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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WHO: Actors of all ages. We’re also seeking dancers and gymnasts with or without acting experience. This is NOT a musical, so singing is not required. See the “Available Roles” section for details on what we’re seeking for each character.
WHAT: Auditions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
WHEN: Sunday, January 14, 2018 – Please complete a registration form to receive an audition time slot.
WHERE: Tulsa Little Theatre – 1511 S. Delaware Ave. Tulsa, OK
HOW: Auditions are fun and simple: We provide you with a scene from the script for you to read for us. Some actors may be asked to participate in an improv and/or movement audition. Actors being considered for dance/stunt Oompa Loompas will participate in an advanced movement/dance audition.
Some actors will be invited to return Sunday evening for callbacks. Further details will be provided on audition day.
REHEARSALS begin in mid-January at Tulsa Little Theatre. We rehearse on weeknights and weekends to accommodate standard work/school schedules.
PERFORMANCES: March 2-4, 2018 at Tulsa Little Theatre. Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.
AUDITION WORKSHOP: In addition to our weekly acting classes for youth and adults, we are offering a Theatre Audition Workshop. This class helps youth actors prepare for auditions so they find success and enjoyment in the process.
AVAILABLE ROLES: This play has many great acting opportunities for actors of all ages. We are looking for 40+ enthusiastic, playful actors to bring this exciting production to the Tulsa stage.
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. Please note any dance/gymnastics experience in your registration form, and whether you’re interested in attending the movement audition. Oompa Loompas will likely understudy the roles of Charlie, Augustus, Violet, Veruca, and Mike.
CHARLIE BUCKET (Youth Male) – 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. British or Cockney accent. 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 (Youth Female) – 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. SALT (Adult/Mature Teen Male) – Veruca’s father. 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 (Youth Male) – 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. General American accent and strong stage presence.
MRS. TEAVEE (Adult/Mature Teen Female) – 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 more eccentric, artificially sweet image could crumble and she would go hysterical at any minute. Comedic timing/experience a must. General American accent.
VIOLET BEAUREGARDE (Youth Female) – 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/Mature Teen Female) – 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 (Youth Male) – 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.
MRS. GLOOP (Adult/Mature Teen Female) – Augustus’ mother who coddles her son and has overindulged her son with food. Her personality is larger than life with an absurd German accent. Comedic timing a must.
MR. BUCKET (Adult/Mature Teen Male) – 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. British or Cockney accent.
MRS. BUCKET (Adult/Mature Teen Female) – Charlie’s mother. A kind, sweet woman who loves her family. British or Cockney accent.
NEWS REPORTERS (Adults/Teens, Male or Female) – The reporters who announce the Golden Ticket winners throughout the show. Great facial expressions, reacting to the bratty children and their obnoxious parents. General American -OR- British RP -OR- German accent.
GRANDPA GEORGE, GRANDMA GEORGINA, and GRANDMA JOSEPHINA (Adult to play older with 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. British or Cockney accent.
CANDY MAN (Adult/Teen Male) – The cheerful and energetic owner of the local candy store. British or Cockney accent.
NEWSPAPER BOY/GIRL (Youth Male/Female) – A kid with a loud, strong voice and good stage presence to hand out newspapers and announce Willy Wonka’s contest.
FEATURED CANDY STORE CUSTOMERS (All ages/genders) – Customers who LOVE candy and are dying to win a Golden Ticket to tour Wonka’s factory.
CANDY SHOP KIDS – The ensemble of kids who shop at the candy store will be performed by students in our Intro. to Theatre Production Class.