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Willy Wonka The Musical Jr. Audition

Presented by Hillel Academy of Tampa

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Welcome to the auditions for Hillel Academy of Tampa’s production of Willy Wonka The Musical Jr.! Please read the details of this email carefully.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Auditions:

When: Thursday, August 18th 2022, 3:15-6:00 p.m.

Who:Students in grades 2-8 (2nd graders do not have to audition)

Where:Hillel Academy (room to be determined)

Auditions will consist of a reading from the play and a singing audition. We are looking for a few things in these auditions. For the acting part of the audition, you will read a scene from the play. For the singing audition, you will learn a short song from the show that you will sing. Below, you will find several “sides” from the play. These are lines of dialogue and songs from the play for particular characters. You should study this prior to the auditions so that you can perform in character. Though not required, it is best to memorize the lines for the character you choose to read for. We are looking for projection (you are loud enough so everyone seated in the theater can hear you), inflection (you have an emotional quality to your voice), and character (you offer something unique to the character you are playing). Please don’t be nervous. Get up there and give it the best you’ve got! No acting experience is necessary, the auditions simply help us find the right character for your child.

Mandatory Parent Meeting

Tuesday, August 23 from 6:00-7:00pm via Zoom. (Link will be sent via email) At least one parent or representative of every cast member MUST attend this meeting. Cast members are also strongly encouraged to attend this meeting.

Rehearsal Schedule

During the fall rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 3:15 - 5:30 pm and Fridays from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm. In the Spring they will be held on Thursday and Fridays from 3:15 - 5:30. In May, this may increase to 3 days per week. It is very important that your children attend all rehearsals, if something comes up please communicate with the Director.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is a total of $300 for the cast. Complete the audition form by clicking the button below.

Tech Crew

The technical crew of a show is responsible for creating the visual world in which the story takes place. We have lots of positions available for students interested in working on the technical side of a theatre production. Please know that if you are selected for this position, you will be held accountable for said duties and responsibilities. There is no participation fee to be a part of the tech crew, but you must complete an application (see button below).

Here is a general list of all tech positions available:

Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Costumes, Sound and Lighting, and Props.

First Rehearsal

The first rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, August 24th from 3:15 - 5:30pm. A complete schedule will be provided in advance.

Performance Date

May 21, 2023 at Carrollwood Cultural Center.

Casting Calls

Roles will be assigned on Tuesday, August 23. Each family will receive an email with the cast list. This show is looking for lots of speaking/singing roles. Cast members will be selected by the audition supervisors.

Parental Involvement

If any parents would like to volunteer on the day of the performance or otherwise, please contact Ronit Gordon gordonronit@gmail.com

The production team is thankful for the chance to work with you and your child! We look forward to seeing your child at auditions.

If you have any questions, please email Ronit Gordon gordonronit@gmail.com

Register And Complete Audition Form

Signup To Be On Tech Crew

Song Options For Specific Characters

Character Breakdown

Audition Sides