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Willy Wonka
For the first time in over 20 years, the UHCL Bayou Theater is producing a fully staged musical with live vocals, energetic dancing and whimsical sets in “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” in collaboration with Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this exciting show!

Auditions: January 11-13, 2019

Based on the classic 1971 film starring Gene Wilder, this musical tale follows a world-famous chocolatier looking for the next visionary to take over his candy empire. When Charlie Bucket gets the chance to visit Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory along with four other children, the scrumdidilyumptious adventure unfolds. We’ll be actively seeking the best local talent to fill these roles.

Audition Roles

Casting all roles and characters, various ages and genders. Looking specifically for:

  • Willy Wonka - Adult
  • Grandparents - Ages 45+ 
  • Children - Ages 6-16 
  • Parents - Ages 25-55
  • Oompa Loompas: Ages 4 to under five feet

Character Auditions - Saturday, Jan. 12, 3-6 p.m., UHCL Bayou Theater

All Friday, Jan. 11 audition times have been filled. If you would like to audition for a character role, please come to the Bayou Theater on Saturday, Jan. 12 between 3-6 p.m.; first come, first serve.

For all character roles, bring a current headshot, acting resume and 32 bars of a song with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Use the below button to sign up for a timeslot. If you cannot attend on Friday, you can come to Open Auditions on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 3-6 p.m. at the Bayou Theater; first come, first serve.

These auditions will take place at the UHCL Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058. The Bayou Theater is located on the second floor of the Bayou Building. Get directions and parking details.

Oompa Loompa Auditions - Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. - Noon, BAHBT Studio

For all Oompa Loompa auditions, come dressed in comfortable clothing appropriate for dancing. You will be taught a short song-and-dance segment. We encourage children ages four years or older who are under five feet tall to audition.

These auditions will take place at Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre studio, 2350 Dickinson Ave D, Dickinson, TX 77539. 

Rehearsal and Production Schedule

The performances will be at the Bayou Theater on April 4-7 and 12-14. Attendance is mandatory from March 30-April 3. Most rehearsals will take place on the weekends, starting March 2. There will be significant rehearsal time during Spring Break, March 11-15. Let us know your availability at your audition.

The cast list will be shared by Friday, Jan. 18. The first cast meeting and read-through is Saturday, Jan. 26.

  • Bayou Theater

    Phone: 281-283-3024

    Bayou Building
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002