History Trivia / CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory

4th Oct '17 1:21:56 PM mcgrew
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* DeliberateFlawRetcon: In the ''New York Times'' [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/theater/a-second-bite-of-the-wonka-bar-reimagining-charlie-for-broadway.html article]] discussing the {{Retool}}, the creative team claimed that the much less elaborate sets were "meant to reinforce the show’s oft-stated theme: the importance of imagination. The change was prompted partly by necessity — the British sets were designed for a West End theater that has a much larger stage than the Broadway house." But by the time this piece was published, there had been ''many'' complaints from preview audiences that the sets were a huge comedown from the SceneryPorn of the West End version and didn't live up to what all of the promotional material and even ''the exterior of the theater'' promised, and more cynical theatergoers were theorizing that the REAL reason they didn't just use/adapt the London sets was a desire to mount the show on the cheap and make it easier to tour. After the article was published, these theatergoers argued that if they ''really'' intended the audience to use its imaginations, they should have gone with an even more minimalist approach (ala ''Peter and the Starcatcher'').

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* DeliberateFlawRetcon: In the ''New York Times'' [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/theater/a-second-bite-of-the-wonka-bar-reimagining-charlie-for-broadway.html article]] discussing the {{Retool}}, the creative team claimed that the much less elaborate sets were "meant to reinforce the show’s oft-stated theme: the importance of imagination. The change was prompted partly by necessity — the British sets were designed for a West End theater that has a much larger stage than the Broadway house." But by the time this piece was published, there had been ''many'' complaints from preview audiences that the sets were a huge comedown from the SceneryPorn of the West End version and didn't live up to what all of the promotional material and even ''the exterior of the theater'' promised, and more cynical theatergoers were theorizing that the REAL reason they didn't just use/adapt the London sets was a desire to mount the show on the cheap and make it easier to tour. After the article was published, these theatergoers argued that if they ''really'' intended the audience to use its imaginations, they should have gone with an even more minimalist approach (ala ''Peter and the Starcatcher'').''Theatre/PeterAndTheStarcatcher'').
15th Aug '17 9:42:35 AM masterofthehouse
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** Christian Borle (Willy Wonka himself) is a major comic book enthusiast in real life.
13th Aug '17 8:26:48 AM OlfinBedwere
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* CreatorBacklash: Roald Dahl didn't much care for Joseph Schindelman's illustration work in the initial U.S. release of the book, and ensured that a different illustrator, Faith Jacques handled the UK release (though Schindelman was still hired to illustrate the first U.S. edition of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheGreatGlassElevator''). Later on, both the U.S. and UK releases were re-illustrated by Michael Foreman, and then it was re-done a third time by Quentin Blake a few years after Dahl's death.
30th Jul '17 3:35:22 PM masterofthehouse
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* OneOfUs: F. Michael Haynie (Augustus Gloop) is a huge gamer, so much so that he actually keeps a UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 ''and'' a UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in his dressing room, and plays them whenever he's not onstage. He's also appears to be a big fan of ''VideoGame/Splatoon''.

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* OneOfUs: F. Michael Haynie (Augustus Gloop) is a huge gamer, so much so that he actually keeps a UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 ''and'' a UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in his dressing room, and plays them whenever he's not onstage. He's also appears to be a big fan of ''VideoGame/Splatoon''.''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}''.
30th Jul '17 3:34:32 PM masterofthehouse
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* OneOfUs: F. Michael Haynie (Augustus Gloop) is a huge gamer, so much so that he actually keeps a UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 ''and'' a UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch in his dressing room, and plays them whenever he's not onstage. He's also appears to be a big fan of ''VideoGame/Splatoon''.
27th Jul '17 8:41:46 AM Sapphirea2
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** The RevisedEnding originally revealed that all four brats somehow survived their ordeals in the factory, whereupon Charlie decided to make them his employees with their respective vices turned to positive ends. However, preview audiences saw this as EndingFatigue after "The View from Here", and this and the TriumphantReprise of "Strike That! Reverse It!" were cut to end the show as soon as possible, turning the finale into a FocusGroupEnding.

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** The RevisedEnding [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/broadway/7873927/marc-shaiman-scott-wittman-charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-musical originally revealed revealed]] that all four brats somehow survived their ordeals in the factory, whereupon Charlie decided to make them his employees with their respective vices turned to positive ends. However, preview audiences saw this as EndingFatigue after "The View from Here", and this and the TriumphantReprise of "Strike That! Reverse It!" were cut to end the show as soon as possible, turning the finale into a FocusGroupEnding.
27th Jul '17 8:39:55 AM Sapphirea2
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sam Mendes was going to direct the Broadway transfer, but due to his many commitments he had to hand off the duties to Jack O'Brien.

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Sam Mendes was going to direct the Broadway transfer, but due to his many commitments he had to hand off the duties to Jack O'Brien.O'Brien.
** The RevisedEnding originally revealed that all four brats somehow survived their ordeals in the factory, whereupon Charlie decided to make them his employees with their respective vices turned to positive ends. However, preview audiences saw this as EndingFatigue after "The View from Here", and this and the TriumphantReprise of "Strike That! Reverse It!" were cut to end the show as soon as possible, turning the finale into a FocusGroupEnding.
5th Jul '17 4:54:51 PM jormis29
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** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2017 DirectToVideo animated feature)

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** ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry: Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryWillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'' (2017 DirectToVideo animated feature)
20th Jun '17 12:10:41 PM masterofthehouse
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* DawsonCasting: In the same vein as ''Theatre/TheGoldenTicket'', the four bratty kids are played adult actors here, leaving Charlie to be the only child in the entire cast.
11th Jun '17 3:30:32 PM nombretomado
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** A 1985 video game for the ZXSpectrum

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** A 1985 video game for the ZXSpectrumUsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum
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