Audition Notice

Matilda the Musical

Sat, Nov 16 from 2:00-5:00 pm
Sun, Nov 17 from 4:00-9:00 pm

"Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!"

About the Show

Directed by Karen O'Baker Porter
Music Directed by Chris Bott
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

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 Information

Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024 (across the street from the theater)      

Please prepare to sing 16 bars of a ballad or 32 bars of an uptempo  song in the style of the show.

Please come dressed for movement.

Callbacks (if necessary) are by invitation only on Monday, November 18 from 6-9:30 pm

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Performances: Apr 17-19 & May 1-17, 2020. Please note that this production runs for 4 weeks with a week off for Maple Festival weekend.

Roles Available

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: female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: male
Age: 10 to 15

Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: female
Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian. 
Gender: female
Age: 25 to 45

The Escapologist
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

The Acrobat
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 
Gender: female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4

Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. 
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3

Doctor
Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 
Gender: male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Children’s Entertainer
A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Ensemble
Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

Questions?

For questions or further information, please contact 440.286.2255