BarnArts Youth Theatre Willy Wonka Jr.! #willywonka #barnarts #summeryouththeatreinstitute

August 7, 2014
Barnard Town Hall
Barnard, Vermont

BarnArts Summer Youth Theatre Institute
Three weeks ago a group of talented children came together for Summer Camp. BarnArts hosted its Summer Youth Theatre Institute. The actors met at the ArtisTree in Woodstock Vermont then moved to the Barnard Town Hall last week. This summer's production is Willy Wonka, Jr., a youth version of the 1971 film, Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

The children learned about set design, costuming, working together as a team and of course acting.

More images from the Summer Camp:

Dress Rehearsal

Last Thursday I was lucky to attend one of the group's last rehearsals before Opening Weekend. The show is directed by Tom Beck, Associate Director Jarvis Green, Producing Director Jeff Levison, Musical Director Kathi Tarrant, Choreographer Cora Swanberg, Costume & Scenic Design, Murray Ngoima, Stage Manager Kendall Theroux, and Assistant Stage Manager Brenna Snell.

The cast in order of appearance are Nate Hinson as Willy Wonka/Candy Man, TOJ Marceau as Charlie Bucket, Emma McLiverty as Mrs. Bucket, JAMR Marceau as Mr. Bucket, Marlena Farinas as Grandma Josephina, Ryleigh Johnson as Grandma Georgina, Django Farinas as Grandpa George, Allister Wigglesworth as Grandpa Joe, Zeno Minotti as James, Sola Minotti as Matilda, Jaclyn Hazen as Phineous Trout, Stephen Scherer as Augustus Gloop, Amber Gleason as Veruca Salt, Ben Stroud as Mr. Salt, Amelia Killackey as Violet Beauregard, Skylar Haley as Mrs. Beauregard, Hannah Reed as Michaela Teavee, and Hannah Milstone as Ms. Teavee.

The set is inventive. The acting is amazing, you will forget that they are children. And the costumes quite eye catching. The entire cast is on their way to bigger and better things!

You'll want to catch these rising stars this weekend so in the future you'll be able to say " I saw them in Summer Youth Theatre before they became famous!"

August 8-10 at Barnard Town Hall. 
Puchase Tickets for this weekend's performance online or at the door.

Evening shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM, and matinees are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. 

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for ages 17 and under. 
For ticketing information please call 802-332-6020 or visit
For more information please contact:
Jarvis Green
Artistic/Executive Director
BarnArts Center for the Arts
802-332-6020 (Desk)

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BarnArts Summer Youth Theatre Institute 2014
Presents Willy Wonka Jr., Dress Rehearsal
Barnard VT August 7, 2014
Performance Barnard Town Hall
Barnard VT August 8-10, 2014
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