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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Presented by at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    April 17 - May 15, 2010

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka and all his wackiness are coming to Main Street Theater! Based on the legendary book by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm from April 17 – May 15 (no performances May 8). Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District.

    Oompa – Loompas, Golden tickets, and...

    Willy Wonka and all his wackiness are coming to Main Street Theater! Based on the legendary book by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will play Saturdays at 1pm and 4pm from April 17 – May 15 (no performances May 8). Performances are at Main Street Theater–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Boulevard in the Museum District.

    Oompa – Loompas, Golden tickets, and candy bars! Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a magical fantasy where dreams really do come true. Travel through the wacky (and top secret, shhh!) world of jelly bean stalks, chocolate rivers and hair toffee. Join Charlie, Willy Wonka and all the others in their dazzling adventures through the Chocolate Factory, a journey which celebrates the endless possibilities in life.

    About Author Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl was born in Landaff, Wales on September 13, 1916. He had 5 children of his own, and he said that if he hadn’t had children, “I would not have written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.” His children’s tales evolved from bedtime stories we made up for his own children.

    Roald Dahl very much believed in the importance of reading. “I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.” Dahl also said, “I’m probably more pleased with my children’s books than with my adult short stories. Children’s books are harder to write. It’s tougher to keep a child interested because a child doesn’t have the concentration of an adult. The child knows the television is in the next room. It’s tough to hold a child [‘s attention], but it’s a lovely thing to try to do.”
    Some of Dahl’s most popular children’s books include James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Charlie and the Glass Elevator.

    Mr. Dahl died on November 23, 1990. He was 74.

    About the Production
    Daria James directs Charlie… after directing Afternoon of the Elves earlier this season at Main Street. Matt Tramel (The Reluctant Dragon, A Little House Christmas) plays Willy Wonka; George Harris (Bud, Not Buddy) is Charlie. The rest of the cast includes Meghan C. Hakes, Alan Hall, Katie Harrison, Jessica Knapp, Jovan Jackson, Richard Solis, and Josh Taylor.

    The design team includes Liz Freese (set design), Frank Vela (lighting design), Macy Perrone (costume design), Shawn W. St. John (sound design), and Richard Solis (properties design). Caroline Scott is the Production Stage Manager.

    Recommended for First Grade and up. No children under 3 are admitted in the theater (including sleeping babies).

    Pictured is Matt Tramel as Willy Wonka. (photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com).


    Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market

    4617 Montrose Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77006

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Ticket prices for public performances are $12 for preferred seating and $10 for side seating.

    Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office at 2540 Times Blvd. in Rice Village, via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at mainstreettheater.com. Group rates are available.


    General Day and Time Info:

    FAMILY PERFORMANCES:
    Saturdays,
    April 17, 24 and
    May 1, 15, 2010 
    at 1pm and 4pm

    (no performances May 8).

    SCHOOL MATINEES:
    April 13 – May 21, 2010,
    Monday – Friday
    at 9:30am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.


    Phone: (713) 524-6706

    Parking:

    PARKING UPDATE AT CHELSEA MARKET (MAY 2014):

    As you may or may not be aware, Main Street Theater's Chelsea Market activities will move to the MATCH once it's built.  The MATCH is the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and will break ground on May 7, 2014.  We hope to be able to move out of Chelsea market into our new home at the MATCH in the fall of 2015.  There's more information on the MATCH here: http://www.matchouston.org/

    IN THE MEANTIME:
    You may have noticed that Chelsea Market has recently lost half its parking lot in a sale to a developer. In addition, our lease on that space has expired, BUT we are being allowed to stay through our 2015 season, providing we can find solutions to some of the parking problems our activities create. This affects all our programs: the showcases on Saturday mornings, our schoolday performances, and our weekend family matinees.  We are very grateful to be able to stay at Chelsea until the MATCH is ready.  

    We want to do everything we can to help our fellow tenants and our landlord, so:

    • For SATURDAY PERFORMANCES, we have received permission from the Joy School across Chelsea Blvd. to use their parking lot.  If it is convenient for you, please check this lot first for parking and walk across the courtyard to the theater. 
    • There's also quite a bit of on-street parking on Chelsea Blvd.     

     We hope this will also make it easier for YOU as you won't have to deal with the stress of a full Chelsea Market parking lot!     

    From Highway 59 South (Kingwood)
    Take 59 South and exit Fannin (after you pass downtown). Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From Highway 59 North (Sugarland)
    Take 59 North and exit Main Street. Turn Right on Main Street. Turn right on Bissonnet. Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 South (The Woodlands)
    Take 45 South to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From 45 North (Clear Lake/Galveston)
    Take 45 North to Hwy 59 South. Exit Fannin. Stay on Fannin until you reach Binz. Turn right on Binz (Binz will turn into Bissonnet in front of the Museum of Fine Arts). Turn right onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)

    From I-10 East (Katy)
    Exit Studemont. Go right on Studemont. Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    From I-10 West (Beaumont)
    Exit Heights Blvd. Go to the traffic light at Heights Blvd. and U-turn under I-10. Continue on feeder road to Studemont and turn right (South). Studemont turns into Montrose. The theater is located between Richmond and Banks on the left in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you hit Bissonnet you have gone too far).

    **Please be aware that although you can see Main Street Theater at Chelsea Market from Hwy 59 there is no exit off of the freeway onto Montrose.

    From Main Street Theater in the Rice Village
    Turn right onto Kirby. Make a right on Bissonnet. Pass Shepherd and Greenbriar. Turn left onto Montrose. Go through the light at Banks. The theater is located on your right in the Chelsea Market Center facing Hwy 59. (If you cross over Hwy 59 you have gone too far!)



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