Dahl’s treasured tale is now Broadway’s Golden Ticket! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is hilarious and filled with energy.  The show for all ages includes songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

WBGO News Director Doug Doyle sat down in NYC with three of the stars of the show.  Kathy Fitzgerald plays Mrs. Gloop.  Ben Crawford is Mr. Salt.  Trista Dollison plays Violet, one of the children who get to tour Willy Wonka's wonderful and sometimes scary factory.

The cast of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" including Christian Borle as Willy Wonka
Credit playbill.com

The musical that features Christian Borle as Willy Wonka will close on January 14th at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.

Click above to hear the entire with Crawford, Dollison and Fitzgerald.