Spring Production

Willy Wonka Auditions

Roxy Young Company’s Willy Wonka Jr. Audition

Auditions for Willy Wonka Jr. will be held at the Roxy Theatre on the following evenings:

December 5 and December 6

Performers may be called back for an additional audition (callback) on Tuesday, December 13. (All information related to callbacks will be communicated to performers via e-mail.)

In order to audition for the show, please do the following:

  1. Email producer Lacey Mooney to set up an audition time. laceym@roxytheatre.ca. Please write WILLY WONKA AUDITION in the subject line.
  2. Please include the name and age of the person auditioning, as well as what character they are auditioning for (if known). Character descriptions can be found below.
  3. Please ensure you are willing and available to commit to rehearsals. Rehearsals run three times a week (Mondays, Tuesdays and the occasional Thursday from 4:15-6:15pm) *Please note* depending on your character, you might not be needed at all rehearsals. A detailed schedule will go out once the show is cast. 
  4. Please ensure you are willing and available to commit to the 8 shows. There will be performances for school audiences on May 10 and 11 during the day, evening shows on Friday May 12 and Saturday May 13 and two matinees on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. 
  5. Once you receive confirmation of your audition slot, an audition packet will go out via email with all material needed for that character. 

WILLY WONKA 

The mysterious title character. He is charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. A chocolatier who guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory. He is looking for someone new to take over his candy empire. 

GRANDMA JOSEPHINA, GRANDMA GEORGINA, and GRANDPA GEORGE 

Charlie’s three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. These actors need to have good comedic timing.

CHARLIE BUCKET 

Our story’s earnest protagonist. From a modest home life, he is humble and non-competitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose honesty and general good nature wins Wonka over. 

GRANDPA JOE 

A caring, patient, and kindhearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka’s factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor. 

MR. BUCKET 

Charlie Bucket’s nurturing, overworked father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

MRS. BUCKET 

Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. 

PHINEOUS TROUT 

A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.

AUGUSTUS GLOOP 

A ticket winner who is a gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. 

MRS. GLOOP 

Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings “I Eat More!” 

MIKE TEAVEE 

A ticket winner who is an obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and any other mind numbing technological device. 

MS. TEAVEE 

Mike Teavee’s permissive mother. She is a polished housewife and perfectly put together. She accompanies Mike on the tour of the Wonka factory. 

VIOLET BEAUREGARDE 

A ticket winner who is a show-off with a competitive streak. Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia. Violet seizes every opportunity to take risks and be center stage. 

MRS. BEAUREGARDE 

Violet’s enthusiastic mother who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst impulses. She accompanies Violet on the tour of the Wonka factory. 

VERUCA SALT 

A ticket winner who is a wealthy, spoiled British girl. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. 

MR. SALT 

A wealthy British salesman who regularly flaunts his privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter. He accompanies Veruca on the tour of the Wonka factory. 

JAMES 

James is Charlie’s friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with Matilda and Charlie. 

MATILDA 

Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie’s, but she’s a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with James and Charlie. 

ENSEMBLE 

A variety of characters such as the townspeople, workers, chefs, and Oompa-Loompas will be played by the ensemble. 

Past Production – Matilda JR