Directed by Joshua Branson Barker
Show Dates: April 17-19, 2020
Venue: Tulsa Little Theatre
Auditions: February 23
Rehearsals: Begin in March
By popular demand, Wonka’s back! But this time, bigger and better than ever! We’re bringing this sweet, updated production to the Tulsa Little Theatre. We’re seeking 40+ actors, dancers, and gymnasts for this spectacular production, so here’s how you can audition:
If you are interested in auditioning, please follow these instructions:
READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY, OTHERWISE YOUR SUBMISSION MAY BE LOST OR MIS-FILED. WE WILL NOT CONSIDER SUBMISSIONS WITH INCOMPLETE/MISSING INFORMATION.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “CCF Audition”
In the body of the email, provide the following information:
- Actor name, age, height, and weight
- Phone number
- Email address
- If actor is under age 18, include parent name and contact info
- City of residence
- List all schedule conflicts on weeknights (after 5pm) and weekends between March 1 and April 19. (Actors must attend all scheduled rehearsals, otherwise, their role will be re-cast. We work around actor availability, but absences are only excused if you inform us of the schedule conflict AT THIS TIME, since actor availability is a factor in casting.)
- Headshot or any recent photo (Must depict what you look like NOW— current age, haircut/color, facial hair, braces, etc.)
- Resume (Optional)
FAMILIES/PARENTS: DO NOT SUBMIT MULTIPLE ACTORS IN ONE EMAIL. SUBMIT ONE ACTOR PER EMAIL MESSAGE TO AVOID A SUBMISSION GETTING LOST.
AVAILABLE ROLES AS OF 2/9/20:
At this time, we are considering all ages— including older to play younger— for the roles of Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee, and Violet Beauregarde.
OOMPA LOOMPAS (Youth actors of all ages/genders under 5'4.")- The playful, silly, and quirky workers in Willy Wonka's factory. In addition to FEATURED OOMPA LOOMPAS with acting experience and some dialogue, we are also looking to cast DANCING OOMPA LOOMPAS and STUNT OOMPA LOOMPAS. Some Oompa Loompas might also understudy the roles of Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Veruca, and Mike.
CHARLIE BUCKET - A kind, innocent, selfless boy who maintains his cheerful attitude despite his poor situation. He lives in poverty with his mother, father, and four grandparents in a tiny home. Seeking a well-trained actor who has the experience, stamina, and stage presence in order handle the stage time.
GRANDPA JOE (Adult Male, Age 50's-70's) - The cheerful and silly Grandpa Joe is Charlie's inspiration for never losing hope. Must have good comedic timing and physical comedy skills, but also able to play Grandpa Joe in a sweet, sincere way. British or Cockney accent.
VERUCA SALT - A wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat from England. Seeking an experienced, well-trained actress who is capable of handling the obnoxious role with grace and impeccable comedic timing. British RP accent.
MR(S). SALT (Adult) - Veruca’s father/mother. He is a wealthy and respectable businessman who buys his way out of problems. He cowers to his bratty daughter and caters to her every desire. British RP accent.
MIKE TEAVEE - This loud, obnoxious, but highly-intelligent kid is addicted to video games and all his techno gadgets. He has a sour, hard-to-please attitude throughout the factory tour. Must have a powerful voice and strong stage presence. No accent required, but we might be interested in seeing New York, Jersey, or Brooklyn accents.
MRS. TEAVEE (Adult, but may consider mature teens) - Mike’s Mother. The ideal housewife and mother. Think of old-fashioned TV moms (June Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver; Marion Cunningham in Happy Days; or Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch), but with more of an eccentric, artificially sweet image that could crumble into hysteria at any minute. Comedic timing and strong stage presence a must. No accent required, but we might be interested in seeing New York, Jersey, or Brooklyn accents.
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE - Gum chewer extraordinaire from a blue-collar family. She is extremely competitive, talented, and charismatic with nothing but 1st place trophies and ribbons from county fairs and other competitions. Thick Texas/Southern accent. If you can play a portable musical instrument (especially guitar, banjo, fiddle, accordion, or harmonica), or have another unique and impressive talent (yodeling, lassoing, etc.), please note this in your registration form. We may ask you to perform a country-style song or your other talent at your audition.
MRS. BEAUREGARDE (Adult, but may consider mature teens.) - Violet's energetic stage mom and #1 Fan from the blue-collar Beauregarde family. She is the type of mother who acts/looks more like an older sister than a mother. She and Violet look, talk, and act alike, much to Violet's chagrin. Comedic timing/experience a must. Thick Texas/Southern accent.
AUGUSTUS GLOOP - Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. He is coddled by his mother and prone to tears and childish temper tantrums if he doesn't have food. German accent.
MR(S). GLOOP (Adult) - Augustus’ mother/father who coddles her/his son and has overindulged him with food. Personality is larger than life with an absurd German accent. Comedic timing a must.
MR. BUCKET (Adult, but may consider mature teens) - Charlie's father. A poor man who loves his family and works hard to provide for them. He does his best to be optimistic for his son. Will consider American, British, or Cockney accents.
MRS. BUCKET (Adult, but may consider mature teens.) - Charlie's mother. A kind, sweet woman who loves her family. Will consider American, British, or Cockney accents.
NEWS ANCHOR (Adult) - We're seeking a Ron Burgundy impersonator with a strong voice and stage presence and impeccable comedic timing.
NEWS REPORTERS (Adult, but may consider mature teens.) - The reporters who announce the Golden Ticket winners throughout the show. Great facial expressions, reacting to the bratty children and their obnoxious parents. Reporters may have American, New York, British RP, or German accents.
GRANDPA GEORGE, GRANDMA GEORGINA, and GRANDMA JOSEPHINA (Adult/Teen to play older with comical makeup/costume.) - Quirky, comedic actors to play Charlie's bed-ridden grandparents. Must be extremely animated and energetic with their voice, facial expressions, and gestures, since they are confined to a bed. Will consider American, British, or Cockney accents.
CANDY MAN (Adult/Teen Male) - The cheerful and energetic owner of the local candy store. British or Cockney accent preferred.
FEATURED CANDY STORE CUSTOMERS (All ages/genders) - Customers who LOVE candy and are dying to win a Golden Ticket to tour Wonka's factory.