It's Scrumdiddilyumptious! 

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life.  Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 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: 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.

Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdiddilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is presented in two acts.  It is rated G, suitable for all ages.


Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church and the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College according to the following schedule:

  • June 22 @ 4:30-7:00 *Read through

  • July 31-August 3 @ 9:00-4:00 PM

  • Aug 7-8 @ 9:00-4:00 PM

  • Aug 9 @ 9:00-5:00 PM (at Gezon)

  • Aug 10 @ 9:00-5:00 PM (at Gezon)

Performances will be in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College.  There will be performance, at 1:00 and 7:00 PM on August 11 and 12.   Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Audition Information

Auditions will be open-house style at Trinity United Methodist Church between 3:30 and 7:00 PM, Wednesday May 24.    Callbacks will be the following evening at Trinity UMC between 3:30 and 7:00 PM.  The callback list will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon after auditions are complete.

On audition day, please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.    At auditions, callbacks and rehearsals, you should wear comfortable, modest clothing that you can easily move and dance in.   Most of all, prepare to have fun.

Remember, the purpose of auditioning for a stageGR production is not to determine whether you will be in the show, but to identify what role is best suited for your vocal and acting range.  Break a leg!


Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI



Click image to view the Willy Wonka cast list.  Congratulations to everyone!



Roald Dahls Willy Wonka is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.