By Elize Mezaros
“Come with me/ And you’ll be/ In a world of/ Pure imagination”… instead of halls/ and green walls/ in a school/ of rules and regulations. When the cast of this year’s musical, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, beckons, will you answer the call and enter their world of pure imagination? Prepare for purple- haired Oompa Loompas, dancing squirrels, chocolate rivers, and bratty girls cavorting across the stage. Fizzy lifting drinks, shrinking men, and flying elevators all might seem impossible without a big budget film crew, but our stage crew can perform magic too! Carmen Lopresti, who plays Charlie Bucket, told The Statesman, “It brings something new to TJ that we haven’t seen before.” Travis Churilla, who plays Willy Wonka, says, “I kind of want to become a different person for at least a couple hours. It’s going to be really fun and I’m really excited.” Mrs. Barker wouldn’t be too happy if all her secrets were divulged, but TJHS has never seen a show quite like this one. So, please join the members of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as they transport you to a “world of pure imagination” on March 8, 9, and 10 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 and will be sold in lunch on March 8 and 9.