“MATILDA” YOUTH AUDITIONS APRIL 27

The Media Theatre is holding Youth Auditions for “Matilda: The Musical” on Saturday April 27 from 9am to 1pm.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda: The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. 
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. 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!
 
The Media Theatre is holding upcoming auditions for youth roles and youth ensemble for their fall production of Matilda The Musical on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to 1pm.
(The Media Theatre will also seek a youth ensemble for “Elf: The Musical” at same auditions)
 
Those interested in should take a look at the breakdown below and prepare 16 to 32 bars of uptempo music (singing from the show is encouraged, but not required). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. There will be a movement/dance call, please bring clothes that are easy to move in.
 
The show performs October 2-27. Youth rehearsals will include two or three rehearsals in mid-to-late August, and regularly scheduled rehearsals will begin in September.
 
Seeking the following roles:
 
THE “LITTLE KIDS”
All  roles listed below must believably be able to play Ages 7 to 14 and have a strong understanding of solo vocal and dance technique. 
MATILDA (Female)(Can play Age 7-10): Preferably under 4’5”. A clever girl who is wise beyond her years. Very strong solo vocalist and clear acting ability. Major memorization required.  Ability to adapt dialect. Vocal range: A3 to D5.
BRUCE BOGTROTTER (Male)(Can play Age 7-14) Matilda‘s classmate. Preferably under 4’10”. Preferred unbroken voice. Strong vocal solo in “Revolting Children” song. Comedic acting.
Vocal range: C4 to E5.
LAVENDER (Female) (Can play Age 7-10) Matilda‘s classmate and friend. Preferably under 4’9”. Big personality. Strong dance.
HORTENSIA, ALICE & AMANDA (All Female) (Can play Age 7-14) Matilda‘s classmates. Preferably under 4’9”. Strong dance and vocal ability.
ERIC, NIGEL, & TOMMY (All Male)(Can play Age 7-14) Matilda‘s classmates. Preferably under 4’9”. Preferred unbroken voice. Strong dance and vocal ability.
 
THE “BIG KIDS”
All roles listed below must believably be able to play Ages 14-18. These teenagers must look visibly older than the “Little Kids”. These teenagers should already be trained in dance and voice and have a strong stage presence. 
MICHAEL WORMWOOD (Male)(Can play Age 10-16) Matilda‘s older brother. Not very bright. Age varies. Small spoken role. Limited dance and singing.
BIG KID ENSEMBLE (3 Male, 3 Female) (Must play Ages 14-18). Upperclassmen at school. Vocal solos. Trained singers and dancers.
 
Questions? Email Roger at rer764@gmail.com.
 
“Matilda” is directed by Jesse Cline; Music Director is Ben Kapilow; Choreography is by Christian Ryan.
 
2019-2020 BROADWAY SERIES AUDITIONS FOR ADULTS ARE MON/ TUES JUNE 3 AND JUNE 4