Starting on Nov. 15, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will enter a world of pure imagination with the opening night of Willy Wonka Jr.

Mysterious candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages 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 likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

“You may think that you know this story inside and out. That nothing new will be shown to you in this hour and a half. Are you sure? Check your imagination. Are you willing to use it?” asks Tom Milley, director for Willy Wonka Jr.

He is no stranger to bringing magic and storytelling to life on stage at Elm Street, previously directing Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” and Fancy Nancy the past two summers.

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