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Fall 2019 Musical

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.

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. Whoever 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.

November 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 PM

Shadow Mountain High School

2902 E Shea Blvd. in Phoenix

AUDITIONS!! Fall Musical

Tuesday – Friday August 20th-23rd


See Dr. M. in Room 650 with questions

Audition Breakdown

Dance Auditions – Tues., Aug 20th 3-5pm

Open to ALL SMHS students and 5th-8th grade NVAA students

Instructions: Wear clothes and shoes you can move in. You will learn a short dance then audition in a small group. Students should plan to stay the entire time.

SMHS Acting/Musical Auditions – Wed./Thurs Aug 21st and 22nd after school

For ALL SMHS students



Instructions: Prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and two musical excerpts. Musical excerpts available at Sign up for an audition slot on the bulletin board in front of Room 495. Links to excerpts below.

Shea and Desert Cove Musical/Acting Auditions – Friday August 23rd after school

For all NVAA 5th-8th grade students

Instructions: Prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue and the musical excerpt. Please sign up for a slot with Mr. Boyett at Shea Middle School.

Notes on Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Size:

All actors (no matter gender identity, race/ethnicity, or size) are encouraged to audition for ALL roles. We are not aiming to recreate either film version of Charlie and Willy. We are looking for the right actor for the role and are open to ALL possibilities.

Notes on Acting Monologues: 

Willy Wonka is a musical filled with over the top, engaging, and wild characters. Please choose a comedic monologue that allows you to make big, bold, interesting choices. Take a risk. Show me what you can do with your body and voice. Please see Mr. Flower, Dr. M., or Mr. Boyett for monologue advice. Monologues can be found here:

Website 1 Website 2 Website 3

Notes on Music Selection:

9th-12th grade:

All students will perform two numbers. All will perform an excerpt from Pure Imagination. Students may choose an excerpt from I Want it Now or I’ve Got a Golden Ticket. Links to excerpts below.

5th-8th grade:

All students will perform an excerpt from Pure Imagination. Students may be asked to sing one of the second selection choices as part of the callback process. Links to excerpts below.

Notes on Callbacks:


Students may be call backed for further auditions. These callbacks will take place at lunch Thursday and Friday August 22nd and 23rd. If you are not called back, it does not mean you are not being considered for a role.


Students may be asked to read from the script or perform one of the second selection choices after their audition on Friday August 23rd. If you are not called back after your audition, it does not mean you are not being considered for a role.

Musical Selection Links:

Pure Imagination (0:00-1:10) (all students will perform)


Practice (with vocals):

Sheet Music

Second Selection Choices (9th-12th students should choose one)

I Want it Now (0:10-0:45)


Practice (with vocals):

Sheet Music

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket (0:00-0:33)


Practice (with vocals):

Sheet Music

2019-2020 North Valley Arts Academy applications:

New Students

Returning NVAA Students

Link to the SMARTS Drama Parent Booster Club webpage.

Collaboration with Disney Theatricals for Peter and the Starcatcher

Shadow Mountain High School and the North Valley Art’s Academy Theatre Program worked with Disney Theatricals in New York as one of four high schools chosen across the nation to pilot Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher before the amateur rights were released.

We provided Disney Theatricals with feedback on the challenges and opportunities this particular script provided for high school theatres.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and the NVAA Theater Program was featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine  – read the great press here

The North Valley Arts Academy’s performance of Peter and the Starcatcher was featured in the Paradise Valley Independent. . . check out the article here!

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