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For Adult Productions Auditions: Auditions notices for adult productions are sent out prior to each audition. If you would like to be added to our audition mailing list, contact Ann Hedger, Programming Coordinator, at 440-951-7500, ext. 103

For Youth Theatre Productions: Audition notices for youth theatre productions are NOT mailed out but WILL appear in the newspapers listed to the right. Audition information flyers may also be picked up at The Fine Arts Association.

Audition Information for:

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

Directed by David Malinowski

Audition Dates –

Monday, September 22, 2014 – Children 7-15: beginning at 6:00 pm; Adults & Teens 16 & up: beginning at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – Children 7-15: beginning at 6:30 pm; Adults & Teens 16 & up: beginning at 7:30 pm

Callbacks, Sunday, September 28, 2014 1:00 pm – by invitation only

Rehearsals begin – Tuesday, October 13, 2014

- Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Sundays 1:00-4:00 pm, Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-9:30 pm. Rehearsals during Tech Week will run longer.

Production Dates – November 28 – December 21.

Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Two daytime performances on Thursdays, December 4 & 11, 2014. Attendance required.

Audition Requirements:

- Appointments will be taken beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014
- Call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103 to make your appointment.
- Prepare a one-minute MEMORIZED comedic monologue.
- Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning October 13. This includes any school activities/events, sports activities/events and classes you may be taking that would cause you to miss a scheduled rehearsal. All cast members must be available for tech week (November 23-26) and for all performances.
- Please bring a headshot (school picture or snap shot will do).
- Resumes will be accepted (not required)
- Come prepared with a 16-32 bars of a standard Music Theatre song. No pop or rock songs, please.
- Bring sheet music in the proper key.
- An accompanist will play for all auditioners. Singing acapella is discouraged.

Casting Information:

- Needed:   Cast of approximately 25-30 All roles are available.

- Age range is 7 years old-Adult. (must be 7 years old by first rehearsal)

Adult Roles available:

WILLY WONKA: The mysterious title character. He is charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. A chocolatier who guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory.
Male, 20-50 yrs. old 
Range: G2 - F4

CANDY MAN: A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy.
Male, 20-50 yrs. old 
Range: A2 - D4 

GRANDMA JOSEPHINE, GRANDMA GEORGINA, GRANDPA GEORGE: Charlie’s grandparents who are confined to their bed. Ensemble singing. 60-80 yrs. Old.

GRANDPA JOE: A caring, patient, and kindhearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka's factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor.
Male, 60-80 yrs. old 
Range: Bb2 - F4 

MR. BUCKET: Charlie Bucket's nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
Male, 30-45 yrs. old 
Range: B2 - F4 

MR. SALT: A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter.
Male, 40-60 yrs. old 
Range: D3 - E4 

MRS. BEAUREGARDE: Violet's enthusiastic "helicopter parent" who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet's worst competitive impulses.
Female, 35-45 yrs. old 
Range: D4 - E5 

MRS. BUCKET: Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
Female, 30-45 yrs. old 
Range: Bb3 - F5 

MRS. GLOOP: A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop's overindulgent mother.
Female, 35-45 yrs. old 
Range: B3 - E4 

MS. TEAVEE: An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee's permissive and clueless mother.
Female, 35-50 yrs. old 
Range: B3 - F5 

PHINEOUS TROUT:   A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.
Male, 20-50 yrs. old 
Range: B2 - F4 

Youth Roles available:

CHARLIE BUCKET: Our story's shy, earnest protagonist. From a modest home life, he is humble and noncompetitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world.
Male, 9-12 yrs. old 
Range: G2 - G4 

AUGUSTUS GLOOP: A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food.
Male, 10-15 yrs. old 
Range: B2 - G4 

MIKE TEAVEE: An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet.
Male, 9-12 yrs. old 
Range: G2 - G4 

VERUCA SALT: A wealthy, spoiled Brit. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire.
Female, 10-15 yrs. old 
Range: G3 - F5 

VIOLET BEAUREGARDE: A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off
Female, 9-12 yrs. old 
Range: G3 - F5 

OOMPA-LOOMPAS: A group of workers in Wonka’s factory. Looking for a group of 8-10.  Males/Females, 7-9 yrs. old

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