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.