Weird Al, DeVotchKa, Finn Wolfhard & more playing ‘Willy Wonka’ @ Hollywood Bowl
Kids fantasy classic and perennial nightmare fuel Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory is getting the screening/concert treatment at Los Angeles’ The Hollywood Bowl on November 3 & 4. While the film screens there will be a live cast performing the songs — including Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard as Charlie, John Stamos attempting to fill the late Gene Wilder’s shoes as Wonka, Richard Kind as Grandpa Joe, Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul) as the Candyman, and Weird Al Yankovic as The Oompa Loompas (all of them?). DeVotchKa is also part of this, and guest artists include Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow. Also, it’s in “Smell-O-Rama.” If nothing else this should be interesting. Tickets go on Saturday, September 23 at 10 AM Pacific, with presales starting Thursday (9/21) at 10 AM.
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