Auditions

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AUDITION DATES
(each audition will be approx. 10-15 minutes in length)
Tuesday, August 20th: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21st: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, August 22nd: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dance Audition – Sunday, August 25th: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Callbacks – Sunday, August 25th: 2:00 pm
For more info and to book an audition time, contact pr@hamiltontheatre.com
Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

AUDITION LOCATION
Hamilton Theatre Inc. Studio
140 MacNab St. N.
Hamilton, Ontario

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
- Please prepare 2 musical theatre songs of contrasting styles (uptempo and slow), preferably one that includes fast recitative passage.  Do not select any songs from the show.
- Read the following monologue in a British accent: Matilda Script Monologue
- Please bring your own sheet music or CDs/iPod, etc … (please indicate when booking which you will be using). An accompanist will be available during auditions.
- Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the dance audition

CALLBACKS
If you are asked to attend callbacks, please come prepared to sing the following excerpt from the show: Matilda Callback Song
Please pick the part that you would be best suited for (eg, soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
*Those that are called back for the character Bruce will be asked to perform the solo in the song excerpt.

CAST BREAKDOWN
Matilda Wormwood, Female (Age: 6 to 10): An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. (vocal range: D5-A3)

Miss Agatha Trunchbull, Any Gender (Age: 30 to 50’s): The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. (vocal range: G4-A2)

Miss Honey, Female (Age: 20 to 40) Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. (vocal range: D5-F3)

Mr Wormwood, Male (Age: 30 to 40s): Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. (vocal range: A4-D3)

Mrs Wormwood, Female (Age: 30 to 40s): Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. (vocal range: F5-A3)

Michael Wormwood, Male (Age: 10 to 16): Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favoured by their parents.

Bruce, Male (Age: 7 to 15): Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. (vocal range: E5-C4)

Lavender, Female (Age: 6 to 10): Matilda's classmate and friend.

Mrs Phelps, Female (Age: 25 to 50s): A nice librarian. 

The Escapologist, Male (Age: 20s to 30s): A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. (vocal range: E4-C3)

The Acrobat, Female (Age: 20s to 30s) A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. (vocal range: A4-D4)

Rudolpho, Male (Age: 19 to 30s): Mrs Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. (vocal range: A4-D#3)

Doctor, Male (Age: 20s to 40s): Mrs Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labour with Matilda. (vocal range: A4-C3)

Children’s Entertainer, Male (Age: 20 to 40s): A party entertainer at the start of the show. (vocal range: Eb4-F#3

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

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Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning 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!

CREDITS
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International

PERFORMANCES
February 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 8:00 pm
February 23 and March 1 at 2:00 pm
Performances will be held at HTI's Studio Theatre
140 MacNab St. N., Hamilton.