Important Casting Note - Age Requirement
While the stage ages for Matilda begin at 7 years old, it is important to note that the performance demands of the production (both vocal and physical) require an older performer that can play a younger age.
Thank you for understanding!
No Appointment Necessary to Audition
Prep Session: January 6, 7:00 PM
Auditions (Ages 10-14): January 11, 11:00 AM
Auditions (Ages 15 & Up): January 13 & 14, 7:00 PM
Performances: April 24 - May 9, 2020
Director: Suzanne Fleenor
Music Director: Brent E. Marty
Choreographer: Anne Beck
What To Prepare:
- Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song in the style of the musical
- Please be prepared to dance - you will be given an opportunity to change into comfortable clothing after your vocal audition
**Please note: all ages listed below are Stage Ages**
Female. Age 7-10. An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Must be a fantastic storyteller.
Miss Agatha Trunchbull
Female (traditionally, a male is cast). Age 35 - 55. Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School. Miss Honey's aunt. 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".
Female. Age 25 - 35. 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.
Male. Age 30 - 45. Father of Matilda. A dealer in second-hand cars - "a mean crooked crook" - with a penchant for wearing jackets with large, brightly coloured checks - An actor with excellent comedic timing is necessary.
Female. Age 30 - 45. Mother of Michael and Matilda, and the wife of Mr Wormwood. She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. Like her husband she thinks very little of Matilda’s 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 comedic timing skills.
Male. Age 10 - 15. Must be able to fully participate in all ensemble vocal and dance numbers and also to play 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.
Male. Age 7 - 13. Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Female. Age 7 - 13. Matilda's classmate and friend.
Female. Age 25 - 45.Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. She has an inner peace about her character. Must be an extremely good listener.
Male. Age 25 - 35. A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Female. Age 25 - 35. A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Male. Age 20-30. Mrs. Wormwood's Ballroom Dance partner.
Male. Age 20 - 30. Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Male & Female. Adults & Children to play roles of other school-children, henchman, a cook, parents, etc.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org & attend the Prep Session.
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