Matilda

Music by Tim Minchin
Book by Dennis Kelly
Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl

Sponsored by Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

June 21 – July 14

Playhouse on the Square

Based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents, and hostile headmistress the wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, Matilda dreams of a better life – and proves that no matter your age you have the power to control your own destiny.

 

Announcing Matilda Auditions

WHENChildren’s Auditions: Saturday, January 26, 10am (Some may be asked to return for a dance call later in the afternoon)

Adult Auditions: Sunday, January 27, 6pm (Some may be asked to return for a dance call later in the evening)

Possible Callbacks Monday, January 28, 6pm

WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper Street, 38104.  Sign-in in the Main Lobby.

CASTING: We are casting Male and Female Children/Young Adult Singer/Dancers, Ages 8-15; and Male and Female Adult Singer/Dancers, Ages 18 and Up.  ALL ethnicities are welcomed and encouraged to attend! Please Note** All roles are currently open though some adult roles may be filled by members of our Resident Company. For a full character breakdown, please see below.

WHAT TO PREPARE:  Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song with piano accompaniment.  Actors are welcome to sing from the show though it is not required.  Please bring a headshot and resume if possible.  For younger actors that may not have a resume, please bring some kind of photo with you that the theatre can keep in our files.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: To make the best use of your time, these auditions will be by appointment.  Please email Courtney Oliver to sign up for a time slot to audition at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org. Please feel free to specify the time that is the most convenient for you and we will do our best to get you that time slot! Otherwise slots are first come, first serve.

Matilda is directed and choreographed by debuting Guest Artist Jim Christian and Music Directed by Nathan McHenry.  The show begins rehearsals on May 14, 2019.  The show runs June 21 – July 14, 2019.

 

CHILDREN

Matilda Wormwood, Age 8-11, Gender: Female; An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Michael Wormwood, Gender: Male, Age: 10 to 15; Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.

Bruce, Gender: Male, Age: 8 to 14; Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Lavender, Gender: Female, Age: 8 to 10; Matilda’s classmate and friend.

 

ADULTS

Miss Agatha Trunchbull, Gender: Male/Female, Age: 35 to 55; The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.

Miss Honey, Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 40; Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Mr. Wormwood, Gender: Male, Age: 35 to 45; Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Mrs. Wormwood, Gender: Female, Age: 35 to 45; Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Mrs. Phelps, Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 45; A nice librarian.

16 Ensemble, Male/Female, Ages 8 and Up:The Escapologist, Cook Sergei, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, The Acrobat, Doctor, Rudolpho, Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy, Parents, Children’s Entertainer.