Off The Square to perform Willy Wonka this month

Off The Square to perform Willy Wonka this month

One of Williamson County’s newest theatre troupes is presenting “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” this month.

Off The Square, who previously performed “The Wizard of Oz,” will perform “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starting Thursday, June 16 at Generations Church in downtown Franklin.

Off The Square is a Christian group whose members do everything for their shows, including stage performance, costume creation, stage makeup, set design and construction, graphic design, marketing and sales, and concessions.

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” is a story about a boy who wins the last of five coveted golden tickets to tour Wonka’s factory. The owner leads the five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of the factory.

The more than 20-person cast is prepping for Willy Wonka’s opening night, making all of their own costumes and building the sets.

The performance dates are Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m., Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturdayy, June 18 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Off The Square is sponsored by Juice Bar, Franklin Mercantile Deli, Kilwins, Merridee’s Breadbasket and Our Thrift Store, as well as donations from the community.

For more information, visit Tickets are $5 and can be bought on the website. Generations Church is located at 408 Church Street in downtown Franklin.

Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at or on Twitter @samanthahearn.

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