Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Presents ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA JR.


Sioux Falls, SD — The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) at the Washington Pavilion is thrilled to present the first show of their spring season, WILLY WONKA JR., featuring a unique stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. The show will premiere at the Orpheum Theater Center with five performances March 7–10.

Set in the magical jungles of Loompa Land, audience members will enjoy a new adventure into a faraway destination filled with discovery, innovation and wonder. A troupe of rhythmic and eccentric Oompa Loompas will narrate the story of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, which, in our retelling, has been passed down through generations. The performances promise to be filled with unique choreography, bold storytelling and a vibrant set design!

“We are thrilled to kick off our spring season with this delightful show! This rendition of Willy Wonka will offer audiences a unique experience that blends the charm of Willy Wonka with the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss,” says Debbi Jones, Program Coordinator for DAPA. “Invite your loved ones and come experience the phenomenal young talent we have right here in Sioux Falls!"

DAPA provides students aged 6–18 with opportunities to showcase their talents in professional-level theater performances throughout the community. Generous support from sponsors such as Avera, First National Bank in Sioux Falls and Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has made WILLY WONKA JR.’s performances possible.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the magic of WILLY WONKA JR. March 7–10 at the Orpheum Theater Center. To purchase tickets, go to SiouxFallsOrpheum.com or visit the Washington Pavilion Box Office at 301 S. Main Ave.

About the Orpheum Theater Center
The Orpheum Theater Center in downtown Sioux Falls features two distinct spaces: the 686-seat Historic Orpheum Theater, built in 1913, and the Anne Zabel Studio Theater with room for up to 250 people. The center hosts plays, concerts, dance and other forms of entertainment throughout the year. It is also a venue for weddings, meetings, banquets, conferences and trade shows and offers office space for several organizations as well. The Orpheum Theater was listed on the national register of historic places in 1983. On July 1, 2019, Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. began overseeing its operations, both in managing the facility and ticketing events.

About Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. (WPMI)
Washington Pavilion Management, Inc. is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the largest arts organization in the state. The management company oversees and programs two historic City of Sioux Falls facilities: the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science and the Orpheum Theater Center. The company also provides professional management services, including administration; arts, science and educational programming; ticketing; event management; marketing; and more to other arts and nonprofit organizations. For information, please or visit WashingtonPavilion.org.