BY RUDY TIMMERMAN –
Auditions for OLT’s Musical, Willy Wonka, are being held starting next week at the Ouachita Little Theatre. Auditions will start Wednesday, February 19 from 4 to 7 pm. We picked this time so folks coming home from school would not have to make an extra trip into town. Thursday, February 20 from 6 to 9 pm will be the next chance to audition. Then finally Saturday, February 22 fro 9 am to noon will end the audition process.
The show will be held April 25-27 and May 1-4. We are looking for both adults and children. There are 7 male adult roles, 6 female adult roles, and 20 or more children’s roles. The ages of the children may range from 6 through teens. The story is very close to the movie, so just pick your favorite character and audition. Those auditioning will be asked to read a part of the script and demonstrate a level of singing and dancing ability. Candidates may bring their own music or some will be provided. It is our intention to cast everyone who auditions and commits to the show.
These are open auditions. No roles have been preselected so everyone has an equal chance for any role. This should be a fun show for everyone.