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AssemblyACT Willy Wonka Jr. Auditions

Willy Wonka Jr. production this happening August 18th, 19th, 20th. Come Audition and be part of our AssemblyACT family this summer.

AssemblyACT Willy Wonka Jr. Auditions
AssemblyACT Willy Wonka Jr. Auditions

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Burrillville, 26 East Ave, Burrillville, RI 02830, USA

About the event

ASSEMBLYACT  WILLY WONKS JR AUDITIONS: 

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr 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, but the fifth is a likable 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. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Production Team:

Producer: Holly Dumaine-Picard

Director: Shauna Brosky

Music Director: Mike Konnerth

Stage Manager: Ashley Boisvert

Click HERE  to get the audition form. Please download the PDF Audition Form to complete & Submit for your audition. Forms will also be available at the auditions

Auditions:

Please come prepared to perform a portion of a song of your choice with an accompanying karaoke track. In addition to this, please bring a headshot (this doesn’t have to be fancy, a school picture will suffice) and actors resume (if you have one). At the auditions, we will have you fill out an audition sheet with further information. We will also supply you with lines to read during your audition. (If a child is still learning how to read, that is perfectly fine! We will help them through this portion of the audition)

We Are accepting virtual auditions until 8pm Monday 4/24/23. If interested in auditioning virtually please email assemblyact@gmail.com and we can communicate how to best proceed with a virtual audition.

Rehearsal and Performance Information:

We will begin rehearsals on May 1st, with rehearsals taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 (rehearsal times may be pushed to 8:30 as we get closer to the performance dates). On June 4th, we will add Sunday rehearsals from 1-4. Tech week runs from August 13th through August 17th with rehearsals happening every day. *Tech week rehearsals are mandatory!* Performances are August 18th (7pm show), August 19th (7 pm show), and August 20th (2 pm show).

Production Fees:

There is a production fee of $100 (with a $25 discount for any siblings) We also offer scholarships for actors who are unable to pay this fee.

Character Breakdown:

Willy Wonka / Candy Man

Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic.

Gender: Any Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Charlie Bucket

Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have an unchanged voice and lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Charlie is in nearly every scene, so make sure you select an actor who can handle the demands of a sizable role.  Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Grandpa Joe

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.

Gender: Male Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mr. Bucket

Mr. Bucket performs the number "Think Positive" with Charlie. Gender: Male Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Mrs. Bucket

Mrs. Bucket sings "Cheer Up, Charlie" with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe.  Gender: Female Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

The Candy Man Kids

Candy Man Kids sing "The Candy Man,"  Gender: Any

Grandpa George Gender: Male

Grandma Georgina Gender: Female

Grandma Josephina Gender: Female

Phineous Trout

Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, a great announcer's voice,  and good stage presence. Gender: Male  or female Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Oompa-Loompa Chorus

The Oompa-Loompa Chorus, including Oompa-Loompas 1-5,Gender: Any Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A3

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.  Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Mrs. Beauregarde

Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results. Gender: Female Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4

Mr. Salt

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. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4

Violet Beauregarde

Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it's nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. She sings "Chew It" along with Willy Wonka.  Gender: Female Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Mike Teavee

For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. " Mike and Ms. Teavee sing "I See It All On TV"

Gender: Male or Female  Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

James

James is Charlie's friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with Matilda and Charlie.  Gender: Male Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A3

Chorus Of Cooks

The Cooks appear during "I Eat More!" presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices. Gender: Any

Augustus Gloop

Augustus is the overachieving eater. Augustus. Augustus sings "I Eat More!" along with his mother and Phineous Trout. Gender: Male Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Ms. Teavee

Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past.  She sings "I See It All On TV"  Gender: Female Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Veruca Salt

Veruca is  wealthy, class-conscious, and completely spoiled. Veruca's solo number "I Want It Now" is deceptively tricky and comes late in the show,  Gender: Female Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Matilda

Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie's, but she's a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with James and Charlie. Gender: Female Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: C#4

Squirrels

The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles.  Gender: Any

Mrs. Beauregarde

Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results.  Gender: Female Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C4

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