Charlie and the Dark Chocolate Factory

Cirque Macabre is excited to announce open casting for our next show, "Charlie and the Dark Chocolate Factory". Set in a dystopian future, this retelling of the classic story looks at possible effects of overpopulation, climate change, and failure of our political/social institutions.

The show will be Friday 10/14 and Sat 10/15. Group rehearsals will be Sunday 9/25, Sunday 10/2 and Sunday 10/9. If you are interested in any of the following roles or have any ideas or questions, please contact Kelly. Thank you!

Willy Wonka
This is one of the most iconic roles of all time. In this re-telling of the story, Wonka is the antagonist, an idealist willing to remake the world to his vision. The role requires the majority of spoken lines, acting, interactions will all the the other characters, and singing 'Pure Imagination'. Would prefer a circus or other solo act to a version of 'Candy Man'.
Requires: Acting; Singing. Prefer: Circus Skills; Aerial Acrobatics

Charlie
The lead protagonist, this curious individual is willing to peek behind the curtains to see the truth. As a realist, he alone sees through the the horror of what Wonka has created. While an adult, has childlike naivete. We are looking for someone who can both act and perform an aerial routine. This role requires a solo aerial act, as well as an ensemble circus act. Can include a duo song with Wonka.
Requires: Acting; Aerial Acrobatics. Prefer: Rope or Silk; Singing. Prefer male, but can adept role for female.

Augustus (or Augusta) Gloop
Augustus Gloop is known for overeating. Never full, he's always eating and is able to consume vast amounts of food... to the point of being wasteful. While an adult, he has childlike temptations. This role requires a solo aerial act, as well as an ensemble circus act. Very minimal acting. This role can be played as 'twins' for a duo act.
Requires: Aerial Acrobatics.

Violet Beauregarde
Over competitive, aggressive, and always "right" whether she is or not. This role requires a solo aerial act, as well as an ensemble circus act. While an adult, has childlike bravado. Minimal acting. This role can be played as 'twins' for a duo act.
Requires: Aerial Acrobatics. Prefer: Acting. Prefer Female, but can adept role for male.

Veruca Salt
"I want it now!" Veruca is spoiled, demanding and manipulative. She's the definition of 'entitled'. While an adult, has childlike temperament. This role requires a solo aerial act, as well as an ensemble circus act. Minimal acting. This role can be played as 'twins' for a duo act.
Requires: Aerial Acrobatics. Prefer: Acting. Prefer Female.

Mike (or Michelle) Teevee
Addicted to social media, Mike always using his smartphone or tablet. This role requires a solo aerial act, as well as an ensemble circus act. Minimal acting. This role can be played as 'twins' for a duo act.
Requires: Aerial Acrobatics. Prefer: Acting.

Oompa Loompas
We are looking for several Oompa Loompas. The Oompa Loompas can be all sizes and function as a greek chorus. There are opportunities for all kinds of circus acts, especially ground based acts. Oompa Loompas will sing, clown, and rig/stage as a group. Individual Oompa Loompas can perform acts, sing, or play musical instruments.
Prefer: Circus Skills, Singing; Clowning; Musical instruments; Rigging or stage experience.