Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Junior

By The Royal Theatre (other events)

5 Dates Through Jul 16, 2023

The Young Players announce their production of Willy Wonka, Jr. Young Players will present Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir in this golden ticket adventure from July 13-16, 2023, at the historic Royal Theatre. The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory come to life in this fantastical tale, sponsored by McCombs Medical, in partnership with Starling Music Studio. Willy Wonka, Jr. is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl, with words and Music by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, and adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy A. McDonald. 

This Scrumdidilyumptious musical is under the direction of Mason Newberry, with assistance by Brian Roberson. Show times are July 13, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. and July 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $18 General Admission, $15 Seniors aged 60 and above, Members of the military and College students with valid I.D., and $8 for 12th Grade and below.Tickets can be purchased online at 

Ticket Information

This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase.  You will need to be on the desktop version of ticketleap to be able to select "choose your own seats" otherwise your seats will be randomly assigned and may not be grouped together.  We are unable to transfer tickets to an alternate seat or to a different date once you have purchased, we are only able to offer you a refund.  For accessible or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.  Ticket prices are $18 General; $15 Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8 Grade 12th and below.

Tickets may be purchased at

The box office will open at 6:00pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 15 - 20 minutes prior to curtain. Box Office opens at 1:00pm on matinee days.  We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

Willy Wonka, Jr. follows mysterious candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he hosts a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather, Grandpa Joe. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory - or suffer the consequences. 

The Young Players production includes Mallory Lafferty as Willy Wonka, Gus Howell as Charlie Bucket, Travis Loftis as Grandpa Joe, Parker Evans as Mr. Bucket, and Reagan McCartney as Mrs. Bucket. Mike Teavee is played by Jaydon Clark, Veruca Salt by Jovie Byrd, Violet Beauregarde by Dawson Claire Jones, and Augustus Gloop is played by Madden Babb. Alana Dunn is Ms. Teavee, Dawson Hoover is Mr. Salt, Mrs. Beauregarde is Allison Jones, and Zoey Jones is Mrs. Gloop. Phineous Trout is played by Nate Palmer, with Beau Goldthorpe as The Candy Man. Grandpa George is played by Samson Scott, with Frankie Goldman as Grandma Georginia and Addison Lumpkins as Grandma Josephina. James is played by Adrien Boles, with Spencer Forga as Matilda. Oompa Loompa 1 is Chase Greenwood, Oompa Loompa 2 is Madi Campbell, Oompa Loompa 3 is Abby Grace Neufer, Lizzie Glover is Oompa Loompa 4, and Sarah Nuss is Oompa Loompa 5. Our ensemble includes Piper Abbott, Dakota Barkley, Skylar Fairley, Alexandrea Haggard, Kenzie Hunt, Juliauna Jones, Klaire Kilburn, Taylor Ann Pitts, Pilar Primm, Scarlett Scott, Sterling Scott, Reese von Storch, Tynslee Tarver, Griffin Taylor, Phoenix Wade, and Addie Maisen. 



Seating will be assigned by row and seat number at the time of your purchase.  Please review your seating assignment BEFORE you checkout. 

This event is assigned seating. If your seats are not together it is because the theatre is almost at full capacity for that performance, and there are no groups of seats available. We will only be able to refund your purchase if this seating assignment will not work for you.

Please print your tickets and bring them with you to expedite check in. 

If you need special needs seating or a wheelchair space, please contact [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.

If you buy your tickets using a MOBILE DEVICE or touch screen, your tickets will be assigned by "best available" for the section you select. To choose your own seats on the seating chart, you must use a laptop, desktop computer or the desktop version of the webpage.  If your seats are not together (see the notification message in the pics) it is because there aren’t that number of seats together in your selected section.  If you purchase seats that aren’t together and this isn’t going to work for you, we will be able to refund your purchase, but will not be able to move your seating assignment.

Refund Policy:  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours after purchase by sending a request to [email protected]

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund; we're working to ensure you have options in the event of postponement or rescheduling. Seating at the theatre is at full capacity and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are recommended but are not required.  Concessions will be available before the performance and during intermission. If you have any symptoms of COVID, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea, etc. please do not attend. Royal Players, Inc., does not assume liability. By purchasing tickets, you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during, and after the event.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 1743 Benton, AR 72018