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About Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The story of Charlie Bucket, a little boy with no money and a good heart, who dreams wistfully of being able to buy the candy that other children enjoy. Charlie enters into a magical world when he wins one of five 'Golden Tickets' to visit the mysterious chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka and run by his capable crew of Oompa-Loompas. Once behind the gates, a cast of characters join Charlie and Grandpa Joe on a journey to discover that a kind heart is a far finer possession than a sweet tooth.



AUDITION FOR THE JUNIOR COMPANY AND WILLY WONKA ON 
SUNDAY 23RD APRIL 9am-12 noon & SUNDAY 30TH APRIL 9am-12 noon. Sunday 7th May 2017 9-10.30am.  
Please make arrangements to remain for the entire session as your child may be called back for a second audition.
Location: Shaftesbury Arts Centre


Our Spring Project

ABOP are pleased to announce auditions for the Junior and Senior Company  Spring Project, where young people will work alongside our professional Creative Team. 

Who are we looking for?
Boys and Girls who love to perform aged 7-10 and 10/11-16 years old. We are looking for young people to play principal and ensemble roles. If you’ve got what it takes, get in touch now!  We look forward to auditioning children who have numerous performance experiences, have limited experience perhaps simply from school or are completely new to drama. 
Current company members please complete an auditon form and speak to ABOP staff with regards to your choice of role. 

Current members of the Company 
Children who are currently in the Junior Company and are involved in a project or have been a participant within the last three months may go directly into the next project without the need for an audition with the agreement of the Artistic Director. Parents should email the Director to request a place in the company. You will then be invoiced for fees. 
Please complete the Registration Form again here

Registration

Those wishing to audition, must register via this website. Once we have received your child's application we will send you information regarding the audition day and what you will need to bring along. Previous company members you will be advised happy to re register and settle fees.  

The CompanyAudition

Don’t worry if your child has never auditioned before, we will make the whole experience fun and put them at ease, it will simply be a class, our staff have lots of experience with young people. There will also be a number of our admin team on hand to answer any questions so please feel free to remain onsite for the entire session if you are at all worried. If you have older children who are used to attending auditions and are happy to be left, or children who settle easily we ask that you remain for the first 15 minutes of the audition in case you are needed and then you will be free to depart. . Children will participate in a group acting/singing workshop. There is nothing to be afraid of.  Our Oompa Loompa auditions will be very informal and fun to accommodate little ones. 

Those wishing to audition for a principal role will be expected to sing a solo at some point in the class, but again this will be fun enabling your child to remain at ease.  

There is no fee payable to audition for the company.

Candidates who have performed with the company in the last three months prior to the audition date may continue or re-join the company without attending an auditon. However the Artistic Director retains the right to refuse a place to any child who it is felt will not meet the criteria or benefit through further involvement.  No explaination will be given,  or discussion entered into. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL RECORD SOME SECTIONS OF THE AUDITION SESSION....THIS HELPS WHEN A LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN ARE AUDITIONING! This recording will remain the property of ABOP and is merely used as a reminder for staff.

At the Recall
We may need to see your child for a second audition, especially if they have expressed an interest in a leading role.You will be advised if this is necessary. 

At The Rehearsals

If your child is selected to join the cast, they will rehearse here at Shaftesbury Arts Centre or the Trinity, Shaftesbury. The latter is a five minutes walk from the Arts Centre. The rehearsal schedule will remain online and your child will receive their script file at the first rehearsal.  Dates and timings of rehearsals may on occasions vary slightly according to the participant’s role in the production, but you will be advised if times need to change a little. e.g. if  child is struggling then additional times can be arranged to go over work and ease any anxiety. Children are always happiest if they are well prepared. Principals may be required to remain for an additional hour on some occasions. Advance notification will be given. 

If your child is interested in performing and there are current date conflicts please email the office with details to enable us to discuss this with you. We will try to help and accommodate children where we can, but please be aware that children will not be offered leading roles if dates clash. office@anythingbutordinary-productions.com

Closed Rehearsals 

Junior and Senior Company rehearsals are considered “closed” rehearsals.  Family and friends are asked to wait outside of the rehearsal area for children. This keeps our noise level and distractions to a minimum. All children will need to be signed in and out of all rehearsals. Children will not be released to anyone other than parents unless otherwise notified in writing, and in advance.

Techincal & Dress Rehearsals

To enable each and every cast member to perform on stage, all participants must attend the staging,  technical and dress rehearsals. Children not attending will be unable to perform. No refund will be offered or discussion entered into. 

Performances x 3
Friday 28 July Cast Call 10am + Evening Show 
Saturday 29 July Cast Call 9am Matinee Show & Evening Show  

Cost
The project cost for membership of a JUNIOR COMPANY PROJECT  is £155.50
£105.50  Oompa Loompas. 
 
Fees are payable in full, in advance using our secure online payment service. Once you have been offered  a place fees will need to be settled within 24 hours to secure your place. Performance Projects are very often over-subscribed so roles will be offered to other candidates on the reserve list if fees are not settled within the time frame. 

Media

All participants must agree to appear in any media appearances, publicity appearances or photographs/videos at the Director’s discretion. Some projects will have publicity restrictions on them and some may not. Once your child has been offered a place you will be required to sign to allow your children to be photographed. Official photographs will taken by the ABOP appointed professional photographer ONLY and all pictures remain the property of ABOP. No photographs or recordings of rehearsals or performances taken by parents or other parties are allowed. Official photographs cannot be used by any participants without written permission from the Director. Parents will be able to purchase photographs at the end of the project. 

Only the first names of children participating in the Project will be used in production publicity and programmes. 


I Want to Audition....What do I Do Next?

1. Complete the Audition Form here 
2. Send a headshot picture of your child to office@anythingbutordinary-productions  (this will help staff identify children in the audition class) The photograph should be face on but a family shot is fine.  
2. Arrive promptly for your audition.


WHAT HAPPENS ON AUDITION DAY?

1. Please arrive  15 minutes before your audition.
Please use the main entrance of the building which will bring you into the foyer where you will be greeted by a member of our staff or the ABOP Student Liaison Team who will register your child and ask you to sign in.
2. Parking is a few minutes walk away from the Arts Centre in the Budgens Car Park (free) SP7 8AR. More details here

What Should I Wear?
1. Layered  clothing which is easy to move in: Joggers, leggings, tees, sweatshirts. hoodies. 
2. Footwear: Trainers, pumps, jazz pumps, elasticated ballet shoes. No heeled shoes, slip on fashion ballet pumps, flip flops etc.
3. Long hair should be tied back.
4. No jewellery. 
5. A HUGE smile! 


What Should I Bring?
1. A snack for the break. No sweets or chocolate.
2. A bottle of still water. This may be flavoured if children prefer.
Fizzy Drinks and Milk Based Products are NOT allowed in auditions or rehearsals.
3. A pencil.
4. Any medication, such as asthma inhalers etc. This should be given to staff.



Mobile telephones are allowed but must be switched off during the audition session. 




DATES YOU WILL BE REQUIRED FOR AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES

SUNDAY 23rd APRIL 9am-12 noon
OOMPA LOOMPAS SUNDAY 30TH APRIL. SUNDAY 7TH MAY 9am-10.30am

REHEARSALS:

Sunday 7 May 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday 14 May 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday 21 May 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday  28th May NO REHEARSAL LATE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 
Sunday 4 June 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday 11 June 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday 18 June 9am-12 noon (1pm principals)
(Oompa Loompas 9am-10.30am)
Sunday 25 June 9am-12 noon 
(Oompa Loompas 9am-12 noon)
Sunday 2 July NO REHEARSAL
Sunday 9 July 9am-1pm
(Oompa Loompas 9am-12 noon) 
Sunday 16 July 9am-1pm
(Oompa Loompas 9am-12 noon)
Sunday 23 July 9am-4pm
(Oompa Loompas 9am-12 noon)
Monday 24 12 noon-7pm Staging Rehearsal
FULL CAST
Tuesday 25 9am-6pm Staging Rehearsal
FULL CAST 
Wednesday 26 12 noon-9pm Tech & Dress Rehearsal
FULL CAST 

Thursday 27 July NO REHEARSAL

PERFORMANCES
Friday 28 July Cast Call 10am + Evening Show Performance 1
Saturday 29 July Cast Call 10am Matinee Show 2pm,  Evening Show Performance 7pm