AUDITION INFORMATION

From The Director: I am very excited to direct Matilda. I have always loved the book, but I love the musical even more. Matilda’s strength and determination inspires everyone around her to become a better person. I also love working with a cast that includes both adults and children. The children share their energy and idealism with the adults, and the adults share their experience and professionalism with the children.

PARTS AVAILABLE

Matilda Wormwood: (Mezzo-Soprano/ Dance/Female /Appears 8-12)

An imaginative girl with a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Despite a lack of familial support, she has a strong sense of ethics and justice. Must be able to project strength as well as vulnerability. Vocal Range: A3-D5

Miss Agatha Trunchbull: (Mezzo- Soprano/Dance/Female /Appears 35-55 )

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Must have an imposing and intimidating presence. Physical dexterity and/or acrobatic ability a plus. Vocal Range: A2-G4

Miss Honey: (Mezzo-Soprano/ Movement/Female/Appears 25-40)

Matilda’s kindhearted and wonderful teacher. Meek from years of intimidation by Miss Trunchbull. Vocal Range: F3-D5

Mr. Wormwood: (Tenor-Baritone/ Movement/Male/Appears 35-45)

Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Vocal Range: D3-A4

Mrs. Wormwood: (Mezzo-Soprano/ Dance/Female/Appears 35-45)

Matilda’s loud, self-absorbed, negligent mother. A ballroom dance enthusiast. Vocal Range: A3-F5

Michael Wormwood: (Spoken/ Movement/Male/

Appears 10-16)

Matilda’s older brother and the Wormwood’s favorite child. He is not very bright.

Bruce: (Tenor/Dance/Male/Appears 8-14)

Matilda’s classmate. Lover of chocolate cake. He is subjected to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Vocal Range: C4-E5

Lavender: (Mezzo-Soprano/Dance/ Female/Appears 8-12)

Matilda’s classmate and friend.

ADULT AUDITIONS

March 7, 8, 14 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

Open to those 13 years of age and up

Adult auditions take place in hour-long sessions. Vocal auditions are separate from dance auditions. Plan to check in at the registration table at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time, allowing time for the vocal warm-ups before the actual audition.

The Muni provides accompanists for all vocal auditions, so please bring sheet music suitable for piano accompaniment.

Some roles require auditionees to participate in a full dance audition which will be conducted in a separate hour-long session.

Mrs. Phelps: (Spoken/Movement/ Female/Appears 30

or older)

A nice librarian who loves Matilda’s stories.

The Escapologist: (Tenor-Baritone/ Dance/Male/Appears

20-30)

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps. He comes to life in their imagination. Vocal Range: C3-E4

The Acrobat: (Mezzo-Soprano/Dance/ Female/Appears

20-30)

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps. She comes to life in their imagination. Vocal Range: D4-A4

Rudolpho: (Tenor-Baritone/Dance/ Male/Appears 18-35)

Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. Vocal Range: D#3-A4

Doctor: (Tenor-Baritone/Dance/Male/ Any Age)

Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. Vocal Range: C3-A4

Children’s Entertainer: (Tenor- Baritone/Dance/Male/

Any Age)

A party entertainer at the start of the show. Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4

Adult Ensemble: (Vocal Range-Various/ Dance/Males & Females/All ages)

Very active throughout the show playing additional characters as well as parents and the “bigger” kids at Matilda’s school.

Children's Ensemble: (Vocal Range- Various/Dance/Males

& Females/8-13)

Matilda’s fellow classmates Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy. They are terrified of Miss Trunchbull, they adore Miss Honey, and they are inspired by Matilda.

CHILDREN AUDITIONS

March 21 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

at the Hoogland Center for the Arts

Open to kids between 8-13 years of age

Children's auditions take place in two-hour sessions; casting will be for Ragtime and Matilda. During the first hour, Muni staff will teach auditionees a simple song and dance. Auditionees’ parents or guardians are welcome to observe this learning portion of the audition.

The second hour is a closed audition and only the Muni show staff are permitted to be present. During the audition, auditionees will perform the song and dance in front of show staff. Callback invitations are posted by auditionee number in the lobby shortly following each audition session.

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