Jacob Burnham, left, playing Willy Wonka, dances across the stage followed by Oompa Loompas during a dress rehersal Thursday of “Willy Wonka the Musical” at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. They and several dozen other students from Acadia Academy in Lewiston have been working on the sets and rehearsing for several weeks for the 7 p.m. performances Thursday and Friday. For more information and tickets, visit francocenter.org. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Amelia Perrin, left helps Mackenna Herhily put on her wig before going on stage Thursday at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston during a dress rehearsal. Dozens of students from Acadia Academy have been preparing to put on two shows of “Willy Wonka the Musical” Thursday and Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Jacob Burnham, center, playing Willy Wonka, is surrounded by Oompa Loompas, in purple, and other cast members during the opening scene of “Willy Wonka’s the Musical” on Thursday at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. They and several dozen other students from Acadia Academy in Lewiston have been working on the sets and rehearsing for several weeks for the 7 p.m. performances Thursday and Friday. For more information and tickets, visit francocenter.org. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal


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