OVATIONS THEATRE

AUDITIONS FOR MATILDA

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly
Featuring students in grades 3-9**

**Some roles may be multicast and others may be played by performers outside 3-9 grade at the discretion of the production team.

AUDITIONS
Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:30-9:30 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. Anyone not available to audition on Thursday, September 5, 2019, should email [email protected] to make alternative arrangements.

There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to OVATIONS THEATRE. If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded. 

CALLBACKS
Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10:00-4:00 PM at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

TUITION
Tuition for MATILDA will be $975. Additionally, there is a $50 costume fee. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact [email protected]. Please note there are NO refunds unless not cast in the production.

AUDITION INFO 
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your complecheck-inrwork. Please bring a current photo, resume and check payable to OVATIONS THEATRE in the amount of $150.00.

The cast list will be emailed by 6 PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Prospective cast members must email [email protected] indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 10PM on Saturday, September 7, 2019. Rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 8, 2019. Full tuition payment is required at the first rehearsal unless payment arrangements are made in advance by contacting [email protected]

AUDITION PREPARATION 
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show. Please remember to bring sheet music copied in a three-ring binder; an accompanist will be provided. NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

SENIOR COMPANY ROLES
MISS TRUNCHBULL The Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School. Once a famous athlete, she is described as a “gigantic Holy terror”, a “fierce tyrannical monster” who “marches like a storm trooper with long arms swinging” with an “aura of menace”. Played by a Male.

MRS PHELPS Warm and nurturing adult female figure who encourages students in their love of reading. She has an inner peace.

THE “BIG” KIDS A very STRONG group of dancers and singers from the Senior Company. They are the tough kids at the school and perform the shows biggest singing and dancing numbers: Miracle, The School Song, When I Grow Up, The Smell of Rebellion, Revolting children.

JUNIOR COMPANY ROLES
MATILDA Title character of show. She might be little physically but big in spirit. She is mischievous and playful. She loves creating stories and sticks up for her friends. Please note that 4 actresses will be cast in this role. Each actress will get one performance. 

MISS HONEY A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile – yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible.

MR WORMWOOD A dealer in second-hand cars – “a mean crooked crook” – with a penchant for wearing jackets with large, brightly coloured checks. Should ideally be a clown and could have an ex-punkish rocker voice.

MRS WORMWOOD She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. Like her husband she thinks her little girl doesn’t have unique abilities and often berates her. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice – must have strong comedy.

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

RUDOLPHO Mothersdance partner. Should be genuinely fit and athletic. Should have a flare for character comedy, and have great vocal and dance stamina for the number ‘Loud’.

BRUCE Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. As part of the action onstage this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream & icing.

LAVENDER Matilda's classmate and self-proclaimed best friend. Loud and kooky – likes to have fun – big personality.

FEATURED CHARACTERS
AMANDA 
ALICE
HORTENSIA
NIGEL
ERIC 
TOMMY
DOCTOR
ESCAPOLOGIST
MECHANIC
ACROBAT
THE ESCAPOLOGIST & THE ACROBAT
COOK
HENCHMAN

REHEARSALS 
Rehearsals will primarily be held at 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850. Rehearsals are generally Sunday afternoons 12:30-3:30pm and weeknight evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. Some rehearsals will be held at neighboring locations and will be made clear once the full rehearsal schedule breakdown is sent out to the cast.

Sunday, September 8
Sunday, September 15
Sunday, September 22

Sunday, October 6
Sunday, October 13
Thursday, October 17
Sunday, October 20
Thursday, October 22
Sunday, October 27

Sunday, November 3
Thursday, November 7
Sunday, November 10
Thursday, November 14
Sunday, November 17
Thursday, November 21
Sunday, November 24
Monday, November 25

Tuesday, December 10
Thursday, December 12
Tuesday, December 17
Thursday, December 19

Thursday, January 2
Saturday, January 4
Sunday, January 5
Tuesday, January 7
Thursday, January 9

TECH WEEK
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, January 12          3:00-8:00pm (New for the Junior Company)
Monday, January 13          5:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, January 14         5:00-10:00pm
Wednesday, January 15    5:00-10:00pm
Thursday, January 16        5:00-10:30pm (Extended time due to rehearsal photos)

PERFORMANCES
Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, January 17             7:30pm Performance
Saturday, January 18         2:00pm & 7:30pm Performances
Sunday, January 19           1:00pm Performance

CONFLICTS
Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

OVATIONS THEATRE reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal. There are no refunds.

Location: 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (EDT) Available Slot
09/05/2019 (Thu.) 6:30pm - 7:30pm  

GROUP 1 (12)

Come prepared with proper dance clothes and shoes

 
11 of 12 slots filled
Paige Merten
Mark Chen
Jack Melton
Nikki Smallwood
Abby Chesman
Jimmy Mckinnon
Reina Fontanez
Juliet Wade
Nayla Bizri
Nayla Bizri
Alex and Arielle Isaac (2)
7:30pm - 8:30pm  

GROUP 2 (12)

Come prepared with proper dance clothes and shoes

 
9 of 12 slots filled
Cat Mailhot (2)
Ronan and Brigid
Kendall Aronow
Ellie Regnell
Sadie Schulman
Delaney Single
Karen Sevillia
Mia Sevillia
Liam Darnell
Jared Edwards
8:30pm - 9:30pm  

GROUP 3 (12)

Come prepared with proper dance clothes and shoes

 
09/07/2019 (Sat.) 10:00am - 10:30am  

GROUP 4 (5)

Only for those who can't attend auditions on 9/5

 


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