Student Auditions for MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Be Held at The Mall of America

Student Auditions for MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Be Held at The Mall of AmericaTony Award-winning Children's Theatre Company is holding auditions for all student roles for the four-time, Tony Award-winning production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical at Mall of America on August 18, 2018 between 9:30am to 3:30pm. CTC is encouraging students of any/all genders, racial backgrounds, abilities, and experience levels to audition. All student roles are being considered for this and other CTC productions through this audition. There will be an additional call-back audition at a later date.

The theatre is especially looking for strong actor/singer/dancers grades 4-12 (ages 10-18). Actors must be available for rehearsals beginning March 21 and performances running April 28 through June 23, 2019. Young actors wishing to audition can sign up for a timeslot on CTC's Auditions Page. A select number of spots in each timeslot will be held for those wishing to sign-up the day of the audition.

Previous CTC student actor alums who have risen to fame include Ryan McCartan (Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie; Fox Television's The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again; Off-Broadway: Heathers: The Musical), Vincent Kartheiser (HBO's Mad Men), Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Howard the Duck; NBC's Caroline in the City; ABC's Switched at Birth), Francesca Curran (Netflix's Orange is the New Black), Alix Kendall (Fox 9 news anchor), and many others.

There will be additional surprises, pop-up performances, register-to-win tickets, activities, and ticket kiosks to purchase tickets to CTC's productions as well. Come celebrate the power of kids to transform our world with CTC at Mall of America.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, this is the story of Matilda. Her dreadful parents can't stand her. Her headmistress is a horrible, nasty, name-calling, life-sucking tyrant who puts kids in cupboards with nails and broken glass. (And you thought you had it bad.) This captivating girl-power romp revels in the anarchy of childhood. Celebrating the tenacity of the small, Matilda proves that the strength to be yourself (along with a little telekinetic power) will prevail at the end of the day. The production runs April 28 through June 23, 2019 on the UnitedHealth Group stage at Children's Theatre Company.

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation's largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for nearly 275,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences.

CTC's engagement and learning programs annually serve more than 85,000 young people and their communities through Theatre Arts Training, student matinees, Neighborhood Bridges, and early childhood arts education programs. ACT One is CTC's comprehensive platform for access, diversity, and inclusion in our audiences, programs, staff, and board that strives to ensure the theatre is a home for all people, all families, reflective of our community. childrenstheatre.org

ABOUT MALL OF AMERICA
At 5.6 million square feet, Mall of America is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America with more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation's largest indoor theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium; FlyOver America; Crayola Experience; Hard Rock Café; The Escape Game; CMX Cinemas; and more. The Mall opened in 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

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