In Clovis Unified we are devoted to giving students a wide variety of experiences in academics, athletics and the arts. Upper grade students can choose to try out for the annual school play. Experiences in elementary school productions often lead students to continue participation in the arts in their junior high and high school years.
About the Show
Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious 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, but the fifth is a likable 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.
Mandatory Rehearsals & Performances
- Thursday, November 3rd from 4:30 - 8:00 pm (Final Dress Rehearsal)
- Friday, November 4th from 4:30 - 8:00 pm (Final Dress Rehearsal)
- Monday, November 7th Your child must be present at school for our primary and upper grade performances.
- Tuesday, November 8th Call time is 4:30 pm and Curtain is 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 9th Call time is 1:30 pm and Curtain is 3:00 pm
- Thursday, November 10th Call time is 4:30 pm and Curtain is 6:00 pm
This year we’re inviting 4th - 6th grade students to audition for our school play. Since Willy Wonka Kids is a musical, students will be required to sing “Happy Birthday” for their audition. They will also be asked to read a short monologue. They should be familiar with the material, but they do not need to memorize it. We are providing a selection of monologues for students to choose from (see attachments).
In order to audition, students must have their permission slip submitted no later than Monday, August 29th at 4:00 pm in the front office. Once we receive all permission slips, your child will receive an audition time-slot within one of the given time frames. Their audition time will be posted outside of the MPR as well as on the Fugman drama page on Tuesday, August 30th. They must come to their audition at the correct date and time ready to perform.
We will hold auditions for the play in the MPR at the following times:
- 8/31/22 - 7:00-7:40am (Initial Audition)
- 9/01/22 - 7:00-7:40 am (Initial Audition)
- 9/02/22 - 7:00-7:40 am (Initial Audition)
- 9/06/22 - 7:00-7:40 am (Callbacks)
To limit distractions, these auditions will be closed to parents and siblings.
If you have any questions, please contact Miss Everson.