Auditions for

(Performances Mid-July 2020 – check back for exact dates)

Adult and Youth Audition Dates:

Saturday, 16 May 2020 – (12 and below) Audition Workshop starting at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, 17 May 2020 – (13 and up) Starting at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 18 May 2020 – (13 and up) Starting at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 – New Auditions: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Callbacks: 630-??

  • 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

Auditions will be held at:
West Platte High School Performing Arts Center*
935 Washington St., Weston, MO  64098
(use front doors of high school)
*West Platte is a Tobacco-free campus

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS/EXPECTATIONS

  • 12 an under (16 May) –
    • Just show up on 16 May and be prepared to have fun!
    • We will take you through some activities and exercises that will give you the opportunity to shine!
    • The audition workshop serves as both initial audition and callback for our young talent.
  • 13 and up (17 & 18 May) –
    • 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 a capella 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 (21 May to closing night, 19 July).

Callbacks

There are no callbacks for our 12 and under cast as that is included with the Audition Workshop.

Callbacks for 13 and up cast, major singing and speaking roles, will be by invitation and take place on Tuesday, 19 May 2020.  Those invited to callbacks will be notified by the end of auditions on either 17 or 18 May.

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

Rehearsals

Rehearsals for Willie Wonka will begin Thursday, 21 May 2020.

Expect a Sunday through Thursday rehearsal schedule leading up to tech week. We will NOT rehearse on July 4th. Rehearsal times on Sunday will be late afternoon/early evening. Rehearsal times Monday thru Thursday will run approximately 3 hours starting at 6:00 each night up until tech week (then we will run later).

All rehearsals will be specifically scheduled and you may not be called for every rehearsal. We will do our best to not waste anyone’s time and work around schedules as we can. Knowing your conflicts early is VERY important in helping us get the most out of each rehearsal we have.

Performances

Performances are 9-11 July 2020 at 7 pm, and 12 July at 2 pm
All performances will be held in the West Platte Performing Arts Center

Character Breakdown

(All Roles Available)

  • Willy Wonka – Male, 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 – Male, Vocal: A2 – D4. A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy.
  • Phineous Trout – Male, Vocal: B2 – F4. A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.
  • Charlie Bucket – Male, 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 – Female, Vocal: Bb3 – F5. Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
  • Mr. Bucket – Male, Vocal: B2 – F4. Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
  • Grandpa Joe – Male, 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 – Male, 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 – Female, Vocal: B3 – E4. A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother.
  • Veruca Salt – Female, 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 – Male Age, 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 – Male, 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 – Female, Vocal: B3 – F5. An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee’s permissive and clueless mother.
  • Violet Beauregarde – Female, Vocal: G3 – F5. A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry.
  • Mrs. Beauregarde – Female, Vocal: D4 – E5. Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses.
  • Ensemble Kids; Cooks; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas