Oompa Loompa, doompety doo, we’ve got a brand-new comedy musical for you! Diamonds and Gold and Festival Foods present Let Me Be Frank Productions’ first show of our 2023 season, “Seroogy’s: Green Bay’s Willy Wonka,” at the Meyer Theatre, February 3-25, 2023. To purchase season or flex tickets for this show and our other 2023 shows, contact Cindy at (920) 676-8883 or cindy.rasmussen@pmiwi.com for more details.***

Welcome to Seroogy’s, Green Bay’s own Willy Wonka chocolate factory. Willy Seroogy places three golden tickets in chocolate bars around Northeastern Wisconsin. Each child who finds the golden ticket is invited to a tour of the chocolate factory with their parents. Veruca Salt, who is quite the spitfire with attitude to boot, is the first winner. She and her father, Henry, hail from Escanaba and are a little demanding, to say the least. The next winner is Violet Beauregarde, champion gum chewer and fiercely determined young lady, from Kaukauna. Her mother, Scarlet, is all too excited for the opportunity to get some facetime with the chocolate man himself, Willy Seroogy. And finally, we have Charlie, and his father Chucky, from Chicago. As the guests begin their tour, they discover a chocolate factory like none other filled with secret inventions, strange workers, and bizarre candy creations. Will the guests be able to handle all that comes with this special tour? You’ll have to find out in this hilarious show!

“Seroogy’s: Green Bay’s Willy Wonka” opens at the Meyer Theatre Friday, February 3rd, at 7:30pm with a benefit show for Curative Connections. For more than 70 years, Curative Connections has helped families, seniors, and people with disabilities find support and care due to aging, dementia, brain injury, or other disability. For our opening night performance, $10 of every sold ticket goes to this valuable organization in our community.

“Seroogy’s: Green Bay’s Willy Wonka” then runs:

Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm

Thursday, February 9th at 7:30pm

Friday, February 10th at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 11th at 7:30pm

Thursday, February 16th at 7:30pm

Friday, February 17th at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 18th at 7:30pm

Thursday, February 23rd at 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Friday, February 24th at 7:30pm

Saturday, February 25th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Tickets are available at meyertheatre.org, ticketstaronline.com, or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401.

An out-of-town performance will be held at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc on Wednesday, February 15th, at 7:00 pm. Head to cccshows.org or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.

Cast:  Frank Hermans as Willy Seroogy, Pat Hibbard as Henry, Amy Riemer as Veruca Salt, Tom Verbrick as The Oompa Loompa, Lisa Borley as Violet Beauregarde, Sarah Galati as Violet’s mother, Blake Hermans as Charlie, and Paul Evansen as Charlie’s father.

Band: John Singer (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).

Lights: Ross Loining

Sound: Kelly Klaus

Song selections:

Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me – Gladys Knight & The Pips

One Less Bell to Answer – The 5th Dimension

I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

Stick-Up – Honey Cone

Up the Ladder to the Roof – The Supremes

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) – The New Seekers

The Right Thing to Do – Carly Simon

Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me – Robin McNamara

(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me – Sandie Shaw

Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone

Nice to be With You – Gallery

Doesn’t Somebody Want to be Wanted – The Partridge Family

What’s Goin’ On- Marvin Gaye

Come And Get It – Badfinger

Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

The Candyman – Sammy Davis Jr.

I Like Dreamin’ – Kenny Nolan

I Just Can’t Help Believin’ – B.J. Thomas

Pure Imagination – Lou Rawls





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