Thoroughly Modern Productions invites you to join us at The Tower Theatre, August 18th-27th, for our 2017 Summer Intensive production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.” Under the direction of TMP Founder and Artistic Director, David DaCosta, with Music Direction by Scott Michaelsen and Choreography by Dakota B. Weeda, this deliciously exciting musical adventure will feature students from our Summer Intensive and a local ensemble of adult artists. Although tickets are not yet available, dates have been confirmed. 

Adult Principles and Supporting Roles:

Willy Wonka – Simeon Purkey
Candy Man/Mr. Bucket – Dan Schimmoller
Phineous Trout – Joshua Harrison
Philomena Trout – Aleta Wolin Nissen
Mrs. Bucket – Janelle DeCelles
Grandpa Joe – Trey Hinkle
Mrs. Gloop – Savannah Gardner
Mr. Salt – Harlan Daniels
Ms. Teavee – Andrea Couch
Mrs. Beaureguard – Amy James
Grandpa George – Harlan Daniels
Grandma Josephine – Amy Lapp Anderton
Grandma Georgina – Keely Wirtz

Student Principle and Supporting Roles:

Oompa Cast
Charlie – Gavin Felciano
Veruca Salt – Kaitlyn Couch
Violet Beaureguard – Makenna Kirkpatrick
Mike Tevee – Casey James
Augustus Gloop – Harrison Hobin
Matilda – Abby Busch
James – Craig Chisholm

Loompa Cast
Charlie – Lee Miller
Veruca Salt – Annika Nissen
Violet Beaureguard – Miya Corpstein
Mike Tevee – Craig Chisholm
Augustus Gloop – Wil Anderton
Matilda – Allie Harrison
James – Casey James

“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. 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 scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.” (

Come on feel the noise! The second round of vocal auditions for TMP Presents: “Rock of Ages”​ at The Tower Theatre​ are Monday, June 12th, starting at 7:30 by appointment only. Please prepare a rock vocal selection for this audition. Callbacks are Tuesday, June 13th, starting with dance at 6:30 followed by vocal callbacks and readings.

Please contact Artistic Director, David DaCosta​, at or by calling 541-678-0313 with questions and to reserve your audition appointment. Stay tuned for more audition details and instructions! Rock on!

David DaCosta │ 63595 Boyd Acres Rd. Bend, OR 97701 │ │ 541-678-0313

David DaCosta 541-678-0313
63595 Boyd Acres Rd. Bend, OR 97701