The St. Michael’s Players are thrilled to announce auditions for their Spring A.C.T. show: Willy Wonka Jr.
Hello! If you are reading this, then your young actor (8-18+) is considering auditioning for
our Youth show. A.C.T. stands for All-Inclusive Community Theater and we are proud to
include people of ALL abilities in our show. We are relatively new at this (2018), but are
constantly trying to have our stage represent the community at large. In so doing, we have
actors that volunteer to be “shadows” for our actors who might need some extra support
onstage. These shadows are typically part of the ensemble and have the flexibility to
support another actor while they take their role as well. If you have an actor with different
abilities, please feel free to reach out to Rose Stella (Director/Producer) with questions as
to how we might support your actor
Auditions will be held as follows:
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 OR Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024
6:00 PM Adults & Youth (Ages 8-12) for ENSEMBLE
7:00 PM Adults & Teens for Principal & Secondary
Callbacks will be Monday, January , 2024, 6:00PM
St. Michael's Community Center, 53 Somers Rd., East Longmeadow, MA
Directors: Rose Stella, Dee Ward, & Becky Moriarty
Musical Director: Frank Jackson
Choreographer: Debra Vega
(Thursday, Friday, & Saturday 7PM, Sunday 2PM)
- Beginning in January, Sundays 1-4PM, Tuesday and
Wednesday evenings, Full or Partial Cast
*Note: Cast members will be expected to attend all rehearsals they are called for unless
they have a conflict(s) listed on their audition sheet they wish to honor as excused
* Important: The number of conflicts listed can impact casting eligibility.
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths. When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid.
- Auditions will involve a vocal audition (individual or group), dance/movement audition, and cold readings from the script as needed.
- Each individual should bring a filled-out audition form (PDF below) OR fill out the online audition form below.
- For vocal auditions please refer to the list of Audition Songs. Selections do not need to be memorized and sheet music is permitted. Piano accompaniment will be provided. No acapella auditions or backing tracks are allowed.
Click on the song to access the sheet music!
In addition to the specific Audition Songs listed above, ALL Adults, Teens, and Youth should be prepared to sing in groups On Any Sunday (m.299-314).
Melody: top note on ALL WOMEN staff as is or an octave lower. Non-dance movement will be added.
Teens should be prepared to sing in groups Footloose (m.55-71).
Melody: top note on BOYS Staff as it or an octave lower. Dance movement will be added.