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Karis Assam (Veruca Salt) is fourteen years old and has been singing and dancing since she was eight.  This will be Karis’s eight musical performance on The Henegar stage; she’s played such roles as “Little girl Claire” in the Witches of Eastwick, “Tessie” in Annie, and an ensemble member in the recent production of The Wiz.  Karis’s repertoire also includes performances at the Cocoa Village Playhouse, The Orlando Repertory Theatre and Juilliard’s Summer Performing Arts program. Karis is honored to be given the opportunity to portray the feisty, spoiled, Veruca Salt although she is the complete opposite of her character in real life. Karis thanks her theatre family and her besties for keeping her sane, her mom, dad and brother for reading lines, late pick-ups and their unconditional love and support.

It’s that time of the year again! Holiday theater at your Henegar Center for the Arts. This year the delicious aventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka‘s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and knew songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

Tickets available now at the online box office:

November 30 – December 16, 2018
Fri/Sat 8:00PM  Sun 2:00PM

The Henegar Center for the Arts
Address: 625 E New Haven Ave #119, Melbourne, FL 32901
Phone: (321) 723-8698


Photo: Dana Niemeier Photography