SALESIAN CLUB THEATRE
WILLY WONKA CASTING REQUIREMENTS:
EVERYONE: To be considered for a role in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, interested performers must do the following two things:
- Audition on 11/7, 11/8 or 11/9 in the Black Box Theatre
Tuesday 11/7 3:15 to 6:15 pm 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade performers
Wednesday 11/8 3:15 to 6:15 pm 3rd and 4th grader performers
Thursday 11/93:15 to 6:15 pm 6th, 7th, and 8th grade performers
- Parent(s) or Guardian(s) of the auditioning performer must attend one of the following theatre information meetings:
Wednesday, November 1: 5:15 to 5:45 OR 6:00 to 6:30
Monday, November 6: 5:30 to 6:15 pm
Tuesday, November 7: 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.
During these meetings, we will go over the rehearsal and performance schedule and expected family commitments.
Parents/Guardians: If schedules do not permit you to attend one of those meetings, you may schedule a 15-minute meeting with Mary Powelson on 10/30, 11/1, or 11/2 between 2 pm and 6pm. Please email her to schedule a private meeting. MP’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To prepare for the audition. You must sing and/or act.
If you are interested in a principal speaking role, you must both sing a song and act in a scene.
For a Principal Speaking/Singing Role, please do the following:
Prepare 32 bars (or one verse/one chorus) of a song of your choice. You may sing a song of your own choosing, or you may choose to sing a song from the show. If you choose a song from the show, please email Mary and let her know your choice, so we can make sure we have the music for you.
If you are singing your own song - or a song not from the show - please bring a copy of the sheet music with you to auditions. If you choose to sing a capella, we may ask you, in addition, to sing a scale, accompanied by Matt, so we can get your vocal range.
Act in a scene with the director or stage manager.
Music Theatre International has a good breakdown of character/song/script from the Junior version of the show. Feel free to consult this for audition information and scene prep. Mary will use these scenes for auditions. Copies of the scenes will be found here.
For a Chorus Role, please do the following:
If you are interested in a chorus role – for example, an Oompa Loompa or a Squirrel or an Ensemble member – you may audition with either a song or a scene. You decide what you do best – acting or singing- and then either sing a song for us or read a scene aloud with Mary or Matt during auditions.
To prepare a scene or song, please look at the character breakdown at MTI’s AUDITION CENTRAL, and choose a song or a scene.
Please consult the MTI website and locate scenes (and songs) in AUDITION CENTRAL/ Willy Wonka Jr. Here is the link … once you there, click on WILLY WONKA JR in the dropdown. Then locate the character breakdown, script/side and song.
If you have any questions, email Mary at email@example.com.
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