‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ auditions

Published 9:13am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Are there any youngsters out there wondering what to do this summer?

Well this is more than just “doing something” – this is a great way to express yourself, gain confidence, learn something new, be part of a team, be proud of an accomplishment and to top it all off, have lots of fun.

Tryon Little Theater (TLT) and the Tryon Youth Center are staging “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” this summer – and what a hoot it will be. So come on out for auditions; sing, dance and be merry.

Auditions for this year’s production will be held May 17 and May 18 at the TLT Workshop. The musical, based on Roald Dahls’s book “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory”, features the songs from the classic film starring Gene Wilder. Rehearsals begin June 10, with performances on July 18-21 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

Young people ages 10-18 are eligible to audition. Auditions will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at TLT’s Workshop, 516 S. Trade St. in Tryon.

Jenna Tamisiea will direct the show, with help from musical director Hank Hinnant and Betty Brewer, producer.

Those auditioning are asked to bring 16 bars of sheet music to sing. There will be no a cappella auditions.

Accompaniment will be provided. Auditionees may be asked to read and/or sing from the script and learn a dance combination, so please wear shoes and clothing appropriate for movement and dance.

If needed, callbacks will be held on Saturday, May 18 after the general auditions.

For further information, please contact TLT at 828-859-2466 or visit the website at www.tltinfo.org.

– article submitted by Monica Jones

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