The Pau-Wa-Lu Players are giving the community a glimpse into the imagination of eccentric candy factory owner Willy Wonka.
The theater group's presentation of "Willy Wonka Jr." opens Friday and continues weekends through Feb. 26.
"It's definitely not the Johnny Depp variety. It follows more the Gene Wilder movie," Director Rich Garrett said. "It's been interesting trying to create the magic people want to see on stage."
Based on Roald Dahl's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," it is the story of hope, gluttony, arrogance, morality and ultimately character.
"The thing that made that movie special is it captured this …