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AUDITIONS: MATILDA

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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Book by Dennis Kelly / Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Orchestrations & Additional Music by Chris Nightingale

Directed by Keven Renken

Auditions

  • April 24 at 6 pm
  • April 25 at 6:30 pm
  • Callbacks: April 26

Please prepare 32 bars of a song and have sheet music for the accompanist. If you choose to sing to a recording, please be prepared to vocalize afterwards. A cappella is not preferred. Those who are able will also be asked to learn a short dance combination. The director will be strongly considering performers of many ethnicities, as well as differently-abled and gender-fluid performers. Everyone cast must be a strong singer, actor, and move to the best of his/her/their abilities. The director will not read from the script until callbacks.

Performances

July 15 – 24

About the Show

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.

The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

(Content Warning: Bullying and minor violence)

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood – serious, smart, clever.  She is the calm center to the storm of craziness that is the show.  Must appear young onstage (would prefer to cast an actual child for this demanding role).

Miss Agatha Trunchbull – tyrannical headmistress of the school Matilda goes to.  Imposing, larger than life, more than a little bit frightening (especially to children).  Think  Joan Crawford on steroids.  Usually played by a man, though not opposed to casting the right woman.  Speaks and sings in a character voice. Thirties and up.

Miss Honey – warm, nurturing and kind teacher at the school.  Matilda and the other students are drawn to her though she is easily cowed by Miss Trunchbull.  Beautiful singing voice.  Mid-twenties to about 40.

Mr.  Wormwood – Matilda’s slimy, snake-oil salesman of a father.  Always “on” like a vaudeville comedian, flashy and over-the-top.  Thirties to forties.

Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda’s dim-bulb mother.  Loud, brassy, obsessed with her looks, not very bright – the perfect counterpart to the dad.  Thirties to forties.

Michael Wormwood – Matilda’s older brother.  Kind of a lump.  Doesn’t speak much.  Someone good at deadpan humor will be considered for this role.  Teens.

Mrs. Phelps – the local librarian.  Friendly and infinitely fascinated by Matilda’s stories.  Any age.

Bruce – Matilda’s classmate.  Has a really strong scene when being punished by Miss Trunchbull.

Lavender – Matilda’s classmate and friend.  Outgoing and fun and friendly.

Rudolpho – Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner.  Cockney accent.  Constantly moving.  Must be a good dancer. Young adult.

Sergei – Russian mafia.  Swagger. Accent.  The whole nine yards.  Any age.

Children’s Ensemble (3 boys, 3 girls) – Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy

Adult Ensemble – Escapologist, Cook, Henchmen (3), Acrobat, Doctor, Parents, Older Children, Parents, Children’s Entertainer

Looking for a large, diverse cast.  Some double-casting is likely.  Will seriously consider non-binary and differently-abled performers.

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Venue

Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618