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ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL - The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: June 26, 2022
Audition Location: Oakdale, NY

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The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding auditions for ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL on Monday July 18th and Tuesday July 19th. Auditions for Kid roles (plays ages 8-13) will be at 6:00PM, Adult roles will be at 7:00PM. Please arrive on time as Dance Auditions will take place prior to Vocal Auditions. For the vocal audition, please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a Musical Theatre song in a similar style. An accompanist will be provided.

Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the auditions. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to make either audition date. Please send a video submission along with headshot and resume to Jordan.Hue@gmail.com by Tuesday July 19th at 7:00pm.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Health & Safety Protocols:

For the safety of all performers, staff, and our CM community, all performers and staff must be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present proof of a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test or COVID-19 molecular PCR test on a weekly basis. Unvaccinated performers and staff must wear masks or approved face coverings at all rehearsals and performances. Individuals will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after their second dose of the Pfizer/BioTech or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine or 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

 

PLOT:

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, Matilda follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents—her father insists on calling her a boy and harps on her “stupidity” for preferring reading to watching the telly—and her hostile headmistress, the outrageous and wicked Miss Trunchbull. Reclusive, but with an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, and with a caring protector in her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

 

 

Production Team:

Director – JORDAN HUE

Music Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO

Choreographer – KEVIN BURNS

Stage Manager – PATRICK CAMPBELL

 

 

MATILDA WORMWOOD: An intense, clever, and imaginative young girl. She has a thirst for learning and is willing to break rules for the greater good. Mezzo Soprano: A3 to D5

WORMWOOD: Matilda’s cruel father. A sleazy, scheming used car salesman who loves his television. Baritone: D3 to A4

MRS. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s mother – Obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. She thinks little of Matilda’s unique abilities. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice. Mezzo Soprano: A3 to F5

MICHAEL WORMWOOD: Matilda’s older, monosyllabic brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Role calls for deadpan comedy and the ability to create character with much stage time and few words.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL: The bullying headmistress of Matilda’s school, who uses her former discipline as an Olympic shot-put champion to terrorize her ‘maggot’ students. Baritone: A2 to G4

MISS HONEY: Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile. She is adored by every child under her care. Mezzo Soprano: F3 to D5

The Little Kids in Matilda’s classroom: General VOCAL RANGE: C4-E5

AMANDA THRIPP: The girl with the pigtails.

LAVENDER GLOTTLESTOP: Matilda’s loud & kooky friend. She has a big personality & likes to have fun. Vocal Range: C4 to F5

NIGEL: One of Matilda’s closer friends at school.

ERIC: The cute, small one…

ALICE: The strong, bold one…

TOMMY: The anxious one…

HORTENSIA: Already a feisty 10, veteran of many Trunchbull battles.

BRUCE BOGTROTTER: Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Vocal range: C4 to E5

THE BIG KIDS: Bigger in stature than the little kids. These are the older, tougher students at school (much singing and dancing).

MRS. PHELPS: Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading.

THE ESCAPOLOGIST: A character in the story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Baritone: C3 to E4

THE ACROBAT: Beloved wife of the Escapologist in Matilda’s story.  Alto, Mezzo Soprano: D4 to A4

RUDOLPHO: Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. Not quite Italian. Tenor: D#3 to A4

DOCTOR: Mrs. Wormwood’s obstetrician when she goes into labor with Matilda. Tenor, Alto: C3 to A4

SERGEI: A Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian dialect. Baritone.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER: A party entertainer at the start of the show. Alto, Tenor: F#3 to Eb4

OTHER ROLES:

3 MOTHERS,

3 FATHERS (featured in Miracle)

HOSPITAL STAFF

SCHOOL COOK 

SERGEI’s THREE HENCHMEN

SCHOOLCHILDREN 

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