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Willy Wonka
Auditions

Audition Details and Requirements

Director Jeff Santoro seeks many talented performers of varying ages, genders and types for this delightful version of Roald Dahl's classic story.

 

Auditions are Wednesday, August 16 between 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, August 26 between 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. with possible callbacks on Thursday, August 31 between 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.

 

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Sheet music should be clearly marked, in the correct key and preferably in a binder for easy page turning. 

 

Performances are 12/8-27, 2023

INCLUSIVE CASTING

The creative team is committed to casting practices that advance diversity and inclusion. All ethnicities, genders, and abilities will be considered.

Character Breakdown:

 

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 win 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

 

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

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