Fall Musical

Willy Wonka Jr. December 2019

Join our Village Home Drama Department as we create this classic tale of “pure imagination” on stage on Dec. 14 & 15 at our new home at St. Mary’s Academy in Downtown Portland! There is a Parent Information Meeting on Monday, Sept. 30th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. before our first casting session where you’ll learn what this program is all about

“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.”   — Music Theater International

Important/Required Rehearsal Dates: Village Home Campus 

  • Monday, September 16, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. (REQUIRED) Parent & Cast Info Mtg. before Casting Session (*Kids Welcome!) 
  • Monday, Sept. 23, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Casting/Play Session – ALL CAST
  • Monday, Sept. 30, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Casting/Play Session – ALL CAST
  • Monday, Oct 7, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Casting/Play Session – ALL CAST 
  • Monday, Oct. 14, 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Table Read & Rehearsal, (entire cast sits to hear play read aloud, beginning to end, with recently cast actors) *NOTE: 1 hour added for this.
  • Mondays Oct. 21 & 28, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Music Rehearsal – ALL CAST
  • Mondays Oct. 21 & 28, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Music Rehearsal – ALL PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA)
  • Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, & 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM – Rehearsal – ALL CAST *NOTE: 2 hours added for maximum efficiency as we put the show on its feet)
  • Mondays, Nov. 4, 11, & 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Rehearsal – SELECT PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA)

NO REHEARSAL DURING THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING! (Memorize and rehearse on your own at home!!!) 

  • Monday, Dec. 2 & Friday, Dec. 6, Rehearsal = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA)
  • Monday, Dec. 2 & Friday, Dec. 6, Rehearsal = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST 

Workshop Week: (*Attendance required at all rehearsals in workshop week

[Daytime Rehearsals]

Monday, Dec. 9 = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA) (Location: VH Campus) 

Monday, Dec. 9 = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST (Location: VHCampus) 

Tuesday, Dec. 10 = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA) (Location: VH Campus) 

Tuesday, Dec. 10 = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST (Location: VH Campus) 

Wednesday, Dec. 11 = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (TBA) (Location: VH Campus) 

Wednesday, Dec. 11 = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST (Location: VH Campus)

Thursday, Dec. 12 = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (Location: VH Campus) 

Thursday, Dec. 12 = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST (Location: VH Campus) 

Friday, Dec. 13 = 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM = PRINCIPAL ROLES (Location: VH Campus) 

Friday, Dec. 13 = 12:00 – 4:00 PM = ALL CAST (Location: VH Campus)

[Evening Rehearsals] 

Monday, Dec. 9 – Wednesday, Dec. 11 = NO EVENING REHEARSALS 

*Wednesday, Dec. 11  = 3:30-8:00 PM, Load in the set, costumes, props (Only those who have signed up to volunteer to help need to be here for this. NO CAST REQUIRED.)*

Thursday, Dec. 12, Evening Rehearsal = 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Dress Rehearsal at St. Mary’s = ALL CAST

Friday, Dec. 13, Evening Rehearsal = 4:00 – 9:00 PM, Dress Rehearsal at St. Mary’s = ALL CAST

Saturday, Dec. 14, Actor call 5 PM, Evening Performance 7:00 PM

Sunday, Dec. 15, Actor call 12:30 PM, Photo Call 1:30 PM, Matinee Performance 3:00 PM

CAST PARTY: Wednesday, Dec. 18 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (Location: VH Campus) – We will watch the video of our performance, eat ice cream, and make one final memory together as a cast!

Tuition Cost includes: 

Show t-shirt for every cast member

Pizza for two nights of tech week 

Ice cream & supplies for Cast Party 

***Homework is required in the form of memorization of lines, songs, and dance moves