MATILDA AUDITIONS

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.

Therefore, all performers who wish to audition for the show MUST BE 10 YEARS OF AGE by the opening date of April 24, 2020. 

Thank you for understanding!

Audition Dates

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


Production Dates

Performances: April 24 - May 9, 2020

Details

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

Character Descriptions

**Please note: all ages listed below are Stage Ages**

Matilda Wormwood

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".

Miss Honey

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.

Mr. Wormword

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.

Mrs. Wormwwood

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.

Michael Wormwood

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.

Bruce Bogtrotter

Male. Age 7 - 13. Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. 

Lavender

Female. Age 7 - 13. Matilda's classmate and friend. 

Mrs. Phelps

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. 

The Escapologist

Male. Age 25 - 35. A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

The Acrobat

Female. Age 25 - 35.  A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

Rudolpho

Male. Age 20-30. Mrs. Wormwood's Ballroom Dance partner.

Doctor

Male. Age 20 - 30. Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.

Ensemble

Male & Female. Adults & Children to play roles of other school-children, henchman, a cook, parents, etc. 

If you have any questions, please email auditions@civictheatre.org & attend the Prep Session.

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