5 Things for Oct. 22: Tickets On Sale for Un-Common’s Production of Willy Wonka in Foxborough, Red Ribbon Week Begins in Local Schools and More

Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Expect a mostly sunny Monday, local schools participate in Red Ribbon campaign, Foxborough boys’ golf compete in MIAA DIII South Shore Qualifier and more.

Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!

1. Chance of Showers Expected in Foxborough Monday

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph. Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 8 mph.

2. Tickets Now on Sale for Un-Common’s Production of Willy Wonka

The Box Office is now open for The Un-Common Fall Family Production of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka being presented at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxborough on Nov. 16, 17 and 18. Tickets may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/276789.

Un-Common continues the tradition of bringing kids and adults together on stage for a truly family-oriented theatrical experience for all ages. This fun adventure begins as the theatre explore Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir. This classic comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and features the songs from the timeless family film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, including “The Candy Man,” “Pure Imagination,” “I Want it Now” and “I’ve got a Golden Ticket.”

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory– or suffer the consequences.

The talented cast of 57 is guided by director and choreographer Michael

Hammond of Holbrook and music director Paula Bishop of Foxborough.

The cast includes performers from Foxborough, Easton, Franklin, Lincoln, Medfield, Mansfield, Middleboro, Norfolk, Norton, Sharon, South Attleboro, Walpole and Westwood.

Performers from Foxborough include: Christine Igo Freeman (Grandma Georgina), Coleman Hovey (Augustus Gloop), Kristen Hovey (Grandma Josephine) and Erin Van Dell (Cook/Ensemble).

Performances are Friday, Nov. 16th and Saturday, Nov. 17th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17th and Sunday, Nov. 18th at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre at 1 School St., Foxborough.

Pre-sale tickets are $22 for Adults and $17 for seniors, students and all balcony tickets and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/276789. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors, students and all balcony tickets. For Un-Common members, group sales or handicapped seating please call (508)698-3098.

TheUn-Common Theatre Co. is currently in its 33rd season of providing a creative place for children, adolescents and adults to develop life skills through exposure to the professional theatrical experience. For more information about the Un-Common Theatre Co. and Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka, visit its website at www.uncommontheatre.org.

3. Red Ribbon Week Begins at Foxborough Elementary Schools

Red Ribbon Week – ­a national campaign for alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness – begins Monday at the Taylor, Burrell and Igo elementary schools and concludes on Friday, Oct. 26.

4. Warriors Game Day:

The following Foxborough High School teams will be in action Monday:

  • Six Foxborough High School boys’ golfers will be competing in the MIAA DIII South Shore Qualifier Monday at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis. Foxborough’s Ryan Beattie, Jake Dorman, Kyle Newcomb, Alex DiCenso, Mike Cappadona and Nick Luciano will be teeing off Monday in the tournament. For more information on the MIAA DIII South Shore Qualifier, click here.


  • Girls’ volleyball hosts Canton at 4:45 p.m.

For results and expanded schedules, check out Patch's Warriors Scoreboard here.

5. Patriot Place Events:

  • 11 a.m. - Fall Fun Event - Creation Station: Join Patriot Place for hands-on art activities that explore a wide range of art media and tools. Today you can make Halloween puzzles.


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