The next auditions are for Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka – The Musical”. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth
Detailed character descriptions:
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. Gender: male Age: 20 to 50
A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Gender: male Age: 20 to 50
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Gender: male Age: 20 to 50
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
Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Gender: female Age: 30 to 45
Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Gender: male Age: 30 to 45
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
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
A plump, jolly german woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother. Gender: female Age: 35 to 45
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
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
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
An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee’s permissive and clueless mother. Gender: female. Age 30 to 45
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
Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses. Gender: female Age: 30 to 45
OOMPA LOOMPAS: Kids 6 to 16
JAMES,MATILDA, SOPHIE, DANNY, ALIFE, BILLIE
Grandma Georgina,Grandpa George and Grandma Josephine will possibly be muppets.
The audition is one of the most important processes in any theater organization as great productions start with great performers. Our goal is to find the performers who best fit the requirements of each role and can take direction in order to deliver their best possible performance on stage. Here are a few reasons why you should consider auditioning for an SGMT show:
1. SGMT auditions are truly “open auditions.” Other organizations both professional and non-professional are looking for equity-actors, performers with long resumes, and even engage in recruiting in-house stock companies or pre-casting. SGMT is one of the few theaters in southern Utah that conducts true open auditions to any and all parties who are interested. We also have strict policies regarding production team auditors and auditioners to avoid any conflict of interest.
2. SGMT performers are all equal. All performers at SGMT donate their time and talent and yet we continually get exceptionally dedicated individuals because of the fun, professional and family environment we try to create and maintain.
3. SGMT demands high standards. We understand that great theater is not easy. Just because we are a “community theater” doesn’t mean that we can’t set high standards for ourselves and we know that our performers will have the best experience when excellence is demanded in rehearsal and on-stage. Many of our SGMT alumni over the past 20 years have gone on to amazing professional careers in theater and they often attribute their passion and exceptional craft to what they learned at SGMT.
4. SGMT strives to develop and nurture talent. Everyone who loves performing had to start somewhere and we want to provide opportunities for performers at all levels of skill and experience. In our intimate “theater-in-the-round” there truly are no “small roles.” Every cast member is important! What are you waiting for? SGMT needs YOU!