Finn Wolfhard, the boy from Stranger Things and IT, is set to star as Charlie Bucket alongside John Stamos as Willy Wonka in a live musical production of Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. And if you think this sounds like a troll already, just wait 'til you hear who will be playing the Oompa Loompas: Weird Al Yankovic. And guess what else? It's going to be in smell-o-vision.
Yes, this kind of sounds like a weird dream you'd have when you eat a bunch of candy right before bed, but we're pretty sure this isn't a troll. Variety reports that the concert will be held on November 3 and 4 at the Hollywood Bowl, and audience members will recieve a scratch-n-sniff Golden Ticket with various smells that coordinate with certain scenes. They're calling it a “Live to Film Celebration,” so there's a good chance that we'll all eventually be able to see this masterpiece even if we can't get out to LA.
If you still can't believe this is real, Finn Wolfhard has confirmed it via Instagram.
DID SOME ONE SAY SMELL-O-RAMA!?! Come celebrate with me and my friends as we perform songs from one of the greatest family films of all time as it screens at the Hollywood Bowl aka #willywonkabowl !! P-p-presented in – YES!! – Smell-O-Rama, with Scratch-N-Sniff cards and costume contests galore at the @HollywoodBowl on Nov. 3 and 4th! Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 10am PT. Use code: CHARLIE to get your tickets early on Thursday, Sept. 21st at 10am PT. https://m.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/90150/2416409. Come see how much we love this film and the late, great Gene Wilder. Get on it, y'all!
Concert director Richard Kraft tells Variety, “we are mixing in film, live music, singers, dancers, effects and special guest artists to create an event that pays homage to the original movie but also delivers something that could only be experienced live.” He continues, “Our creative mantra for this show has been, ‘Anything you want to: Do it.'”
So John Stamos will take part in this fever dream production but not make an appearance at Riot Fest, whose organizers clearly love him? Frankly we're not sure where Stamos' priorities are, but we're psyched for this production all the same.
Tickets for Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl: A Live-to-Film Celebration will go on sale September 23 at 10am.
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