Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr.
Auditions: January 21st & 23rd
Colonial Playhouse will hold open (no appointment required) auditions on Saturday, January 21st from Noon to 2 p.m. and Monday January 23 7pm – 9pm at Colonial Playhouse 522 W. Magnolia Avenue, Aldan, PA 19018
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald, Lyrics and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, this musical tells the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir, and promises to be a golden ticket full of adventure, magical confections, mysterious places, and promises to warm the heart with its teaching of the importance of having character and being grateful. It is sweetly chock full of family fun. The story starts when “the greatest candy maker of all time,” sends five golden tickets wrapped in five of his famous Wonka Chocolate Bars out into the world in search of five lucky child winners who will get to visit his famous factory and have the chance to win a lifetime supply of chocolate, among many other scrumptious things!
Show dates include nine performances: May 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14* 19 20, 21*. Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday Matinee* Performances at 2:00 p.m.
Please come prepared to sing 16 – 32 bars (approximately one minute) of a song either from the show, or in the style of the show. An accompanist will not be at the audition. A sound system will be provided, so please bring a thumb drive of your music backing track to sing along to. The tracks to the show will be available for you to sing along to as well. Please ensure that there are no backing vocals of any kind on the track. No acapella singing please.
PLEASE NOTE: Actors who want to be considered for a solo role must sing. All auditioners will be asked to read from the script and participate in a simple dance audition. No open toed shoes please!