Willy Wonka Auditions

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.

This show is for 8th grade and below in on stage roles, all grades backstage.

Current students may email aroundthecurtaincct@gmail.com to claim their audition time. New students must enroll with ATC before scheduling a slot.

Roles:

Willy Wonka: The mysterious title character, charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. This chocolatier guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory, looking for someone new to take over the candy empire. Vocal Range: G2 – F4.

Candy Man: A local candy vendor that leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Vocal Range: A2 – D4.

Phineous Trout: A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Vocal Range: B2 – F4.

Charlie Bucket: Our story’s shy, earnest protagonist from a modest home life, but humble and uncompetitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world. Vocal Range: G2 – G4.

Mrs. Bucket: Charlie’s nurturing mother that is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Vocal Range: Bb3 – F5.

Mr. Bucket: Charlie’s nurturing father that is always trying to remain energetic and positive. Vocal Range: B2 – F4.

Grandpa Joe: A caring, paritent, and kindhearted man, Grandpa Joe accompanies Charlie to the factory. Vocal Range: Bb2 – F4.

Augustus Gloop: A gluttonous German child, cheerful and jolly, that defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. Vocal Range: B2 – G4.

Mrs. Gloop: A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality, although overindulgent towards her son. Vocal Range: B3 – F4.

Veruca Salt: A wealthy, spoiled British brat, she is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. Vocal Range: G3 – F5.

Mr. Salt: A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege while shamelessly spoiling his daughter. Vocal Range: D3 – E4.

Mike Teavee: An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. Vocal Range: G2 – G4.

Mrs. Teavee: An old-fashioned housewife that is permissive and clueless as a parent. Vocal Range: B3 – F5.

Violet Beauregard: A brassy girl with a competitive streak, she seizes every opportunity to show off. Vocal Range: G3 – F5.

Mrs. Beauregarde: Violet’s enthusiastic ‘helicopter parent’ who focuses all her attention on her daughter and competitive impulses. Vocal Range D4 – E5.

Oompa Loompas: Primary and Ensemble: The workers of the factory that help reveal the lessons learned.

Squirrels: In the factory helping in one of the rooms explored on the tour.

Cooks: In the factory helping in one of the rooms explored on the tour.

Kids: Friends and classmates of Charlie.