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MAUDITIONS

MATH's Summer Auditions for our main-stage musical at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, NY will be held March 22-24th, at the Studios on Main Street, 6054 Main Street, Tannersville, NY.

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We will be holding multiple auditions for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: the Musical, and also accepting self-taped submissions.

Performance Dates:

Friday, July 5th at 7:00 

Saturday, July 6th at 2:00 and 7:00 

HOLD FOR Sunday, July 7th, 2:00 matinee (dependent on ticket sales).

The production will appear at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Tannersville, NY.

Audition Dates and Times:

ALL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE STUDIOS ON MAIN, 6054 MAIN STREET, TANNERSVILLE, NY. 

Friday, March 22nd: 

6pm-8pm: Individual Acting/Singing Slots (FOR LEADS OF ALL AGES)

Saturday, March 23rd:

1pm-2pm: Kids Movement (FOR ENSEMBLE/DANCERS)

2pm-3pm: Adult Dance (FOR ENSEMBLE/DANCERS)

3pm-5pm: Individual Acting/Singing Slots (LEADS OF ALL AGES)

Sunday, March 24th:

12pm-2pm: Individual Acting/Singing Slots (LEADS OF ALL AGES)

2pm-3pm: Callbacks (as needed)

Tuesday, March 26th:

JUST ADDED AN OPEN CASTING AT 6:00PM! ALL AGES, ROLES, INTERESTS

Cast list will be released by April 2nd

Please email maudeadamsinfo@gmail.com with the following:

 

  • Part you are auditioning for (can be multiple)

  • Resume (if you have one--if not a brief paragraph about you)

  • Headshot (if you have one--snapshot if not)

  • Preferred time slot from list below 

 

We will also accept video auditions should you not be able to attend in person, just email and you will be put in touch directly with the director of the play for further instructions. 

All parts are open and available. Non-Equity, high-level community theater (no monetary compensation, no fees charged for participation). Equal opportunity casting.

CONFLICTS: Please bring your conflicts to auditions, where you will be provided with a full rehearsal schedule. We have also attached a preliminary calendar at the bottom of this page.

Audition sides available upon submission. Full plays scripts available at https://issuu.com/mtivault/docs/c_cf_lib for perusal.  

VOLUNTEERS: We welcome volunteers who would like to be involved in all aspects of the productions. Please email maudeadamsinfo@gmail.com to learn more about costume design, set design and build out, painting, stage management, ushering, and other opportunities to support community theater!

Callbacks will be at the request of the directors. Receiving a callback is not a guarantee of casting in a role, nor is the lack of a callback indication of not being cast in a role. Callbacks are mainly used to determine chemistry between actors. We will be casting understudies for parts of Charlie, Grandpa Joe, Wonka, and the four children. 

Available Time Slots: We will be holding individual auditions every 15 minutes, so please indicate what time slot you would like when you submit your information, and come early for check in.

We will also want to hear you read with other actors, so please plan to stay for an hour in case we'd like to pull you in to a scene. If you would like to audition with a friend, please do so! Just sign up for the same time slot, and indicate that you are auditioning together.

Please bring your sides and a 16 bar cut of an up-tempo song (either from the show or a similar show), with pre-recorded tracks (or a cappella). We will provide a blue-tooth speaker.

FRIDAY: Principal Role (all ages) Auditions

If you are planning to audition for one of the main characters, please choose a slot, and prepare a 16 bar cut of an uptempo song (either from CHARLIE or a similar show), with your own pre-recorded tracks (or a cappella). We will provide a blue-tooth speaker. 

6:00

Saturday: Children's Ensemble (Non-leads) Auditions

This is mainly for kids who prefer to be in the ensemble, or have little or no experience on stage. There are a number of "featured ensemble" roles, from children, to Oompa Loompa's, to a group of very poorly behaved squirrels. There are also back-up dancers to both Violet and Mike, so bring your moves! Feel free to come to a Principle Role audition as well!

 

If you would like to audition for the Children's Ensemble and Featured Ensemble Roles, please come to this movement audition. Choreography will be varied and suited for all levels of experience. We will provide a fun, pre-recorded dance sequence for you to learn and perform. If your child is unable to attend this audition, please just let us know and we will be in touch. 

1:00pm: Ages 6-9

1:30pm: Ages 10-14

Saturday: Adult's Ensemble (Non-leads) Role Auditions

If you would like to audition for the Adult's Ensemble and Featured Ensemble Roles, please come to this movement audition. Choreography will be varied and suited for all levels of experience. We will provide a pre-recorded dance sequence for you to learn and perform. If you are unable to attend this audition and only want to be a part of the ensemble, or if you are only interested in singing, and not movement, please contact us and we'll be in touch. Ages 15-100!

2:00-3:00pm

SATURDAY: Principal Role (all ages) Auditions (continued)

If you are planning to audition for one of the main characters, please choose a slot, and prepare a 16 bar cut of an uptempo song (either from CHARLIE or a similar show), with your own pre-recorded tracks (or a cappella). We will provide a blue-tooth speaker. 

3:00

4:00

SUNDAY: Principal Role (all ages) Auditions (continued)

If you are planning to audition for one of the main characters, please choose a slot, and prepare a 16 bar cut of an uptempo song (either from CHARLIE or a similar show), with your own pre-recorded tracks (or a cappella). We will provide a blue-tooth speaker. 

12:00

 

1:00

SUNDAY: Callbacks

We will be holding callbacks on Sunday afternoon, at the Director's discretion. If you are not "called back" that doesn't necessarily mean you are not going to be cast in a featured roll.  

2:00-3:00pm

TUESDAY: Final Callbacks

We will be holding callbacks on Sunday afternoon, at the Director's discretion. If you are not "called back" that doesn't necessarily mean you are not going to be cast in a featured roll.  

4:00-6:00pm

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Musical

Book by David Grieg, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

From the Director, Liz Piccoli:

Director's Note:

 

Thank you for choosing to audition for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Maude Adams Theatre Hub.  We are extremely excited to be re-creating the fantastical world of Willy Wonka on the stage of the Orpheum this summer.  For the audition process, please be prepared with a side for the role/roles you are interested in and feel free to put your own individuality and creative choices into these characters.  Above all, have fun! We are also asking for you to prepare a song that you feel comfortable with and will showcase your voice and personality for the audition.  Please bring your own music track.  There will be a dance audition as well and the combination can be found in the drive to pre-prepare yourselves.  For the call-backs on Sunday, we may ask you to sing a song from the show and read additional sides.  This is a teaching environment as well, since there will be many young actors cast, so if you don't know something or have questions, please feel free to ask.  We are here to craft a respectful and kind experience, and do our best to bring out the best in all of the actors involved in the production.  Let's all get excited about finding the golden ticket this summer!  As your Director, I'm extremely proud to be a part of this team and can't wait to meet you. 

Questions: maudeadamsinfo@gmail.com

Description (From the MTI Website)

Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including "Candy Man," "I've Got a Golden Ticket," "Oompa Loompa Song," and "Pure Imagination."

The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory…but only to a lucky few. Young Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is your golden ticket to producing a crowd-pleasing, outrageous ensemble musical with plenty of delicious roles.

Cast Size: Medium (18 main parts)

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast (with many featured ensemble roles)

Character Breakdown (From the MTI Website) 

Please note: Genders are not pre-assumed, nor will necessarily be traditionally cast. 

Willy Wonka

The sly, charming star of the show. Lithe, eccentric. His larger than life persona can go from charming and comical, to magically mysterious and dark.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Charlie Bucket 

Sweet, smart, hopeful and loving. A boy with wonderful innocence and vulnerability.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G#3

Grandpa Joe 

Impish. He is Charlie's imaginative, fun, kind and loving grandfather. After many years being confined to a bed, his childish energy returns when Charlie finds the Golden Ticket.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G#2

Mrs. Bucket

Charlie's warm and kind-hearted mother. Worrier. Generous and loving.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Grandma Josephine

One of Charlie's bedridden grandparents. No movement required.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Grandma Georgina

One of Charlie's bedridden grandparents. No movement required.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Grandpa George 

One of Charlie's bedridden grandparents. No movement required.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: F2

Mrs. Gloop

Augustus's German, moronic, Wagnerian mother. Mirthlessly smiles as though it were affixed to the front of her face.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Augustus Gloop 

Rampantly over-active.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mr. Salt

Veruca's goofy, eccentric, distracted, hilarious father. Finds it impossible to say no, giving in to every ridiculous demand his daughter makes.

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Veruca Salt

Vicious and determined.

Vocal range top: Db5

Vocal range bottom: Ab4

Mr. Beauregarde

Violet's ineffectual father. Ignores his back-talking, insult-hurling daughter.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Violet Beauregarde 

Confident, forward, and full of attitude.

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

Mike Teavee

A fireplug with a ridiculous amount of energy.

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Teavee

She needs amphetamines to get through the day and deal with her outrageous son. Tense, extreme, and hilarious.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Green

A vegetable vender who will double as an Oompa Loompa

Jerry

Non-singing role: television commentator. Can double with Oompa Loompa

Cherry

Non-singing role: television commentator. Can double with Oompa Loompa

Ensemble

In Act One: Townspeople, children, back-up singers for main characters

In Act Two: Oompa Loompas

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule

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