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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Producers: Laoti Bussone
Josh Bell
Director:Matt Lundeen
Assistant Director:Laura Kirchner
Stage Management Intern:Conor Horgan
Fee:$175 due at audition.
No refunds after start of auditions.
Registration:Aug 15–29
Auditions:Wed & Thu September 6th & 7th, 5–7 PM

5–7:30 PM

Red Cast: Mon & Wed

Blue Cast: Tue & Thu

starting September 11th at ACT/Trinity

Dress Rehearsals:

Sunday Nov 12:
Red Cast Dress: 2–5 PM
Blue Cast Dress: 5:30–8:30 PM

Monday Nov 13:
Red Cast: 5–8 PM

Tuesday Nov 14:
Blue Cast 5–8 PM

Performances: School performances:
9 AM Wed Nov 15
11 AM Wed Nov 15
9 AM Thu Nov 16
11 AM Thu Nov 16
Public performances:
7 PM Friday Nov 17
2 PM Saturday Nov 18
7 PM Saturday Nov 18
3 PM Sunday Nov 19
Arlington Masonic Temple

Reduced program fees are available to those who require financial assistance. An application for reduced program fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the first meeting of a production or workshop to be considered. Please contact the treasurer for more information.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Dramatized by Richard R. George

Welcome to ACT's 2017 Fall production of Roald Dahl's classic tale.

Guides: Only one of the following paragraphs will be displayed at a time. Please make sure the information is accurate for each case.

regpreview: Registration for this production will be open from August 15th through 29th.

regopened: Registration for this production is open now and will remain open through August 29th.

regclosed: Registration for this production is now closed. E-mail notifications will be sent after the lottery, and we will update this page at that time.

regclosed_mailed: Registration for this production is now closed and acceptance e-mails have been sent. If you have not received a notification, please contact the producers.

At the end of the registration period, acceptance into the production will be decided based on a lottery. Children of ACT Board members have a limited guarantee of acceptance into the production. All ACTors accepted into the production, including board children, must audition for casting. Specific roles are offered to ACTors at the sole discretion of the artistic staff.

This production will include 4 school performances. Actors should coordinate with their own school and teachers to be out of class from at least 8AM-1PM on performance days.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be double cast, with each cast alternating school and public performances with 4 performances per cast.

Please note the rehearsal schedule for the show. You will not be required for every rehearsal, only for those where your character is called. You can look at the schedule links for this summer's productions to see how this works. Absences are strongly discouraged throughout the production, and attendance is mandatory from the beginning of dress rehearsals on, so please plan accordingly. All actors and at least one parent are also expected to attend the first meeting on Monday, September 11th, where we will share more details about the production and have sign-ups for volunteer committees.

All payments or payment arrangements must be secured before auditions. There are no refunds after the start of auditions. Although we often have a waitlist, bringing actors into the production after auditions presents numerous challenges for the staff and does not give the late arrivals a fair start to the production.

More details regarding the audition process will be posted after acceptances are mailed out.

As is now our standard policy, final casting decisions will not be made until after the first week of rehearsals. The staff will use this time to get to know the cast and explore the show.

About the Show

Who wouldn't want to join Charlie Bucket in his adventurous tour of Willy Wonka's world-famous Chocolate Factory? Now is your chance! Audiences will see Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Willy Wonka and Charlie himself come to life, and all involved will discover the true meaning of teamwork, self-confidence and self-esteem.

Offstage Opportunities

Offstage opportunities are available for all our productions. Contact us for more information.

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Last updated: Sat Sep 9 2017 14:00 EDT