Willy Wonka passed on a lot of great life advice: lick the wallpaper. Check! Drink from that brown river, it’s probably chocolate. OK. Belching will get you out of some sticky situations. Doin’ it right now, Willy. Today is your last chance to see the JCC’s live production of this Oompa Loompa-laden tale, as performed by their youth troupe in two showings (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Relive your vitriol towards Veruca Salt and set a countdown on your iPhone for her eventual juicing. Watch Augustus get his comeuppance for being a gluttonous deviant, and cheer on Charlie because he’s poor and can’t afford chocolate. Also, poor people, you’ll learn, are the only ones with a strong moral code. Life lessons run deep, so snag a ticket at www.jccdallas.org, or call 214-739-2737. Wonka shows in the Zale Auditorium at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road.
Thu., May 3; Sun., May 6, 2012