It’s time to get your GOLDEN ticket!!!

Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse & Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Tim Robinson

February 02 -04, 2018
Friday & Saturday at 7:00PM
Sunday at 2:00PM

Audition Information
Willy Wonka Auditions: Main Role, Featured Dancer and Ensemble Auditions are

Monday October 16th, and Tuesday October 17th 6pm-9pm

at the Marion Civic Center.

You only need to audition one of these days. Everyone who registers will audition. All auditions are integrated for Willy Wonka - Meaning there is no separate Featured Dancer audition night. See below for more details.


Audition Registration Fee is:  $65.00 per single child; $108 for 2 or more children

Main Role Auditions: 
Please prepare a short monologue(30 seconds) and 16-24 bars of a song, preferably musical theater genre and preferably sheet music, there will be a pianist available. We will allow music on a CD this year! We understand not everyone has easy access to sheet music or a piano. Bring your dance shoes, if you have some, you will be learning a short choreographed combination for auditions.

Featured Dancer Only & Ensemble Auditions:
If you are auditioning for a Featured Dancer Only role, please mark that on your registration form. After you register or you register your child, they will come on stage with a handful of other kids so we can meet them. We’ll ask them to tell us their name, something about themselves, a hobby or what they like. Everyone auditioning for Featured Dancer Only or Ensemble will sing "Happy Birthday" with the accompanist. Bring your dance shoes, if you have some, you will be learning a short choreographed combination.

After Tuesday’s auditions we’ll post a callback list on Kre8ive’s Facebook page and Website. Callback date and time TBD, at the New Kre8ive building in Herrin. They will consist of readings and music from Willy Wonka.

Check for updates at Kre8ive’s Facebook page & our website, 
Audition Forms will be available at auditions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding auditions, please contact 

See you on stage!! Break A Leg!!

Willy Wonka
Character Descriptions:

Mr. Willy Wonka - The eccentric owner of the Wonka chocolate factory. Mr. Wonka is the most renowned candy maker in the world and an endless combination of opposing parts. He is old but filled with a boundless energy. He is also both charming and insensitive. His decision to open his factory to five lucky children is actually a calculated ploy to find the perfect child to take over his factory.

Charlie Bucket - The protagonist of the novel. Charlie is unassuming and respectful toward everyone in his life. He is undernourished but refuses to ever take an extra portion of food because it would deprive another member of his family... Even though he has every reason to complain, he never does. Charlie is exactly the kind of child that Mr. Wonka wants.

Grandpa Joe - Charlie’s paternal grandfather. Grandpa Joe spends all his time in bed with the other three Bucket grandparents. He is extremely imaginative and fun loving. He realizes a return of his childish energy when Charlie finds the golden ticket. He thinks Mr. Wonka’s idea to send out golden tickets is a marketing stroke of genius, and he continues to think Mr. Wonka is brilliant while the other parents think he is mad. Grandpa Joe is kind and loving and also sensible. He is Charlie’s greatest friend and confidant.

Augustus Gloop - A fat boy who loves nothing but eating. Augustus is rude and insubordinate in his never-ending quest to fill his own face. His parents choose to indulge him rather than listen to his whining. He suffers for his greed in the factory: while sucking from the chocolate river, he falls in and is sucked up by one of the super pipes. He comes out changed on the other side, as evidenced by his new thin body.

Veruca Salt - A spoiled brat. Veruca demands anything she wants and throws tantrums until her parents meet her demands. She is mean and completely self-involved, and her parents always acquiesce to her wishes. Veruca’s impetuousness causes her trouble at the factory. She demands to own one of Wonka’s trained squirrels, but when she marches in to claim it, it deems her a “bad nut” and sends her down the garbage chute. Mingled with garbage, she comes out changed at the end of the story.

Violet Beauregarde - An avid gum chewer. Violet’s attempt to beat a gum-chewing record completely consumes her. At the factory her gum-chewing antics become her downfall when she grabs an experimental piece of gum against Mr. Wonka’s advice. She eagerly chews the gum and turns into a giant blueberry. After being juiced by Oompa-Loompas, she leaves the factory changed.

Mike Teavee – A boy who cares only for television. The more guns and violence on a show, the more Mike likes it. Mike is slightly more complex than the other bad children in that he is smart enough to realize when Mr. Wonka is lying to him. Still, his attempts to get answers to his questions go completely unheeded. At the factory he wants nothing more than to check out the chocolate television room. Once there he spies the opportunity to be on television himself. Without regard for his own safety, he engineers a filming of himself and ends up shrinking down to a couple of inches. The Oompa-Loompas stretch him out to twice his normal height in the end.

Mr. Bucket - Charlie’s hard-working father. Mr. Bucket works tirelessly to provide for his family, which includes two sets of grandparents. In spite of his efforts, Mr. Bucket barely earns enough money for his family to survive.

Mrs. Bucket - Charlie’s mother. Mrs. Bucket worries constantly about her son. She unfailingly tries to give Charlie her portion of a meal, which he always refuses. She is extremely giving in her efforts to take care of the four invalided grandparents with whom she lives.

Grandma Josephine - Charlie’s paternal grandmother. Grandma Josephine, like her fellow grandparents, spends all her time in bed. She loves Charlie and is quick to judge others.

Grandpa George - Charlie’s maternal grandfather. Grandpa George is pessimistic and terse. He does not seem as judgmental as the grandmothers and clearly loves Charlie.

Grandma Georgina - Charlie’s maternal grandmother. She is the mirror image of Grandma Josephine. She too is very quick to judge others.

Mr. and Mrs. Salt - Veruca’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Salt are at their daughter’s beck and call. Whenever she screams and cries they give in to her every demand. Mr. Salt goes so far as to divert his entire factory from shelling peanuts to shelling candy bars in order to get Veruca the golden ticket she demands.

Mr. and Mrs. Teavee - Mike’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Teavee are hands-off parents. They allow the television to parent their son.

Mr. and Mrs. Beauregarde - Violet’s parents. The Beauregardes are weak and ineffectual. They let their daughter talk back to them and ignore her insults.

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