Auditions will be held at SLIDELL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM on:
Saturday June 16th from 1pm until 4pm
Sunday June 17th from 5pm until 9pm
Callback time and place TBD at Auditions
Please come prepared to sing with piano sheet music or non-vocal CD
Be prepared for cold readings. Children under 9 years of age are exempt.
The Roles are as follows:
ALFIE One of “The Candy Man” kids. Could double as a Cook or Oompa-Loompa.
AUGUSTUS GLOOP Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much.
BILLIE One of “The Candy Man” kids. Could double as a Cook or Oompa-Loompa.
CHARLIE BUCKET The emotional heart and soul of the musical. He has lots of pluck and enthusiasm.
CHORUS OF COOKS Please note this is an optional chorus. The Cooks appear during “I Eat More!” presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices.
DANNY One of “The Candy Man” kids. Could double as a Cook or Oompa-Loompa.
GRANDMA GEORGINA Non-singing character role. One of Charlie's grandparents. This actor can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.
GRANDMA JOSEPHINE Non-singing character role. One of Charlie's grandparents. This actor can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.
GRANDPA GEORGE Non-singing character role. One of Charlie's grandparents. This actor can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.
GRANDPA JOE Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie’s age. He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful.
JAMES James is Charlie’s friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with Matilda and Charlie.
MATILDA Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie’s, but she’s a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with James and Charlie.
MIKE TEAVEE For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not know the word “no.”
MR. AND MRS. BUCKET Charlie's Parents. Natural nurturers.Mr. and Mrs. Bucket can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.
MR. SALT Mr. Salt’s solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent.
MRS. BEAUREGARDE Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her orally fixated daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing. Her accent should match Violet’s.
MRS. GLOOP Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings “I Eat More!”
MS. TEAVEE Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or even Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She’s perfectly put together and a bit vacant.
OOMPA-LOOMPA CHORUS The Oompa-Loompa Chorus can be as small as a handful of performers or as large as your stage and theater can accommodate.
PHINEOUS TROUT Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, and can be doubled by Wonka or played by another actor.
SOPHIE One of “The Candy Man” kids. Could double as a Cook or Oompa-Loompa.
SQUIRRELS The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles and you can cast as many as necessary.
VERUCA SALT Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities). Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet Beauregarde in terms of look and physical type.
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it’s nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Veruca is a wealthy refined brat; Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat.
WILLY WONKA/CANDY MAN Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka, ranging from Gene Wilder’s version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp’s portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and everything in between. Pick a young man (or a young woman) who is charismatic, engaging and has a great voice. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. It is preferred that Wonka double as the Candy Man, as it helps reinforce that Wonka has staged the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest along the way.