WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Director: Brandon Blount

Assistant Director: Diane Wingerter

Musical Director: Jack Jenkins


Performance Dates & Times:  January 27 & 28, February 3 & 4, 2017

Friday, January 27th, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 4th, 2017 – 5:00 p.m.


Auditions are for children ages 7 and up.  Auditions are by appointment only. For a time slot,
please email director at brandon@alfrescoproductions.org. Please put “Wonka” in the subject
of the email.

Audition Date:  Sunday, November 6th, 1:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Alfresco Arts Center.  Use side
door entrance across from parking lot.

Rehearsals: TBD after auditions

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO LIST ALL CONFLICTS.  CONFLICTS NOT LISTED ON
CALENDAR WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

Audition Requirements:

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre style song. Please do not sing songs from the
show. Be prepared to learn a small dance combination. Actors auditioning for speaking roles
will be asked to read from the script.

Casting for the following roles:

Willy Wonka / Candy Man
Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also
charismatic.

Charlie Bucket
Charlie is the emotional heart and soul of the musical.

Grandpa Joe
Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie’s age. He is caring,
patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful.

Mr. Bucket
Charlie’s dad who is a natural nurturer.

Mrs. Bucket
Charlie’s mom who is a natural nurturer.

Phineous Trout
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout
the show.

Oompa-Loompa Chorus
The Oompa-Loompa Chorus can be as small as a handful of performers or as large as your
stage and theater can accommodate.

Augustus Gloop
Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much.

Mrs. Gloop
Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies
Augustus on the tour.

Mike Teavee
For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the
Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious.
He does not know the word “no.”

Ms. Teavee
Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it
to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or even Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She’
s perfectly put together and a bit vacant.

Violet Beauregarde
Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville,Georgia. Veruca is a wealthy refined
brat.

Mrs. Beauregarde
Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned
money on therapy for her orally fixated daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is
virtually non-singing.

Veruca Salt
Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is often portrayed with a high British
accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities).

Mr. Salt
Mr. Salt’s solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually
portrayed with a high British accent.

Grandma Josephina
Charlie’s grandma.

Grandma Georgina
Charlie’s grandma.

Grandpa George
Charlie’s grandpa.

James
James is Charlie’s friend from school.

Matilda
Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie’s, but she’s a bit of bully.

The Candy Man Kids
Sophie, Danny, Alfie, Billie and additional kids as needed are the Candy Man Kids.

Squirrels
The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles.

Show Synopsis:

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir
comes to chocolate-covered life.

Parents of children under the age of 18 must sign a release after casting has been announced.