Fall 2019 Musical Theatre Production

Willy Wonka, Jr. 

Palm Beach Children's Chorus is excited to announce our Fall 2019, children's theatre production of Willy Wonka, Jr. the Musical In partnership with the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture, Palm Beach Children's Chorus , Willy Wonka, Jr. will be performed at the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on December 7-8, 2019.

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.  Willy Wonka, Jr. is a musical that combines elements of both Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with newly created material.

AUDITIONS for Willy Wonka, Jr. the Musical ARE OPEN TO CHILDREN AGES 7-17.

Auditions Details: Tuesday/Wednesday: AUGUST 27-28, 2019, 6:00 PM -9:00 PM. CALL BACKS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 6:00 PM -9:00 PM

To schedule a musical theatre audition please email and in the subject line type: Theatre Audition Request.

Ages: 7-17

What to prepare: You must prepare 16 bars of a (song) music selection (FROM MUSICAL THEATRE). Students will be asked to read from the script. No monologue is required in the audition. Please DO NOT SING a song from Willy Wonka, Jr., Willy Wonka Kids, Willy Wonka, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Please bring accompaniment music on a CD or mp3 device. We will not provide an accompanist.

What to Bring to the audition: A headshot and resume, your  instrumental accompaniment music

What to Wear: comfortable clothing/closed toe or dance shoes (as there is a dance section in the audition).

Cost for Audition
: $10 registration fee

Production/Participation Fee:
There is a $400 production/participation fee. This includes all classes/instruction and coaching /rehearsals, and costume fee. Students will receive over 100 hours of instruction during the production process. This equates to just $4.00 per hour for quality musical theatre instruction in singing, acting, and dance. 

Production will be December 7-8, 2019 at our performing arts facility at 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach
Gardens, FL  33410.
Rehearsals are typically on Tuesdays, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm - 3 pm. 

** Required Family Hours: All cast families are required to contribute a minimum of 20-30 hours per actor towards the production.  

 Buy Out Option: A limited number of buy-out options will be available for this show. The buy-out option would excuse the family from their required 20-30  family hours towards the show. The fee for the buy-out is $275 on top of the registration/production fee. If you are interested in a buy-out option, please contact  Sandi Russell at

**Need based partial and full scholarships are available for those who qualify.

​Youth Theatre Programs

Palm Beach Children's Chorus was a winner of The 2018 Great Ideas Initiative Grant offered through the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County for The Youth Arts Workshop Theatre Program! 

Palm Beach Children's Chorus is making great strides in the performing arts in Palm Beach County. In 2018, Palm Beach Children's Chorus was an awardee of the Great Ideas Initiative funded by the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County. The "new idea" called the Youth Arts Workshop is a project  based academic (health centered) and performing arts program that seeks to engage children in the theatrical performing arts, physical health and nutrition education, community engagement, and cultural experiences that will foster good citizenship, transform and enhance their lives and enrich our community. Students participate in twice weekly (afterschool) and weekend musical theatre instruction in a group setting. In addition to musical theatre instruction, students have access to reading/literacy mentors, character education, and involvement in community life through musical theatre and performance opportunities of plays and musicals. Students in the Youth Arts Workshop are culturally and economically diverse.

We work with our sister non-profit organization, the South Florida Society for Arts and Culture to bring a dynamic children's theatre program to children throughout Palm Beach County. Our performances last season (2018-2019) included, Aladdin, Jr., Hairspray, Jr., Wonderland (The Musical Mis-adventures of a Girl Named Alice), and A Wrinkle in Time. Each production is offered as a production class during our regularly scheduled calendar year (Fall and Spring Productions). This is an optional addition to membership in Palm Beach Children's Chorus. Students receive expert instruction in theatre, vocal, and dance (choreography).