AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Mockingbird” is directed by TimBen Boydston, with Brian Watts as assistant director. The audience of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will experience the excitement and wonder of young Charlie Bucket (Jonah DiPaolo) as he visits the factory of chocolatier Willy Wonka. Charlie meets the strange and colorful little people who help Wonka create his amazing sweets while trying to overcome his own failings and win the ultimate prize. “Charlie” is directed by Ovington Michael Owston, with Tamarah Ashton acting as assistant director. Tickets to both productions range from $8 to $13 and are available by calling the guild box office at (661) 799-2702. The theater is at 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The Canyon Theatre Guild has two plays opening this weekend, one based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the other on a classic children’s book. “To Kill a Mockingbird” will be presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m Sundays, both through Feb. 26. “To Kill a Mockingbird” tells the story of small-town Alabama lawyer and widower Atticus Finch and his two children in the Depression-era South. Finch, played by Michael Levine, risks everything to defend Tom Robinson (Parris James), a black man wrongfully accused of attacking a white woman. While Finch fights for Robinson’s life, his children Scout (Kaylin Mahoney) and Jem (Dante Belardinelli) learn the realities of racial prejudice. They also learn to overcome their fear of the unknown as personified by their mysterious neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley, played by John Candelaria.