By Erin SchlicherGet ready for imaginative fun as GaylordCommunity Productions (GCP) presents “Willy Wonka” - Roald Dahl's classic story of Charlie andthe Chocolate Factory.The musical performance will incorporate all of the familiar songs from the movie, and a 24-pieceorchestra will accompany the voices of the actors asthey sing live on stage. There will also be plenty of special effects and elaborate set pieces to delightguests of all ages.“A lot of people felt that we needed another fun,family-friendly show that people would be familiar with, and we thought Willy Wonka would be per-fect,” said Charlie Bono, who will be playing the roleof Willy Wonka in this year’s production. “We really wanted to appeal to children and families and getthem involved.”The show’s cast of over 120 children and adultsincludes several families. “We’re really pleased thissummer that we have numerous families participat-ing in the production,” said Al Glasby, Member of the GCP Board of Directors. “It’s made for a really fun summer.” While many of the show’s cast members are veter-ans of the stage, newcomer Hayden Denoyer is sureto wow audiences with his likeable and convincing portrayal of Charlie Bucket.“He just shines,” said Bono. “My prediction is thathe’s going to steal the show.” Glasby agreed:“Hayden is magnificent. He’s new to the stage, buthe’s wonderful. He will steal and melt your heart.”The show will open Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:30p.m. and will run through Saturday, August 6th. Allperformances will be held at the Alan L. Gornick Auditorium at 90 Livingston Blvd in Gaylord (locat-ed inside the Gaylord High School).“The productions we put on are pretty high qual-ity, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth,” saidBono. “There’s nothing more fun than live enter-tainment. A lot of time and effort were put into thisproduction, and you’ll definitely be able to tell.”Tickets are $10 for students and seniors and $12for adults. Tickets can be purchased by calling theGaylord Information Center at 989-732-4000.“School supplies are necessary tools that all children need toenhance their learning in school,” said Carol Rabineau, Volunteer Center Director for Otsego County United Way. “Asthe summer ends and school begins many families begin to wonder where the funds for their children’s school supplies willcome. The expense of daily living is already difficult for many inthe current economy. Therefore, Otsego County United Way wanted to take this need and turn it into an opportunity toserve our community and the children in it by collecting muchneeded school supplies.”On Saturday, August 13th, from 10 am to 3 pm, school buses will be parked at Glens Market on Main Street Gaylord, the K-Mart on Otsego Ave., and WalMart on Dickerson Rd. courtesy of Gaylord Area Public Schools.Shoppers are encouraged to pick up extra folders, pencils,possibly a box of crayons or a package of construction paperand help Otsego County United Way Stuff the Bus! Shopperscan get a list of suggested school supplies by contacting OtsegoCounty United Way and at each Stuff the Bus location. The dis-tribution of school supplies to students in need will be coordi-nated with the three public school districts in the county;Gaylord, Johannesburg, & Vanderbilt Public Schools.To make it easier for people to give, various stores through-out Otsego County will have drop-boxes available from August1st through the 13th to collect school supplies from shoppers who would like to contribute to the effort. For a list of locationscontact Otsego County United Way at 989-732-8929.“Stuff the Bus is a great and easy way to contribute to thechildren in our area! Many of the school supplies necessary areinexpensive and easy to get…but these items make a world of difference to the children that receive them,” states Rabineauabout the importance of community participation in the event. Volunteers are needed to help staff the buses on August 13and help sort what Otsego County United Way hopes is a busload of school supplies on August 19. To volunteer, contactCarol at 989-705-8584.Otsego County United Way is also accepting monetary dona-tions to purchase school supplies for students in need.Donations should be mailed to Otsego County United Way, 116E. Fifth St, Gaylord, MI 49735, with Stuff the Bus noted, or useone of the donation boxes available at the buses.Come help Stuff the Bus!
Suggested School Supplies
Art SuppliesBand-AidsBindersColored PencilsColored Markers (washable)Composition BooksConstruction PaperCrayonsDry Erase MarkersFoldersGlueGlue SticksHand SanitizerHighlightersKleenex MarkersNotebook PaperPaper TowelsPencilsPensPost It NotesScissorsSubject DividersZiploc Bags
Charlie Bucket, played by Hayden Denoyer, and his father, played by Aaron Lauster, singabout the importance of a positive attitude at a rehearsal for “Willy Wonka.” The play willopen Wednesday, August 3, and will run through Saturday, August 6.
During a rehearsal for GCP’s “Willy Wonka,” Charlie Bucket,played by Hayden Denoyer, unwraps a Wonka Bar as his parentsand grandparents look on to see if it contains a golden ticket.
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