The best part of putting on a musical theatrical production is when the performance concludes on opening night and the audience is clapping. That’s the opinion of Michael Tant who along with Asher Pope serves as a co-director for Off the Square Theatre Company, a student-run organization based in Franklin.

Founded in 2015, the company debuted on stage last Fall with “The Wizard of Oz.’’ Their summer production “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’’ will be on stage June 16 to 18 at the Generations Church in Downtown Franklin.

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