Audition Announcement: Willy Wonka, Jr. and Shrek: The Musical!

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Auditions are set for October 20 – 21 for the Children’s Theatre productions of Willy Wonka, Jr., and Shrek: The Musical! at the Playhouse Conservatory.

Willy Wonka, Jr. Audition Preparation and Process:
All actors must sing 16-32 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Actors will be asked to read from the script, and improvise some movement. Students may be asked to dance in the initial audition, so please be dressed to move.

We request actors provide a resume and a current photo or headshot along with their completed audition form.
Sides (scenes from the script) will be provided at the auditions. All are encouraged to read the play before auditioning. Scripts are available in the Playhouse office for a $5 refundable deposit, maximum of 3 day check out. The most important thing is: have fun and relax! We are looking for a group of committed young artists who will have fun working together on.

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Character Breakdown
Willy Wonka– An infamous candy maker who has locked himself in and the rest of the work out of his chocolate factory for many years
Candy Man– Owns the local candy shop
Charlie Bucket – A kid with a huge and honest heart and dreams of being a candy maker
Mr. and Mrs. Bucket – Charlie’s poor parents who loves and encourages him
Grandpa Joe – Charlie’s grandparents
Phineous Trout – A reporter
Augustus Gloop – A glutinous German child
Mrs. Gloop – his mother
Veruca Salt – A very spoiled little girl
Mr. Salt – Her Father
Violet Beauregarde – A little girl who is obsessed with chewing gum
Mrs. Beauregarde – Her mother
Mike Teavee – A little boy who watches way too much TV
Ms. Teavee – His mother
Oompa Loompas – Willy Wonka’s strange little helpers
Squirrels – experts on nuts

There are also parts for ensemble and extra students.

DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACKET HERE.

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Shrek: The Musical! Audition Preparation and Process:
All actors must sing 16-32 bars of an appropriate musical theatre song that demonstrates vocal range. Please bring sheet
music, an accompanist will be provided. Actors will be asked to read from the script, and may improvise some movement. Actors may be asked to dance in the initial audition, so please be dressed to move.

We request actors provide a resume and a current photo or headshot along with their completed audition form.
Sides (scenes from the script) will be provided at the auditions. All are encouraged to read the play before auditioning.
Scripts are available in the Playhouse office for a $5 refundable deposit, maximum of 3 day check out. The most
important thing is: have fun and relax! We are looking for a group of committed young artists who will have fun
working together on SHREK: The Musical.

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Character Breakdown- (all actors sing and dance.)
DONKEY– A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is easily frightened and pushy, but also optimistic with heart.
DRAGON– A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter.
LORD FARQUAAD – The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princes to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel.
SHREK– Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone on a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairy tale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero.
FIONA– The beautiful princess of Far Far Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. We may cast a separate Ogre Fiona as done in several productions. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multitalented, she is not an ordinary princess.
GINGY -A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. Puppet. Can be operated by actress appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy.
PINOCCHIO – The leader of the fairytale creatures. He is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying.

ENSEMBLE & FAIRYTALE CREATURES: all ensemble roles sing and dance, with many featured solos.

DOWNLOAD AUDITION PACKET HERE!

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We’ll see you at the Conservatory!

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