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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
Charlie is the emotional heart and soul of the musical.
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.
Charlie’s dad who is a natural nurturer.
Charlie’s mom who is a natural nurturer.
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout
The Oompa-Loompa Chorus can be as small as a handful of performers or as large as your
stage and theater can accommodate.
Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much.
Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies
Augustus on the tour.
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 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.
Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville,Georgia. Veruca is a wealthy refined
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
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’s solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually
portrayed with a high British accent.
James is Charlie’s friend from school.
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.
The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles.
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.