AUDITIONS FOR WILLY WONKA TYA

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR

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ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA TYA

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Based on the book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

7PM-9PM

St. John’s Episcopal School Parish Hall
3427 Olney Laytonsville Rd., Olney, MD  20832
ALL ROLES OPEN. VOLUNTEER.
Directed by Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Choreography by Rikki Lacewell Howie

Callbacks Thursday, January 10, 7PM-9PM

CASTING: Principal and Ensemble Actors, ages 7-80+. Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. No prior experience necessary. See character breakdown below.

WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare 16 bars of an uptempo song. Accompanist provided. Be prepared to move, and for cold readings from the script.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Rehearsals on Wednesday and Thursday nights in January and February, as well as some Saturday afternoons. Final performance at Sandy Spring Friends School Auditorium on March 8 and 9 at 8PM, and March 10 at 2PM. This is the first community production by St. John’s Episcopal School’s OASIS (“Olney Arts School In a School”). For more information, email andrew.baughman@stjes.org or visit stjes-oasis.org.

ABOUT THE SHOW

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka TYA follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats; the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

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/GUY POOR.
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/GUY POOR.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2
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
James
Charlie’s school friend and a “Candy Man Kid.” Optional doubling as AUGUSTUS GLOOP and/or ENSEMBLE.
Gender: Male
Age: 9 to 12
Matilda
A bully at Charlie’s school and a “Candy Man Kid.” Optional doubling as VERUCA SALT and/or GRANDMA JOSEPHINA)
Gender: Female
Age: 10 to 15
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
Mrs. Bucket
Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MRS. GLOOP.
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MIKE TEAVEE.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Grandma Josephina
One of Charlie’s caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or VERUCA
SALT.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 80
Grandma Georgina
One of Charlie’s caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or VIOLET BEAUREGARDE
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 80
Grandpa George
One of Charlie’s caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE.
Gender: Male
Age: 60 to 80
Guy Poor
A poor man who lives in Charlie’s town. Optional doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN/PHINEOUS TROUT.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Phineous Trout
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN/GUY POOR.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
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. Optional doubling as JAMES and/or ENSEMBLE.
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MRS. BUCKET.
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or GRANDMA JOSEPHINA.
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MR. BUCKET.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Violet Beauregarde
A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or GRANDMA GEORGINA.
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4
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. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MR. BUCKET.
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. Optional doubling as MATILDA and/or ENSEMBLE.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
The Candy Man Kids (James, Matilda, etc.), Oompa-Loompas, Squirrels