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Audition Notice: MATILDA: THE MUSICAL

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for the MAINSTAGE SERIES production of

 

Matilda: The Musical

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Orchestrations & Additional Music by Chris Nightingale
Based on the story by Roald Dahl


Directed by Sarah Kay
Music Directed by Caroline Fish

 

Accepting Virtual Audition Submissions through

April 26, 2020 

All Auditionees MUST Complete This Form!

Submit videos by April 26 through the Google Form or email to [email protected]
Potential virtual callbacks to be held at the Directors' discretion.

Performances: June 18 - 28, 2020



About the Show:
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 lovable 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!

What to prepare:
- 32 bars of something from Matilda, or something of similar style/genre. All who are auditioning should bring sheet music marked with their 32 bars for the accompanist. 
- Readings will be posted, but be ready for cold readings from the show as well.

Prepare one monologue for your audition. The monologue you choose does not affect how you will be cast in the show. We are listening to voice, acting, interpretation, and delivery.

READ MONOLOGUES HERE


Character Descriptions

Matilda Wormwood (Lead) – Female. Age 7-12. An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched and is a fantastic storyteller. Matilda must be small, mature, and ready to handle carrying the entire show. Strong singer and actor. Vocal range: A3 - D5

Miss Agatha Trunchbull (Lead) – Male or Female. Age 30-55. The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Once a famous athlete, she is described as a "gigantic Holy terror", a "fierce tyrannical monster" who "marches like a storm trooper with long arms swinging" with an "aura of menace". Must be a strong actor with an imposing presence. Vocal range: A2 - G4

Miss Honey (Supporting) – Female. Age 20-40. Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She befriends Matilda. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile - yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible. Vocal range: F3 - D5

Mr. Wormwood (Supporting) – Male. Age 35-45. Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. "A mean crooked crook." Strong comedic acting needed. Vocal range: D3 - A4

Mrs. Wormwood (Supporting) – Female. Age 30-45. Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer who is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. She has an over-the-top personality who resents Matilda and often berates her. Strong comedic actor, singer & dancer needed. Vocal range: A3 - F5

Michael Wormwood (Featured) – Male. Age 12-18. Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Comedic Actor. Needs good deadpan comedy and the ability to find a character during a lot of stage time with few words. 

Mrs. Phelps (Featured) – Female. Age 25-45. The kind Librarian who takes a liking to Matilda. 

THE “BIG” KIDS (Ensemble) – Male & Female. Ages 12-18 A very STRONG group of dancers and singers. They are the tough kids at the school and perform the shows biggest singing and dancing numbers. Speaking, dancing, and singing parts.

THE LITTLE KIDS: Matilda’s classmates. Various singing, dancing, and speaking roles.

Bruce (Featured) – Male. Age 8-14. Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Strong singer. Vocal range: C4 - E5

Lavender (Featured) – Female. Age 8-12. Matilda's classmate and self- proclaimed best friend.  Big personality.

Amanda (Ensemble) – Female. Ages 8-12 Strong dance and vocal ability. 

Alice (Ensemble) – Female. Ages 8-12. Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability. 

Hortensia (Ensemble) – Female. Ages 8-12. Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability. 

Eric (Ensemble) – Male. Ages 8-12. Small. Strong dance and vocal ability. 

Nigel (Ensemble) – Male. Ages 8-12. Spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability. 

Tommy (Ensemble) – Male. Ages 8-12. Strong dance and vocal ability.

ENSEMBLE: Other featured parts with solos & lines. These characters will play numerous roles in the show. Acting, singing, and dance needed for these roles.

The Escapologist (Ensemble) – Male. A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Strong singer and dancer. Appears in several numbers. Vocal range: C3 - E4

The Acrobat (Ensemble) – Male or female. A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Strong singer and dancer. Vocal range: D4 - A4

Rudolpho (Ensemble) – Male. Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. Strong singer & dancer. Vocal range: D#3 - A4

Doctor (Ensemble) – Male. Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. An optimistic and naïve persona.  Vocal range C3 - A4

Children’s Entertainer (Ensemble) – A party entertainer at the start of the show. Any “Clown tricks” are a plus. Vocal range: F#3-Eb4.

Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Parents 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL
is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

MATILDA
is sponsored by The Savoy Family

All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

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Audition Notice: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL

The Community Theatre League is holding open auditions for the SUMMER YOUTH INTENSIVE production of

 

BRING IT ON: The Musical

MUSIC BY Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel Miranda
LIBRETTO BY Jeff Whitty
LYRICS BY Amanda Green, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Inspired by the motion picture, Bring It On, released by Universal Pictures and written by Jessica Bendingere


Directed by Seth Sponhouse
Music Directed by Theodore Lentz
Stunt Coordinator Jenn Mowrey

 

Video Auditions due by May 11 at 10:00pm

Send submissions to: [email protected]

Performances: July 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30pm; July 18 and 19 at 2:00pm



About the Show:
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic — she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition — the National Championships.

Who Can Audition:
Auditions are open to any student who has completed 9th grade through completed senior year of college, and no older than 22at the time of production.

What to submit:
- 32 bars (1 minute) of a song from the show.
- One of the monologues found below

Prepare one monologue for your audition. The monologue you choose does not affect how you will be cast in the show. We are listening to voice, acting, interpretation, and delivery.

FIND THE MONOLOGUES HERE

All auditionees MUST complete this Audition Form!


Character Descriptions

Campbell
A senior head cheerleader whose world gets turned upside-down when she transfers schools. She is constantly working towards the goal of a championship and her "one perfect moment". After using her friends to exact revenge, she realizes that friendship is much more lasting than a trophy.
Range: G3-F5

Danielle
The head of the Jackson dance crew. She has fought her way from nothing to make a name for herself, which leads her to not put a lot of stock into people like Campbell. But she has a tendency to bring down her walls and embrace a true friendship.
Range: F#3-F5

Nautica
One of the Jackson dance crew. Not the sharpest person on the squad, but is loud enough to make up for it.
Range: F3-Fb5

Randall
Jackson's school DJ, mellow and friendly. A true Cinderella story, working his way from a dorky freshman to a smooth senior. He becomes attracted to Campbell for her heart, bravery, and determination.
Range: C#3-A4

La Cienega
A transgender woman. Any ethnicity. Her gender is simply not an issue, accepted by her friends, barely referred to. BFFs with Nautica and Danielle. Has a wicked tongue but a generous spirit.
Range: D3-E5

Steven
The only male cheerleader on the Buccaneers and Campbell's boyfriend. Tender and comforting, but not the most adept to his surroundings.
Range: D3-Bb4

Kylar
One of the Buccaneers cheerleaders. An extremely loyal follower of Skylar who keeps her intelligence hidden under a bushel.
Range: G3-D5

Eva
Campbell's neighbor and the newest member of the Buccaneers cheerleaders. Her initial impression is one of naiveté and meekness. But she proves to be a social climber who schemes to take over Campbell's life at any cost.
Range: A3-Eb5

Twig
One of the Jackson students and a hip-hop artist. His hormones make him lust after Bridget.
Range: Eb3-A4

Bridget
The mascot for the Buccaneers. Nerdy and out of shape, but she strives for a place on the cheerleading team. Despite being an outcast, she has a good heart and a great spirit.
Range: A3-F5

Skylar
One of the senior Buccaneers cheerleaders. Her popularity has given her quite the mean streak, though she does not have the brains to make up for it.
Range: G3-Gb5

Cameron
One of the Jackson students, a hip-hop artist. A combination class clown and attempted ladies' man, but he strives for fame and fortune.
Range: Db3-G4

Ensemble:
Announcer; Truman Squad; Goths; Jackson Students; Singer


BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


All roles, unless otherwise announced, are open. CTL encourages anyone who is interested to audition and is always eager to welcome new faces and fresh talent to its stage. Except as specifically required by the author for certain roles, The Community Theatre League has a non-discrimination casting policy, open to members of all races, sexes, creeds, orientations, and abilities. We encourage members of diverse backgrounds and abilities to audition for our productions.

Dates for 2019-2020 Auditions!

 All auditions will be held at 7pm, unless otherwise advertised. Information on what to prepare will be put out 2-3 weeks in advance of auditions.

Matilda - Submissions due by April 26

Bring it On - Submissions due by May 11