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Britta Johnson as Grandma Josephine (left), Lindsey Becker as Charlie and TJ Strandberg as Willy Wonka practice at one of their dress rehearsals. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)

HMS presents Willy Wonka Junior next week

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Get ready for a musical treat. Sixty-three students in grades six through eight will come together to produce their fall musical, Willy Wonka Junior, Oct. 26 and Oct. 28.


Staff decided on the musical, a variation on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about a year ago, said one of the directors, Michelle Munger. It demands a little more from the students than last year's production of School House Rock.

"We wanted something to challenge the kids musically," she said.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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