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AUDITIONS


AUDITIONS for Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also 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 thinking up new punishments for 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!

AUDITION DATES (all at the Bowie Playhouse):
Auditions: Saturday Feb 8th 1-4pm (1-2pm, ages 15 and under only)
Auditions: Monday Feb 10th 7-10pm (7-8pm, ages 15 and under only)
Callbacks: Saturday Feb 15th 1-4pm
Callbacks by invitation only, participation neither confirms nor denies involvement in the production.

 
PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 29, 30, 31
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

REHEARSALS:
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday 11-3pm
Mid-March through May 28th

AUDITION PREPARATION:
- Prepare no more than 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that shows off your vocal and acting talents (Approximately 30-45 seconds of music)
- Please do not audition with any song from Matilda.
- No a Capella auditions, please bring sheet music.
- There will be a required dance audition. Please arrive dressed ready for movement.
- Bring your theatre resume (headshot not required, we will be taking pictures to use in conjunction with auditions only).
- All ages, sizes, ethnicities, and gender identities are encouraged to audition.
- All roles are non-Paid, non-union
- Audition Forms available at the door.
- Prepare to list conflicts from March 2020 - May 2020
***No conflicts will be accepted from May 18 through June 27, 2020.

For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

PRODUCTION TEAM:
Producer: Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen
Director: TJ Lukacsina
Music Director: Chris Pinder
Choreographer: Rikki Howie

http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/

CHARACTER BIOS:
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: Identifying Female, Age: 8 to 12, Vocal Range: A3 to  D5
*This role may be double cast.


Miss Agatha Trunchbull - The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Any, Age: 35 to 55, Vocal Range: A2 to G4

Miss Honey - Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Identifying Female, Age: 25 to 40, Vocal Range: F3 to  D5

Mr. Wormwood - Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Identifying Male, Age: 35 to 45, Vocal Range D3 to A4

Mrs. Wormwood - Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Identifying Female, Age: 35 to 45, Vocal Range: A3 to  F5

Bruce - Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Identifying Male, Age: 8 to 12, Vocal range: C4 to  E5

Lavender - Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Identifying Female, Age: 8 to 12

Mrs. Phelps - A nice librarian. (Non-Singing Role, would like to also use in some ensemble moments)
Gender: Any, Age: 25 to 45

The Escapologist (and other roles) - A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Identifying Male, Vocal range: C3 to E4

The Acrobat (and other roles)
- A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Identifying Female, Vocal range: D4 to A4

Rudolpho (and other roles)
- Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Identifying Male, Vocal Range: D#3 to A4

Doctor (and other roles) - Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Gender: Identifying Male, Vocal range top: C3 to  A4

Ensemble: To play multiple roles throughout the show including but not limited to Children's Entertainer, Cook, Henchmen, Parents, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy)