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Updated: Apr 24

Aimed at ages 9-15, our summer auditions-only musical day camp stages a junior version of a full Broadway musical. We hold auditions in the Spring and the camp itself runs for three weeks in July, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. Children learn songs, choreography, and lines while preparing for a full weekend of (generally sold-out) performances on our mainstage, with sets, lights, and costumes.

Please note: These auditions are for a summer day camp rather than a community theatre production. All participants who are cast will have to register for the camp, which costs $600 for in-city residents and $725 for out-of-city residents. You can find more information about registration here: 

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

Auditions begin at 1pm; doors open at 12:30pm. The audition process will last from 1pm-4pm, and auditioners should plan to be there the entire three hours. We're sorry, but auditioners who arrive after 2:00pm cannot be considered for roles.

Parents should plan to fill out paperwork onsite.

If your child can't make it to the auditions, video auditions are available as an opinion. Email Recreation Coordinator Rachel Kohler at for more information. April 12th at 12pm is the cutoff for video auditions submissions.


Auditions: Saturday, April 13th from 1:00-4:00 pm

Camp Dates: Monday through Friday, July 8-26th from 9:00am-4:00pm

Performances: July 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 pm, and July 27, 28 at 3:00 pm 


Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.


No preparation is necessary for this year’s workshop-style audition. Prospective young actors can show up ready to move and have fun! We'll teach everyone together a song and a dance, and everyone will get to show off their acting skills with a line from the play. Please wear comfortable clothes and close toed shoes to the audition.


All actors will be considered for all roles.

Willy Wonka 

An enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. Wonka

is engaging and has a great voice. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and

change between the two on a dime. Vocal range top: F5 / bottom: G3

Charlie Bucket 

The emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have lots

of pluck and enthusiasm. Vocal range top: F5 / bottom: A3

Grandpa Joe 

The grandpa we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is caring, patient, sweet, and

always reminds Charlie to look on the bright side. The actor should be kind, funny, and make

a great duo with Charlie. Vocal range top: Eb5 / bottom: Bb3

Mr. Bucket 

Charlie’s father, he’s kind and a natural nurturer. Mr. Bucket performs the number "Think

Positive" with Charlie. Vocal range top: C#5 / bottom: D4

Mrs. Bucket 

Charlie’s mother; a natural nurturer. Mrs. Bucket sings "Cheer Up, Charlie" with Mr.

Bucket and Grandpa Joe. Vocal range top: Db5 / bottom: Bb3

Candy Man 

Owner of the Candy Cart outside the Bucket Shack. He is particularly kind to Charlie.

Vocal range top: F5 / bottom: G3

Phineous Trout 

The reporter who announces the Golden Ticket winners throughout the show. The actor

should have a great projection and stage presence. Vocal range top: C5 / bottom: B3

Augustus Gloop

Golden Ticket Winner and overachieving eater. The part is not determined by the actor’s

physical appearance. A strong character voice is great for this role! Vocal range top: G5 / bottom: B3

Mrs. Gloop 

Augustus' mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on

the tour of the factory. A big, boisterous character. Vocal range top: E5 / bottom: B3

Mike Teavee 

Golden Ticket Winner and addicted to tv, video games, the Internet and any other

“mind-numbing” technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not

understand the word "no." Vocal range top: G5 / bottom: G3

Ms. Teavee 

Mike’s mom; she’s a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver

(Leave it to Beaver), Marion Cunningham (Happy Days), or Carol Brady (The Brady

Bunch). She's perfectly put together and a bit vacant. Vocal range top: F5 / bottom: B3

Violet Beauregarde

Golden Ticket Winner and gum chewer extraordinaire. Violet is more of a blue collar,

middle class brat who loves any competition and loves even more to win.

Vocal range top: G5 / bottom: G3

Mrs. Beauregarde

Violet’s mom; a geography teacher who has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on

therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results. The mother and

daughter should make a good pair onstage.Vocal range top: G4 / bottom: C4

Veruca Salt 

Golden Ticket Winner and wealthy, class-conscious, completely spoiled brat. She is often

portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all

nationalities). Vocal range top: E5 / bottom: A3

Mr. Salt 

Veruca’s father; his solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and

usually portrayed with a high British accent. (accent is not necessary). He will do anything

for his little girl. Vocal range top: G4 / bottom: C4

Grandpa George, G-ma Josephina, G-ma Georgina

Charlie's grandparents, who are innately interesting, have good comic timing and are solid

actors. These characters will join the ensemble when not onstage as grandparents.


Charlie's friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy

Man" along with Matilda and Charlie. Vocal range top: F#4 / bottom: A3


Charlie's schoolmate and a bit of a bully. Matilda has lines and sings the introduction of

"The Candy Man" with James and Charlie.Vocal range top: B4 / bottom: C#4

Oompa-Loompa Ensemble

Wonka’s trusted factory workers. An ensemble of characters with opportunities for solos.

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