Auditions set for 'Willy Wonka' supporting cast
HUNTINGTON -- Huntington Area Regional Theatre (H.A.R.T. in the Park) will have auditions for the summer musical, " Willy Wonka -- The Musical," based on the popular Roald Dahl book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
The lead role will be played by veteran stage rocker, Ryan Hardiman, but all the other roles are up for grabs.
Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at the St. Cloud's Commons lodge.
To get there take Madison Avenue west and then turn left onto West 17th Street and head into the park. People auditioning should be prepared to sing up to a minute of a song. Also dress and wear appropriate shoes for dancing and line readings will be provided, said HART founder Tommy Smirl, who started the group with his wife Mary Smirl and Clint McElroy, in partnership with the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District.
"We are looking for kids up through adults," Smirl said. "We are also putting a children's pre-show as well, so any younger kids if they are not in the main show can audition for the pre-show. There will be roles for younger kids, so kids up through adults are welcome. We figure the cast will be 50 or 60 people. There are a lot of spots."
The show dates for "Wonka" are July 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27.
H.A.R.T. will also produce summer productions of "Nunsense," a comedy that will kick off the season in June.
Check out the H.A.R.T. in the Park Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HARTInThePark for more info and the TBA times for auditions.
For more info or questions, firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the H.A.R.T. in the Park Facebook page as well.
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