CLCT gears up for its big show, Willy Wonka Jr.


Get ready to join Canyon Lake Community Theatre (CLCT) in a world of pure imagination! Willy Wonka Jr. is here and the talented kids from Canyon Lake and surrounding communities are bringing on the zaniness and excitement as they gear up for the big show. Willy Wonka Jr. will be performed at the lodge July 28 through July 30.

Tickets will be available at the POA on July 15 and will be available by calling the CLCT hotline at 951-821-6767.

The adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory will light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The show will feature some of the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs. This scrumdidlyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

CLCT is still looking for more children from Canyon Lake and surrounding communities to participate in the show. If your child is interested in participating, attend the cast meeting on Wednesday, July 5 at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Producer Heather Gotoski at 951-204-1968 or Jaimie Woodward at 951-377-6861, or email

The Willy Wonka Jr. cast is as follows:

Willy Wonka: Fiona Gulati and Taylor Pigeon; Charlie: Ella Gotoski and Emilia Pepe; Grandpa Joe: Jace Febo; Veruca: Jenna Daniel and Angy Mendez; Violet: Payton Albin and Emily Garvito; Mike T.V.: Alyssa Frederick and James Woodward; Augustus: Braedon LeGeyt and Ryan Stetson; Mrs. Bucket: Madison Crick and Frankie Montenegro; Grandma Josephina: Katie Woodward; Grandpa John: Ryker Baloun; Uncle George: Holden Baloun; Mr. Salt: Luke Schlabach; Mrs. Beauregarde: Hannah Goering; Ms. T.V.: Meikiah Svendsen; Mrs. Gloop: Madeline Tucker; Candy Man: Austin Back and Alex Gulati; Phineous Trout: Dylan Barnum and Reiley Reichman; Oompa Loompas/Featured Dancers: Austin Back, Scarlett Buffington, Alyssa Frederick, Alena Gilbas, Tanner Gray; Paxon Hermann, Sean Rounsefell, and Brooklynn Whitmore; James: Matthew Thomas and Luke Thomas; Matilda: Katie Coleman, Savannah Coleman, Aaliyah Lopez, and Madison Morgan; Squirrels: Ariana Buffington, Zoey Carrol, Alex Gulati, Avery Hayner, Delaney Hermann, Gavin LeGeyt, Aaliyah Lopez, Madison Morgan, Ramsey Reichman, Harper Thompson, Everlee Vanderboom; Candy Kids: Payton Albin, Dylan Barnum, Ariana Buffington, Zoey Carrol, Katie Coleman, Nathan Coleman, Savannah Coleman, Josh Corns, Madison Crick, Jenna Daniel, Ella Gotoski, Avery Hayner, Delaney Hermann, Braedon LeGeyt, Gavin LeGeyt, Aaliyah Lopez, Angy Mendez, Frankie Montenegro, Madison Morgan, Emilia Pepe, Ramsey Reichman, Reiley Reichman, Luke Schlabach, Luke Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Harper Thompson, Madeline Tucker, James Woodward, and Everlee Vanderboom.