LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2021-22 Season of Broadway Live opens this weekend with the national tour of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Presented by CHI Saint Joseph Health and Toyota Kentucky, the show will play at The Lexington Opera House on Friday, Nov. 12; Saturday, Nov. 13; and Sunday, Nov. 14, for five performances.
“After 18 long months, we are beyond thrilled to be opening our doors to patrons to once again enjoy live musical theater in this historic venue,” said Luanne Franklin, Central Bank Center’s director of performing arts.
Season ticket sales are at a record high and single tickets for this weekend are selling exceptionally well, Franklin said. Mobile tickets are being offered this season, along with a digital playbill.
Broadway Live is pleased to welcome 250 youth from the Lexington community as part of the Broadway Buddies educational program. In addition to the show sponsors, Broadway Buddies is supported by The Opera House Fund, White, Greer, Maggard Orthodontics and Broadway Live patrons.
Leading the cast as the extraordinary chocolate maker, Willy Wonka, is Cody Garcia, with Jackson Greenspan, William Goldsman and Coleman Simmons alternating in the title role of Charlie Bucket.
Of special local interest is the return of UK Opera Theater graduate and The Lexington Theatre Co. alumni Audrey Belle Adams, who has performed on the Opera House stage many times and will make her Broadway touring debut as Mrs. Gloop.
Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster.com or the Central Bank Center Box Office. For more information, call (859) 233-3535, or visit charlieontour.com or lexingtonoperahouse.com.
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