Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his mouth-watering 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: 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.  This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth!

Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA  is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Director: Wendy Hoover
Assistant Director: Alex Keyes
Music Director: Jenny Guemmer
Choreographer: Lydia Sandy
Stage Manager: Dani Clayton

Pure Imagination Cast: 5/17 @ 10am, 5/18 @ 2pm, 5/24 @ 7pm, 5/25 @ 7pm
Think Positive Cast: 5/17 @ 7pm, 5/24 @ 10am, 5/25 @ 2pm


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, May 17th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 24th @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, May 24th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Valley Springs Church - Stage:

2401 Olympus Drive, Roseville, CA 95661

Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class IN ROSEVILLE may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback on a second date. 

VOCAL & PRELIMINARY DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, March 8   Location: Bayside Adventure Church (6401 Stanford Ranch Road)
Students will sign up for a 20 min group audition slot sometime between 3:30 - 7:30pm.  Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.  Students will learn choreography at home via video and will come ready to perform it for the directors right after their vocal audition. 

CALLBACKS (including Featured Dancers) : Held on Saturday, March 9 starting at 9:00am. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors.  If a student is not "called back" it does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $210.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 
For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Cast Announcement Sunday, March 10. Details TBD

Rehearsal Dates: Valley Springs Church - 2401 Olympus Dr. (Roseville)
Saturdays 9am-3pm
3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4 (Easter Break - 3/30 NO REHEARSAL)

Show Reset Rehearsal (between show weekends): Thursday, 5/23  5:00 - 7:00pm

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 5/11
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 5/12, Mon. 5/13, Tues. 5/14, Thurs. 5/16 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 5/15 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
5/17 @ 10am (Pure Imagination Cast) & 7pm (Think Positive Cast)
5/18 @ 2pm (Pure Imagination Cast)
5/24 @ 10am (Think Positive Cast) & 7pm (Pure Imagination Cast)
5/25 @ 2pm (Think Positive Cast) & 7pm (Pure Imagination Cast)

Questions? Email

Parent Meeting

Saturday, March 16th 1:00pm


Willy Wonka

Mysterious, charming, enigmatic, charismatic, and slightly sinister. 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.

Charlie Bucket - Pure Imagination Cast

Shy and earnest. 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

Charlie Bucket - Think Positive Cast

Grandpa Joe

A caring, patient, and kindhearted man. Loving Grandfather to Charlie Bucket. He accompanies Charlie to Willy Wonka's factory and it gives him a new burst of youthful vigor.

Candy Man

A local candy vendor. He leads the children in praising the joys of candy.

Phineous Trout - Pure Imagination Cast

A reporter covering the Golden Ticket story.

Phineous Trout - Think Positive Cast

Mrs. Bucket

Charlie Bucket's nurturing mother. She is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

Mr. Bucket

Charlie Bucket's nurturing father. He is always trying to maintain an energetic positivity.

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.

Mrs. Gloop

A jolly german woman with a bustling personality. Augustus Gloop's overindulgent mother.

Veruca Salt

A wealthy, spoiled girl from São Paulo, Brazil. She is accustomed to having her father indulge her every whim and desire. One of the Golden Ticket winners.

Mrs. Salt

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

Mike Teavee - Pure Imagination Cast

An obnoxious, hyperactive child addicted to television, video games, and the internet. One of the Golden Ticket winners and Ms. Teavee's son

Mike TeaVee - Think Positive Cast

Mrs. Teavee

An old-fashioned housewife. She is Mike Teavee's permissive and clueless mother.

Violet Beauregarde

A brassy girl from Snellville, Georgia, with a competitive streak. Violet seizes every opportunity to show off.

Mrs. Beauregarde

Violet's enthusiastic "helicopter parent" who focuses all her attention on her daughter. She indulges Violet's worst competitive impulses. Southern "Georgia" accent.

Grandma Josephine

Grandpa George

Grandma Georgina








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