Programs

Camp Just Imagine

Camp Just Imagine

Presents a production of

Words and Music by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newly

Adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald
Based on the Book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl

 

Camp Just Imagine is designed for students entering grades 1-5 and will incorporate many aspects of theater. Campers will have the opportunity to audition for lead roles, dance and sing with the ensemble and create the chocolate dipped world designing props, sets and costumes. A finale show will be performed for campers' friends and families.

Camp Quick Links

Registration
Dates and Locations
Required Paperwork

Willy Wonka
Plot Summary
Characters

Collection of Pictures From the Previous Year


Registration

Round Rock Location - Registration Opening Soon! (tentatively set for June 9-13)
Leander ISD Locations -  (July 28-August 1 & August 4-8)

Registration is $140 per camper, per week
Camp Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday – Show will begin at 4:30 pm

All friends and family are invited to the show on Friday.
Campers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and daily healthy snack.
Campers will need to provide their own sack lunch each day.

Extended Camp Hours Available for an additional $35 per camper, per week
Early Drop Off 7:30 am - 8:30 am / After Care 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm – price includes both
During extended camp hours, campers will have supervised free time which includes; indoor recess,
short visits to the playground, arts and crafts instruction, as well as additional rehearsal time for the
upcoming show.

If you have a specific question in the meantime, please contact the Programs Department at programs@txpta.org or 512-476-6769.

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Dates and Locations

 

Round Rock
June 9 - 13 (tentative)
Location to be announced soon!
Hosted by Round Rock ISD

Cedar Park
July 28 - August 1
Westside Elementary
300 Ryan Jordan Lane
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Hosted by Leander ISD

Steiner Ranch / West Austin
August 4 - 8
River Ridge Elementary
12900 Tierra Grande Trail
Austin, TX 78732
Hosted by Leander ISD

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Required Paperwork

Prior to the first day of camp, the following forms will need to be sent either by email to programs@txpta.org, by fax to 512-322-9326 or mailed to 7600 Chevy Chase Dr., Building 2, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78752,
Attn: Programs.

All three forms will be required for each camper. Please take a moment to print them from the links below.
If you need assistance, please contact the Programs Department at 512-476-6769.

General Liability Form PDF
Medical Release Form PDF
Photograph Release Form PDF

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Plot Summary

Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA KIDS follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five 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 likeable 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.

This scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth and will take audiences on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!

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Characters

AUGUSTUS GLOOP
Augustus is the overachieving eater who represents the evils of eating too much. Either a boy or a girl acting like a boy can play Augustus.
Eb4 - Db5

CANDY MAN
The Candy Man goes from neighborhood to neighborhood selling candy, much like an ice cream truck. He should be pleasant, charismatic, and friendly. The Candy Man sings the song "The Candy Man" and has some scene work with Charlie. It's possible for a girl to play this role, but she should play the role as male, otherwise the title of the song may not make sense.
G3 - E5

CHARLIE BUCKET
The role of Charlie Bucket is the emotional heart and soul of the musical. The actor performing Charlie should have lots of pluck and enthusiasm. Think a male "Annie." Charlie is in nearly every scene, so the actor/actress will need to handle the demands of a sizable role.
A3 - D5

CHORUS OF COOKS
The Cooks appear during "I Eat More!" presenting Augustus with a smorgasbord of food choices.

GRANDPA JOE
Grandpa Joe is the grandfather we all wish we had when we were Charlie's age. He is caring, patient, sweet and always reminds Charlie to remain cheerful. This actor/actress should be kind and funny.
C4 - D5

GRANMA JOSEPHINA, GRANDMA GEORGINA, and GRANDPA GEORGE
Charlie's three grandparents are mainly non-singing character roles. These performers should be innately interesting, who have good comic timing and are solid actors.

JAMES
James is Charlie's friend from school. He has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with Matilda and Charlie.
A3 - A4

MATILDA
Matilda is also a schoolmate of Charlie's, but she's a bit of bully. Matilda has a few lines and sings the introduction of "The Candy Man" along with James and Charlie.
C#4 - B4

MIKE TEAVEE
For this adaptation Mike is not just a TV junky. He is also addicted to video games, the Internet and any other mind numbing technological device. Mike is bratty, loud and obnoxious. He does not know the word "no." Mike could also be portrayed by a girl playing a boy.
Db4 - Db5

MR. AND MRS. BUCKET
These are great roles for young people who have nice voices, and are natural nurturers.

MR. SALT
Mr. Salt's solution to most problems is to buy his way out. He is upper class, and usually portrayed with a high British accent. (But this accent is not necessary) He sings very little. A female actress playing male may also play the role.

MRS. BEAUREGARDE
Mrs. Beauregard is a teacher of geography and has invested a great deal of hard-earned money on therapy for her orally fixated daughter, with less than stellar results. The role is virtually non-singing.

MRS. GLOOP
Mrs. Gloop is Augustus' mother who has overindulged her son with food. She accompanies Augustus on the tour of the factory, and sings "I Eat More!" which is one of the more difficult songs in the score for young people. The role requires a character actress who isn't afraid to take positive risks both in her acting and her singing.

MS. TEAVEE
Ms. Teavee is a take on all television moms of the distant past. Think June Cleaver (Leave it to Beaver) or Marion Cunningham (Happy Days) or Carol Brady (The Brady Bunch). She's perfectly put together and a bit vacant.

OOMPA-LOOMPA CHORUS
The Oompa-Loompa Chorus can be as small as a handful of performers or as large as your stage and theater can accommodate.

PHINEOUS TROUT
Phineous is the reporter who announces the winners of the Golden Ticket contest throughout the show. The role requires some singing, and can be played by either a boy or a girl.

SQUIRRELS
The squirrels are non-speaking, non-singing roles and you can cast as many as necessary. This is a great part for beginning actors. 

THE CANDY MAN KIDS  (a.k.a. SOPHIE, DANNY, ALFIE, BILLIE, and additional kids as needed)
The Candy Man Kids (a.k.a. Sophie, Danny, Alfie, Billie and additional kids as needed). These kids sing "The Candy Man.”

VERUCA SALT
Veruca is the wealthy, class-conscious, spoiled brat. She is often portrayed with a high British accent that is by no means required (brats come in all nationalities). Veruca's solo number "I Want It Now" is deceptively tricky and comes late in the show, so will require a young lady with a strong voice.
A3 - D5

VIOLET BEAUREGARDE
Gum chewer extraordinaire, Violet hails from Snellville, Georgia, so it's nice if she has a Southern American accent, but not necessary. Violet is a bluecollar, middle class brat.
C4 - Db5

WILLY WONKA/CANDY MAN
Willy Wonka is an enigmatic character; at once mysterious and mischievous but also charismatic. There are a number of directions to take with Wonka, ranging from Gene Wilder's version in the original film, Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, to Johnny Depp's portrayal in the recent film, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and everything in between. This actor/actress should be charismatic, engaging and has a great voice. The actor should be able to be funny and serious and change between the two on a dime.
G3 - E5

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