Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory Comes to Life at the Palace Theater

February 25, 2015

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program, Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Feb.ruary 27 – to March 1st at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, located at 34 W.est Broad St.reet.  This annual family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits children facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses.

With more than 20 years of performances at the Palace Theatre, “Willy Wonka” is the Pleasure Guild’s 58th fifty-eighth production. The annual play is Pleasure Guild’s feature fund-raising event. Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to the hospitalNationwide Children’s.

Tickets are on sale now at the CAPA Ticket Office or Ticketmaster.com

Performance Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m.

To enjoy the Willy Wonka experience at the Palace Theatre, tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the CAPA Ticket Office. For more information about Pleasure Guild or Willy Wonka or to purchase tickets, please visit www.pleasureguild.org or call CAPA at 614-469-0939.

Media are also invited to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m., as well as an exclusive show for Columbus City School students on Friday, Feb. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Interviews will gladly be arranged with Pleasure Guild representatives and cast members.

For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support Hospice and Palliative Care, please visit www.pleasureguild.org

About Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows mysterious candy maker Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets among millions of Wonka bars around the globe. Whoever discovers these tickets will win a free tour of the fantastical Wonka factory whose gate had been shut years prior, along with a lifetime supply of candy. Wonka-mania ensues worldwide as 5 winners are selected, among them the likeable Charlie Bucket. Filled with wonders of pure imagination, Oompa Loompas and marvelous surprises, the children learn they must follow Wonka’s rules—or suffer the consequences. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight the young and the young at heart.

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild, a woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dates back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program. The money Pleasure Guild raises goes to support crucial services for children facing terminal and life-limiting illnesses. The hospice team offers life enhancing services such as an on-call nurse 24/7, massage therapy, chaplain services, emotional counseling and grief counseling for the families for up to two years after the child’s passing. But perhaps, most importantly, it allows these children to remain comfortably at home, rather than in a hospital.

Media Contact: Alexandra Pendery
(614) 570-6153

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.