Upper Division: Join the Cast of Willy Wonka!

Auditions for upper division students interested in solos or lead roles in our spring production of Willy Wonka will be held on:

Thursday, January 26
FridayJanuary 27
MondayJanuary 30

UD students will be able to sign up for specific time slots starting Jan. 18. The signup sheet will be located on the C-level performing arts board. For more information about auditions, required rehearsals, and details about the production, please visit the Performing Arts portal and look for the document titled Student Information Meeting Agenda.

The two performances of Willy Wonka will be on May 12 at 6 p.m. and May 13 at 11 a.m. Students must be able to attend both performances to be in the show.

Students interested in joining the ensemble do not need to audition. Ensemble rehearsals will begin on Feb. 28 and will be on Tuesdays only until April 28, when additional rehearsal days will be added. Students in the ensemble will be playing one or more of the following roles: CandyMan Kids, an Oompa-Loompa Group, a Chorus of Cooks, and Crowd people. Families may register their child now through the enrichment registration, to help coordinate scheduling with other enrichment classes. There is no charge for enrolling in the spring production. To register your child for the ensemble, please click here 


Lower school (gr. 1-3) students will also have a chance to join the ensemble; rehearsals begin in April 2017. First grade rehearsals will be on Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. Gr. 2-3 rehearsals will be on Thursdays from 3-4 p.m. The week of May 8 is not finalized but will include some additional after school rehearsals.


There is no cost to participate in the spring production, and the registration period will conclude in mid-March. A reminder with more details about registration will be coming soon! If you know your lower school child wants to participate and you would like to register now, click here.

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