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Our theatre, located in Abbeville, Louisiana, continuously strives to bring the best quality theatre to the Acadiana area. The Player produce 3-4 well-rehearsed mainstage productions a year and a Children's Guild production during the summer. In between these performances, we often host outside theatre compaines.

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The Children’s Theatre Guild of the Abbey Players Theatre production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Junior 

Performance dates are:
Friday, Aug 1st at 7:00 pm - SOLD OUT

Saturday, Aug 2nd at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Sunday, Aug 3rd at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Friday, Aug 8th at 7:00 pm - SOLD OUT

Saturday, Aug 9th at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Sunday, Aug 10th at 2:00 pm and 4:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug 16th at 11:00am - SOLD OUT
Saturday, Aug 16th at 1:30pm - SOLD OUT

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever 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: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory--or suffer the consequences.

This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth. With this show's flexible cast size, featuring roles for all ages, your production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!

That's a wrap! With over 99% capacity, congratulations to the cast of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, Junior for a smash hit! All of your hard work paid off and the show was a fabulous success! Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents, relatives, and friends that helped and came out. Thank you, Director Shana Ledet Qualls for your patience and hard work with these wonderful kids, Musical Director Rebecca Songne' LeBlanc and Lindsay Leblanc for helping the kids carry a note, and Lauren Daspit for one of the coolest sets we've had for a children's show! And thanks to a remarkable group of cast and crew! How about one more round of applause?!


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