Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Audition Timeframe Scheduler

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 NOTE: Why does it say $0.00? We are using our online box office to schedule auditions to make the process efficient and accurate. You will not be charged or asked for a credit card. 

Questions? Please email auditions@uctheatre.org

Please choose 1 timeframe per actor. Please "Checkout" with your name, phone and email at the minimum so we can contact you if needed. Once you have checked out, you will receive an automatic email, confirming your timeframe. Timeframes are limited to approximately 12 actors. If you are unable to sign up for a timeframe, or timeframes are filled, come to the audition and sign up on the Standby List. We will schedule you as we can.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (The play)
By Roald Dahl, Adapted for the Stage by Richard George
Directed by Joanne Parker 

 

PREPARATION: Resume, headshot and audition form. Download UCT Audition Form HERE.

MONOLOGUE: Choose one of the Auditions sides to memorize. DOWNLOAD HERE
WHERE: Utah Children's Theatre STUDIOS: 3601 S State Street SLC, UT 84115 (Building to the north of the main theatre)
WHEN: Saturday October 14th from 9:30am - 12pm
WHO: Adults of all ages, particularly older actors. Teens 13-19  younger actors 8+

CALLBACKS: Will be held by invitation the following week in the evening.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
December 1st 2017 - January 6th. Performances are scheduled for Fridays at 7pm and  Saturdays at 1pm & 4:30pm for a total of 6 weekends and 18 performances.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Rehearsals will begin October on weeknights and Saturday mornings. (Not every actor will be called every night)

COMPENSATION
Actors 18+ are paid $180 for the run of performances. All actors will receive 4 complimentary tickets for the opening weekend.

Character List

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 physically small, but his persona is larger than life. 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. He is looking for a properly obsequious child to whom he can teach all the secrets of his factory. Charlie Bucket is that boy.

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. He must walk by Mr. Wonka’s factory every day on his way to school and smell the tantalizing smell of chocolate as his stomach grumbles. He is almost always cold because he does not have an adequate jacket. 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.

The Oompa-Loompas -  Fun-loving dwarves hailing from Loompaland. Mr. Wonka’s diminutive work force feasts on cacao beans and performs all of the work in the Wonka chocolate factory. They also enjoy dancing, beating drums, and singing songs about what happens to bad children.

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. or Mrs. Gloop -  Augustus’s parent. The Gloops are moronic and indulgent of their son’s overeating. Mrs. Gloop is proud of her son’s appetite and thinks it better that he eat than be a nuisance.

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

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

Messrs. Fickelgruber, Prodnose, and Slugworth -  Wonka’s main competitors. Fickelgruber, Prodnose, and Slugworth each allegedly planted spies at the Wonka factory in order to steal Wonka’s candy-making secrets. The thefts put Mr. Wonka out of business for a long time. One day, Mr. Wonka’s factory mysteriously reopened, though no one has ever been seen going in or out since.


TICKETS 
You may either purchase online, at our theatre or call our Box Office at 801-532-6000 during box office hours. Purchases may be made at the door prior to the performance depending on availability. There are no fees for purchasing online. All tickets, are held at the Box Office to be picked up 30 minutes prior to show time.


EXCHANGES & REFUNDS
Ticket exchanges are $2.50 per ticket exchange (subject to availability) and must be made 48 hrs in advance of either the performance you plan to see or the performance your are exchanging tickets from. You can only exchange for tickets within the same show title.
REFUNDS When you purchase tickets it is like buying a airline ticket. We are reserving your spot for you. It is our policy to not issue refunds or exchanges for missed shows. Earlybird Season Ticket holders receive one (1) free exchange per production title, Premium Season Ticket Holders receive two (2) per production title and Gold Season Ticket Holder receive three (3) per production title.

AGE
4 years of age and up is the general recommendation of Utah Children’s Theatre. However parents will need to make the decision as to whether their child is old enough to enjoy the performance while not disturbing other audience members. Some shows may be more appropriate for older children, while other’s for younger. To see recommendations for a specific show please visit the show page on our website. Babies & toddlers will not be admitted. All patrons must have a ticket.

ARRIVAL TIME
Will Call and the theatre will open 30 minutes before our performances, our lobby will open 45 minutes prior to show time. 

PARKING 
Parking lots are on the North and South side of our building. There is also ample free street parking.

SEATING
Seating is general admission. The theatre is comprised of three seating sections, center (the largest) with smaller left and right stage seating sections. LATE SEATING We make an effort to start our shows on time. In most cases we will seat latecomers at the first convenient break in the performance. Latecomers will be seated in designated seating. In the case of some performances we may not be able to seat you until intermission due to the orientation of our theatre.


CELL PHONES & RECORDING
Cell phones noises and screens are distracting to those around you and the performers. Please turn them to silent or off. The performances are property of The Children's Theatre or in partnership with licensing companies. Photography, video or audio recording of any kind is strictly prohibited by law. 

RESTLESS CHILDREN
Chronically noisy or loud children should be taken out of the auditorium.

INTERMISSION
Intermission is approximately 15 minutes. Baked goods, and house made drinks & treats are offered in the Soda Fountain before the performance and at intermission and after performances. Quick treats are available at the concessions counter in the lobby. UCT concessions are allowed in the theatre. NO OUTSIDE FOOD PERMITTEDThe Soda Fountain and Concessions Counter purchases support our non-profit mission.

WHEELCHAIRS
Please contact 48hrs prior to the performance so that we may remove our accessible seats and reserve seats next to the area we accommodate wheelchairs.

GIFT CERTIFICATES & GIFT CARDS
Gift Certificates can be redeemed online, by phone or in person. UCT does not receive your GC number. It is automatically generated and sent to the email provided upon checkout. Gift Cards may only be purchased in person and may be redeemed online or in person. 
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