BLANCHESTER — Blanchester was a place of Pure Imagination last weekend as its drama club put on their production of Willy Wonka.
The musical — under the direction of Robin Fille, Suneeta Holtkamp, Sarah Landrum and David Wood — was a huge success, as it drew in crowds of young and old alike.
Blanchester further emulated Roald Dahl’s work by having a golden ticket of their own. On show nights — both of which sold out — a golden ticket was hidden in a single Wonka bar. With prizes including tickets to Playhouse in The Park and gift certificates, both the performance and the contest allowed for a simple high school to be transformed into a magnificent chocolate factory.
As the audience left both nights with positive reviews, one can only wait to see what Blanchester has in store for its coming productions.
Willy Wonka’s cast and crew included: Annie Allen, Trenton Bella, Brendan Breezley, Honour Budniak, Josh Casteel, Kimberlee Chowning, Ashley Collins, Claudia Coogan, Shawn Dixon, Becca Elliott, Lydia Falgner, Brady Fields, Riley Fisher, Carissa Frost, Jessica Fugett, Stephanie Gerlach, Page Gibson, Jill Green, Angie Grisales, Cole Hamm, Jonah Hill, Calleigh Hixson, Andrew Holland, Brooke Honaker, Lauren Johnson, Dylan Jones, Merri Lindsey, Eli Linz, Riley Miller, Jayce Minge, Lili Morlan, Madi Morlan, Nathan Mullins, Matthew O’Neil, Starr Poore, William Rannells, Jon Roberts, Kaitie Ross, Allison Rossignol, JJ Schirmer, Jennifer Sprague, Hannah St. John, Natalie Steward, Alexis Sutherland, Jenna Tedrick, Abby Trovillo, Alexis Vestal, Allison Wayman, Kiki Wells, Haley Wells, Carmeron West, Jeremy Willison and Sydney Ziegler.