When: August 2019
Auditions for MATILDA presented by Fine Arts Network Theater Company
Summary of Matilda
Matilda the Musical is a coming-of-age stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and directed for the stage by Matthew Warchus. The musical's narrative centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. After a twelve-week trial run staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at Stratford-upon-Avon from November 2010 to January 2011, it received its West End premiere on 24 November 2011 at the Cambridge Theatre and its Broadway premiere on 11 April 2013 at the Shubert Theatre.
PERFORMANCES @ The Old Town Temecula Theater
October 8th-24th, 2021
Director- Joseph Arreola
Choreographer- Brittany Campbell
Musical Director- Rachel Bailey
Conductor- Scott Merrin
**SIGN UP FOR AUDITION SLOT**
Friday August 20th from 6-9pm
Saturday August 21st from 1-4pm
Callbacks (by Invitation Only)
Saturday August 21st, 5-9pm
*expect to stay the whole 4 hours
-1 minute (16-32 bars) musical theater song
- Accompaniment will be provided. May also bring a non-vocal instrumental track on an apple, or android device. (If bringing an iphone that does not have an auxillary port, please bring the extension)
- Bring 1 copy of resume and headshot
-Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to your audition time slot to fill out the audition form.
Location: The Old Town Temecula Theater (20th Dance Room, 21st Upstairs rehearsal Rooms)
*****Characters: All Roles are OPEN. Diverse casting is welcome.
[ *Due to Covid-19 some lead roles may be double cast. Each Cast member will get 4 performances as long as health allows. ]
MATILDA- (Elementary Age) An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Vocal Range: A3-D5
MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL- (Age 30-50) The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Gender: Male (to play Female)/ Female
Vocal Range: A2-G4
MISS HONEY- (22-44) Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Vocal Range: F3-D5
MR. WORMWOOD- (30-45) Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy
Vocal Range: D3-A4
MRS. WORMWOOD- (30-45) Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Vocal Range: A3-F5
MICHAEL WORMWOOD- (10-16) Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Vocal Range: C4-E5
LAVENDER- (Elementary to Early middle School) Matilda’s classmate and friend.
BRUCE- (Elementary - Early Middle School Age) Matilda’s classmate and lover of chocolate cake.
MRS. PHELPS-(25-45) A nice librarian.
THE ESCAPOLOGIST- (30-45) A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Vocal Range: C3-E4
THE ACROBAT- (30-45) A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Vocal Range: D4-A4
RUDOLPHO- (20-45) Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
Vocal Range: D#3-A4
DOCTOR- (25-45)Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Vocal Range: C3-A4
CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINER- (25-45) A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4
SCHOOL ENSEMBLE- Matilda’s classmates, all unique and quirky in their own way.
Age: Elementary-Early MS
TEEN ENSEMBLE- Matilda’s classmates, and other characters within the musical. The Teen Ensemble will be a very active ensemble.
PARENTS ENSEMBLE- (adults) Parents to the school aged children. Involved in the ensemble and some of the group numbers.
We will be following Covid-19 Guidelines for the rehearsal process.
*Performances will be maskless while on stage.