Willy Wonka Jr. Tickets

The Carmel Del Mar Drama Club proudly presents the musical production of Willy Wonka Jr!

Please join our amazing cast at one of our 3 shows at Carmel Del Mar! Buy your tickets now!

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first serve basis. A limited number of seats are available for all shows. Tickets are non-refundable.

Please also note that tickets and seats will not be numbered. The doors for the performance will open 30 min before the performance starts, no exceptions. We ask that everyone behave courteously and respectfully towards our parent volunteer staff/ushers and other families when getting seated. All who attend must have a ticket, no lap seating.

There are 2 ways to buy tickets:

  1. Online – below 
    Please print out a receipt of your ticket sale or download it to your mobile device. There will be a will-call table where you will be able to pick up your tickets starting 45 min before the show.
  2. In person, cash or check only, before the shows.
    If any seats are left over they will be for sale, first come first serve, starting 45 min before each show at tables outside the MUR.

Showtimes and Tickets:

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Friday, February 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm


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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1pm

Note: For this matinee performance there are a limited number of seats available – for children ages 4-10 only. For their safety and the safety of the cast, children in the floor seating must be able to sit independently without leaving the designated area during the performance.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 6pm


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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR.

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth!

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.

Drama Club auditions will be held in the Music Room at CDM on Monday 11/5 and Tuesday 11/6 from 12:30 – 2:30pm.

Please come prepared to sing one of these songs:

The Candy Man (link)(sheet music)

I want it Now! (link) (sheet music)

For Callbacks you can start practicing this as well:

Burping Song (link) (sheet music)

And don’t forget to bring your filled out audition packet! Download here

Character Breakdown

Willy Wonka
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. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime.

Charlie Bucket
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. Charlie should ideally be a great singer and strong actor.

Grandpa Joe
Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie’s age. He is caring, patient, sweet, and always reminds Charlie to look on the bright side. The role sings a bit, but the singing is secondary to the actor’s solid acting skills.

Mr. Bucket
This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a natural nurturer. Mr. Bucket performs the number “Think Positive” with Charlie. Mr. Bucket can double as an Oompa-Loompa in the second half of the show.

Mrs. Bucket
This is a great role for a young person who has a nice voice, and is a natural nurturer. Mrs. Bucket sings “Cheer Up, Charlie” with Mr. Bucket and Grandpa Joe. Mrs. Bucket can double as an Oompa-Loompa in the second half of the show.

Candy Man
A fantastic actor and singer is needed for this iconic role.

The Candy Man Kids
Candy Man Kids sing “The Candy Man. The names of the characters have been drawn from other Roald Dahl books.

Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina and Grandma Josephina
Charlie’s three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles, but require strong acting skills. These actors can double as Oompa-Loompas in the second half of the show.

Phineous Trout
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, so it is perfect for an actor with a great announcer’s voice and good stage presence.

Oompa-Loompa Chorus
The Oompa-Loompa Chorus, including Oompa-Loompas 1-5, make up a fun and interesting ensemble.

Mrs. Gloop
Mrs. Gloop is Augustus’ mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings “I Eat More!” which is one of the more difficult songs in the score. The role requires a character actress who isn’t afraid to take positive risks both in her acting and her singing.

Mrs. Beauregarde
Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her gum-chewing daughter, with less than stellar results. Her accent should match Violet’s and the two should make a good pair onstage.

Mr. Salt
Mr. Salt’s solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent.

Violet Beauregarde
Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it’s nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet should stand in stark contrast to Veruca Salt. Veruca is a wealthy refined brat; Violet is more of a bluecollar, middle class brat. She sings “Chew It” along with Willy Wonka, which requires strong voice skills.

Mike Teavee
For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mindnumbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not understand the word “no.” Mike and Ms. Teavee sing “I See It All On TV”.

James
James is Charlie’s friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with Matilda and Charlie.

Chorus Of Cooks
The Cooks appear during “I Eat More!” presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices.

Augustus Gloop
Augustus is the overachieving eater. Augustus sings “I Eat More!” along with his mother and Phineous Trout. The song is on the difficult side, but does not need to be sung with a polished pretty voice, in fact, the more character the better.

Ms. Teavee
Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. She’s perfectly put together and a bit vacant.

Veruca Salt
Veruca is wealthy, class-conscious, and completely spoiled. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities). Veruca’s solo number “I Want It Now” is deceptively tricky and comes late in the show. Veruca should contrast sharply with Violet Beauregarde in terms of look and physical type.

Matilda
Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie’s, but she’s a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of “The Candy Man” along with James and Charlie.

Squirrels
Ensemble who sort the “good nuts” from the “bad nuts” and dance during “I Want It Now”.