Following the success of last year’s Senior Summer Project “Les Miserables “, Belfast School of Performing Arts is pleased to announce that they are delighted to produce the Northern Ireland Premier of the magical musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Welcome to the world of pure imagination with this tasty Broadway and West End musical based on the famous novel and hit movie complete with a live Band. We are beyond excited about it.
“Based on the famous novel by Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory features an original score composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and a book by David Greig. The score also pays homage to the Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley score from the 1971 film with songs from the motion picture including “Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” “Oompa Loompa Song,” and “Pure Imagination.”
The world-famous Willy Wonka is opening the gates to his mysterious factory…but only to a lucky few. Young Charlie Bucket and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination including chocolate waterfalls, nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka’s army of curious Oompa-Loompas.”
The show will be directed by our very own Artistic Director Peter Corry who is already formulating exciting plans to make this a magical production with 6 performances in The MAC Theatre, Belfast .
The Charlie Team
With over 25yrs experience in musical theatre both on stage and behind the scenes, he is the perfect person to bring our show to life.
Peter has performed on the West End stage and Internationally over the last 30 years and as a director, he has staged shows which have toured the UK, USA and Europe.
Peter also runs his own company, Peter Corry Productions which is one of the leading entertainment producers in NI.
Peter and his team can’t wait to get started on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Ashley has worked in Musical Theatre and singing for over 20 years as an award-winning vocal coach, musical director, performer and producer.
He is the most successful vocal coach in Northern Ireland. To date, he has had 80 students go onto study at Drama School. This record is unprecedented and the highest number of students to go onto professional training by any individual teacher in the UK.
Ashley is the director of BSPA Voices and was musical director for 4 of BSPA’s former summer productions.
Due to the Phenomenal interest this project has had we will initially be auditioning everyone.
Main cast – 12 -22 years old
The Part of “Charlie Bucket”: 10-14 years old. Please note this part is open to both Girls and Boys and will likely be a shared role.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 21st April
Please note: as usual, our BSPA Senior Summer Youth Project is open to everyone
(not just BSPA)