Auditions

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MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She is unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins to not only recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life is not completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who do not abide by her rules. However, Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

ALL ROLES OPEN

Audition Dates, by appointment only: 9/30/19 and 10/2/19

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, and additional day of auditions has been added on 10/3.

Currently priority will be given to adults so that we can adequately cast those roles. Requests will still be taken for kids, but they will be placed on a waiting list for now. We will still try to see everyone if at all possible. We really want to see more adults for Trunchbull, Miss Honey, Mr and Mrs Wormwood, and Ms Phelps. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE. NO PARTS HAVE BEEN PRE-CAST!!

For an Audition Time slot, please email our Stage Manager, Lara Maers @ lmaerz@gmail.com

Callbacks: If invited back after auditions, Callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019

Location: Parker Pace Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138

Audition Details: Please prepare no more than 32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show and a 2 minute monologue. Please ensure you provide clear and organized sheet music in a folder for the accompanist. Please, no acapella. If you have cuts in the music, please ensure they are clearly marked. You will be given the opportunity to speak with your accompanist prior to commencing the audition.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

MATILDA

The title character of the story. She MUST be as SMALL as possible. Essential Enigmatic, serious, intense VERY STRONG acting ability, clear voice with perfect pitch and clarity. She carries the entire show.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Can be played by a male or female. STRONG comedy and vocal ability Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

MISS HONEY

Matilda's kindhearted teacher. Soft spoken and kind. She befriends Matilda. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: F3

MR. WORMWOOD

Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic acting needed.  Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3

MRS. WORMWOOD

Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Strong singer & dancer needed. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

MRS. PHELPS

The kind Librarian who takes a liking to Matilda. Strong actress.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD

Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Comedic actor

THE “LITTLE KIDS”:

BRUCE

Essential Vocal ability for “Revolting Children”. Acting ability. Comic.

As part of the action on stage, this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream & icing. Must not be allergic to cake/icing ingredients

LAVENDER

Essential Good dance. Strong singing and acting. Loud and kooky - likes to have fun – big personality.

AMANDA

Strong dance and vocal ability.

ALICE

Essential Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.

HORTENSIA

Essential Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.

ERIC

Small as possible. Strong dance and vocal ability.

NIGEL

Essential Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability.

TOMMY

Essential Strong dance and vocal ability.

RUDOLPHO and THE DOCTOR

Mrs. Wormwoods Latin dance partner / Doctor that delivers Matilda (solo). Strong singer & dancer.

THE “BIG” KIDS

A very STRONG group of dancers and singers. They are the tough kids at the school and perform the shows biggest singing and dancing numbers: EX: Revolting children. There are solo lines, parts in this group. These kids have to be substantially bigger than the little kids…so late-teenagers to mid-twenties. The “BIG” Kids will also double as other roles in the show such as Parents, Children’s Entertainer, Cook, Henchman, The Escapologist & The Acrobat.