Audition Notice for "Matilda the Musical"

Ages:

All Ages

Audition Date/Time(s):

Sunday, 1/20/2019 @ 1:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
Monday, 1/21/2019 @ 6:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Tuesday, 1/22/2019 @ 6:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM

Audition Details:

For Ages 10 years old through adult.

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 the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

Audition Requirements
Sides will be provided for audition OR you may choose to perform a one-minute comedic monologue. If you have a dialect that is appropriate for the show (most of the characters are a mixed working-class British dialect), we will ask you to read something for us. Additionally, one minute of Broadway song in the spirit of the show (something from Matilda the Musical is just fine!) and bring your own backing track to sing with. You must be prepared to learn and perform a short dance combo.

Audition Dates
1/20 (Kids 10-15 from 1-4 pm, Older teens (15+) and adults from 4-7 pm)
1/21 (Kids 10-15 from 6-8 pm, Older teens (15+) and adults from 8-10 pm)
1/22 (Kids 10-15 from 6-8 pm, Older teens (15+) and adults from 8-10 pm)

Rehearsal Schedule:

Tuition is $299 for "kids" and "teens" Matilda “Kids” - Start rehearsal week of Jan. 26 (dialect and choreography)

Teens/Adults (for adult roles) - Start rehearsal the week of February 16

Rehearsals will be primarily Tuesdays (6-9 - kids or 7-10 - teens/adults) and Saturdays (9-noon) until early March. After that, Thursday rehearsals may be added as we get closer to performance dates. Some modifications may be made to schedule based on cast conflicts.

Performances:

April 19-May 5