The live cultural event of the Fall is coming to the Hollywood Bowl. Cast members from Stranger Things, Breaking Bad, Sharknado 2: The Second One and Full House team up with Weird Al to bring a live performance to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. And the cherry on top will be Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow reviving “I Want Candy.” Plus the night will be marked by Smell-O-Rama. This is one of those events where you start searching for airplane tickets to fly into Los Angeles to see the show on either November 3 or 4. Here’s the press release that covers the “You Have to Be Here” moment of 2017.
John Stamos, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Finn Wolfhard
Lead All-Star Cast in WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™
IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL: A LIVE-TO-FILM CELEBRATION
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
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Warner Bros. Pictures’ classic, “WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY™” starring Gene Wilder, will be brought to life this November for a special two-night cinematic event featuring John Stamos, Elle King, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovic alongside an all-star cast singing iconic songs throughout a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. Accompanied by multi-instrumental band DeVotchKa, and featuring spectacular animation created by acclaimed painter and illustrator SHAG, this magical show will leave an everlasting impression!
The singing cast includes John Stamos performing “Pure Imagination” as Willy Wonka, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” IT) as Charlie, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad,” “Once Upon a Time”) singing the role of The Candy Man, and Richard Kind (“Gotham,” Inside Out) as Grandpa Joe, with musicians Elle King (“Ex’s & Oh’s”) singing Veruca Salt’s “I Want It Now,” Ingrid Michaelson as Mrs. Bucket, and “Weird Al” Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas.
The experience will also be presented in SMELL-O-RAMA with guests receiving exclusive Scratch-N-Sniff Golden Tickets and will kick off with a costume contest hosted by original cast member Julie Dawn Cole, who memorably played Veruca Salt.
The show will also showcase special guest artists such as violin soloist Sandy Cameron; 16-year old pianist Emily Bear performing the Oscar®-winning Tom and Jerry short THE CAT CONCERTO live-to-film; and Annabella Lwin from Bow Wow Wow singing the perfect party song finale, “I WANT CANDY.”
Doors will open at 6:30PM with costume contest to follow and the concert beginning at 8PM.
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