Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Oregon Children's Theatre **Photo credit: Owen Carey**
October 31 - November 22, 2009

Review by peanutduck

Non-drama: Thin, ho-hum script and indefinite directorial tone create series of anti-climaxes; Doren Elias (Willy Wonka), an uncertain navigator of Wonka’s moral ambiguity. Young Golden Ticket holders excel with creepy characterizations, and picture-book costumes and sharp make-up heighten effect; creative, fun set; psychedelic lighting veers towards cheesy, but awesome bubbles.

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