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Book by David Greig    Music by Marc Shaiman    Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman 

Based on the novel by ROALD DAHL

Songs from the Motion Picture by 

LESLIE BRICUSSE and ANTHONY NEWLEY

Adult Auditions 16-18 April 2021

Children Auditions 23, 24, and 26 April 2021

Performances 18-28 August 2021

Townsville Civic Theatre

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 

Roald Dahl's celebrated tale of Charlie Bucket and the eccentric confectioner, Willy Wonka, was reworked for the stage in 2013. When Charlie wins a golden ticket to the mysterious Wonka Chocolate Factory, it's a chance of a lifetime to feast on the sweets and chocolates that have always been right under his nose by unaffordable for the Bucket family. Along with the other winners - Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, and Augustus Gloop - Charlie is swept inside of the mysterious factory with his Grandpa Joe. Inside, the winners encounter a magical world full of amazement, innovation, sugary treats, and, of course, Oompa-Loompas. But as the winners begin to let their greed and selfish natures get the better of them, it seems that everything is not as sweet as it seems. 

AUDITIONS

Venue: Townsville Choral Society Hall

Adult Auditions: 16-18 April 2021

Children's Auditions: 23, 24 and 26 April 2021

Complete and submit the audition form by Wednesday 14 April 2021

Audition application: bit.ly/CharlieTSV

Audition material: bit.ly/CharlieAudition

PERFORMANCES

18-28 August 2021 at the Townsville Civic Theatre

CHARACTERS AND AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Find sheet music and audition material for all roles: bit.ly/CharlieAudition

Charlie Bucket

Male OR female, 10-15 years old.

Featured in nearly every scene, so must be a strong singer, actor and dancer. Will be double cast to ensure performers do not get worn out throughout the run of performances.

Audition: Willy Wonka! Willy Wonka! (Bar 1-174, incl. dialogue)

Callback: The View From Here (Bar 73-111)

Willy Wonka/Candy Man

Male, 20+. Enigmatic, mysterious and charismatic all in one - be prepared to work with the Director on character creation. Must be a strong singer and actor.

Audition: It Must Be Believed To Be Seen (Bar 24-128)

Callback: The View From Here (Bar 73-111)

Grandpa Joe

Male, stage age of a grandparent. A gentle grandfather figure able to nurture Charlie and encourage him to always look on the bright side. 

Audition: Charlie, You And I (Bar 2-36)

Mrs Gloop

Female, stage age of a parent. Augustus' mother. Quite dimwitted but with a demanding presence and comedic timing, the ability to yodel a bonus.

Audition: More Of Him To Love (Bar 1-26)

Callback: More Of Him To Love (Bar 52-60)

Augustus Gloop

Male, 18-30. Stocky and comedic. German, ability to yodel a bonus.

Audition: More Of Him To Love (Bar 27-60)

Callback: More Of Him To Love (Bar 52-60)

Mr Salt

Male, stage age of a parent. Veruca's father. A wealthy businessperson, upper-class and Russian. 

Audition & Callback: When Veruca Says (Bar 1-53)

Veruca Salt

Female, 19-30. Vicious and beautiful; must be able to dance classical ballet, a comic actress with a character singing/screaming voice. Russian. Pointe shoes will be required. 

Audition: Pure Imagination (Bar 1-38)

Callback: When Veruca Says (Bar 1-53)

Mr Beauregarde

Male, stage age of a parent. Violet's father. American, soulful voice. Beatboxing skills a bonus.

Audition & Callback: The Queen of Pop (Bar 61-112)

Violet Beauregarde

Female, 18-30. Violet has a commanding pop voice. American. Hip-hop dance skills a bonus. 

Audition: The Queen of Pop (Bar 13-60)

Callback: The Queen of Pop (Bar 61-112)

Mrs Teavee

Female, stage age of a parent. Mike's mother, American with a Southern twang. 

Audition: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Bar 1-75)

Callback: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Bar 61-112)

Mike Teavee

Male, 18-30. Fast-paced talker always plugged into technology. American with a Southern twang, hip hop skills a bonus. 

Audition: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Bar 75-92)

Callback: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (Bar 61-112)

Mrs Bucket

Female, stage age of a parent. 

Audition: If Your Father Were Here (Bar 1-30, 48-57)

Charlie's Grandparents

Two female, one male (not including Grandpa Joe)

Audition: Pure Imagination (Bar 1-38)

Ensemble

Reporters, candy shoppers, Oompa Loompas, and more. All ages encouraged to audition.

Audition: Pure Imagination (Bar 1-38) AND Auf Wiedersehen Augustus (Bar 26-74)

CREW INFORMATION

If you are interested in creating magic behind the scenes, there are a number of exciting opportunities also available! From assisting with set construction and painting in the coming months through to joining the technical team to assist with lighting or being a member of the stage crew, please let the production team know as all skills are sought. Whether you are a high school student or in your 50s, have worked on a production before, or want to try your hand at one for the first time, email production@tcs.org.au to express your interest. Fields that will require assistance include: 

  • Stage crew

  • Technical crew (lighting)

  • Set painting

  • Hair

  • Makeup

  • Sewing/costume preparation