Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical

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Hal Leonard, 2018 - Music - 104 pages
(Vocal Selections). 13 piano/vocal arrangements (with the melody in the piano part) from the Broadway rendition of the Roald Dahl classic. Songs include: I've Got a Golden Ticket * If Your Father Were Here * It Must Be Believed to Be Seen * A Letter from Charlie Bucket * More of Him to Love * Pure Imagination * The Queen of Pop * Strike That, Reverse It * The View from Here * What Could Possibly Go Wrong? * When Veruca Says * When Willy Met Oompa * Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka!

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Roald (pronounced "Roo-aal") was born in Llandaff, South Wales. He had a relatively uneventful childhood and was educated at Repton School. During World War II he served as a fighter pilot and for a time was stationed in Washington, D.C.. Prompted by an interviewer, he turned an account of one of his war experiences into a short story that was accepted by the Saturday Evening Post, which were eventually collected in Over to You (1946). Dahl's stories are often described as horror tales or fantasies, but neither description does them justice. He has the ability to treat the horrible and ghastly with a light touch, sometimes even with a humorous one. His tales never become merely shocking or gruesome. His purpose is not to shock but to entertain, and much of the entertainment comes from the unusual twists in his plots, rather than from grizzly details. Dahl has also become famous as a writer of children's stories. In some circles, these works have cased great controversy. Critics have charged that Dahl's work is anti-Semitic and degrades women. Nevertheless, his work continues to be read: Charlie and Chocolate Factory (1964) was made into a successful movie, The BFG was made into a movie in July 2017, and his books of rhymes for children continue to be very popular.

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