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Kid Audition For Singing in "Willy Wonka, Jr."

Carson City, NV, United States
ID: 570685Exp: 8/23/2024
Description:

Audition opportunity for kid singers ages 5-18 in "Willy Wonka Jr." Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: Willy Wonka, Jr. follows the enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he holds a contest, hiding golden tickets in five of his delectable candy bars. Those who find the tickets win a tour of the Wonka factory and a lifetime supply of candy. Among the five winners are four bratty children and one kind-hearted boy, Charlie Bucket, who attends the tour with his grandfather. The children must adhere to Mr. Wonka's rules or face the consequences. The show features numerous roles, including the iconic singing and dancing Oompa Loompas. Additional info: Please note: there is a production fee applied. Rehearsal Start: Wednesday, September 4 Rehearsal Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM (not all cast members will be needed at every rehearsal) Performance Dates: Weekends, December 6 and 15, 2024 Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.

21 roles

Willy Wonka / Candy ManBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. A young man (or a young woman) who is charismatic, engaging and has a great voice. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. It is preferred that Wonka double as the Candy Man, as it helps reinforce that Wonka has staged the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest along the way.

Charlie BucketMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor playing Charlie should have lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Charlie is in nearly every scene, so the actor must be able to handle the demands of a sizable role. Charlie should be a great singer, excellent actor, and reads as younger onstage. Bonus - can burp on command.

Mr. BucketMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice and is a natural nurturer. Mr. Bucket performs the number "Think Positive" with Charlie. Mr. Bucket can double in another role in the second half of the show.

Mrs. BucketFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice and is a natural nurturer. Mrs. Bucket sings "Cheer Up, Charlie" with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe. Mrs. Bucket can double in another role in the second half of the show.

Grandpa JoeMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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 look on the bright side. He should be an actor who can be kind, funny, and makes a great duo with Charlie. The role sings a bit, but the singing is secondary to the actor's solid acting skills. Bonus - can burp on command and do a fun "grandpa" voice!

Grandpa GeorgeMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. They need to be innately interesting, have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double in another role in the second half of the show.

Grandma GeorginaFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. They need to be innately interesting, have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double in another role in the second half of the show.

Grandma JosephinaFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. They need to be innately interesting, have good comic timing and are solid actors. These actors can double in another role in the second half of the show.

James & MatildaBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Charlie's friends from school. Have a few lines and sing the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with Charlie. This is a great role for performers who are newer to the stage. These actors can double in another role in the second half of the show.

Phineous TroutBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, so they must have a great announcer's voice and good stage presence.

Violet BeauregardeFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it's nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Veruca is a wealthy refined brat; Violet is more of a blue-collar, middle-class brat. She sings "Chew It" along with Willy Wonka. Must be a young lady with strong voice.

Mrs. BeauregardeFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money in therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing. Her accent should match Violet’s.

Mike TeaveeMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junkie. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mind-numbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not understand the word "no." Mike and Ms. Teavee sing "I See It All On TV" so he should be a reasonable singer but doesn't need to be perfect.

Ms. TeaveeFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. She sings "I See It All On TV" but does not require a polished voice.

Augustus GloopMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Augustus is an overachieving eater. Augustus sings "I Eat More!" along with his mother and Phineous Trout. The song is on the difficult side but does not need to be sung with a polished pretty voice, in fact, the more character the better.

Mrs. GloopFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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. The role requires a character actress who isn't afraid to take positive risks both in her acting and her singing.

Veruca SaltBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Veruca is wealthy, class-conscious, and completely spoiled. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities). Veruca's solo number "I Want It Now" is deceptively tricky and comes late in the show: should be a great singer and actor who can make bold choices onstage.

Mr. SaltMale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mr. Salt's solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent. (But this accent is not necessary-just make sure Veruca and Mr. Salt sound like they hail from the same place.) He sings very little.

Squirrels / Chorus of CooksBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles. This is a great part for beginning actors. The Cooks appear during "I Eat More!" presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices. May double as the Candy Man Kids, Oompa-Loompas, or Squirrels

Oompa-Loompa ChorusBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The Oompa-Loompa Chorus, including Oompa-Loompas 1-5.

The Candy Man KidsBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Candy Man Kids sing "The Candy Man" and may double as OompaLoompas.