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Livingston Community Players to Hold Auditions for 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory'


LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Community Players will be holding auditions for their 11th annual production.

This year the Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) had chosen “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and will be casting roles for both adults and children from age 8 and up.

Auditions will be held at Northland Community Center at Jefferson Court in Livingston.

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Sunday, Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Casting call for children 8-12

Monday, Sept. 16, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Casting call for children 8-12

Monday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Casting call for adults and kids 13 and older

Tuesday, Sept. 17 - call-backs

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this Theatre for Young Audiences stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film ”Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.

Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  Not all cast members are needed at all rehearsals. Performances are scheduled for Nov. 16 and 17 with two matinees each day at 11 a.m. and 2:30  p.m.  . 

Producer Lois Dyer is delighted to welcome Angelo De Fazio to LCP as Director of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”  Angelo is the Artistic Director of Theater Next Door and Dancelife Academy in East Hanover.  He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Communications and the Arts at Seton Hall University and Adjunct Professor of Communications at the College of Saint Elizabeth.  

There are many outstanding roles both for adults and youngsters 8 years old and older.  We are committed to casting a strong ensemble.  Please prepare an audition song from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” or a similar style show. Those auditioning should bring their own sheet music (written in the correct key) and be prepared to sing a song.  You may be asked to learn a brief dance combination.  An accompanist will be provided.  If you have a head shot, please bring it with you. All roles are open.

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Livingston Community Players stresses that participation of individuals with disabilities is welcome and valued.  To the extent possible, we strive for maximum inclusion and accommodation of individuals with a disability.

LCP is sponsored by the Township of Livingston and Livingston SYLS, and is a member of the Arts Council of Livingston.

For more information, visit or call Lois Dyer at (973) 533-1809 or Phyllis Meranus at (973) 994-0102.

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