Highland Park Players

Matilda The Musical Auditions

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.

Key Dates

  • 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]

Location: Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT) Audition Time
(Mon. 6:30pm - 9:00pm)

6:30PM-7:00PM (12)

7 of 12 slots filled
Liz Atkinson
Maggie Atkinson
Micah Materre
Naomi Hershman
Jill Iverson
Thank you!
Katie Dunn-Rankin
Sofia Ruffner
Richard Salon

7:00PM-7:30PM (12)

6 of 12 slots filled
Grace Balis
Tyler Sonkin
Brian Embree
Ela Weininger
Grace Atkinson
Evelyn Gotschewski

7:30PM-8:00PM (10)

6 of 10 slots filled
Jacob Cohen
Eric Benveniste
Scarlett Benveniste
Heather Benveniste
Aria Caldwell
Emil Ginter

8:00PM-8:30PM (8)

5 of 8 slots filled
Allison Buck
Kim Buck
Nathaniel Vodak
Amelia Holly
Nikayla Kirkwood

8:30PM-9:00PM (8)

7 of 8 slots filled
Elizabeth Keller
Joe Bushell
Keaton Kamykowska
Kelly Gross
Rebecca McCarthy
For Estella McCarthy Schultz
Kyra Young
Sara Dolins
(Wed. 6:30pm - 9:00pm)

6:30PM-7:00PM (12)

10 of 12 slots filled
Morgan Podlin
Karyn Doerfler
Megan Rose
Jim LaPietra
Jamie DePaolo
Sean Williams
Jadyn Marder
Yesha Mistry
Natalie Cohen
Korinne Yonan

7:00PM-7:30PM (12)

7 of 12 slots filled
Miranda Winters
Caroline Czabala
Phoebe Berkowitz
Anita Silvert
Brent Walker
Natasha Winters
Brock Hayden
Looking forward to it!

7:30PM-8:00PM (10)

All slots filled
Sarah Tilford
Ellory Jezuit
Mara Silver-Schack
Hannah Rose
Matilda Rose
Emma Widlowski
Anna Widlowski
Alex Titarenko
Marianne Embree
Dave Lemrise

8:00PM-8:30PM (8)

7 of 8 slots filled
Melissa Harrison (3)
Audition for Melissa Harrison, Justin Vidovic, and Deric Gochenauer
Caylei Hallberg
Nina Boby
Kyra Young
Kate Gehlen

8:30PM-9:00PM (8)

6 of 8 slots filled
Shelley DeHosse
Looking forward to it!
Asha McCaughan
Danny-Ray Polson
LOVE this show!
Elona Tenenberg
Jeff Balkan
Nikki Paliev
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