Noah Weisberg plays Willy Wonka and WOW did he have big shoes to fill! Most of us have seen the original movie starring Gene Wilder. And Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher, Something Rotten, and many more) played the role on Broadway. I saw the show on Broadway and MUCH prefer Noah as Willy Wonka (vs. Christian). Noah has great presence as Willy Wonka. He brings a bit of dead pan humor to the role (à la Gene Wilder), he’s engaging, and he is totally believable as Willy Wonka. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a show you don’t want to miss! It will be at the Aronoff Center through November 4, 2018. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Broadway in Cincinnati’s 2018-19 season opener. This is a fabulous season of shows! Be sure to check out their season list here. Disclosure: Broadway in Cincinnati is one of our site partners and I did receive complimentary tickets to see the show. This is NOT a paid post, however, and all opinions are my own.