Aug 16, 2010 3:13 PM by Katie Durio
Class and auditions for WILLY WONKA - The Musical have been announced by The Children's Theatre Company. WILLY WONKA is a musical based on the book of by Ronald Dahl.
According to Artistic Director, Kerry A. Onxley, "This season we are thrilled to have CTC alumnus Taylor Simon as our guest director." Simon, a graduate of New York's American Musical and DramaticAcademy, has worked in off-Broadway productions, such as "The Revival of Early to Bed." Simon was often seen in lead roles on the CTC stage during his high school years. This huge musical offers a large cast for boys and girls ages 5-18. Such roles as, Willy Wonka, Mr. and Mrs. Bucket, Grandpa George, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee and numerous others are being sought. The show is scheduled for February 10-12, 2011. Onxley further states, "This is truly a student-generated show. The students are involved in all aspects from set painting to costume designs to publicity. It is a total learning experience for the children." No experience is necessary. Enrollment in classes is required. Classes are currently in progress with auditions being held Wednesday, September 8 from 4:00-6:00PM and are held at the CentralSchool of the Arts & HumanitiesCenter (809 Kirby; Suite 313). For more information, contact the theatre at (337) 433-7323 or visit the website at www.childrenstheatre.cc