Matilda, the musical
by Zach Theatre
Dec. 11 - Dec. 12 (2018)
Take a journey through the world of the Tony Award®-winning hit, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical! Matilda is an extraordinary little girl who dares to take a stand and change her destiny. When she has finally had enough of her unscrupulous parents and tyrannical headmistress, she enlists the help of her friends—and favorite teacher Miss Honey—and bravely takes matters into her own hands to become the biggest little hero. Matilda is sure to delight and empower audiences of all generations.
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Book for the musical by Dennis Kelly
Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Abe Reybold & Nat Miller
Choreography by Jennifer Blakeny Young
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
ZACH Theatre announces local auditions by appointment for adult roles in MATILDA The Musical on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th between 4:00 pm and 11:00 pm, in ZACH’s Nowlin Rehearsal Studio at 1426 Toomey Road. Callbacks will be scheduled for Thursday, December 13th between 4:00 pm and 11:00pm at the same location.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin March 5, 2019. Performances begin April 3, 2019, and close on May 12, 2019, with up to eight shows per week: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2:30 pm, with matinee performances at 11am on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
AUDITION APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY):
Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To schedule an appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line that reads:
“(YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME) MATILDA Austin Auditions”
Please include in the email a resume and headshot attached in PDF or Word Document format, and please indicate your preferred audition time. All actors should bring a hard copy headshot and resume to the audition.
All AEA members will be seen, and all non-union members will be seen while appointments slots are available. If you are not able to be seen at this audition, ZACH will make all best efforts to schedule you for a later audition date.
We are seeking talented actor/singer/dancers of all ethnicities. British accents are encouraged but not required for the audition.
Please bring a short (16-32 bar cut) contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock song, and appropriate sheet music. A piano accompanist will be provided; no pre-recorded music allowed. You may be asked to sing more, so please bring your book.
Callbacks will consist of reading and singing from the show – script pages & sheet music will be sent separately to those asked to attend.
Please note the Wednesday/Thursday 11:00 am performances during the run – actors must be available for all performances to be considered.
ROLES TO BE CAST:
NOTE: All young performers for this production will be cast locally from ZACH’s education programs.
MISS TRUNCHBULL (Male, 30-40): Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School. Miss Honey's Aunt. Once a famous athlete, she is described as a "gigantic Holy terror", a "fierce tyrannical monster" who "marches like a storm trooper with long arms swinging" with an "aura of menace". High baritone with a strong F sharp.
MISS HONEY (Female, 25-35): A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile - yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible. Soprano up to Bb, with a strong and solid belt up to D.
MR. WORMWOOD (Male, 35-40): A dealer in second-hand cars - "a mean crooked crook" - with a penchant for wearing jackets with large, brightly coloured checks. Should ideally be a clown and could have an ex-punkish rocker voice.
MRS. WORMWOOD (Female, 30s): Mother of Michael and Matilda, and the wife of Mr Wormwood. She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice – must have strong comedy. Really strong belt voice and dance ability.
MRS. PHELPS (Female, 30-50): Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. She has an inner peace.
RUDOLPHO (Male, 20-30): Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Should be genuinely fit and athletic, have a flare for character comedy, and have great vocal and dance stamina.
SERGEI (Male, 20s/30s): Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian accent. Rich Baritone.
Adult Ensemble: Strong singer/dancer/actors to play DOCTOR, ESCAPOLOGIST, PARTY ENTERTAINER, ACROBAT, parents, and small featured character moments; any ethnicity.