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Singing Audition for "Matilda" Musical

Hobbs, NM, United States
ID: 265495Exp: 7/17/2024
Description:

"Matilda" show casting actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” Additional info: This is a full production. Bring comfy shoes, clothes to move in, and a prepared song to sing. If you are interested, please apply.

15 roles

Mr. WormwoodMale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny, so cast a fantastic character actor in this role who can really land the comedy and isn’t afraid to play an unlikeable character. It’s helpful if Mr. Wormwood reads as older onstage and makes a dynamic pair with Mrs. Wormwood.

Mrs. WormwoodFemale35-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day. Cast a great actress who can portray Mrs. Wormwood’s nastiness but also play up her ridiculousness and lean into the comedy.

Mrs. PhelpsFemale25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories. This is a great featured role for a stronger actress who reads as older than Matilda onstage.

EscapologistMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats! Cast a solid actor and mover in this fun featured role. Vocal range top: F3 Vocal range bottom: E3

AcrobatFemale18-40 y.o.All ethnicities

A product of Matilda’s imagination. Cast an actor in this featured role that can give their all! Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D4

Miss HoneyFemale25-40 y.o.All ethnicities

A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. Cast an excellent actress and singer who can portray Miss Honey’s sweetness and her strength. It’s helpful if the actress reads as older than the kids from onstage. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Agatha TrunchbullBoth genders35-55 y.o.All ethnicities

The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim & dreaming up creative punishments. The Trunchbull can be played by a male or female (the character is female). It’s helpful if Trunchbull is physically larger than the actors playing children. Cast a fantastic character actor & singer who can command the stage and embody Trunchbull’s larger-than-life villainy. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: C4

RudolphoMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. This is a hilarious featured role for a comedic performer who moves well.

SergeiMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A custoner swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape. This is a great featured role for an actor who can embody Sergei’s intimidating presence.

RussiansBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

Big Kids (Including Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3)Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

MumsFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

DadsMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

The CookBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.

The MechanicBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble.