Binks Forest Elementary Stages ‘Willy Wonka’ Show

The cast members gather for a group photo.

Binks Forest Elementary School students performed a fun and colorful version of Willy Wonka Kids on Thursday, March 9. More than 57 students, including the stage crew, performed in the play before hundreds of parents and friends. To make it fun, golden tickets were given out to assign seats. Director Niki Gilberti-Wheeler was inspired to do Willy Wonka through the school’s creative expressions class and wanted to incorporate literature while teaching the production process. “This story is iconic and loved by people of all ages,” she explained. “I am so proud of all my students tonight.” PHOTOS BY ERIN DAVISSON