AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
Raold Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JUNIOR
AUDITIONS!

VIDEO AUDITION
Submit Video Auditions, Headshot and Resume by
Friday, April 29, to auditions@desertstages.org

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form by Friday, April 29


IN-PERSON CALLBACKS

Monday, May 9, 6pm

CAST ANNUONCEMENT
Friday, May 13, 5pm

ORIENTATION & READ-THROUGH
Monday, May 16, 5pm

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Monday – Thursday from 4pm – 6pm
Saturday from 9am – 12pm

SHOW DATES
Friday, July 1, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 2, 3:00pm
Saturday, July 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 3, 3:00pm

Friday, July 8, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 9, 3:00pm
Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 10, 3:00 pm

 

Each performer will be asked to abide by the rules of Desert Stages Theatre.
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Safety will be priority #1 as we continue to bring LIVE THEATRE back to the DST stage!

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

Raold Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JUNIOR

Directed by Morgan Goldberg
Music-directed by Luke Ottinger

Ages 8-18

AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF
• Headshot and Resume
• A 16-32 bar of a Musical Number (the challenge: DO NOT submit a song from Willy Wonka Junior!)
• Ages 8-18 – A comedic monologue (preferably memorized) (You can trim the monologue if you wish) – Here are some ideas: https://www.dramanotebook.com/monologues-kids/

$120 PRODUCTION FEE per actor
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Weekly PCR Covid-19 tests are required from all cast/crew members

Show communications will be through SLACK
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Parent volunteers welcome! Please contact ellen@desertstages.org.

DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  

 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

Roald Dahl’s WILLY WONKA JUNIOR 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, but 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.

 

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

Willy Wonka/Candy Man – Willy Wonka is an enigmatic and colorful character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. Wonka may double as the Candy Man, to help reinforce that Wonka has staged the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest along the way. Looking for a fantastic actor and singer. Gender: Any; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: G3