December 7, 2017
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - EPA - Singers
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Seeking:Willie Wonka: Male, 40-49, the sly, charming, eternally youthful star of the show; lithe, eccentric, and remarkably physical; must have the ability to be filled with boundless energy and be physically light on his feet; has a larger than life persona that can go from charming and comical, to magically mysterious and dark; baritone/tenor voice; principal. Charlie Bucket: Male, 10, boy, about age 10; any ethnicity; sweet, smart, hopeful and loving; a boy with wonderful innocence and vulnerability; honest actor and an excellent singer with a naturally innocent, unchanged voice; principal. Grandpa Joe: Male, 60-69, impish, remarkably physical (dance skills a plus), he is Charlie’s imaginative, fun, kind and loving grandfather; after many years being confined to a bed, his childish energy returns when Charlie finds the Golden Ticket; principal. Mrs. Bucket: Female, 30-39, Charlie’s warm and kind-hearted mother; a worrier; generous and loving; great dancer; a distinctive pop/folk voice; principal. Augustus Gloop: Male, 18+, short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; round and full-faced, but rampantly over-active despite his size; speaks with a German accent; excellent singer and comic actor; principal. Mrs. Gloop: Female, 30-49, Augustus’s German, moronic, Wagnerian mother; a huge presence with a huge voice; mirthlessly smiles as though it were affixed to the front of her face; fantastic singer and comedienne; mezzo; principal. Veruca Salt: Female, 18+, short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; vicious and beautiful; must be an excellent dancer (pointe) and/or gymnast, able to dance not only classical ballet, but also tear herself to shreds; spends the entire show in pointe shoes; comic actress with a character singing/screaming voice; principal. Mr. Salt: Male, 30-49, Veruca’s tall, hilarious, eccentric, distracted, Russian father; finds it impossible to say no, giving in to every ridiculous demand his daughter makes; excellent comic actor with a baritone singing voice; principal. Violet Beauregard: Female, 18+, African American, short, youthful adult female 18+ to play a 9-12 year old girl; African-American; while she’s physically tiny, she has a huge pop/R&B voice and great hip-hop dance skills; confident, forward, and full of attitude; great singer; principal. Mr. Beauregard: Male, 30-49, African American, Violet’s ineffectual father; ignores his back-talking, insult-hurling daughter; great dancer with a soul/pop/R&B voice; beat-boxing skills a plus; principal. Mike Teavee: Male, 18+, short, youthful adult male 18+ to play a 9-12 year old boy; any ethnicity; a fireplug with a ridiculous amount of energy; square, powerful, tiny, and terrifying; a voice that cuts through steel; great tenor singer; principal. Mrs. Teavee: Female, 30-49, she needs amphetamines to get through the day and deal with her outrageous son; tense, extreme, and hilarious; great singer; principal.
APPOINTMENTS - 'Will Rogers Follies' & 'Oliver!' - Singers
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Seeking:WILL ROGERS FOLLIES ZIEGEILD’S FAVORITE – Female, 25-35, a beautiful showgirl, tall and stunning (5;7” and above) ambitious, sly, flirtatious, great dancer,surprised when she gets hurt and rejected. Strong singing voice required. Must Tap all ethnicities please submit. WILEY POST – Male 42-55 character actor, head in the clouds, confident starring in his own movie about himself, so self absorbed, probably not the smartest. Will u/s the role of Will Rogers ______________ OLIVER! FAGIN – Male 40-60’s leader of the children’s gang, Devious and crafty, very personable but a user and only out for himself. Character singing voice Seeking all ethnicities for this role NANCY – Female, 30’s a barmaid, a graduate of Fagin’s gang. In love with Bill Sykes but longs for a better life. Must have a strong singing voice and good movement skills Seeking all ethnicities for this role BILL SYKES – Male 30’s-40’s Worked in Fagin’s gang but has graduated to master criminal. Good looking in a rough sort of way, sociopath, a killer who only looks after himself Strong baritone voice needed Seeking all ethnicities for this role