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Matilda Nantucket Auditions
posted May 15, 2019 in news

Audition for Matilda the musical 

Matilda the Musical is based on the novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

This is a unique opportunity to audition for the Director, Sara Brians, and the Music Director, Jillian Zack. The auditions will be both a singing, sides and dance call audition. Music and lyrics will be provided for you to sing from Matilda - please bring a 16 bar cut song of your choice with sheet music.  Audition materials can be found here for each role with a singing and acting side.

AUDITION DATE/TIME (Day 1): Friday, May 31 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Day 1 LOCATION: Nantucket Community Music Center, 56 Centre St.

AUDITION DATE/TIME (Day 2): Saturday, June 1 from 11:00am - 2:00pm
Day 2 LOCATION: Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St.

DIRECTOR: Sara Brians

Music Director: Jillian Zack

REHEARSAL DATES: October 15 - November 21

SHOW DATES: November 22 - December 14


SEEKING ALL ROLES

MISS TRUNCHBULL (Male)
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.”
Age  ~ 30 – early 40s
Physicality  ~  A physical character actor – must be physically fit and agile. Tall, a plus.
Vocal  ~  High baritone with a strong F sharp. Extremely good enunciation and vocal dexterity.
Dialect  ~   Heightened RP (Received Pronunciation/Standard of Southern England)

MISS HONEY (Female)
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.
Age  ~  25 to 35 years old
Physicality  ~  “slim and fragile that if she fell over she would smash into a thousand pieces like a porcelain figure”
Vocal  ~  Soprano up to Bb, with a strong and solid belt up to D. Lyrical pure sounding voice.  Could even have a slightly folksy quality.
Dialect  ~  RP

MRS WORMWOOD (Female)
Mother of Michael and Matilda, and the wife of Mr Wormwood. She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks. Like her husband she thinks very little of Matilda’s unique abilities and often berates her. She is as loud in her makeup and dress sense as she is in her voice – must have strong comedy.
Age ~ 30s
Physicality ~ Tall, an advantage.
Vocal ~ Very strong belt voice, with matching vocal stamina. Up to top F/G with higher ad libs.
Dialect ~ Essex / East London Dance Strong dance ability preferred.

MRS PHELPS (Female)
Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading.  She has an inner peace.
Age  ~  30s to 50s
Dialect ~  Possibly African or Caribbean or non-Caucasian, or Irish.

RUDOLPHO (Male)
Mrs Wormwood’s dance partner. Should be genuinely fit and athletic. Should have a flare for character comedy, and have great vocal and dance stamina.  
Age  ~  20s to early 30s
Physicality  ~  Strong and fit.
Vocal  ~  high baritone with consistent Fs with passing to A
Dialect  ~  Any UK region
Dance  ~   Very strong dancer. Latin ballroom is an advantage.
NOTE: This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD (Male)
The Wormwood’s monosyllabic son.  Needs good deadpan comedy and the ability to find a character during a lot of stage time with few words.
Age  ~  20s
Physicality  ~  Teenage-looking
Dialect  ~  Essex / East London
NOTE: This track has few spoken words.  This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

SERGEI (Male)
Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating, with an accomplished Russian accent.
Age  ~  30s
Physicality  ~  Tall, broad, masculine, intimidating.
Vocal  ~  Rich baritone
Dialect ~   Russian
NOTE: This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

DOCTOR (Male)
Age   ~    20s – 30s
Vocal   ~   High tenor with a comfortable top A. Rock quality.
Physicality  ~  A rock star, dreamy.
NOTE: This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

ESCAPOLOGIST (Male)
Age  ~  20s – 30s
Physicality  ~  Should be tall and fit.
Vocal  ~  High, lyric baritone.
Dialect  ~  1940’s RP
NOTE:  This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

MECHANIC (Male)
Age  ~  20s – 30s
NOTE:  This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

MALE ENSEMBLE
Actors will play parents, schoolchildren and a variety of minor parts.
Age  ~  20s – 30s
Should be a strong singer/dancer.

ACROBAT (Female)
Age  ~  20s – 30s
Physicality  ~  5’4 – 5’7 and fit.
NOTE:  This actor may also appear in the ensemble as other characters.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Actors will play parents, schoolchildren and a variety of minor parts.
Age  ~  20s – 30s
Should be a strong singer.

MATILDA (Female)
Enigmatic, serious, intense.  Instinctive acting ability. Vocal health and clarity.
Age  ~   9 – 12 years old
Physicality  ~  The character should believably look between the age of 6-10 years old.

LAVENDER (Female)
Loud and kooky, likes to have fun. Big personality. Strong dance and vocal ability.
Age  ~  9 – 12 years old

AMANDA THRIPP (Female)
Slight framed. Strong dance and vocal ability.
Age  ~  9 – 12 years old

ALICE (Female)
Strong and bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.
Age  ~  11 – 15 years old

HORTENSIA (Female)
Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.
Age  ~   11 – 15 years old

BRUCE (Male)
Strong vocal ability for “Revolting Children”. Strong acting ability. Comic.
As a part of the action on stage this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream and icing (must not be allergic to cake/icing ingredients).
Age  ~  11 – 13 years old
Vocal  ~  Voice must be unbroken.

NIGEL (Male)
Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue.  Strong dance and vocal ability. Comic.
Age  ~  10 – 12 years old

ERIC (Male)
Cute.  Small. Eric is the smallest boy in the class.
Age  ~  9 – 12 years old

TOMMY (Male)
Strong dance and vocal ability.  Tommy is the strongest and oldest boy in the class.
Age  ~   11 – 14 years