Open Auditions for Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Open Auditions for Willy Wonka

Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital is thrilled to announce Willy Wonka as its 58th production. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which features a memorable score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and songs from the classic family-film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Willy Wonka will take place February 27, 28 and March 1, 2015 at the Palace Theatre. Proceeds from the production benefit Hospice and Palliative Care at Nationwide Children's Hospital. View a sample performers resume.

About Willy Wonka 

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka follows mysterious candy maker Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets among millions of Wonka bars around the globe. Whoever discovers these tickets will win a free tour of the fantastical Wonka factory whose gate had been shut years prior, along with a lifetime supply of candy. Wonka-mania ensues worldwide as 5 winners are selected, among them the likeable Charlie Bucket. Filled with wonders of pure imagination, Oompa Loompas and marvelous surprises, the children learn they must follow Wonka’s rules—or suffer the consequences. This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight the young and the young at heart.

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Audition Dates

November 22 and 23, 2014
Callbacks Monday, November 24, 2014

Location - Subject to change
Near the Stecker Auditiorium in the Ann Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children's Hospital
Nationwide Children's Hospital Main Campus
575 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(Pre-registration is required. No walk-ins will be permitted.)

Parking is available in the Outpatient Care Center Garage located at
555 S. 18th St. (the corner of Mooberry and S. 18th Streets) for a fee.

The following will be required at auditions. Please:

  • Bring your resume and headshot/photo to your audition.
  • Bring your personal calendar and/or list of conflicts for the period January 5 –March 1, 2015.
  • Prepare a song NOT TO EXCEED 16 bars of music, preferably not from the show.
  • Bring sheet music in your key (no a capella), an accompanist will be provided – no tapes please.
  • Prepare to dance: Wear comfortable clothes; choreographer will teach a short routine—dance auditions will follow.
  • Everyone should expect to stay for the duration of your group’s audition (approximately one hour).

For questions, please contact Pleasure Guild Auditions.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000