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Auditions for
“Roald Dahl’s Matilda: The Musical”

Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and Monday, March 2 from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00pm.

Director Chris Turner, Music Director Kelly Kline, and Choreographer Trish Storch, seek children (ages 7
and up), teens, and adults to fill numerous roles for this fun-filled Tony Award winning musical based on the classic story of an extraordinary girl and her journey to make her own destiny!

Please be prepared to dance! We will start with dance auditions and then move to singing auditions. You will be given time to change and prepare before your singing audition. Do not wear open toed shoes!
Please prepare 16 – 32 bars (approximately one minute) of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. A sound system will be provided if you wish to sing to a backing track. If
you sing to a backing track please ensure that there are no backing vocals of any kind on the track. We may also ask you to sing a separate song with an accompaniment if you sing to a track. No acapella singing please!

Any questions please reach out to Director Chris Turner at seeturner1@gmail.com

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

MATILDA WORMWOOD: ages 8-10 (playing 5-6 years old) 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

LAVENDER GLOTTLESTOP: ages 7-10 (playing 5-6 years old) Matilda’s loud & kooky friend. She has a big personality & likes to have fun. Vocal Range: C4 to F5

AMANDA, ALICE, HORTENSIA: ages 7-10 (plays 5-6 years old) Matilda’s friends in Miss Honey’s class. Energetic and fun! Singers, dancers, and actors. Vocal range C4 to E5

BRUCE BOGTROTTER: ages 7-10 (plays 5-6 years old) Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Vocal range: C4 to E5

NIGEL, ERIC, TOMMY: ages 7-10 (playing 5-6 years old) Matilda’s friends in Miss Honey’s class. Energetic and fun! Singers, dancers, and actors. Vocal range C4 to E5

MICHAEL WORMWOOD: ages 11-16. Matilda’s older brother. Strong comedic actor. Vocal range: C4 to E5

MS. TRUNCHBULL: ages 25-50, Male. The bullying headmistress of Matilda’s school, who uses her former discipline as an Olympic shot-put champion to terrorize her ‘maggot’ students. Strong. Must be comfortable lifting and spinning over 50lbs. Must be comfortable portraying a woman. Vocal range: Baritone: A2 to G4

MR. WORMWOOD: ages 30-50, Male. Matilda’s cruel father. A sleazy, scheming used car salesman who loves his television. Strong comedic actor. Baritone: D3 to A4

MS. HONEY: ages 25-35, Female. 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

MRS. WORMWOOD: ages 30-50, Female. 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. Strong comedic actress. Mezzo Soprano: A3 to F5

MRS. PHELPS: ages 30-60, Female. Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading.

ENSEMBLE:
BIG KIDS: ages 13-18. Male and female singers, actors, and dancers to play various bigger school kids, and other roles.

ACROBAT/BIG KID: ages 25-40, Female. Strong mover. Beloved wife of the Escapologist in Matilda’s story. Plays other roles throughout show. Alto/Mezzo: D4 to A4

DOCTOR/BIG KID: ages 30-40, Female. Strong mover. Mrs. Wormwood’s obstetrician when she goes into labor with Matilda. Plays other roles throughout the show Alto: C3 to A4

ENTERTAINER/BIG KID: ages 25-40, Female. A party entertainer at the start of the show. Plays other roles throughout the show. Alto: F#3 to Eb4

ESCAPE ARTIST/BIG KID: ages 25-40, Male. A character in the story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Plays other roles throughout show. Baritone: C3 to E4

RUDOLPHO/BIG KID: ages 25-35, Male. Strong mover; Mrs. Wormwood’ s ballroom dance partner. Not quite Italian. Plays other roles throughout the show. Tenor: D#3 to A4

SERGEI/BIG KID: ages 25-40, Male. A Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian dialect. Plays other roles throughout the show. Baritone.

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Beginning September 4, 2018 the Wilmington Drama League will have regular office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm. Calls or visits can be made to the main office (side door on Shipley St) (302) 764-3396. Our box office line however will remain fully automated. Questions should be directed to the main office line or sent to kathy@wdleague.org.