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Laughs, chocolate, action
Fenn performs the lead role of Willy Wonka. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - It's been a tumultuous few months, but the Monroe High School production of "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" is set to premiere at 7 p.m. Friday. A group of 19 high school actors, 12 youngsters all related to school district staff playing Oompa-Loompas, 13 young musicians playing in the pit below, eight crew members setting up backstage and six adult producers have pushed through four snow days, the loss of a family member and common winter bugs to prepare for this weekend. Director Jennifer Moehn said the hindrances have done little to quash progress.