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AUDITION FORMS CAN BE FOUND HERE: Matilda Audition Forms
AUDITION SIDES CAN BE FOUND HERE: Matilda Audition Sides
You may bring your own monologue OR choose a side, based on the character you are most interested in:
Sides for Matilda Kids:
Matilda: Matilda-Phelps plus Matilda-Story (prepare both)
Female Kids: Lavender
Male Kids: Bruce
Sides for Matilda Adults:
Miss Honey: Trunchbull-and-Honey?
Mrs. Wormwood: Doctor-Mrs-Wormwood
Mr. Wormwood: Mr-Wormwood
Mrs. Phelps: Matilda-Phelps
Trunchbull: Trunchbull-and-Honey plus Trunchbull-Monologue (prepare both)
Ensemble (Multiple roles): Choose any of the Adult monologues
We are also interested in hearing British (working class and other), Italian and Russian dialects
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
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.”
Audition Requirements Ages 10 yrs - adult
Tuition: $299 for "kids" and "teens"
Sides are provided for audition OR you may choose to perform a one-minute comedic monologue. If you have a dialect that is appropriate for the show (most of the characters are a mixed working-class British dialect), we will ask you to read something for us. Additionally, one minute of Broadway song in the spirit of the show (something from Matilda the Musical is just fine!). Please bring your own backing track to sing with (on phone or other device). You must be prepared to learn and perform a short dance combo.
Matilda “Kids” - Start rehearsal week of Jan. 26 (dialect and choreography)
Teens/Adults (for adult roles) - Start rehearsal the week of February 16
Rehearsals will be primarily Tuesdays (6-9 - kids or 7-10 - teens/adults) and Saturdays (9-noon) until early March. After that, Thursday rehearsals may be added as we get closer to performance dates. Some modifications may be made to schedule based on cast conflicts.
April 19-May 5
The Matilda “Adults” (There will be two casts for these roles - teen cast and adult cast):
TRUNCHBULL - Male role (but dressed as a female). Baritone. A bullying headmistress of the school, who uses her former discipline as an Olympic shot-put champion to terrorize her ‘maggot’ students.
MRS. WORMWOOD - Female. Mezzo-Soprano. Obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. She thinks little of Matilda’s unique abilities and berates her. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice. Strong dance skills required.
MR. WORMWOOD - Male. Baritone. Matilda’s cruel father who works as a scheming second hand car salesman.
MISS HONEY- Female. Mezzo-Soprano A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile – yes is adored by every small child under her care.
MICHAEL WORMWOOD - Male. Appears to be a teenager. The Wormwood’s monosyllabic son. Needs good deadpan comedy and the ability to find a character during a lot of stage time with few words.
MRS. PHELPS - Female. Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading
ACROBAT - Mezzo-Soprano Female. Married to the Escapologist.
ESCAPOLOGIST - Male. Ensemble Baritone
RUDOLPHO - Male. Tenor. Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner.
SERGIE - Male, Ensemble, Baritone. A Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian accent.
COOK - Female, Ensemble, Mezzo-Soprano
DOCTOR - Male. Tenor. Delivers Matilda and sings
ADULT ENSEMBLE - Henchman, Dads, Moms, Child Entertainer and more!
The Matilda “Kids”: (The "kids" will work with both teen and adult casts / may cast females as male “kid” roles, if necessary)
MATILDA - Female. Age 10-15. Mezzo-Soprano. A brave girl with telekinesis, who is willing to break the rules for the greater good. Enigmatic, serious, intense. Instinctive acting ability. Vocal health and clarity. Strong movement needed.
ERIC - Age 10-15. Male. A student in Matilda’s class. Cute. Small. Dance and vocal ability.
TOMMY - Age 10-15. Male. A student in Matilda’s class. Dance and vocal ability.
AMANDA - Age 10-15. Female. A student in Matilda’s class. Strong dance and vocal ability.
BRUCE - Age 10-15. Male. A student in Matilda’s class. Sings and dances. Vocal ability for “Revolting Children” (unbroken voice). Acting ability. Comic.
NIGEL - Age 10-15. Male. A student in Matilda’s class. Sings and dances. Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability.
LAVENDER - Age 10-15. Female. A student in Matilda’s class. Strong acting ability. Good dance. Strong singing.
ALICE - Age 10-15. Female. A student in Matilda’s class. Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.
HORTENSIA - Age 10-15. Female. A student in Matilda’s class. Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.
NIGEL - Age 10-15. Male. A student in Matilda’s class. Sings and dances.
BIG KIDS - Ages 13-18, children at Matilda’s school. Sings and dances. Strong vocal and dance ability.
|| Mary Ann Morrow