Highland Park Players
We are delighted that you’re interested in auditioning for the Highland Park Players' production of Matilda The Musical!
Auditions are open to all ages 9+.
We are planning for a mask free production for those who are fully vaccinated, but will follow appropriate guidelines as set forth by the CDC.
The Highland Park Players is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities and abilities to audition.
Director/Choregrapher: Jenilee Houghton, Music Director: Ken Preuss, Assistant Choreographer: Sarah Makkawy
Visit our website for more production information (coming soon)!
Non-equity. There is no participation fee. There is no pay/stipend.
- In Person Auditions: Monday, July 12th 6:30pm - 9:00pm and Wednesday, July 14th 6:30pm - 9:00 pm. Location: Heller Nature Center Multipurpose Room (2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035)
- Virtual Auditions: If you would like to request a virtual audition, please send a note to [email protected] In person auditions preferred when possible.
- Call-backs (Invitation Only): Tuesday, July 20th starting at 6:30pm. A call-back invitation is not mandatory to be cast in this production. Heller Nature Center Multipurpose Room (2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035)
- Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings at West Ridge Center (636 Ridge Rd; Highland Park, IL). Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. COVID precautions will be strictly adhered to as appropriate to the rehearsal situation and rules of the facility.
- Tech Week: September 18th-23rd.
- Performances: September 24 at 7:30pm, September 25 at 2pm & 7:30pm, September 26 at 2pm, October 1 at 7:30pm, October 2 at 2pm & 7:30pm, and October 3 at 2pm. Location: Northbrook Theatre (3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL).
What to Prepare for Auditions
1. Please prepare a song cut, 32-bars (approximately 1 minute), that best showcases your voice and demonstrates bold character choices. Please provide sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
2. Click here to see the character breakdown.
3. Bring your Resume/Headshot & Calendar. You will be asked to fill out a conflict sheet and audition form. Resume and headshot are not mandatory, but please bring them if you have them!
Questions about auditions or beyond? Email us at [email protected]
Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
|| Matilda The Musical