Youth can audition for ‘Willy Wonka Junior’
Friday, August 23, 2013
MANCHESTER – On Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. and on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m., the Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts invites youth to audition for “Willy Wonka Junior.”
Roald Dahl’s 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, which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.,” featuring a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “Doctor Dolittle”) and Anthony Newley, follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.
Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.
Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, while the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket.
Charlie takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.
This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. With this show’s perfect cast size, featuring roles for all ages, this production will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination.
Lyrics and music are by Bricusse and Newley. It was adapted for the stage by Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald.
Majestic’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” is directed by Rebecca Rush, assisted by Carla Sinclair.
Auditions will be held at The Majestic Theatre rehearsal studio at 922 Elm St., Suite 315, downtown Manchester.
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts will present “Willy Wonka Jr.” for public audiences on Oct. 25-27. Special thanks to our sponsor, Target.
Visit www.majestictheatre.net for audition requirements, schedule and a character list or call 669-7469 for more information.
The Majestic is a nonprofit New Hampshire community arts organization.