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5/18/2013 1:22:00 PM
Auditions Sunday for 'Willy Wonka'

NT Staff

HENRY — River Valley Players Summer Youth Theatre will have auditions for “Willy Wonka Jr.” at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19 and 6 p.m. Monday, May 20 at St. Mary’s Community Center.

The show will feature approximately 35 roles for children ages 5-16. Crew opportunities are available for children ages 10-18. Performances for the show will be July 19, 20 and 21 at St. Mary’s Community Center. Parents should bring a list of rehearsal conflict dates to the audition.

Rehearsals will be primarily during weekdays. During tech week, the rehearsals will be during the evening.

Those auditioning must be prepared to sing and dance. Younger children, age 5-8, will be taught a song from the show. Older children, ages 9-16, who are seeking a main role should have a prepared song and will be asked to read from the script for roles for the following characters: Willy Wonka, Charlie Bucket, Grandpa Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Phineous Trout, August Gloop, Mrs. Gloop, Mike Teavee, Mrs. Teavee, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, James, Matilda, The Candy Man kids, Oompa-Loompas, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Grandma Josephina, Mrs. Beauregard, and Mr. Salt.

Call (309) 364-3563 for more information.

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