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Auditions:

 

CROWNS: September 16th 6pm-10pm and September 18th 7pm-10pm // Callbacks September 19th 7pm-10pm

Director: Keenan Carver

Characters:
CASTING
6f, 1m
 
YOLANDA: (Late Teens/Early 20’s) (African-American) Yolanda is the youngest of the group, the outsider who resists the other women in their attempts to welcome her into their family. She is a edgy young woman from Brooklyn. Yolanda asserts herself as a rebellious spirit and bucks the traditions that the others hold sacred. This character also has rap. African Deity: Ogun, Orisha of Iron, War, and Labor.
 
WANDA: (40’s/50’s) {ALTO} (African-American) Wanda is the most ladylike woman of the group. Her hat stories are full of propriety and decorum as well as fond recollections. Wanda is a “hat queen”. She developed her love of hats from her Grandma Em. African Deity: Oshun, Orisha of the Rivers and Water.
 
JEANETTE: (30’s/40’s) {ALTO} (African-American) Jeanette is flirtatious, brassy, fun loving and full of the joy of spirituality. Her hat stories include a memorable gift from a white acquaintance and the memory of her father’s favorite hat. Jeanette is a great admirer of Mother Shaw. Nonetheless, she wouldn’t even think about loaning a hat to Mother Shaw — or anyone else. African Deity: Yemaya, Orisha of Seas, Life Giving of the Ocean.
 
VELMA: (30’s) {SOPRANO} (African-American) Velma refers to herself as a hat queen and coins the phrase “hattitude” for the way a woman ought to carry herself in a hat. She is tougher than she looks – hard times have offered her many life lessons. Velma grew up on a tobacco farm and later worked for a funeral home. African Deity: Oya, Orisa of Violent Storms.
 
MOTHER ELSIE SHAW: (50’s/60’s) {ALTO} (African-American) Mother Shaw is Yolanda’s grandmother and is a very well-respected religious woman. She is the matriarch in this world. Mother Shaw remembers the days before the civil rights movement and reminisces about hat stores with signs proclaiming “Whites Only.” She is a leader in her community and recognized for her feisty nature and her power to “usher in the Spirit.” African Deity: Obatala, Orisha of Wisdom.
 
MABEL: (30’s/40’s) {MEZZO-SOPRANO} (African-American) Mabel believes in setting an example of dress and behavior for younger girls and exercises her influence with a sharp and sassy tell-it-like-it-is attitude. Mabel grew up on a farm and afterward became a preacher’s wife…a preacher’s wife who confesses to owning about 200 hats. African Deity: Orisha of Fire.
 
PREACHER/MAN: (40’s/60’s) {BARI/TENOR} (African-American) The Man is the spirit of the crossroads. He is a vital part of the women’s histories and appears in different roles throughout the play. The Preacher/Man portrays many characters, from Reverend to brother to husband. He serves the stories that the women tell, often bringing momentary life to the fathers, brothers, husbands, and preachers who have touched the lives of the other characters.

WILLY WONKA (KIDS): Kids roles in Willy Wonka will be cast from the Feller Jr. and Feller Academy participants. Feller auditions are scheduled for: September 23rd 6pm-10pm and September 24th 7pm-10pm. To register for Feller Fall classes, please click here

Director: Beth McKenzie-Shestak

Characters:

CHARLIE BUCKET: (Male, 9-12) Our story’s shy, earnest protagonist. From a modest home life, he is humble and noncompetitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose honesty and general good nature win Wonka over.

AUGUSTUS GLOOP: (Male, 10-15) A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose constant overeating is enabled and encouraged by Mrs. Gloop.

VERUCA SALT: (Female, 10-15) A wealthy, spoiled Brit. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. One of the Golden Ticket winners, she is subjected to the squirrels’ nut chute.

MIKE TEAVEE: (Male, 9-12) An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee’s son.

VIOLET BEAUREGARDE: (Female, 9-12) A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry.

Ensemble: (Male/Female, All Ages) Kids; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas

WILLY WONKA (ADULTS): September 30th 6pm-10pm and October 1st 7pm-10pm // Callbacks October 3rd 7pm-10pm

Director: Beth McKenzie-Shestak

CASTING

WILLY WONKA: Male, 20-50 (Range: Baritone, G2-F4) 
The mysterious title character. He is charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. A chocolatier who guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory. He is looking for someone new to take over his candy empire. Optional Doubling as CANDY MAN and/or PHINEOUS TROUT.

CANDY MAN: Male, 20-50 (Range: Baritone, A2-D4)
A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or PHINEOUS TROUT.

PHINEOUS TROUT: Male, 20-50 (Range: Baritone, B2-F4) 
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN.

MRS. BUCKET: Female, 30-45 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, Bb3-F5)
Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

MR. BUCKET: Male, 30-45 (Range: Baritone, B2-F4)
Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

GRANDPA JOE: Male, 60-80 (Range: Baritone, Bb2-F4)
A caring, patient, and kindhearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka’s factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor.

MRS. GLOOP: Female, 35-45 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, B3-E4)
A plump, jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother. German accent.

MR. SALT: Male, 40-60 (Range: Bass, D3-E4)
A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter. British accent.

MS. TEAVEE: Female, 35-50 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, B3-F5)
An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee’s permissive and clueless mother.

MRS. BEAUREGARDE: Female, 35-45 (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, D4-E5)
Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses.

ENSEMBLE:
Kids; Cooks; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas

BONNIE & CLYDE: November 11th 6pm-10pm and November 13th 7pm-10pm // Callbacks November 14th 7pm-10pm

RED: TBA

TARZAN: January 6th 6pm-10pm and January 7th 7pm-10pm // Callbacks January 9th 7pm-10pm

R&H: February 24th 6pm-10pm and February 26th 7pm-10pm // Callbacks February 27th 7pm-10pm

WESTSIDE STORY: February 4th 7pm-10pm and February 5th 7pm-10pm // Callbacks February 6th 7pm-10pm

Auditions for the 17/18 season have concluded, check back soon for audition dates for the 18/19 season.

ALL Auditions take place at The Henegar.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to fill out audition forms.

What should I bring?

  • A headshot and resume
  • 16-32 bars of a song that fits the style of the musical you are auditioning for. An accompanist and speakers will be provided.
  • Your sheet music or track with no vocal.
  • Dance clothing, character shoes. Dance call will immediately follow singing auditions.
  • A list of potential conflicts to put on your audition form.

If you have any further questions, please email , Amanda Manis at amanda@henegar.org

General Show Info:

(Please note, all rehearsal start dates are subject to change!)

Rehearsals usually take place Sunday – Thursday from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.  There is NO rehearsal on Fridays.

All performance dates are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm.