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ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA, Town and Country Players, 03/18/2017

Show: ROALD DAHL’S WILLY WONKA
Theater: Town and Country Players
Theater Website: http://www.townandcountryplayers.org/
Theater Phone: (215) 348-7566

Start date of auditions: 03/18/2017


Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Lyrics by Anthony Newley, Music by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse
Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald
Based on the book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Show Dates: July 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8:00 PM
July 15, 16, 22, 23 and 29 at 2:00 PM
There may be additional benefit performances scheduled for:
July 18, 19, 25 and 26

Audition Dates and Times:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:00 – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:00 – 7:00pm
Callbacks – Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 – 10:00pm

Audition appointments can be scheduled by sending an e-mail to director Sheldon Zeff at ZEFF.ENTERTAINMENT@GMAIL.COM. Your audition date and time will be confirmed by e-mail.
Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen after audition appointments.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Sing 16 to 20 bars of a song that shows your vocal range.
2. There will be choreography to learn. Wear comfortable clothes.
3. Sides of the script will be provided. You will be asked to read.
4. Bring a current headshot and resume. If you have no headshot, we will take a photo.
5. List all conflicts.

For more information or questions contact Director, Sheldon Zeff at ZEFF.ENTERTAINMENT@GMAIL.COM

Location:
Auditions & Callbacks
Buckingham Township Building
Downstairs Meeting Room
4613 Hughesian Dr
Furlong, PA 18925
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Contact Information:
Director: Sheldon Zeff ZEFF.ENTERTAINMENT@GMAIL.COM
Producer: Victoria Schultheis

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Raold Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest for an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. Featuring the enchanting songs from the film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll and Hyde, Doctor Doolittle) and Anthony Newley. Willy Wonka is a Scrumdidlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

Character Descriptions:

Willy Wonka (35-45 M): is an enigmatic character. mysterious, but also charismatic. Vocal Range: Top – F5….bottom – G3

Charlie Bucket (10-13 M): is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. A male ‘Annie’. Vocal Range: Top – F#5…Bottom – A3

Grandpa Joe (60+ M): is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were charlie’s age. Vocal Range: Top – Eb5…Bottom – Bb3

Mrs. Bucket (30-40 W): is a kind, generous & nurturing soul. Vocal Range: Top – Db5…Bottom – Bb3

Mr. Bucket (35-45 M): a mirror image of mrs. bucket. Vocal Range: Top – F#5… Bottom – D#4

Augustus Gloop (12-15 M): an overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Vocal Range: Top – G5….Bottom – B3

Mrs. Gloop (40-50 W): overbearing mother who makes sure her son is well-stuffed. Vocal Range: Top – E5…Bottom – B3

Mike Teavee (12-15 M): a TV/video/internet junky, who is a brat and obnoxious. Vocal Range: Top – G5…Bottom – G3

Mrs. Teavee (35-45 W): a typical TV mom, Marion Cunningham or Carol Brady. Vocal Range: Top – F5…Bottom – B3

Violet Beauregarde (12-15 W): a gum chewing middle-class brat, Southern Dialect. Vocal Range: Top – G5…Bottom – G3

Mrs. Beauregarde (35-45 W): a teacher of geography, Southern Dialect. Ensemble Singing.

Veruca Salt (12-15 W): a wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. british dialect. Vocal Range: Top – E5…Bottom – G3

Mr. Salt (40-50 M): Upper Class, buys his way out of problem situations. British Dialect. Ensemble Singing.

Three Grandparents Are Ensemble Singers:
Grandma Josephine (60+ W): Wife to Grandpa Joe, feisty and loves Charlie.
Grandma Georgine (60+ W): Wife To Grandpa George, loves Charlie.
Grandpa George (60+ M): hard of hearing, loves Charlie.

Additional Casting:
We will also be casting 10 children who can sing & dance. They will be Charlie’s friends, townsfolk & Oompa-Loompas.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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