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Matilda The Musical


OPEN AUDITIONS FOR MATILDA THE MUSICAL!!

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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.

Director: Sara Tubbs
Music Director: Megan Warren
Choreographer: Steph DeLacy

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS/INFO:
Please join us at The Spotlight Theatre (1800 7th Avenue, Moline) for vocal auditions on Friday, February 1st from 6pm-8pm OR Saturday, February 2nd from 4pm-6pm. Please be prepared to possibly be asked to come back for a dance call/callbacks on Sunday, February 3rd starting at 12pm.

-Please prepare a 16-32 bar piece from a musical of your choice and bring the sheet music with you, labeled for the accompanist. Keep in mind the accompanist will be sight reading your selection, so try not to bring anything too complicated
-Bring a headshot and resume, if you have one
-Children auditioning MUST BE 9 yrs old by the start of rehearsals.
-For the dance call/callbacks, please dress ready to dance. Tennis shoes/jazz shoes, etc. are perfectly acceptable; anything you will be comfortable moving in.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
August 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7:30pm
August 4, 11 at 2pm

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals for the majority of the cast will begin June 10th and run 6-9pm, Monday through Friday. We will be holding additional rehearsals on Wednesday’s in May for the children on May 1st (Matilda only), 8, 15, 22nd, and 29th from 4:30-6pm to get a head start on learning music .
*There will also be a pickup rehearsal on August 8th at 6pm.
**We ask that any conflicts you may have PLEASE BE NOTED IN YOUR AUDITION FORM. This is EXTREMELY important.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Matilda Wormwood-
An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male

Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female

Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian.
Gender: Female

Ensemble-
Kids of all ages 9 and up for younger and older children’s ensembles
The Escapologist
Cook Sergei
Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, The Acrobat
Doctor
Rudolpho
Amanda
Nigel
Eric
Alice
Hortensia
Tommy
Parents
Children’s Entertainer.
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C3