Join Picketwire as we kick off summer with Matilda the Musical

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What: Auditions for Matilda the Musical
Where: Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts
802 San Juan Ave La Junta
When: May 3rd & 5th between 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Come any time between 6:30 and 8:30PM to audition

The production team of Picketwire’s Matilda the Musical is super excited to kick off the summer production with auditions May 3rd & 5th! We will be looking for actors and actresses, who are both new and seasoned performers. Adult and children roles for Matilda include ages 5 and up. Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song and sheet music if available. You can purchase and download sheet music—for songs ranging from Broadway to current pop hits—on websites such as musicnotes.com. An accompanist will be provided. Songs from this show or from another show are welcomed. You will also be asked to read a cutting from the script.


Headshots and resumes are encouraged, but not required. Photos will be taken prior to audition. If necessary, call backs may be requested.

Haven’t auditioned before? Don’t let that scare you… acting, singing, and dancing support will be provided during rehearsals to help your character and stage presence grow.

Rather not be on stage? We are always in need of backstage crew, costumers, technicians, and stage craft hands!

ROLES

Note: All ages listed are stage ages; in other words, the age that the performing artist appears, not the performer’s actual age. All characters do not have a specific race or ethnic background; many characters may be performed by artists of any gender presentation; and many characters do not have specific physical capabilities. We’re therefore excited to see a diverse pool of artists audition for all roles.


Matilda Wormwood – An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull – The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Character Gender: Female Presenting
Performer Gender: Any, as long as they are willing to present as the character’s gender.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey – Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood – Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael Wormwood – Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 10 to 15

Bruce – Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender – Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps – A nice librarian.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 25 to 45

The Escapologist – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 20 – 45
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

The Acrobat – A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 20 – 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4

Rudolpho – Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Dialect/Accent: Any UK Region
Age: 20 – 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3

Doctor – Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 26 – 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Children’s Entertainer – A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Accent/Dialect: British
Age: 20 – 50
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sergei – Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating.
Ability Requirements: This role will require the ability to dance and participate in vigorous choreography.
Dialect/Accent: Russian
Age: 30 – 50

Ensemble – Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.


SHOW SYNOPSIS

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

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!


Production dates are July 20-23, 2022 @ 7:30 PM