ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR
ROALD DAHL'S WILLY WONKA JR.
Duration: 60 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits
 
Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
 
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A McDonald
 
Based on the Book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
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. With a flexible cast size, a tour-de-force role for the title character, songs from the film classic and some clever new additions, Willy Wonka Junior runs 60-70 minutes and will delight performers and audiences alike! Songs include: Pure Imagination; Golden Age of Chocolate; The Candy Man; I Eat More; Think Positive; I See It All On TV; Cheer Up, Charlie; (I've Got a) Golden Ticket; At The Gates; In This Room Here; Oompa-Loompa-Doompadee-Doo; There's No Knowing; Chew It; I Want It Now!; Finale; and more!
PROLOGUE

Pure Imagination
[Wonka]

Golden Age of Chocolate
[Oompas, Wonka, All]

SCENE 2

The Candy Man
[Candy Man, James, Charlie, Matilda]

SCENE 5

I Eat More
[Mrs. Gloop, Augustus, Phineous]

SCENE

Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka, ranging from Gene Wilder's version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp's portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, and everything in between. Pick a young man (or a young woman) who is charismatic, engaging and has a great voice (in the case of a young man, preferably a changed voice). The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime. It is preferred that Wonka double as the Candy Man, as it helps reinforce that Wonka has staged the Golden Ticket competition and is somewhat controlling this contest along the way.

The role of Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have an unchanged voice and lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Think a male "Annie." Charlie is in nearly every scene, so make sure you select an actor who can handle the demands of a sizable role.

Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is caring,

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