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The Friends of the Opera House are pleased to announce auditions for actors and technicians for their upcoming productions of
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Sweeney Todd.
You may audition for both shows, however, you will only be able to perform in one show as they overlap rehearsal and performances.

See the casting details below.

The auditions will be by video submission.

*We are accepting submissions from May 20th to June 1st, 2024

Please fill out the online audition form.
Audition Form (follow this link)

Auditioners should sing roughly 16 measures (30 to 45 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song that shows off their style and range.
Please state your name clearly and the roles for which you are auditioning.

The auditioner will also need to present to us one of the following
(pick one) for Roughly 30 seconds:

  • Tell us about your favorite vacation

  • Tell us about your favorite teacher or pet

  • Tell us your favorite joke

  • Tell us about your favorite superhero or cartoon character and why

Please note that we are looking to see your personality and stage presence.  When telling your story please let your personality shine through.

When submitting your remote audition video, please fill out the audition form and then upload your audition to Youtube as "unlisted" and email the link to 

auditions@elginoperahouse.com
Please be sure to include the name of the auditioner in your email. 

Here is a quick tutorial showing you how to upload your audition to Youtube: https://youtu.be/qlJw2qCiSOY

Please direct questions regarding Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to: auditions@elginoperahouse.com

Please direct questions regarding Sweeney Todd to: grant@elginoperahouse.com

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Performance dates & times: September 21 through October 12, 2024.
Fridays - 7:30 curtain

Saturdays - 12:30 and 4:30 curtain

Rehearsals will begin in late July. We may call certain ensemble members earlier to work out more complicated sequences.

Directed by  Terry Hale & Liam Bloodgood
Choreography by Abigail Grigg
Music Direction by Trevor Winder

 

Character Breakdown

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.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

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

Gender: Male (may be played by a boy or girl)
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.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G#2

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

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Grandma Josephine
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Grandma Georgina
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Grandpa George
Gender: Male
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.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Augustus Gloop
Rampantly over-active.

Gender: Male
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.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Veruca Salt
Vicious and determined.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab4

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

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Violet Beauregarde
Confident, forward, and full of attitude.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

Mike Teavee
A fireplug with a ridiculous amount of energy.

Gender: Male
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.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Green
Gender: Female

Jerry
Gender: Male

Cherry

 

Oompa Loompas - Kids ages 8 and older

Ensemble

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim’s macabre masterpiece comes

To the Opera House in October

Performance dates & times: October  4 - 26, 2024
Fridays - 7:30 curtain

Saturdays - 2:30 and 7:30 curtain

Directed by Grant Turner

 

We are looking for a cast of 17 to help tell this amazing story

 

Certain Roles; Sweeney Todd, Mrs Lovett, Anthony, and Joanna have been pre-cast, but everything else is open and we will consider women for male roles such as Toby, Pirelli, and the Beadle 

 

As Sondheim is notoriously challenging we’d prefer people with a strong musical theatre background, and the ability to read music is an absolute plus.

 

Most specifically, Sondheim writes his musicals for very good storytellers so please select an audition piece that shows off your acting chops

 

Rehearsals will begin late August/early September 

We are auditioning for the following roles:
 

Tobias Ragg
A poor youngster apprenticed to Pirelli. He finds a surrogate family in Todd and Lovett.
Gender: Male
Age: 12 to 18
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

 

Judge Turpin
A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian. He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: E2

 

The Beadle
A pompous public official. He is deeply loyal to the corrupt Turpin.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Beggar Woman
A deranged and schizophrenic woman who harbors a dark, surprising secret.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

 

Adolfo Pirelli
A flamboyant Italian rival barber; a charlatan with a secret past.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Jonas Fogg
The owner of Fogg's Asylum. He sells the hair of madmen to wigmakers.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 60

 

Ensemble
Townspeople; Policemen; Lunatics

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