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Pau-Wa-Lu Players holding auditions for Willy Wonka Jr.

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Pau-Wa-Lu Players are holding auditions for Willy Wonka Jr. 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5-6 at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School. Pau-Wa-Lu Players musical productions are available only to Douglas County School District students from 6th to 9th grade. 

Callbacks are 3 to 6 p.m., Dec. 7 for people being considered for lead roles and oompa-loompas.

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Willy Wonka/The Candy Man (male) – an enigmatic character, once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. Someone with a great voice, funny, yet serious, strong actor.

Charlie Bucket (male) – the emotional heart and soul of the musical, lots of enthusiasm, in nearly every scene, strong actor

Mrs. and Mr. Bucket – Mr. and Mrs. Bucket are roles for kids with nice voices and natural nurturers. Both sing solos. They can also double as oompa-loompas in the second half of the show.

Grandma Josephina, Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George – These three grandparents are mainly nonsinging characters. Good comedic timing and strong acting. These actors can double as oompa-loompas in the second half of the show.

Grandpa Joe – Must be a strong actor who can be kind and funny – singing is secondary in this role. Must be a compassionate actor.

James – Charlie’s friend from school. Few lines, sings the intro of The Candy Man along with Matilda and Charlie

Matilda – Matilda is a schoolmate of Charlie’s, bit of a bully. Few lines and sings along with James and Charlie in the intro of The Candy Man

Phineous Trout (male or female) -The reporter who announces the winners of the Goldent Ticket contest. Requires some singing, can be played by Wonka or another actor (boy or girl).

 Augustus Gloop – The overachieving eater who represents the evils of too much eating. Character voice.

Mrs. Gloop – Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies her son on the tour of the factory and sings “I Eat More” (one of the more difficult songs in the score). Requires an actress who isn’t afraid to take risks.

Veruca Salt -The wealthy spoiled brat. Her solo is tricky and comes late in the show, must have a strong voice.

Mr. Salt – Sings very little.

Violet Beauregarde – Gum chewer extraordinaire, from Georgia (southern accent) – blue collar middle class brat, must have a strong voice

Mrs. Beauregarde – Teacher of geography and has invested a lot of money on therapy for her daughter. Non-singing, also has a southern accent

Mike Teavee – He is loud and obnoxious, does not know the word no. Should be a reasonable singer

Ms. Teavee -Television mom of the past – 1950s style mom, perfectly put together, a bit vacant, and must have a good voice

Oompa-Loompa 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 – Five oompa-loompas have solo lines in “The Golden Age of Chocolate”


Oompa-Loompas – Dancers and singers, also part of the ensemble

Candy Man Kids (Sophie, Danny, Alfie, Billie)- These kids sing The Candy Man and are also part of the ensemble.

Cooks – The cooks appear during the song “I Eat More” and are also part of the ensemble.

Squirrels -The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles.