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NEW! Audition Update – Willy Wonka, Annie and Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

Announcing Flat Rock Playhouse open auditions and everyone’s invited!

Whether new to the arts, or a seasoned vet, we are calling on everyone to come out and participate in these exciting productions! So bring the entire family!

If cast, there is a $75 participation fee per show.  100% of this fee will cover costume/shoe needs for the production.
Rehearsal schedules have been provided per show.  Please note that you may not be called to rehearsal everyday, or for all of the hours listed. (However, you might!)  We will make every effort to accommodate work schedules and conflicts given at the time of auditions.
For students interested in Technical Theatre, please come to the auditions and fill out the correlating paper work, and participate in a brief interview.  We will get back in touch with you at later date.  Tech positions are for students 14-20 years old.

Click HERE for music for Willy Wonka, Annie and The Little Mermaid!


Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Come join us on a visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory. Help us light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.

Auditions will be held at Studio 52.  1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.

Please prepare one of the two musical selections provided below (accompanist will be provided), read a short monologue from the play (sides are posted below) and possibly learn a short dance routine.

Friday, January 27

4pm-6pm: Ages 7-12

6pm-8pm: Ages 13-Adult

Saturday, January 28

10am-12pm: Ages 7-12

1pm-4pm: Ages 13-Adult

Willy Wonka rehearses February 6th through March 18th.  Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 9:30 PM.  Saturday rehearsals for March 11th and 18th will be TBD as needed, or as make-up snow days.

Rehearsals for Willy Wonka will take place at Studio 52. (1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock)

TECH rehearsals will be March 20-March 22 within the hours of 4pm-10pm.

Performances March 24th through April 2nd

Willy Wonka Character Breakdown

Possible Adult Roles

Willy Wonka:  The mysterious title character. He is charming, enigmatic and charismatic. A chocolatier who guides children and their parents on a tour of his factory. He is looking for someone new to take over his candy empire. 

Candy Man:  A local candy vendor, he leads the children in praising the joys of candy.  Sings “ The Candy Man” with the kids and townspeople.

Phineous Trout:  A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story who interviews each of the children when they find their Golden Ticket.

Mrs. Bucket:  Charlie Bucket’s nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Sings “ Cheer Up Charlie”.

Mr. Bucket:  Charlie Bucket’s nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity. Sings “Think Positive”, Cheer Up Charlie”.

Grandpa Joe:  He is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie’s age. He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful. can. The role sings a bit, but the singing is secondary.

Grandma Josephine:  Quick-witted, cheerful elderly woman. Loves Nut-a-riffic bars!

Grandpa George:  “Hard of hearing” elderly man brings humor and crazy conversation to the house. Good sense of comedic timing.

Grandma Georgia:  Exasperated with Grandpa George because he is hard of hearing. Ability to holler at him in a controlled way. Funny elderly woman.

Mrs. Gloop:  A jolly German woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop’s overindulgent mother. Sings, “ I Eat More” with Augustus.

Mr. Salt:  A wealthy British upperclassman who regularly flaunts his wealth and privilege. Father to Veruca Salt who shamelessly spoils his daughter.

Ms. Teavee:  An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee’s permissive and clueless mother.  Sings “ I See It All On TV” with her son. 

Mrs. Beauregarde:  Violet’s enthusiastic “helicopter parent” who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet’s worst competitive impulses.

Student Roles

Charlie Bucket:  Our story’s shy, earnest protagonist. From a modest home life, he is humble and noncompetitive while maintaining a sense of wonder about the world. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose honesty and general good nature win Wonka over.  He is in almost every scene and sings throughout the show.

Augustus Gloop:  A gluttonous German boy. Cheerful and jolly, he defines himself by his ability to eat mass quantities of food. One of the Golden Ticket winners whose constant overeating is enabled and encouraged by Mrs. Gloop.  Sings “ I Eat More” 

Veruca Salt:  A wealthy, spoiled Brit. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. One of the Golden Ticket winners, she is subjected to the squirrels’ nut chute.  Sings “ I Want It Now”

Mike Teavee:  An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee’s son.  Sings “I See It All On TV”

 Violet Beauregard:  A brassy girl with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off. She chews gum her whole life.  Sings “ Chew It” with Willy Wonka.

 A large and active ensemble, all ages.  Oompa-Loompas, Squirrels, Dancing Squirrels, Candy Lovers, Townspeople

Audition Monologues (please choose one)

Mmm… it’s so good! A perfect blend of Belgian Dark chocolate and New World light, with subtle overtones of Moroccan espresso. Wonka’s a genius! (sighs, content) Now to pick something new out. I’ve already got a lollipop and maybe I should finish that first but I just can’t help it. I Love candy! I love all candy! Chocolate, caramels, jawbreakers, suckers, even just thinking about candy makes my mouth water.

“Five Golden Tickets” have been hidden among five million ordinary candy bars. How exciting! As soon as my little one told me that they simply had to have one of those Golden Tickets, I bought hundreds of thousands of Wonka bars. I simply had to find at least one for them.

I’m a gum chewer, normally, but when I heard about Wonka’s contest, I laid off the gum and switched to candy bars. Now of course I’m right back on gum. In fact, I’ve been working on this piece for over three months solid. I’ve beaten every record ever set.

Audition Music:  Sing one Willy Wonka selection from music HERE.


Leaping lizards! For the very first time, America’s favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse. Do not miss your chance to be a part of the best family musicals ever written! Flat Rock Playhouse is searching for our orphan band, auditioning young ladies ages 6 and up. We’re seeking strong confident singers, actresses who dance or move well and tumbling’s a plus.

Auditions will be held at Studio 52.  1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.

Please prepare one of the two musical selections provided below (accompanist will be provided), read a scene from the play (sides are posted below) and learn a short dance routine.

Seeking young ladies only ages 6 to 17 years old.

Friday, February 3rd   4pm-8pm:  Auditioning 6 to 17 years olds.

Saturday, February 4th    10am-12pm: Auditioning 6 to 12 years olds.   1pm-4pm: Auditioning 13 to 17 year olds.

***It is our intent to double cast orphans. RED CAST/WHITE CAST.
Rehearsals for all orphans will begin with the Choreographer May 8-May 18 Monday-Thursday within the hours of 6-9pm at Studio 52 (1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.)
Full cast rehearsals begin Tuesday, May 23- June 4.  Rehearsals for children will be TuesdayFriday 4-6pm. Saturday and Sunday between 10am-6pm. (Please note that we will do our best not to call the children all the time, but these are the possible working hours.) ***The role of ANNIE will be expected to attend ALL rehearsals.  No exception.  Thank you.
TECH rehearsals will be June 5-8.  HOURS TBD, but range anywhere between Noon and Midnight.  We will work diligently to mitigate the time children are needed, however, the TECH rehearsals are vital to the success of the production.  We appreciate your flexibility in advance.


Performances June 9th – July 2nd

Orphan Character Breakdown

ANNIE Spunky, tough, street-wise orphan. Sometimes aggressive, independent, needy, motherly, there is no doubt that Annie is a friendly and caring child.

MOLLY Tiniest, frightened, looks to Annie for mothering

KATE Next smallest orphan 

TESSIE Most emotional, cries or laughs easily, her phrase is “oh my goodness, oh my goodness!” 

PEPPER Toughest, stands up for herself and defends everyone

JULY Quietest orphan

DUFFY Tallest, most mature

Orphan Ensemble More orphans that round out the group

Audition Scenes (please choose one)

Scene 1

MOLLY:  (Awaking from a dream and crying out)  Mama! Mama! Mommy!

PEPPER:  Shut up!

DUFFY:  Can’t anybody get any sleep around here?

MOLLY:  Mama. Mommy.

PEPPER:  I said shut your trap, Molly.

JULY:  Ahh, stop shovin’ the poor kid. She ain’t doin’ nuthin’ to you.

PEPPER:  She’s keepin’ me awake, ain’t she?

JULY:  No, you’re keeping us awake-

PEPPER:  You wanna make somethin’ out of it?

JULY:  How ’bout I make a pancake outta you?
(PEPPER and JULY fight)

TESSIE:  Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, they’re fightin’ and I won’t get no sleep all night. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.

(ANNIE, who is 11, runs in with a bucket. SHE has been up cleaning)

ANNIE:  Pipe down, all of ya. Go back to sleep.(To MOLLY)  It’s all right, Molly. Annie’s Here.

MOLLY:  It was my Mama, Annie. We was ridin’ on the ferryboat. And she was holdin’ me up to see all the big ships. And then I couldn’t find her no more.
(ANNIE holds a hanky for MOLLY)

ANNIE:  Blow. It was only a dream, honey. Now, you gotta go back to sleep. It’s after three o’clock.

MOLLY:  Annie, read me your note.

ANNIE:  Again?

MOLLY:  Please?

ANNIE:  Sure, Molly.

PEPPER: Here it comes again.

ANNIE:  (Takes a crumpled note from her pocket, unfolds it and reads it to MOLLY)  “Please take good care of our little darling. Her name is Annie.”

KATE:  (Mockingly; she has heard this note read a thousand times before)  “She was born on October 28th. We will be back to get her soon.”

PEPPER:  (Mockingly)  “We have left half of a silver locket around her neck and kept the other half-

PEPPER, DUFFY, KATE:  -so that when we come back for her you will know that she’s our baby.”

TESSIE:  Oh my goodness, now they’re laughing.

ANNIE:  (To the others)   All right. Do you wanna sleep with your teeth insida your mouth or out!
(Lovingly folds her note and puts it back in her pocket)

MOLLY:  Gee, I dream about havin’ a mother and father again. But you’re lucky. You really got ’em.

Scene 2

(A faraway CHURCH BELL chimes four a.m. ANNIE goes up to the window looking out into the street, then returns to her bed and starts putting some things into a small basket. The ORPHANS are dimly seen, waking up as ANNIE turns on a flashlight)

PEPPER:  Now what?

KATE:  Annie, whatta ya doin’?

ANNIE:  Runnin’ away.

TESSIE:  Oh my goodness.

ANNIE:  (Puts on her sweater) My folks are never comin’ for me. I gotta go find them.

JULY:  Annie, you’re crazy. Miss Hannigan’ll catch you.

TESSIE:  And give you the paddle.

ANNIE:  I don’t care. I’m getting’ outta here.  (With a basket under her arm)   Okay. I’m ready. Wish me luck.

ALL EXCEPT PEPPER:  Good luck, Annie.

PEPPER:  So long, dumbbell. And good luck.

Audition Music:  Choose one from the music provided HERE.

little-mermaidDisney’s The Little Mermaid

Come play with us and journey “Under the Sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the Academy Award winning motion picture.

Auditions will be held at Studio 52.  1855 Little River Road, Flat Rock.

Please prepare one of the two musical selections provided below (accompanist will be provided), read a short monologue from the play (sides are posted below) and possibly learn a short dance routine.

Friday, February 3rd

4pm-6pm: Ages 7-12

6pm-8pm: Ages 13-Adult

Saturday, February 4th

10am-12pm: Ages 7-12

1pm-4pm: Ages 13-Adult

Callbacks TBA

Rehearsal begins May 29-June 21.  TBD pending availability of cast.  There will be daytime and evening rehearsals. Please stay tuned. Rehearsal will take place in the ‘rehearsal hall’ on the main FRP property at 2661 Greenville Highway, Flat Rock.
TECH rehearsals will be June 22-28.  Day time and night time TBD.


Performances June 9th– July 23rd   

Little Mermaid Character Breakdown

Possible Roles

Ariel – The heroine of our story, a mermaid who wants to be human.  She has a good heart, but gets caught up in her dreams.  Actor must be very bubbly and energetic.  She has to be able to convey meaning with no words.

Prince Eric –A human prince who loves the sea more than anything.  He is kind, light-hearted and fun.

Grimsby – Prince Eric’s valet.  He is very still and rigid – and is always sea sick!

Sebastian –A crab who is the composer for King Triton, then becomes Ariel’s “guardian”.  He is very anxious with lots of nervous energy with lots of emotions.

Flounder –A rambunctious young fish and Ariel’s best friend.  He is sweet and kind and a wide-eyed optimist and spunky!

Scuttle – A crazy seagull who thinks he is an expert on humans.  He is a little full of himself.

King Triton – Ariel’s father.  He is a good-hearted father who doesn’t always understand his daughter.  He is very powerful and plays a range of emotions – frustration, anger and wisdom.

Ursula – The evil sea witch.  She must be able to command the stage with her nastiness.  She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Floatsam & Jetsam –Ursula’s sidekicks.  They are evil, sneaky and sarcastic.

Chef Louis – French head chef in Prince Eric’s palace. Character must be energetic, fun and over the top.

Mersisters – (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) –Ariel’s sisters.  Each sister’s will have the opportunity to develop her own personality.

Carlotta –Prince Eric’s headmistress.  She is kind hearted and maternal.

A VERY large and Active Ensemble (All ages)

A variety of characters including Ship’s Pilot, Sailors, Merfolk, Sea Creatures, Seahorse, Gulls, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Chefs, Princesses.  All ensemble roles sing and dance.


Audition Monologues (please choose one)

Poor child. Poor, sweet child. She has a very serious problem. If only there was something we could do to help her. But wait! There is something we can do. Don’t be scared, dear. I know someone who can help you. Someone who could make all your dreams come true. Just imagine – You and your prince – Together, together forever.
Nothing happened when I was up at the surface. And those humans, that’s what they’re called right? Those humans they’re not barbarians! If only I could make everyone understand. I just don’t see things the way most do. If only everyone could see the world through my eyes. I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things – could be bad.



Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Have you ever seen anything so wonderful in your entire life, Look at this. Wow – this is special – this is very, very unusual. It’s a dinglehopper! Humans use these little babies . . . to straighten their hair out. See – just a little twirl here an’ a yank there and – voi la! You got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over!

Audition Music:  Please choose one selection from the music provided HERE.



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