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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory... or suffer the consequences.

Character Breakdown

Willy Wonka 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.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Candy Man A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy.

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Phineous Trout A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Charlie Bucket 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.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Mrs. Bucket Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Mr. Bucket Charlie Bucket's nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Grandpa Joe 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.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Augustus Gloop 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.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Mrs. Gloop A  jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop's overindulgent mother.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3

Veruca Salt 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.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Salt A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Mike Teavee An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee's son.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Ms. Teavee An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee's permissive and clueless mother.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: B3

Violet Beauregarde A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Mrs. Beauregarde Violet's enthusiastic "helicopter parent" who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet's worst competitive impulses.

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Ensemble

Kids; Cooks; Squirrels; Oompa-Loompas

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangments with Music Theatre Internal (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

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