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   Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. Roald Dahl's 
   Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble   roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.


AUDITIONS: Saturday, June 10 from 1:00 – 4:00. Besides auditioning, this will be a time for participants to get to know each other before digging into rehearsals. Activities will include games and watching the movie. Those that are unable to attend this day may schedule an audition time on Sunday, June 11. Keep in mind there is a possibility you will be called back on Sunday (11th) to perform additional material. 

PRE-PERFORMANCE WEEK REHEARSALS: June 19 - July 21 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

PERFORMANCE WEEK REHEARSALS: July 24 - 28 Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm and Thursday from 5:00 - 9:00

PERFORMANCES: Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, July 30 at 2:00. A cast party will follow Sunday’s performance.

AGE: This show is open to anyone ages 6 to 17. We are especially in search of BOYS!

COST: Sign up by April 30 and receive a $25 discount: $200 (+tax). Registration cost after April 30: $225 (+tax.) Participants will also need to invest in basic attire that will be used for costumes.

LOCATION: Auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at our gym in Blaine (1618 99th Lane, Blaine).

REGISTRATION: You may register over the phone, in person at JH Gymnastics or JH Dance Connection or online. After registering we will send you a form to fill out. 

ATTENDANCE: It is very important that each participant attend each day of rehearsal. If time is missed there will be the opportunity to make it up. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, someone ends up missing too much rehearsal time, they may not be able to partake in a particular scene/musical number.

about auditioning

Everyone will sing a portion of a song from the show and read a portion of the script (known as a "side"). Which side you read from and song you sing will depend on what role you are auditioning for. Refer to ROLE DESCRIPTIONS and the SCRIPT (above) to familiarize yourself with all the roles there are to play.

Keep these things in mind as you prepare the audition material:

  • EXPRESS: Speak and sing with good facial and vocal expression!
  • PROJECT: Speak and sing with good volume!
  • ENUNCIATE: Speak and sing clearly!

CALL BACKS: There is a possibility that you will be called back on Sunday (11th) to perform additional material.



If you are auditioning for the role of CHARLIE you should prepare the song THINK POSITIVE REPRISE/I'VE GOT A GOLDEN TICKET. During the audition, you will have a Wonka Bar in your hands as you sing. During the first portion of the song (THINK POSITIVE REPRISE) you should sing to the Wonka Bar. After you say, "Think positive!", you will open the Wonka Bar and find a golden ticket. During the second portion of the song (I'VE GOT A GOLDEN TICKET) you should sing to the "audience" with the golden ticket in hand. Feel free to move around as you sing. The song should be memorized.

If you are auditioning for a role OTHER THAN Charlie, you should prepare the song, THE CANDY MAN. You may have the lyrics in front of you as you audition.

Two tracks are provided, a vocal track and an instrumental track. You will be auditioning with the instrumental track. 

Think positive reprise/I've got a golden ticket (Audition track - vocal)

Think positive reprise/I've got a golden ticket (Audition track - instrumental)

The candy man (Audition track - vocal)

The candy man (Audition track - instrumental)


If you are auditioning for one of the roles below, you should prepare the side that correlates with that role. If you are auditioning for a role other than the roles listed below OR if you are not auditioning for any SPECIFIC role, you should prepare the ALL OTHER ROLES side, reading the part of the Candy Man. The side does NOT need to be memorized but should be well rehearsed! Remember to EXPRESS your character as much as possible!

Show tracks


The candyman - vocal (changed voice range)

The candyman - vocal (unchanged voice range)

think positive - vocal

Cheer up charlie - vocal

Think positive reprise/I've got a golden ticket - vocal

at the gates - vocal

factory revealed sequence - vocal

there's no knowing - vocal

oompa loompa 1 - vocal

oompa loompa 2 - vocal

oompa loompa 3 - vocal

oompa loompa 4 - vocal

Finale - Vocal