We are excited to welcome back Luciano DiFranco, you may remember him as the “Man with the Yellow Hat” in Curious George and the Golden Meatball earlier this season at French Creek.  He will be playing Mike Teavee in our upcoming production of Willy Wonka.


Tell us a little about yourself?

Luciano has been in several shows since 2012. He is a junior at Avon High School and he loves to sing and dance. You may have seen him in Bye Bye Birdie as Mr. MacAfee or The Man in the Yellow Hat in Curious George and the Golden Meatball. He hopes you enjoy this “sweet” show.

Although the odds are nearly impossible, it’s Charlie Bucket’s dream to find a golden ticket and win a tour of Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  What’s your “golden ticket” dream?

I want to live long enough to see the next Star Wars movie!!


Charlie Bucket’s family barely gets by living in a cramped house with both sets of grandparents, and they all still wear smiles. What’s it like at your home? How do you and yours make it work?

It’s a pretty normal life.  My family gets by.

Willy Wonka is all about the candy. What’s your favorite? 


The show is about Willy Wonka finding the right person to pass his candy-making legacy to. What do you want to be your legacy? How will it be carried on?

I want to be the best dang history teacher ever!!!

The children in Willy Wonka all have their flaws that get them booted off the tour of Wonka’s factory.  What weakness of yours would get you kicked out of the chocolate factory?



Lorain County Metro Parks’ French Creek Theatre is proud to announce… 

Roald Dahl’s


Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Andrew Keller

The world’s most famous chocolatier reemerges after years in hiding, and five lucky children win a once-in-a-lifetime trip through his factory. Save your appetite and get your golden ticket to this summer’s most delectable musical treat.

August 11-20
Fri & Sat at 7:30PM
Sun at 3PM

Adult: $16-18

Youth: $10

Call (440) 949-5200 x221, purchase online or visit the FCT Box Office, open 10AM-6PM daily.

French Creek Theatre is located within the French Creek Nature & Arts Center / 4530 Colorado Ave / Sheffield Village / 44054