Sterling Community Theatre announces auditions for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical!

 

Director:  Kelley Manson

Music Director: Samuel Asuque

Choreographer: Cristin Torrey

Producers: Katie Eressy

 

Auditions – Sunday June 12th by appointment only

 

Callbacks – Friday June 17th 6:00-9:00pm

 

Age Minimum:  All those auditioning must be entering Grade 5 by September 2022

 

Audition Requirements:

  • Please come prepared with a 16 bar excerpt in a similar musical theater style, not from the show, that shows off your range and/or ability.  There will be no accompaniment so please bring a backing track (without vocals) or acapella

  • Monologues are not required.  Please note that you may be asked to do a cold reading from the script at callbacks.

  • There will also be a dance/movement portion of the auditions, taught in groups.  Please wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops) and clothing that you can move in.

  • Per SCT policy, actors MUST be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to audition.

  • Actors are strongly encouraged to audition with a British accent. (preferred but not required)

 

Rehearsal Schedule:  First rehearsal is Monday June 27th

Sundays             6:30-9pm (beginning August 7)

Mondays            6:30-9pm

Thursdays          6:30-9pm

 

Tech Week:  Week of September 11, 2022 (Full attendance is mandatory)

 

Performances:  (Full attendance is mandatory)

  • Friday, September 16th, 7:30pm

  • Saturday, September 17th, 2:00pm

  • Saturday, September 17th, 7:30pm

  • Friday, September 23rd, 7:30pm

  • Saturday, September 24th, 2:00pm

  • Saturday, September 24th, 7:30pm

 

All auditions, rehearsals, and performances are located at First Church, 6 Meetinghouse Hill Road, Sterling, MA.

 

All questions can be directed to sterlingtheatreproduction@gmail.com

Character Roles & Descriptions:

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: Must be able to be a convincing 10 year old (12 and under)

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.

Gender: ANY

Age: Adult

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: Adult

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Mr. Wormwood

Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Gender: Male

Age: Adult

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Gender: Female

Age: Adult

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: Adult

 

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.