Auditions for Willy Wonka Musical

Calling Actors, Singers, and Dancers of all ages – Mixed adult and youth cast. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.

Auditions:
Sunday: August 18th from 3-5 at the Christiansburg Public Library
Monday: August 19th from 6-8 on the Village Center Stage, 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA
The first hour of auditions is for vocals and monologues. The second hour is for dance and cold readings from the show.
Although age ranges are listing with the character descriptions do not let this limit you. We can age up and age down many characters in this show. Willy Wonka is an adult role only.

Callback Audition: TBD

Those auditioning should:
• 1-2 minutes of a Broadway or pop song to be sung acapella
• prepare a monologue (30-60 seconds), can be read, but memorized is a bonus.
• Be prepared to cold read sides from the show
• come prepared to dance in comfortable clothes you can move in
• list all work/date/school conflicts on your audition form

Important Dates: November 3-17 includes tech week and two weekends of shows.

Special Notes: Due to the large volume of those auditioning, we will not be calling everyone back. If you are not called back, it does NOT mean that you are not cast. The cast list will be announced on August 20-21st. Due to our growing performing arts program, this production is NOT an all play, meaning that you may not be cast. All cast members are expected to be present, prepared and on time for all rehearsals they are called to. We may ask cast members to provide their own dance shoes, tights, and undergarments. This is not included in the $25 costume fee.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals for ensemble roles will be held mostly on Saturday or Sunday. Main cast will have rehearsal dates both during the week and on the weekends. A main cast member can expect 1-3 rehearsals per week depending on the role. An official rehearsal schedule with individual call dates/times will be made available at first rehearsal. We will make best efforts to ensure that the youngest members of the cast are not held past 9PM with the exception of tech week and show nights.

Conflicts: It is expected that each performer will attend all rehearsals they are called to. That being said,, we are aware that some performers will have occasional conflicts. It is critical that you list all of your conflicts so that we can build the schedule accordingly.
We ask that there be no conflicts beginning November 3 through the run of the show.

Registration required: Sign up forms are available by email request. Please bring the completed form to the first audition. newriverstageinfo@gmail.com

Fees: Auditions are FREE. If you are cast there is a script fee of $10 and a costume fee of $25. We do offer scholarships in case of financial hardships.

Parents: All parents must sign up to help for (2) show slots to help manage and supervise the younger cast members. Through this partnership all parents get to see multiple shows and the younger children are supervised with plenty of positive direction.

Directors: AJ Brightman Moose & Micah Hosford
www.newriverstage.org
newriverstageinfo@gmail.com
540-585-4295

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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