Concord Kids Theater Performs Willy Wonka

By Jamie Schnell

Get ready to embark on a sweet and whimsical journey with the beloved characters of Roald Dahl’s classic tale as Concord Christian School’s students bring the magical world of Willy Wonka to life on stage.

Allison Dobias, theatre director at Concord Christian School in Knoxville, is preparing her students for an exciting production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” this fall. With a small but rapidly growing theatre program, Allison expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming musical. “We are a small school with a fast-growing theatre program,” she shared with The Focus.

This will be the first time Concord Christian School will perform a full-length musical. The cast of Willy Wonka consists of 46 talented students from both high school and middle school. Additionally, 11 students are involved in the crew, working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure a seamless and captivating performance.

Allison, now in her second year as the theatre director at CCS, has previously directed three successful shows at the school: “A Night of the Stars,” “Murder’s In The Heir,” and the one-act play, “The Quiz That Almost Killed Me.” Her experience and dedication have undoubtedly contributed to the growth and success of the theatre program. Allison’s goal is to continue to “cultivate and develop a place where students are accepted and feel safe to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the hopes of becoming the best version of themselves that they can be.”

The musical will have four performances, scheduled for November 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Visit to purchase tickets. Ticket prices are $20 each, and seating is limited. Online ticket sales will close on November 15 at midnight.