Willy Wonka Auditions
Audition materials must be requested by contacting the director, Chuck Bennett, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate the role you are interested in auditioning for in your email.
All actors should prepare for the singing and acting audition. Some actors may be asked to stay for a choreography audition depending on role.
Flexible casting will be considered. Teens, adults, and children are invited to audition for Charlie, Veruca, Violet, Augustus, and Mike. Casting will be based on talent, not age.
Auditions will take place at Walnut Street United Methodist Church ( 16 S Walnut St, Chillicothe, OH 45601) on April 9th, 2018 and April 10th, 2018 from 6-9pm. Call Backs will be by invitation only and will take place on April 12th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm.
Show dates are flexible so actors should have no conflicts within the month of July 2018. Tentative production dates are July 12th-15th but are subject to change.
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.
Range: G2 - F4
Our story's 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 wins Wonka over.
Range: G2 - G4
GRANDPA JOE A
caring, patient, and kind-hearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies
Charlie to Willy Wonka's factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor.
Range: Bb2 - F4
A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass
quantities of food. Range: B2 - G4
A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop's overindulgent mother.
Range: B3 - E4
An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television. Male, 9-12 yrs old, Range: G2 - G4
Mike Teavee's permissive mother. She is a polished housewife and perfectly put together. Female,
30-45 yrs old, Range: B3 - F5
A wealthy, spoiled British girl. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and
desire. Female, 10-15 yrs old, Range: G3 - F5
A wealthy British salesman who regularly flaunts his privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly
spoils his daughter.
Male, 40-60 yrs old, Range: D3 - E4
A show-off with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to take risks and be
center stage. Female, 9-12 yrs old, Range: G3 - F5
Violet's enthusiastic mother who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges
Violet's worst impulses. Female, 30-45 yrs old, Range: D4 - E5
Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Female,
30-45 yrs old, Range: Bb3 - F5
Charlie Bucket's nurturing, overworked father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.
Male, 30-45 yrs old, Range: B2 - F4
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Male, 20-50 yrs old, Range: B2 - F4
A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Male, 20-50 yrs old, Range: A2 - D4
Children and adults, male and female. Townspeople, grandparents, workers, squirrels, Oompa-Loompas. Must move well.