Saline Area Players are holding open auditions for Roald Dahl's Wily Wonka. Audition for kids ages 7 years old through high school will take place from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 27 at the Saline Middle School Auditorium, 7190 N. Maple Rd. Saline. Auditions for adults will take place on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 or Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m at the same location. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 at Liberty School Auditorium. Rehearsals will typically take place 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, with an occasional Friday or Wednesday rehearsal. Rehearsals will begin February 11. The show will be performed at Saline High School April 19-21.
Adult auditioners should be prepared to sing 16 bars of a musical theater song. Kids will be asked to sing a portion of The Candy Man (see website for details). These songs will be taught at auditions and also at the audition workshop on January 13 (see below). All will be asked to do cold readings from the script and improvisational exercises. Those auditioning should also bring a list of their conflicts between February 11 and April 21. Men, women and children/teens are needed for this cast.
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a musical play that combines elements of both Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with newly created material. This 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. Willy Wonka runs a contest in which the 5 lucky people who find Golden Tickets inside Wonka bars win a tour of the chocolate factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. As they go through the tour, the temptations abound and some find they can’t resist what’s inside, with calamitous results. Familiar songs include Pure Imagination and The Candy Man plus many more.
Full audition information and character descriptions are listed on the website: www.salineareaplayers.org. Questions about auditions should be directed to the director, Tami Hindes at 517-902-9960 or firstname.lastname@example.org