MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Plaza Theatre Company Non Equity Auditions

Posted: October 11, 2019
Audition Location: Cleburne, TX

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Audition Notice: Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Plaza Theatre Company

 

Plaza Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The initial audition is being held on Monday October 28th and Tuesday October 29th.

The show is being directed by Tina Barrus and Tabitha Ibarra with choreography by Tabitha Ibarra, musical direction by Caitlan Leblo and stage management by Madison Heaps.

Auditioners need only make an appointment for one of the available days. Audition appointments are available by calling the Plaza Box Office at 817-202-0600 or by visiting www.plaza-theatre.com and clicking ‘Auditions’. The audition will be held at Plaza Main Street which is located at 111 S. Main Street in Cleburne.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Those auditioning will be asked to be prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should also plan to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 minutes with each individual performer at this initial audition.

Please note that performers of any ethnicity, race, color, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, and who are differently abled are welcome and encouraged to audition.

 

A call back audition will be held on Wednesday October 30th at 7pm. Those who the directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 3 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on January 31st and playing thru February 29th. Rehearsals will commence on November 2nd and will usually take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings until opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

 

SHOW INFORMATION

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinarily big powers. Unloved by her parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books eventually creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. 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.”


ABOUT THE THEATRE

Plaza Theatre Company is a 276 seat theatre-in-the-round located at 305 S. Anglin Street in Cleburne, TX. The Company produces around 11 shows a year usually in the style of family-friendly comedies and musicals. PlazaCo opened in November of 2006 and is currently producing its 132nd show. The Company has been the proud recipient of over 65 Column Awards including winning “Best Musical” in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and “Best Play” in 2014 and 2018 in addition to recently being named “Best Theatre Group” by the WFAA A-List for 2011. Further information about PlazaCo is available by visiting http://www.plaza-theatre.com

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

MATILDA - The title character of the story. She MUST be as SMALL as possible. Essential Enigmatic, serious, intense VERY STRONG acting ability, clear voice with perfect pitch and clarity. She carries the entire show.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL - The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Can be played by a male or female. STRONG comedy and vocal ability. Vocal range top: G4, bottom: A2

MISS HONEY - Matilda's kindhearted teacher. Soft spoken and kind. She befriends Matilda. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Vocal range top: D5, bottom: F3

MR. WORMWOOD - Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic acting needed. Vocal range top: A4, bottom: D3

MRS. WORMWOOD - Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Strong singer & dancer needed. Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3

MRS. PHELPS - The kind Librarian who takes a liking to Matilda. Strong actress.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD - Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Comedic actor.

THE “LITTLE” KIDS

BRUCE - Essential Vocal ability for “Revolting Children”. Acting ability - Comic. As part of the action on stage this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream & icing.

LAVENDER - Essential Good dance. Strong singing and acting. Loud and kooky - likes to have fun - big personality.

AMANDA - Strong dance and vocal ability.

ALICE - Essential Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.

HORTENSIA - Essential Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.

ERIC - Small as possible. Strong dance and vocal ability.

NIGEL - Essential Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability. TOMMY Essential Strong dance and vocal ability.

THE “BIG” KIDS - A very STRONG group of dancers and singers. They are the tough kids at the school and perform the shows biggest singing and dancing numbers: There are solo lines, parts in this group. These kids have to be substantially bigger than the little kids...so teenagers.

THE ESCAPOLOGIST & THE ACROBAT - They are characters in Matilda’s story. Both must be strong singers and dancers. They are in several numbers.

RUDOLPHO - Mrs. Wormwoods Latin dance partner. Strong singer & dancer.

DOCTOR, PARENTS, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, PARENTS, COOK, HENCHMAN, SCHOOL CHILDREN - Other featured parts with solos & lines. These characters will play numerous roles in the show. Acting, singing AND dance needed for these roles.

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