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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

Based on the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Music and Lyrics byLeslie Bricusse Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage byLeslie Bricusse Timothy Allen McDonald
permission from MTI Shows

Audition Dates: Apr 22-23, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: July 6-22, 2018
Production Photos: July 5, 2018 (Thursday)

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 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.

Characters:

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.
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Phineous Trout
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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

Mrs. Bucket
Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3

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.
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Violet Beauregarde
A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry.
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4

Ensemble
Kids; Cooks; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas