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The mission of the Lincoln Community Playhouse is to positively transform the lives of individuals and profoundly change our community by providing the finest quality theatre experience in both process and production.






Our Theatre Arts Academy is dipping chocolates, making licorice whips and churning out the Everlasting Gobstoppers this week as they work on WILLY WONKA KIDS.

Our talented cast includes Erin Swift, Anaka Wamstad-Evans, Kit Graf, Angie Rumery, Kassy Jueden, Olivia Kugler, Kara Steward, Anjali Robertson, Tess Davis, Elizabeth Bond, Abigail Anderson, Esme Krohn, Anna Linderman, Savanna J. McCombs, Tristian Swift, Sierra Mizell-Ruda, Nolan Arndt, Malcolm Opoku, Lauren Hinton, Livija Shaeffer, MacKenzie Bretz, Matthew Hakel, Ava Gagner, Keelin Geery-Zink, Abigail Stine, Eli Graf, Alex Rownd, Jacob Skoda, Melissa Hinton, Marissa Czapla, Makenzie Jager, Kyle Krueger.

Robie Hayek is Director, with Mollie Baldwin Manner as Music Director, Marie Thurmer as Choreographer, Alex Wooten as Stage Manger, Mary Stine as Assistant Stage Manager, Travis Tagart as Lighting Designer and Aidan Gagner, Emily Wicht and Jayden Smith as Class Assistants.

A public performance of WILLY WONKA KIDS is on Saturday, March 26 at 3:00. Tickets are $5.00. Tickets may be purchased by calling 402-489-7529, 11-5, Mon-Fri.

A special free sneak preview will be held at Gere Library on Friday, March 25 at 11:00 am.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Booklist by Lincoln City Libraries Staff

Children’s Books
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
By: John Kanzler
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Pa, Ma, and their children take a trip to the Big Rock Candy Mountain, with its lollipop trees, chocolate fountains, and friendly bears wearing crazy sock. Music arrangement by Kathy Boyd and Mark Gensman on last page.

By: Erik Kraft
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Tina eats so much chocolate that she wakes up one morning and finds that she has turned to chocolate.

The Candystore Man
By: Jonathan London
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The hip, hot Candystore Man dispenses a variety of treats, from ice cream and lollipops to jelly beans and jawbreakers.

Charlie and the Chocolate factory
By: Roald Dahl
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The original story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There is also a sequel to this book titled Charlie and the great glass elevator, also written by Roald Dahl.

James and the Giant Peach
By: Roald Dahl
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A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.

How Sweet It Is (And Was) : The History of Candy
By: Ruth Freeman Swain
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Provides a brief history of a variety of candies and chewing gum. Includes recipes for sugar paste, fudge, and taffy.

More About Boy: Roald Dahl's Tales from Childhood
By: Roald Dahl
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Humorous anecdotes from the author’s childhood describes summer vacations in Norway and life in an English boarding school.

By: Joanne Harris
When the beautiful and mysterious Vianne moves to Lansquenet and opens a chocolate shop across from the church, the inhabitants of the tiny village find themselves torn between the solemn law of religion and the joyful rewards of Vianne's confections. There is a sequel to this book titled The Girl with No Shadow.

Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth Empire and Utopian Dreams
By: Michael D’Antonio
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Hershey. The name means chocolate to America and the world, but, as Michael D’Antonio reveals, it also stands for an inspiring man and a uniquely successful experiment in community and capitalism that produced a business empire devoted to a higher purpose.

Jacques Torres' a Year in Chocolate
By: Jacques Torres
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The 80 recipes in this book are categorized holiday, for chocolate treats throughout the year.

The Ultimate Candy Book
By: Bruce Weinstein
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The more than 700 recipes in this book includes everything from soft and chewy treats to hard and crunchy candy.

Hosted by Marc Summers
DVD 641.53
This series reveals the secrets behind everyone’s favorite food sensations. The episodes explore candies of yesteryear, extreme candies, lollipops, chocolate candies, breakfast cereals and other breakfast foods, white bread, juice boxes, lunch snacks, and peanut butter, soft drinks, toy food premiums, bubblegum and marshmallows.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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The 2005 movie production of Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring , Jonny Depp as Willy Wonka.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
DVD j Dahl
The 1971 movie production of Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.