Willy Wonka

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.

Willy Wonka


Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2


Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.


The version was commissioned and developed by MTI specifically for the secondary license market. This version was workshopped and performed at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab in 2004. This show can only be licensed by amateur theater groups.

This show is designed to be stick conducted from the podium and is orchestrated for 2 keyboards, both of which have programming. Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book and has less than 70 patch changes in the entire show but has other contributing sounds such as Synth Bells, Harp, Celeste, Harpsichord, Brass, Tuba, Strings, and Fender Rhodes. It is not a technically difficult book and could probably be played by an advanced high school student.

Keyboard 2 has about 20 patches in total but there a little less than 200 total patch changes so a player who has familiarity with shows that have keyboard programming would be best. Some of the sounds in this book are Harp, Glockenspiel, Electric Piano, Xylophone, Marimba, Accordion, Guitar, Piano, and Strings among others.


Music & Lyrics by: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for stage by: Leslie Bricusse & Tim McDonald


The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he 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: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.


MTI Access Code

If you have obtained the performance rights for this show, please enter the Access Code provided to your organization by MTI to automatically verify your license and proceed to payment. If you do not have this Access Code or have not yet obtained the rights, you can still proceed by choosing your programming and filling out the short form below. You will have an opportunity to upload your contract or have us manually verify your license prior to payment. Once that process is complete, you will receive an email with an invoice and link for payment before receiving download instructions for the programming.

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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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