Auditions for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

With a directing team of 10 (including acting directors, music directors, and choreographers) we are ready to provide a personally supportive and educational approach to this Summer’s Children’s Theatre production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Junior Edition). Rehearsals will be small group centered with lots of individual attention. There are speaking, acting, singing, and dancing roles available.

Auditions will be held May 29, 30, 31, 2012, 6-8pm at the Captain Isaac Paine School, Foster RI.

Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 19 at the Woody Lowden Center in Foster.

Performances will be August 15-19.

Roles available:

Ages and genders do not refer to actor’s age, but that of the suggested age/gender of the character. (You can try out for any part that you would like – makeup and costumes will work wonders.) Auditions will consist of reading your part from the script and singing part of a show tune.

WILLY WONKA (Male, Ageless)
Willy Wonka is an eccentric character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. He should be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. He sings and dances. Main Character.

Charlie is the hero of the story. He is charismatic, optimistic and plucky. Charlie loves his Grandpa Joe and their relationship is the drive of the play. He is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. Charlie sings and dances in many numbers. Main Character.

GRANDPA JOE (Male, 70+)
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. He sings and dances. Large Role.

VERUCA SALT (Female, 9-12)
Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is portrayed with a high Latin accent. Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet Beauregard in terms of look and physical type. She can get whatever she wants. Sings. Large Role.

Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so she has a Southern (United States) accent. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat who doesn’t respect anyone. She sings. Large Role.

Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Augustus hails from Germany and has a terrible sweet tooth. Should be played as over the top happy-German. Augustus sings one song. Large Role.

MIKE TEAVEE (Male, 9-12)
Mike Teavee is a media loving brat. He is bratty, loud and obnoxious. Mike would rather watch TV then go on the Wonka tour. He does not know the word “no” and he does not respect his parents. Mike sings one song. Large Role.

MR. BUCKET (Male, 30-40)
Charlie’s Dad. Natural nurturer. He cares for Charlie, but lacks the confidence to look on the bright side of life. He sings and dances. Medium Role

MRS. BUCKET (Female, 30-40)
Charlie’s mom. Understands the Bucket’s economic struggle the most and tries to make everyone happy. Very Motherly and caring. Sings. Medium Role.

One of Charlie’s grandparents. Sings in a couple of songs. Medium Role.

One of Charlie’s grandparents. Sings in a couple of songs. Medium Role.

One of Charlie’s grandparents. Deaf and at times mean. Medium Role.

MR. SALT (Male, 40-50)
Mr. Salt’s solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He daughter, He spoils his daughter, Veruca, immensely. He is upper class, and is portrayed with a Latin accent. Medium Role.

MRS. BEAUREGARD (Male, 30-45)
Mrs. Beauregard is a “big wig” Georgian who has invested a great deal of hard- earned money on therapy for her daughter, with less than stellar results. Her accent should match Violet’s and is a huge loud mouth, like her daughter. Medium Role

MR. BEAUREGARD (Male, 30-45)
Father of Violet. Having two loud mouthed females in the house has not done much for his lack of courage and he is afraid of his wife and daughter.No singing or dancing. Small Role.

MRS. GLOOP (Female 40-50)
Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She is overbearing and loving toward Augustus. Accent should match Augustus’. She sings. Medium Role.

MR. GLOOP (Male, 40-50)
Mr, Gloop is Augustus’ father. He too is proud of his son’s ability to eat. He has a German accent. He sings. Small Role.

MS. TEAVEE (Female, 30-40)
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. Some singing. Medium Role.

MR. TEAVEE (Male, 30-40)
A take on all television dad’s (See Ms. Teavee) Small role.

CANDY MAN (Male, 20-35)
Local candy man. Sells candy and loves children. Fond of Charlie. Very talented singer and dancer. Medium Role.

There are 6 – 8 of Charlie’s Friends on the street. They all love candy and want the Golden Ticket. They have lines, sing, and dance. Small Role.

The Oompa-Loompas are the “mysterious” workers in Willy Wonkas factory. They sing, dance and some have lines. Medium Role.

NARRATOR (Male, 50-60)
Narrates the Story … Roald Dahl … Should have a deep British accent and be mystifying, Grandfatherly. Sings. Medium Role.

PHINEOUS TROUT (Male, 20-29)
Phineous is the reporter who announces some of the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. He is over the top energetic. The role requires some singing. Small role.

Help Phineous in reporting about the Golden Ticket Chase. Some Singing. Small Role.

ROSA (Female, 30-50)
Worker in Mr.Salt]s Factory. , She is a hard worker and is happy that she found the ticket for him. Small Role.

The squirrels are workers in the Nut room that open nuts in Mr.Wonka’s factory. Must be able to follow directions. Minimal Speaking and Movement, Small Role.

These are extra singers and dancers for one scene. Small Role. (May have other roles too)

This group will act as musical support in the songs to provide quality and volume. They will sing and dance (and may have other small roles.) Medium Role.

In addition to acting, let us know if you can help as:
Stage Hands
Set Builders
Costume Coordinator
Props Coordinator
Sound Engineer and Helpers
Light Engineer and Helpers
Box Office Manager and Helpers
Concession Manager and Helpers

Call Bob Hollis 401-440-7831 or for more information and audition script.

One thought on “Auditions for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

  1. i am in a willy wonka play in Lewisburg Tennessee i am Grandma Josephiea it is realy fun i love it!!!!!

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