The Factory gates at The Huestudio + Company recently were opened to celebrate and honor Broadway’s delicious new musical, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
Inspired by the five Golden Ticket winning children, our Factory shoot features whimsically colorful place settings on luscious amethyst Gatsby linens from Over The Top, Inc. and uniquely different chairs from Hall’s Rentals, depicting the nuanced personalities of each character.
Step inside our world of pure imagination!
The place setting for Charlie Bucket, the poor, kind and well-mannered young boy who finds the final Golden Ticket, is sparse and features real cabbage leaves, pieces of chocolate, tin and metal and an elegant silver lamour napkin from Over The Top, Inc. tied simply with twine.
Originally played by Peter Ostrum in the beloved 1971 American musical fantasy film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory starring Gene Wilder, the Broadway cast features three multi-talented Charlie’s – Jake Ryan Flynn, Ryan Foust and Ryan Sell.
Augustus Gloop, the gourmandizing German Golden Ticket winner who gets sucked up in a pipe after falling into the Chocolate River, is represented with vintage German china and beer steins, authentic German sausages + Topkuss chocolates to satisfy an insatiable appetite and black, red and yellow lamour napkins folded to resemble the German flag.
Brilliantly played by F. Michael Haynie on Broadway [and an Understudy by talented cousin Elliott Mattox], Michael Bollner was featured in the 1971 film.
The place setting for the self-indulgent and impatient Veruca Salt marries two distinctly different themes of “bad egg/bad nut” in an elaborate place setting, perfectly fitting for the girl who wants it all!
Discarded down the garbage chute after considering her a “bad egg” in the 1971 fantasy film, nut-testing, dancing black squirrels in the Broadway musical equally determine that spoiled Veruca is a “bad nut”.
Wonderfully played by the talented Emma Pfaeffle on Broadway, Julie Dawn Cole was memorable as selfish Veruca in the 1971 film.
Perfectly set for the “Queen of Pop”, gold + hues of purple spotlight the ultra-competitive, gum-chomping Violet Beauregard. Featuring artfully folded purple and violet lamour + blueberry fortuny napkins by Over The Top, Inc., colorful gum balls and scented violet gum stand ready to chew to blow big bubbles.
Portrayed on Broadway by the spectacular Trista Dollison, Violet blows up into a giant blueberry after sampling an experimental three-course chewing gum meal in the Inventing Room, but who could ever forget Denise Nickerson in the 1971 film. Simply eye popping!
With a playful nod to the TV/technology-obsessed Mike Teavee, a reduced place setting was created in miniature. With the Broadway update reflecting current trends, graffiti and color, neon green, orange and pink napkins by Over the Top, Inc. are secured with plugs and connectors.
Getting shrunk after attempting to become the first person to be sent by television and technology via the TV’s Television Chocolate Technology, Mike, played on Broadway by Michael Wartella, updated the pint-sized character to reflect current technology with social media, internet, etc.
Paying respect to Paris Themmen, the rambunctious, gun-totting Mike in the 1971 film, a vintage cowboy hat rests on a white folding chair.
Jeff Hughes, the Chief Experience Officer at The Huestudio + Company, channels the eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka, artfully played on Broadway by two-time Tony® Award winner Christian Borle.
But what about the iconic Oompa Loompas, the small people who help Willy Wonka operate his chocolate factory?
They are magically wonderful!
So magical that Basil Twist won the 2017 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Puppet Design for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!
Purchase a ticket. Go see them for yourself. You’ll be awed by their magnificence and wonder!
View more of our photos in our Gallery, captured beautifully by the talented Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi to see how select Preferred Partners created custom gifts for our five #HuestudioGoldenTicket winners in our recent online promotion + see the video of the magic of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory on Broadway!
“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.”
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