Auditions at FAA

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Music & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Book by Tim McDonald & Leslie Bricusse

Director:  David Malinowski

Music Director:  Dave Thomas

 

When

AUDITIONS – 5-MINUTE TIMESLOTS

Monday/Tuesday, August 14 & 15, 2023 beginning at 5:30 pm in Corning Auditorium

Callbacks: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – by invitation only

INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING? CLICK HERE TO MAKE APPOINTMENT!

Rehearsals beginThe week of October 9, 2023

Rehearsals will GENERALLY be Mondays thru Thursdays 6:30-10:00 p.m. & Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm

Production DatesNovember 24 – December 17, 2023

Fridays/Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm.

Double performance on Saturday, December 2, 2023 (2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.)

Possible Double performances on Saturdays, November 25 & December 16, 2023 (2:00 p.m.& 7:30 p.m.)

Where

The Fine Arts Association’s Corning Auditorium

38660 Mentor Ave.
Willoughby, Ohio 44094

440-951-7500

 – Come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. 

 – Bring sheet music in the proper key.  An accompanist will play for all auditioners.

 – Bring a detailed list of your conflicts beginning October 8, 2023.  This includes any work/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 (Nov. 19-22)

 – Bring a headshot (school picture or snapshot will do)

 – Résumés will be accepted (not required)

Covid-19 Information:  Fine Arts does not require masks at this time. 

Casting Information

– Needed:   Cast of approximately 35+

– All roles are available, 13+ principal/featured roles plus ensemble

– All roles are open to the RIGHT person, regardless of age, gender, race, etc. 

– Auditions are open to all actors ages 6 to adult

No AEA contracts available for this production. 

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. He is looking for someone new to take over his candy empire. Optional Doubling as CANDY MAN and/or PHINEOUS TROUT.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Candy Man

A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or PHINEOUS TROUT.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Phineous Trout

A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN.

Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose honesty and general good nature wins Wonka over.

Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Mrs. Bucket

Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

Gender: female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mr. Bucket

Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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.

Gender: male
Age: 60 to 80
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina

The other caring grandparents of Charlie Bucket. They provide much required comic relief.

Genders: male and female
Age: 60 to 80

Augustus Gloop

A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose constant overeating is enabled and encouraged by Mrs. Gloop.

Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Mrs. Gloop

A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3

Veruca Salt

A wealthy, spoiled Brit. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. One of the Golden Ticket winners, she is subjected to the squirrels’ nut chute.

Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Salt

A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter.

Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mike Teavee

An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee’s son.

Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Ms. Teavee

An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee’s permissive and clueless mother.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Violet Beauregarde

A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry.

Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Beauregarde

Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses.

Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Ensemble

Kids
Cooks
Squirrels
Oompa-Loompas

About the show

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.  Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever 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.

Contact

Questions?

Contact Ann Hedger ahedger@fineartsassociation.org