Casting Call - Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical

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Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Audition Information

Synopsis

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Inspired by his twisted genius, the Tony® Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. 

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Book by Dennis Kelly - Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin - Orchestrations and Additional Music Chris Nightingale - Based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com 

Rehearsal & Performance Information

Rehearsals will run Monday through Thursday from 7:00 to 10:00 PM beginning on December 13, 2021 and continuing until February 10, 2022. As needed, there may be Saturday rehearsals and set build days.

Performances are February 11 through February 27, 2022. (Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM)

Audition Information

Dates: Sunday, December 5 & Monday, December 6 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Optional Callback: Tuesday, December 7 at 8:00 PM

Location: Memorial Opera House Auditorium, 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso IN

Director: Michael Glorioso

Casting

All races, genders, and body types are welcome and encouraged to audition and will be considered equally in casting. Those interested in auditioning should prepare 16-24 bars of music from a musical (other than "Matilda" is preferred), and be ready for a dance call. Please wear appropriate attire for dancing; No bare feet or socks will be permitted on stage. Those auditioning may be asked to sing or read from "Matilda." 

All those cast are subject to a background check and will be asked to sign a volunteer waiver. Memorial Opera House strictly adheres to the Chicago Theatre Standards found at notinourhouse.org

Character Breakdown

To view and/or download the Character Breakdown GO HERE.

Audition Registration

To audition, we ask that you complete an Audition Registration Form and submit it via email. Please follow these instructions:

  1. CLICK HERE to open the Audition Registration Form
  2. This is a fillable PDF form, so you can type your responses in the gray areas for each question. 
  3. Please be sure to type your full name on the signature lines in the Photo Release Authorization and Agreement & Signature sections. If you are under age 18, you will need to have your parent/guardian type in their full name in those two sections.
  4. When you have completed the form, PLEASE SAVE IT TO YOUR COMPUTER. If you don't save it, all of the information you entered will be lost.
  5. Email the completed form to vzimmerman@memorialoperahouse.com or print and bring the completed form with you on the night you audition.

Questions?

Please SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION ONLINE and we will make every effort to respond to you within 48 hours.