Matilda The Musical

Matilda

Theatreworks Live is proud to present:

Roald Dahl’s

MATILDA

The Musical!

 

PERFORMANCES:
November 29 @ 7PM
November 30 @ 7PM
December 6 @ 7PM
December 7 @ 2PM

The Warehouse Theatre at E-Street

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Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Matilda – Auditions

MatildaAUDITIONS ANNOUNCEMENT
September 14th 9am-Noon
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church
– Please prepare 16-32 measures of a song of your choice. You must bring a accompaniment track to sing along to (no vocals)
– Come prepared to dance.

 

Rehearsals in Bel Air Saturday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday nights September-November

Performances: November 29-30th (Thanksgiving Weekend) and December 6-7th at The Warehouse at E-Street

No performance conflicts will be accepted.

We will be casting actors ages 9-18 to perform in this hilarious musical.

Character Descriptions
MATILDA (This part WILL be double cast) 9-12 years old
The title character of the story. Essential Enigmatic,
serious, intense VERY STRONG acting ability, clear voice with perfect pitch and clarity. She
carries the entire show.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL (This part may be played by a male or female. It may be double cast)
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. STRONG comedy and vocal ability Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2

MISS HONEY (may be double cast)
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 (May be double cast)
Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic acting needed.
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3

MRS. WORMWOOD (may be double cast)
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 (9-12)
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 (9-12)
Essential Good dance. Strong singing and acting. Loud and kooky – likes to have fun – big
personality.

AMANDA (9-12)
Strong dance and vocal ability.

ALICE (9-12)
Essential Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.

HORTENSIA (9-12)
Essential Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.

ERIC (9-12)
Small as possible. Strong dance and vocal ability.

NIGEL (9-12)
Essential Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability.

TOMMY (9-12)
Essential Strong dance and vocal ability.

Little kids ensemble 9-12 years old

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
teenagers. They will also play the characters below

THE ESCAPOLOGIST & THE ACROBAT
They are characters in Matilda’s story. Both must be strong singers and dancers. They are in
several numbers.

RUDOLPHO
Mrs. Wormwoods Latin dance partner. Strong singer & dancer.

DOCTOR, PARENTS, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, PARENTS, COOK, HENCHMAN,
SCHOOL CHILDREN
Other featured parts with solos & lines. These characters will play numerous roles in the show.
Acting, singing AND dance needed for these roles.

Theatreworks Live Presents: A Chorus Line – High School Edition

 

Get Your Tickets Today!  Performances June 14-15, 2019!!!

theatreworkslive.org/tickets

June 14 @ 7PM

June 15 @2PM and 7PM

The Warehouse at E-Street (2113 Columbia Park Road, Edgewood, MD 21040)

 

Show Synopsis:
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.

A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity. The materials have been prepared – with the authors’ approval – to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your students an exciting and rewarding experience.

  • Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
  • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
  • Lyrics by  Edward Kleban
  • Co Choreographed by Bob Avian
  • Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer,  in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
  • Adaptation and support materials for the High School Edition
  • Developed by iTheatrics, Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

A CHORUS LINE High School Edition is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK.
www.tamswitmark.com

Special thanks to our Sponsors for helping us put on this show!

Announcing: A Chorus Line – High School Edition

Mark your calendars!  Performances June 14-15, 2019!!!

 
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Audition Information:
March 23, 2019
9AM-12PM
The Warehouse at E-Street (2113 Columbia Park Road, Edgewood, MD 21040)

  • High Schoolers 14-18 May audition for principal roles or ensemble.
  • 8th graders who will be 14 by June 15th may audition for ensemble ONLY.
  • ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE. NONE ARE PRE-CAST
  • Please prepare 16 bars of a song that shows your personality. Please bring a karaoke track of your song to sing to (no vocals).
  • An accompanist will NOT be available.
  • You will be asked to dance. Dress appropriately.
  • You may be asked to read from the script.

Rehearsals will be Tuesday evenings at Christ Our King Church and Saturday mornings at Saint Matthew Church, March 30th-June 8th.

Tech week will be June 8-15. No conflicts will be accepted during tech week.

There will be a $45 costume rental fee for this production.

Director: April Fritts
Choreographer: Becky Titelman
Music Director: Cathy Koncurat

 

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A CHORUS LINE

    • Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
    • Music by Marvin Hamlisch
    • Lyrics by  Edward Kleban
    • Co Choreographed by Bob Avian
    • Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer,  in association with Plum Productions, Inc.
    • Adaptation and support materials for the High School Edition
    • Developed by iTheatrics, Under the supervision of Timothy Allen McDonald

 

 

Show Synopsis:
A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.

A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION is a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students with family audiences. Every aspect of the show has been developed specifically for high school performers: dialogue and content are age-appropriate, dance sequences are of a length befitting high school dancers, and allowances are made to feature actors of any race or ethnicity. The materials have been prepared – with the authors’ approval – to help your school or organization mount the best possible production and to give your students an exciting and rewarding experience.

CHARACTERS
(1 male, 1 female)
Zach — Director/Choreographer
Lori — Zach’s assistant

DANCERS ON THE LINE
(9 female, 8 male)
Cassie
Sheila
Val
Diana
Judy
Kristine
Maggie
Bebe
Connie
Mike
Richie
Don
Paul
Mark
Greg
Bobby
Al

NAMED DANCERS
(2 female, 2 male)
Tricia
Roy
Frank (boy in the headband)
Vicki

ENSEMBLE
(flexible)
Cut Dancers / Pit Singers

 

A CHORUS LINE High School Edition is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK.
www.tamswitmark.com

Special thanks to our Sponsors for helping us put on this show!

Theatreworks Live Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is sure to entertain and amaze all audiences.

 

Performances:

  • November 30, 2018 at 7PM
  • Dec 1, 2018 at 3PM and 7PM

 

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Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

 

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

This is an irresistible family musical, sure to “amaze” all audiences.  This show has everything from an Elvis-inspired Pharaoh, French ballads, country-western, calypso and more, what more could you want?

All performances will be at the Highlands School: 2409 Creswell Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

This production is produced by Theatreworks Live, a non-profit community children’s theatre company in Harford County.  We are delighted to bring such great entertainment to you and offer free performance opportunities to youth age 5-18.  Come see that show.  Bring your family with you.  We can’t wait to share this wonderful musical with you.  See you at the show!

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP

 

 

 

Announcing: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

SAVE THE DATE!
Theatreworks Live is excited to announce their fall production:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

Performances November 30-Dec 1st

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

There will be TWO SEPARATE AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION! Your Child only needs to attend one.

September 5th, 6-8:30 PM, 
Highlands School 2409 Creswell Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

September 8th, 9-11:30 AM
Saint Matthews Church 1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014

You can let us know which audition you plan to attend via our Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/202052433750414/

  • Rehearsals 1-2 nights a week and Saturday afternoons September-November
  • Performances November 30-Dec 1st


1st-5th graders:
Your child is encouraged to learn the first two verses of “Any Dream Will Do”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7aXy-I54gA

6th graders and up: please choose a song from the list below.  Wear comfortable clothes.. you MAY be asked to dance.

Audition Song List

NARRATOR(S) – “Jacob and Sons” (First two verses only)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwFgJMect2g

JOSEPH – “Close Every Door” (First three verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ZZn5aH67s

PHARAOH – “Song of the King” (First verse and chorus only…approx 25 seconds into clip!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51f9uEYGeKw

REUBEN – “One More Angel” (First 2 verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0lJV4vOkAQ

SIMEON – “Those Canaan Days” (First 2 verses and chorus only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5nS79f1OIQ

JUDAH – “Benjamin Calypso” (First 2 verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIQa_fw5qW4

MRS POTIPHAR – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only). May be cast from female chorus!

MR POTIPHAR – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only) May be cast from Brothers!

TWEEN/TEEN CHORUS – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only)

BAKER – “Go, Go, Go Joseph” (Bakers solo …approx 2:40 to 3:00 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys8hgUPREQ

BUTLER – “Go, Go, Go Joseph” (Butler’s solo…approx 2:00 to 2:20 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys8hgUPREQ

The Characters

NARRATOR(s): Female. The Narrator is a storyteller who is sharing a wonderful tale with the children, their families and the wider audience. She needs to be a strong singer who can draw the audience into the tale of Joseph and his brothers. (Vocal Range – Low F# to High G) We may cast more than one narrator.

JOSEPH: Joseph is the male lead. Joseph begins as a cocky teenager who, through dealing with life’s adversities, becomes a humble man and a true leader. He needs to be a strong singer and actor. (Vocal Range – Low A to High G)

JACOB: Jacob is the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favours Joseph as the first son of his favourite wife, unwittingly causing the friction that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Jacob needs to be a good actor, who can sing and move reasonably well. He will also be a part of the men’s chorus. (Vocal Range – Low A to C)

PHARAOH: Pharaoh is the leader of Egypt and a very self-important man. He sings an Elvis-style song, “Song of the King” and is very comfortable having adoring fans. He needs to be a strong singer and actor and have good “Elvis” style movement! (Vocal Range – Low B to High G#)

POTIPHAR: Potiphar is a wealthy, self-indulgent man. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer/speak-singer! He may double as a brother.

MRS POTIPHAR: Mrs Potiphar is a strong woman who likes to get her own way. She thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She needs to be a confident mover/dancer, who is comfortable moving in a seductive manner. She may also be a part of the women’s chorus.

BUTLER and BAKER: Female or male. The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They need to be good singers and may be part of the chorus.

WIVES (Approximately 11): wives, mothers, handmaidens, 6 featured dancers and chorus.

11 BROTHERS: (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin & Judah) Joseph’s 11 brothers, who were born of 4 different mothers (two wives and two handmaidens), are jealous of Joseph and the fact that he is clearly their father’s favourite son. As brothers they band together and gang up on Joseph to get rid of him thinking it will make their lives better. Some brothers may double as other male roles, depending on need. All need to sing, as well as move, dance and act. We will cast females in these roles if required.

REUBEN – sings “One More Angel in Heaven” – (Vocal Range – Low B to High F)
SIMEON – sings “Those Canaan Days” – (Vocal Range – C to High Eb)
JUDAH – sings “Benjamin Calypso” – (Vocal Range – F to High F)

Theatreworks Live Presents Annie!

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

The Highlands School
2409 Creswell Road • Bel Air, Maryland 21015

Performances:
December 1, 2017 at 7pm
December 2, 2017 at 2pm and 7pm
December 3, 2017 at 3pm

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