Gulfport Little Theatre announces auditions for its production of Roald Dahl’s classic musical Willy Wonka. The show will be directed by Cal Walters with Musical Direction by Brandon Ring. Auditions are at 6:30pm both Tuesday October 16th and Thursday October 18th at the theatre located at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport behind Chris’ Beauty College on Pass Road. The show will run December 7-9. School performances are possible one weekday during the run.
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which features the songs from the classic family film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. It tells the story of Charlie Bucket, whose Golden Ticket earns him and his Grandpa a trip to Wonka’s candy factory to compete for the ultimate prize along with four other children from throughout the world. With classic songs such as The Candy Man and the quixotic Oompa-Loompas, the show is a magical tale for the whole family.
This is an open audition for the full production with over 40 roles for males and females ages 6 and up. Auditionees should come prepared with a short musical selection (1 minute). No acapella auditions, please. Auditionees can bring a cd accompaniment with no vocals, mp3, or sheet music. An accompanist will be available. Actors should be prepared to do a cold reading from the script.