You read the book by Roald Dahl, you loved the movie starring Gene Wilder, you didn't so much love the movie with Johnny Depp, but you will most certainly love the Broadway stage version of the beloved classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be opening at the Washington Pavilion Friday, March 4 with a show at 7:30 p.m. The following day, Saturday, March 5 will have two performances at 1 and 6 p.m.

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This show is the perfect recipe of new and old. The show includes songs we know and love like "Pure Imagination" and "I've Got A Golden Ticket," but also includes new music from the producers of Hairspray.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tells the story of reclusive candy factory owner, Willy Wonka, and his contest to allow 5 lucky golden ticket winners inside the factory! Charlie Bucket is one of the lucky few that get a taste of what is inside!  What is experienced is unlike anything anyone could have imagined! Oompa Loompas, crazy inventions, and of course, chocolate!

Come early before each performance for a cocktail, dinner, and/or to peruse the galleries.

The Washington Pavilion always offers a fun, themed signature cocktail for each show! For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sip on a Snozzberries cocktail or try the mocktail called Goodie Goodie Gumballs. New to the lobby, try the Starbucks self-serve coffee machine.

The Washington Pavilion is expanding the experience by offering pre-show dining with a themed meal. Before each performance, Leonardo's Cafe will be serving up cocoa whole pork, carved by the chef! As well as candy salmon, maple brussels sprouts, steamed cauliflower, fresh veggie salad, popcorn salad, potato cakes, and bread. Desserts will consist of marshmallows, strawberries, and grapes with chocolate fondue!

While you're at the Washington Pavilion, don't forget to check out the Visual Arts Center. Take a tour of the eight galleries in the Visual Arts Center before the show, free to patrons with performance tickets.

See Some of Sioux Falls' Beautiful Murals [PHOTOS]

I was in Canton, SD, and I happened upon a new mural.

It was really cool and that got me thinking that I know of a few murals in Sioux Falls, but I bet there's more than I realize. So, I put it out on social media for the people of Sioux Falls to tell me where all the murals are!

A few of them I had never seen, or never even been to that part of town, and a few of them, I drive by all the time and never noticed!

I know a few businesses have murals inside their establishments, but I decided to keep it to murals that are totally open for the public to see. No need to be 21!

So, here we go! Let's check out some of Sioux Falls' murals.
Did I miss one? Let me know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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