Auditions announced for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

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Grand Haven’s Central Park Players will hold auditions for its fall musical, “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,”  Sunday and Monday August 14 and 15 at the Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven. Registrations begin at 6:30 and the auditions run from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

The musical follows the adventures of Charlie Bucket, one of the lucky children chosen to visit Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. This adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale brings some of your favorite characters from the motion picture, to the stage.

Director by Trudi Kerkstra and music director Karen Frederiksen ask that those interested in auditioning bring a one minute prepared song. You may or bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment, please do not bring a CD that has vocal tracks or sing a capella.

Choreographer Rachel Bethke also recommends that those who arrive at auditions wear clothes they can move in and shoes that fully fasten to feet. No sandals, crocs, flip flops or bare feet will be allowed onstage for the dance segment.

There are 13 roles plus ensemble parts available for adults and children. Click here for list of roles available and suggested ages.

Production dates for “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” are October 7-9, 14-16 and 21-22. Those who audition are asked to bring a list of week day evening conflicts from August 22 to the show dates listed above. For more information go to the Players website or call 616-843-3906.

Categories: Theatre

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