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Save the Date:
Auditions: May 26, 2018

Requirements:

  • You must be signed up for 2 weeks of summer camp prior to auditions. See schedules HERE
    • This means: either 1 two-week summer camp session or 2 one-week summer camp sessions
  • Please prepare 1 song, either a 32 bar up-tempo or a 16 bar ballad in the style of the show you’re auditioning for. You’ll need to prepare music sheets as there will be an accompanist.
  • Tap experience is preferred for 42nd Street as most roles include tap dancing.

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Show Details:

WILLY WONKA JR

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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 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.
Character Breakdown
Willy Wonka / Candy Man
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.
 
Charlie Bucket
The role of 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; the actor will need to handle the demands of a sizable role.
 
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 remain cheerful. An actor who can be kind and funny.
 
Mr. Bucket
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.
 
Mrs. Bucket
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.
 
Phineous Trout
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, and can be doubled by Wonka or played by another actor. In addition, either a boy or a girl can play the role.
 
Oompa-Loompa Chorus
Singing, dancing chorus of fun characters.
 
Augustus Gloop
Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Either a boy or a girl acting like a boy can play Augustus. Augustus sings “I Eat More!” along with his mother and Phineous Trout.
 
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
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 is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not know the word “no.” Mike and Ms. Teavee sing “I See It All On TV”
Ms. Teavee
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”
 
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.
 
Mrs. Beauregarde
Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is non-singing.
 
Veruca Salt
Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required. Veruca’s solo number “I Want It Now”. Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet Beauregarde in terms of look and physical type.
 
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.
 
Grandma Josephina, Grandma Georgina, Grandpa George
Charlie’s three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. Cast performers that are innately interesting, who have good comic timing and are solid actors.
 
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.
 
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.
 
The Candy Man Kids
Chorus Of Cooks
Squirrels

 

 

42nd STREET

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The ultimate show-biz musical, Tony winner 42ND STREET celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Boy meets girl, girl tries to get into the show, the show’s leading lady breaks her ankle and the “newcomer” chorus girl must try to fill her shoes. With smash hits such as We’re in the Money, Dames, Lullaby of Broadway and the title song, 42nd Street, this light-hearted musical offers tap-dancing fun and entertainment for everyone in the family!

Dorothy Brock — an established Broadway star
Peggy Sawyer — young, talented and hopeful
Maggie Jones — co-author of Pretty Lady
Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie) — chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady
Julian Marsh — Broadway director/producer
Billy Lawlor — juvenile lead of Pretty Lady
Bert Barry — co-author of Pretty Lady

Phyllis Dale — chorus girl
Lorraine Flemming — chorus girl
Gladys — chorus girl; singer, non-speaking
Andy Lee — dance director
Pat Denning — former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s
Abner Dillon — “angel” for Pretty Lady

Diane Lorimer — chorus girl
Ethel — chorus girl
Oscar — rehearsal pianist
Mac — stage manager
Frankie — stagehand
Young Man with Clipboard — stagehand
2 Thugs — employees of gangster Nick Murphy; one of them non-speaking
Doctor — Philadelphia theatre physician
Waiter — Gypsy Tea Kettle employee
Millie — dancer; non-speaking
Willard — theatre electrician; non-speaking
Robin — dancer; non-speaking
2 Policemen — dancers; non-speaking
Pickpocket/Thief — dancer; non-speaking
Young Soldier — dancer; non-speaking
Gangster — dancer; non-speaking
Conductor — the music director of the theatre pit orchestra; non-speaking

Ensemble
Various Kids’ Voices
Theatre Personnel
Singers and Dancers of the Chorus