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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical review

30 June 2015 12:58 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical theatre review

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has just celebrated its second birthday at the prestigious Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in the heart of London’s West End – and the show still continues to thrill and impress as it transports you back to the world of Roald Dahl that we all knew as a child. The evening is full of chocolaty magical enchantment with its theatrical, magical, sanguine, new Willy Wonka, brilliantly portrayed by the flamboyant Jonathan Slinger.

As the show begins you visit the world of Charlie Bucket, who in our performance, was excellently played by Zachary Loonie. Charlie’s life is rather grey and miserable despite the love of his parents – Mr and Mrs Bucket (Derek Hagen and Lara Denning). The song ‘If Your Mother Was Here’ is beautiful but lacks the heart to make it compulsive. The grandparents appear decrepit »

- Katey Thompson

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Watch the Muppets and Josh Groban Perform 'Pure Imagination'

10 May 2015 2:24 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

While we all eagerly await the new Muppets show and the impending deluge of great celebrity cameos it'll provide, this can tide us over for a bit: that velvet-voiced crooner Josh Groban joined Jim Henson’s beloved characters for a lovely rendition of "Pure Imagination," the song made famous by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Lindsey Stirling provides the strings, to Miss Piggy's chagrin. »

- Greg Cwik

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Josh Groban Covers Willy Wonka Classic "Pure Imagination" With the Muppets

7 May 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Josh Groban has been warming our hearts with his covers lately - first he dueted with Kelly Clarkson on a Phantom of the Opera song, and now, he has covered the song "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. He has a lot of help - Lindsey Stirling is on violin, while Kermit, as in Kermit the Frog, is directing. Groban sings most of the song alone, making all your nostalgia dreams come true, and when the Muppets join in at the end, it's pure magic. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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