Auditions for

(Performances – 9, 10, 11 July 2021 and 16, 17, 18 July)

Adult and Youth Audition Dates:

Ages 6-12 at West Platte HS Performing Arts Center, 935 Washington St :
Saturday, May 15Workshop 1-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 15Auditions 3:30-6:00 p.m.

Ages 13 and up at Weston United Methodist Church, Main Street:
Sunday, May 16, 2019 – Beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 17, 2019 – Beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18 – New Auditions: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18 – Callbacks beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • If you have a conflict with any of the audition dates, please contact the director at joshuajshockey@gmail.com
  • Please arrive early in order to complete the audition form
  • ALL Roles are available

*Please be advised there is no tobacco or alcohol allowed on campus

YOUTH  WORKSHOP / AUDITION

REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS

  • You will meet the director, musical director, and choreographer of the show
  • You will be taught a song by the musical director
  • You will be taught a short dance routine by the choreographer
  • An audition form will be filled out at the time of arrival.
  • Resume is encouraged but NOT required.
  • We will take your photo (even if a headshot is provided by you).
  • Please be prepared with all known scheduling conflicts during the rehearsal period (May 24 to closing night, July 18).
  • You will audition individually at the end of the workshop.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks for major principal roles will be by invitation of the director and will occur on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (beginning at 6:30 p.m.).  Those invited to callbacks will be notified by the end of auditions on May 15, 16 or 17.  Even if you are not called back, you are welcome to come watch the evening of May 18.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the director, Joshua Shockey, at joshuajshockey@gmail.com

REGULAR AUDITIONS

REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Please prepare 32-bars of a musical theatre number (Please do NOT sing anything from the show)
  • An accompanist will be provided.  (Please have your music clearly marked with start and stop points.  You may take a few moments with the accompanist to go over tempo.)  Equipment will be provided for backing track playbacks, but piano accompaniment is preferred.
  • NO acapella auditions will be accepted.
  • An audition form will be filled out at the time of arrival.
  • Resume is encouraged but NOT required.
  • We will take your photo (even if a headshot is provided by you).
  • Please be prepared with all known scheduling conflicts during the rehearsal period (May 24 to closing night, July 18).

CALLBACKS

Callbacks for major principal roles will be by invitation of the director and will occur on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (beginning at 6:30 p.m.).  Those invited to callbacks will be notified by the end of auditions on May 15, 16 or 17.  Even if you are not called back, you are welcome to come watch the evening of May 18.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the director, Joshua Shockey, at joshuajshockey@gmail.com

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for Willy Wonka will begin Monday, May 24, 2021.
Expect a Sunday through Thursday rehearsal schedule leading up to tech week.
We will NOT rehearse on July 3rd or 4th but, currently, there is a planned rehearsal on (Friday) July 2nd.

Sunday rehearsals will be late afternoon/early evening, approximately 1-5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday, rehearsals will run approximately 3 hours starting at 6:00 p.m. each night up until tech week (then we will run later).All rehearsals will be specifically scheduled, so you may not be called for every rehearsal. 

The rehearsal schedule is somewhat “aggressive.”  The intention is to be running full acts within 4 weeks of rehearsals starting. We will do our best to not waste anyone’s time and do our best to work around schedules.  Knowing your conflicts early is ESPECIALLY important in helping us get the most out of each rehearsal we have.

PRODUCTION DATES

July 9-11 & 16-18, 2021

All performances will be held in the
West Platte Performing Arts Center
935 Washington St, Weston, MO  64098

Character Breakdown

(All Roles Available)

  • Willy Wonka – Vocal: G2 – F4. 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.
  • Candy Man /Woman– Vocal: A2 – D4. A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy.
  • Phineous Trout – Vocal: B2 – F4. A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.
  • Charlie Bucket – Vocal: G2 – G4. 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.
  • Mrs. Bucket – Vocal: Bb3 – F5. Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
  • Mr. Bucket – Vocal: B2 – F4. Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
  • Grandpa Joe – Vocal: Bb2 – F4. 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.
  • Augustus Gloop – Vocal: B2 – G4. 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.
  • Mrs. Gloop – Vocal: B3 – E4. A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother.
  • Veruca Salt – Vocal: G3 – F5. 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.
  • Mr. Salt – Vocal: D3 – E4. A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter.
  • Mike Teavee – Vocal: G2 – G4. An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee’s son.
  • MS.  TEAVEE – Vocal: F5-B3.  Mike’s permissive and clueless mother.  An old-fashioned housewife. 
  • VIOLET  BEAUREGARDE – Vocal: F5-G3.  A brassy girl with a competitive streak.  Seizes every opportunity to show off.  A Golden Ticket winner.  She turns in to a giant blueberry.
  • MRS.  BEAUREGARDE – Vocal: E5-D4.  Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all attention on her daughter.  She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses. 
  • GRANDMA  JOSPEHINE – Vocal: Middle C to Eb.  Quick-witted and cheerful.
  • GRANDMA  GEORGINA – Vocal: Middle C to Eb.  Exasperated with Grandpa George because he is hard of hearing.  Funny.
  • GRANDPA  GEORGE – Vocal: Middle C to Eb.  Hard of hearing.  Humorous.  Adds some “crazy” to the conversation(s).  Good comedic timing.
  • JAMES, MATILDA, SOPHIE, DANNY, ALFIE, BILLIE – Ensemble kids (not in factory) and Charlie’s friends who will double as COOKS and SQUIRRELS.
  • OOMPA LOOMPA – Individuals who work for Wonka at the factory.