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Matilda Auditions

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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 a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and 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 to punish 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!

Note from the production team:

 

We are looking for youth performers with an incredible work-ethic, a passion for performing, who are also kind, and team-players. Triple Threat Performers creates a family with every show we cast, so we feel passionate about finding performers who share those values. 

We encourage youth performers of all experience levels, abilities, and backgrounds to audition. It is recommended that auditionees are between the ages of  8 and 19 as this is an extremely fast-paced environment with long rehearsal hours. Auditions from performers younger than 8 will be viewed and considered, but priority will go to those who we're sure can handle the demands of rehearsals and performances. We want to ensure that everyone's first experience with musical theatre is a positive one!

This is an incredibly touching, inspiring, and intense show. Every cast member will play an intricate role in bringing our vision to life. We are looking to cast a show of individuals, so show us who you are and have pride in what sets you apart! The entire production team is rooting for you. Break a leg!

- Matilda The Musical Production Team

AUDITIONS

Video Audition Submissions Open: January 27th

Video Audition Submissions Close: February 13th @ midnight

*If you receive a callback you will hear back on February 17th or 18th

 

CALLBACKS

FEB 20TH 4-6PM Prospect Lake Community Hall

FEB 21ST 4-6PM Prospect Lake Community Hall

 

REHEARSALS Prospect Lake Community Hall

*Not all performers will be called to every rehearsal, and will often only be called for a portion of any given rehearsal. However performers need to be available for the following rehearsal hours in case they are called!

Sundays 12-5pm + Mondays 4:30-8:30pm 

*Younger cast members will be called before 6:30pm on Mondays, and the evenings will be used for blocking with the older cast members in the leading roles. Performer cast as Matilda will be needed more frequently.

Rehearsals: February 25th-March 11th

                     April 7th-June 17th

 

SHOWS

*Hours will be extended. during show week.

JUNE 18TH-23RD The Charlie White Theatre

We will be using British accents!

 

VIDEO AUDITIONS

The first round of auditions is done via a Youtube video submission. Based on the character that you're interested in auditioning for, there is a song requirement below the character description. In your video please answer the following questions before singing your song. 

1. Name and age

2. The top three roles you would like to play in Matilda

3. Your dance experience if applicable (styles and years) 

4. Why would you be a positive addition to our cast and company

5. Name of the 1 song you'll be singing (every person only has to sing one song)

You do not need to sing the entire song assigned, but we require at least one minute of what you feel shows off your voice. You may also sing the full song. 

YOUTUBE VIDEO AND SUBMISSION

Please make your video an unlisted Youtube video (you'll need a google account/YouTube channel for this)

Name of Video: PERFORMERS NAME Matilda Audition 2024

Email video to contact@triplethreatperformers.ca

Email subject line: PERFORMERS NAME Matilda Audition 2024

 

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Matilda Wormwood (age 10-13)- The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull. Must be a strong singer, mover, and great actress in this role who can embody both Matilda’s cleverness and her kindness. Please sing as much of the song as you can!

Matilda Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxs-1NG0tmI

Eric (age 9-13) - A student at school with Matilda. He has the very first solo line of the entire show, so make sure to cast a good singer in this role. He also has some featured moments as one of Matilda’s schoolmates, so it’s helpful if Eric is also an expressive actor.

Eric Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Amanda (age 9-13)- A student at school with Matilda. She has a few solos and lines, but her most featured moment is when Trunchbull throws her through the air using her pigtails. Must be a good singer and mover.

Amanda Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Bruce (age 10-13)- One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake. Bruce goes through quite a transformation throughout the show and has some important solos, so must be an excellent singer and actor. An actor who can portray Bruce’s journey throughout the show.

Bruce Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acU4nVgXX6k

Hortensia (age 9-13)- Classmate of Matilda who sings solos, and has a few lines. This character needs to be a good mover and singer.

Alice (9-13)- Classmate of Matilda who sings solos, and has a few lines. This character needs to be a good mover and singer.

Hortensia Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Tommy (age 9-13)- Classmate of Matilda who sings solos, and has a few lines. This character needs to be a good mover and singer.

Tommy Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Lavender (age 10-13)- One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend. This role needs to be an actress who can portray Lavender’s likability and friendliness.

Lavender Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Nigel (age 9-13)- One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Nigel has a few solos and some great featured moments in the show, and must be a strong actor and singer in this great supporting role.

Nigel Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Mr. Wormwood- Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny, so cast a fantastic character actor in this role who can really land the comedy and isn’t afraid to play an unlikeable character. It’s helpful if Mr. Wormwood reads as older onstage and makes a dynamic pair with Mrs. Wormwood.

Mr. Wormwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXU7bv-1FXE

Although this is a Trunchbull song, you can sing it with the characterization of Mr. Wormwood

Mrs. Wormwood- Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day. Cast a great actress who can portray Mrs. Wormwood’s nastiness but also play up her ridiculousness and lean into the comedy.

Mrs Wormwood Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m15BDOwZw7k

Michael (age 13-18)- Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. This is a hilarious supporting role for a younger actor with comedic timing, as Michael’s contributions to the scene usually function as deadpan one-liners.

Michael Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acU4nVgXX6k

Mrs. Phelps- The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories. This is a great featured role for a strong actress who reads as older than Matilda onstage.

*If this is the role you are considering, please select any of the other character songs to use for your audition and state that you would like this role.

Escapologist- A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats! A solid actor and mover in this fun featured role.

*If this is the role you are considering, please select any of the other character songs to use for your audition and state that you would like this role.

Acrobat- A product of Matilda’s imagination. A passionate actor who can portray emotional story-telling. Must be a mover and have experience in gymnastics. 

*If this is the role you are considering, please select any of the other character songs to use for your audition and state that you would like this role.

Miss Honey- A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. An excellent actress and singer who can portray Miss Honey’s sweetness and her strength. Must be comfortable with emotional story-telling and vulnerability. This actress should read as older than the kids from onstage. Please sing the full song.

Ms Honey Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDCJVhg48gQ

Agatha Trunchbull- The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments. The Trunchbull can be played by a male or female (though the character is female). It’s helpful if Trunchbull is physically larger than the actors playing children. A fantastic character actor and singer who can command the stage and embody Trunchbull’s larger-than-life villainy.

Trunchbull Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXU7bv-1FXE

Rudolpho- Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. This is a hilarious featured role for a comedic performer who moves well.

*If this is the role you are considering, please select any of the other character songs to use for your audition and state that you would like this role.

Sergei- A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape. This is a great featured role for an actor who can embody Sergei’s intimidating presence.

*If this is the role you are considering, please select any of the other character songs to use for your audition and state that you would like this role.

Big Kids (aged 13-18)- Intimidating older students who attend Crunchem Hall Elementary School. These roles must be comfortable with harmonies, and very strong dancers. These characters also have speaking lines and appear in the majority of the group numbers. 

Big Kids Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

Ensemble

Ensemble roles include Russians, Mums, Dads, the Cook, and the Mechanic.

Ensemble Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53UvVRy5FlA

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