Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Willy Wonka
The mysterious title character. He is charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. A chocolatier who guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory. He is looking for someone new to take over his candy empire. Optional Doubling as CANDY MAN and/or PHINEOUS TROUT/GUY POOR.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Candy Man
A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or PHINEOUS TROUT/GUY POOR.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Charlie Bucket
Our story's shy, earnest protagonist. From a modest home life, he is humble and noncompetitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose honesty and general good nature win Wonka over.
Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2
James
Charlie's school friend and a "Candy Man Kid." Optional doubling as AUGUSTUS GLOOP and/or ENSEMBLE.
Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Matilda
A bully at Charlie's school and a "Candy Man Kid." Optional doubling as VERUCA SALT and/or GRANDMA JOSEPHINA)
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Grandpa Joe
A caring, patient, and kindhearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka's factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 80
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Mrs. Bucket
Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MRS. GLOOP.
Gender: female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Mr. Bucket
Charlie Bucket's nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MIKE TEAVEE.
Gender: male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Grandma Josephina
One of Charlie's caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or VERUCA SALT.
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 80
Grandma Georgina
One of Charlie's caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or VIOLET BEAUREGARDE
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 80
Grandpa George
One of Charlie's caring grandparents. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE.
Gender: male
Age: 60 to 80
Guy Poor
A poor man who lives in Charlie's town. Optional doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN/PHINEOUS TROUT.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Phineous Trout
A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story. Optional Doubling as WILLY WONKA and/or CANDY MAN/GUY POOR.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 50
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Augustus Gloop
A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose constant overeating is enabled and encouraged by Mrs. Gloop. Optional doubling as JAMES and/or ENSEMBLE.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Mrs. Gloop
A plump, jolly german woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop's overindulgent mother. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MRS. BUCKET.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Veruca Salt
A wealthy, spoiled Brit. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. One of the Golden Ticket winners, she is subjected to the squirrels' nut chute. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or GRANDMA JOSEPHINA.
Gender: female
Age: 10 to 15
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mr. Salt
A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MR. BUCKET.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Violet Beauregarde
A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She turns into a giant blueberry. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or GRANDMA GEORGINA.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Mrs. Beauregarde
Violet's enthusiastic "helicopter parent" who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet's worst competitive impulses. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Mike Teavee
An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee's son. Optional doubling as ENSEMBLE and/or MR. BUCKET.
Gender: male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Ms. Teavee
An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee's permissive and clueless mother. Optional doubling as MATILDA and/or ENSEMBLE.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 50
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ensemble
The Candy Man Kids (James, Matilda, etc.), Oompa-Loompas, Squirrels