'Willy Wonka The Musical' Auditions

The City of Glendora Children's Theater is having auditions for their upcoming production of Willy Wonka The Musical ages 5 to 65 Directed by Matthew Earnest. No experience needed. Everyone gets a role! 
WHEN: Feb 4, 2014 6:30PM to 8:30PM
WHERE: The Legion Building 159 N. Cullen Ave. Glendora, CA 91741
FEE $75.00 resident $80.00 non-resident
REHEARSALS: Tues/Thurs 6:30pm to 8:30pm
PERFORMANCE DATES: May 30, May 31, & June 1, 2014 
HOW TO PREPARE: How To Prepare: READ or REREAD the book—Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl-- before auditions. Bring a head shot. If you do not have a head shot, a school portrait or photo of your self from home will work. Sing 16 bars of a song in the style of the show or a song from the show, bring the cd with you. You will be learning a short dance with the music from the show.   
WHAT TO WEAR: Please wear comfortable appropriate clothing to dance in. No open toe shoes, boots, or heels. Please read the character breakdown below.

Character Breakdown:
WILLY WONKA:  An enigmatic character--mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic.  The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two in a moment. Very strong actor with versatility and a good singer.
Charlie’s Family:
CHARLIE BUCKET: A demanding role and sings several numbers. He is the emotional heart and soul of the musical.  Strong actor and singer.
MR. AND MRS. BUCKET: Charlie’s Parents.  Strong singers.  Mature and versatile actors.  Sings Think Positive  and  Cheer Up, Charlie.  Will double in other roles.
Charlie’s grandparents.  Innately interesting with good comic timing.  Strong/versatile actors who sing in several numbers.  Will double in several other roles including OOMPA-LOOMPAS. GRANDPA JOE:  Charlie’s favorite Grandpa.  He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful. Strong actor.  Character singer. 
Golden Ticket Winners and their Parent:
AUGUSTUS GLOOP: Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Sings I Eat More! with MRS. GLOOP and PHINEOUS TROUT.  The song is on the difficult side, but does not need to be sung with a polished pretty voice-- the more character the better.  He is a part of other numbers as well.  (Note: we are sensitive to this character and may not cast stereotypically)
MRS. GLOOP: Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings 'I Eat More'!”which is one of the more difficult songs in the score for young people. The role requires a character actress who isn’t afraid to take positive risks both in her acting and her singing.
MIKE TEAVEE:  The technological addict. He is bratty, loud, and obnoxious. He does not know the word “no.”  Sings 'I See It All On TV' with MRS. TEAVEE and is a part of other numbers . Active and animated actor and a reasonable singer.
MRS. TEAVEE: Mike’s Mother. The ideal housewife and mother.  Think of TV moms of the past (June Cleaver--Leave it to Beaver or Carol Brady--The Brady Bunch). She’s perfectly put together and a bit vacant. Sings 'I See It All On TV' .
VERUCA SALT: The wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat who is deceptively tricky. Sings 'I Want It Now' and takes part in other numbers. Very strong actor, singer, and dancer and prior theater experience is required for this role.
MR. SALT:  Veruca’s Father. Buys his way out of problems.  Upper Class.  Good actor and singer.  
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE: Gum chewer extraordinaire and blue-collar middle class brat.   She is from Snellville, Georgia, so a Southern accent is a plus, but not necessary. Sings 'Chew It' and takes part in other numbers. Strong actor and singer. 
MRS. BEAUREGARDE:  Violet’s mother. She is a teacher of geography. Southern American accent is a plus to match Violet.  Good actor, some singing. 
Other Characters:
JAMES:  Charlie’s classmate. He has lines and sings 'The Candy Man', the Finale and possibly others.  May double in other roles.
MATILDA:  Charlie’s schoolmate and a bit of bully.  She has lines and sings 'The Candy Man', the Finale and possibly others.  May double in other roles.
PHINEOUS TROUT:  The reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. Can be cast as Male or Female. May double in other roles.
THE CANDY MAN: Can be cast as male or female  
THE CANDY MAN KIDS: Sing The Candy Man and other numbers.  May double in other roles.
OOMPA-LOOMPAS: Double as other characters. .
For more information call 909-900-3983


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