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Congratulations to SHDHS Junior, Liam Sweeney, for landing a role in the production of WILLY WONKA at The Carnegie!

This is an article that was written for Behind the Curtain Cincinnati and was published on September 12. Please click here to read the original article.

The Carnegie presents ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA

Performances: Weekends January 18-28, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 19, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 20, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 21, 3pm
Thursday, January 25, 7:30pm ● Friday, January 26, 7:30pm ● Saturday, January 27, 2pm & 7:30pm ● Sunday, January 28, 3pm

WHERE: The Carnegie | 1028 Scott Boulevard | Covington, KY 41011

DESCRIPTION: The classic tale of Charlie and Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory comes to life on stage for The Carnegie’s annual family-friendly production. Cheer on Charlie as he finds his golden ticket, sing along with the Oompa-Loompas, and take a fantastical tour of the most famous candy factory of all time.

Based on the enchanting 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, WILLY WONKA features all of your favorite tunes, including “The Candyman,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” and “Pure Imagination.” It’s a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Willy Wonka – Dain Alan Paige
Phineous Trout – Sean P. Mette
Charlie Bucket – Cade C. Harvey
Augustus Gloop – Christian Arias
Mrs. Gloop – Angela Alexander Nalley
Veruca Salt – Gabrielle Tollefson
Mr. Salt – John Siedenberg II
Mike Teavee – Liam Sweeney
Ms. Teavee – Emily Martin
Violet Beauregarde – Laura Dinn
Mrs. Beauregarde – Lesley Hitch
Grandpa Joe – Don Wong
Mr. Bukcket – Brian Anderson
Mrs. Bucket – Linsey Rogers
Grandma Josephine – Aimee Zimmer
Grandpa George – Harold Murphey
Grandma Georgiena – Cathy Alter
James/Teen Ensemble – Jackson Higgason
Matilda/Teen Ensemble – Molly Munn
Sophie/Teen Ensemble – Samantha Cline
Danny/Teen Ensemble – Anna Dudley
Alfie/Teen Ensemble – Mark Schutzman
Billie/Teen Ensemble – Katelyn Moore
Oompa Loompas/Youth Ensemble – Ryan Armstrong, Olivia Bayer, Russell Corby, Ruthie Darnell, Yvonne Herrmann, Novella Rose Marshall, Evgenia Sias, Sophia Teague

Director and Choreographer – Maggie Perrino
Music Director- Xan Jeffery
Stage Manager – Jackie Smith
Scenic Designer – Tyler Gabbard
Costume Designer –Josh Newman
Lighting Designer – Larry Csernik
About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.
More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.