Auditions: Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

ALL AUDITIONS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Stageworks Theatre announces auditions for Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical on April 5th (adults) and April 18th (young actors).

 

Directed by Sam Brown, with music direction by Adam Delka and choreography by Dru Wiser, the story of Matilda touches the hearts of all ages.

 

Based on the Roald Dahl children’s book of the same name, this Tony-winning musical is a heartfelt and heartwarming story of empowerment. Precocious Matilda faces a bleak childhood, saddled with shallow and unappreciative parents along with the wickedly cruel Headmistress of her school. But with the help of invention and spirit (and a friendly librarian!) Matilda uses the magic of books, words, and ideas to save herself and her friends.

Auditions are open to the community and no roles have been cast in advance.  Some parts may be cast with actors of ANY ethnicity and gender neutral.  We are also seeking male and female children, teens and young adults who can play ages 13-19 experienced in hip hop, jazz for the dance ensemble.

 

*All actors are required to be at least 8 years old at the time of auditions.   Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks.   

All who are auditioning, complete the online audition form and also schedule your audition time. You will need an acting resume, a headshot, an emergency contact info to complete the form, and should be able to complete the form in one sitting.  This audition form should be completed within 48 hours of securing your audition time. Audition slots scheduled that do not receive an audition form within 48 hours may be cancelled without notice.

Audition Schedule

Adults (18+) April 5, 2pm - 4pm

Ages 8 - 17 April 18, 1pm - 3pm (Students auditioning may wish to participate in our Audition Workshop on March 29)

Song/Monologue Preparation

1.       Select, prepare and perform 1 minute (16 measures) of any song in the style of the show or any song from the show. Be prepared to act it as well. No accompanist is available for this audition.  Please bring a personal device with a recorded track.  You may also bring your own Bluetooth speaker, however, one is provided to connect into our systems.   

2.       Select, prepare and perform the appropriate monologue from this link using a British accent.  If you are auditioning for more than two roles, prepare the monologues for each role (no more than two).

3.       We would prefer you NOT perform with sheet music or the monologue in your hand—we’d rather see you memorize and tell a story.

4.       Dance: There is a dance portion to this audition that will assess your movement level.  Please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement, so that we can see your best physicality. 

Dance Preparation

All auditioners will learn a short dance combination. Not all roles require strong dancers. We’re looking for the strongest storytellers, not necessarily the best technical dancers.  Please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement that allows us to see your movement.

Unable To Attend Audition?  

We will accept video auditions for ages 18+ up until April 5 for adults and April 18 for 18 and younger.  Please present a song in the style of the show. Please follow instructions above upload a recorded audition to Vimeo or YouTube and provide the link (provide password as required).  Please complete this online audition form and include your video link in the assigned field (at the end of the form).

Rehearsal Schedule
  • First rehearsal: May 9, 2020 9am -1pm (subject to change)

  • Rehearsals are typically four days per week and occasionally five based on conflicts and needs: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday 7- 10pm and Saturday (morning 9-1 or afternoon 1- 5 based on conflicts).  While we don’t call everyone every rehearsal, be aware that conflicts are heavily scrutinized.  We call only when you are absolutely needed, so please be very exact in your conflict listing.  

  • Tech week is July 10 - July 16.  No conflicts accepted during this period and the week prior. We are tentatively scheduled off on 5/25 and 7/4 for Memorial and Independence Day holidays.

  • Mandatory rehearsals are held every Thursday evening during the run of the show (no  conflicts accepted)

Performance Schedule
  • July 17 - August 9, 2020

  • 12 regular shows + 2 additional matinees possible on 7/25 and 8/1 TBA

  • Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 3:00pm

Final Casting

Final cast will be posted on our website and our Facebook page. Join the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.

Roles

Matilda Wormwood  - An imaginative girl who is clever, wise far beyond her years. Thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Gender: Female.  Stage Age: 8-10. Vocal Range: A3-D5.

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull - The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Gender: Male (to play Female). Stage Age: 30-55. Vocal Range: A2-G4.

 

Miss Honey - Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. Tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Gender: Female. Stage Age: 25-40. Vocal Range: F3-D5.

 

Mr. Wormwood  - Matilda’s uncaring father. An over-the-top slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Gender: Male. Stage Age: 30-45. Vocal Range: D3-A4. 

 

Mrs. Wormwood  - Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent over-the-top mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Gender: Female. Stage Age: 30-45. Vocal Range: A3-F5.  Strong dancer type.

 

Michael Wormwood  - Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Gender: Male. Stage Age: 12-18. Vocal Range: C4-E5.

 

Mrs. Phelps - A sweet, pragmatic librarian and Matilda’s adult friend. Gender: Female. Stage Age: 25-60.

 

Lavender - Matilda’s classmate and friend. Gender: Female.  Stage Age: 8-12. Vocal Range: Flex. Strong actor. Strong actor, singer, dancer.

 

Bruce  - Matilda’s classmate and lover of chocolate cake. Gender: Male.  Stage Age: 8-12. Vocal Range: Flex. Strong actor, singer, dancer.

 

Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy  - Matilda’s school classmates. All unique and quirky in their own way. Gender: Male/Female. Stage Age: 8-12. Vocal Range: Flex. Strong actors, singers, dancers

 

The Escapologist  - A character in Matilda’s story who comes to life in her imagination. Likely cast as a track role (Swing). Gender: Male. Stage Age: 25-40.  Vocal Range: C3-E4. Strong dancer, actor.

 

The Acrobat - A character in a story Matilda who comes to life in her imagination. Gender: Female. Stage Age: 25-40.  Vocal Range: D4-A4.  Must be able to perform tricks.  Strong actor.

 

Rudolpho - Mrs. Wormwood’s over-the-top ballroom dance partner and instructors. Likely cast as a track role. Gender: Male. Stage Age: 20-45. Vocal Range: D#3-A4.  Strong Dancer.

 

Doctor  - Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into Labor with Matilda. Likely cast as a track role.

Gender: Male. Stage Age: 25-45. Vocal Range: C3-A4. 

 

Children’s Entertainer  - A party entertainer at the start of the show. Likely cast as a track role. Gender: Male/Female. Stage Age: 25-50. Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4.

 

Matilda School Chums (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy) - Matilda’s classmates, all unique and quirky in their own way. Gender: Male/Female. Stage Age: 8-12. Vocal Range: Flex.

 

Teen Ensemble (MS/HS) – Actors, Dancers, Singers in Matilda’s school, but not in her class.  Lots of dancing!  Gender: Male/Female. Stage Age: 13-18. Vocal Range: Flex.   Strong dancers.

 

Parents, Henchman/Henchwoman, Cook  - Fun, important roles playing  above and others.  Gender: Male/Female. Stage Age: 20-55. Vocal Range: Flex.  Strong actors and/or dancers.

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Houston, Texas 77070

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