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Kid Actors Needed for "Matilda Jr." Musical Audition

Millville, NJ, United States
ID: 565722Exp: 2/28/2024

Audition for "Matilda Jr.". Students 8-18 may audition. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACEPTED. About the project: Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR, a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. 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! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Additional info: Callbacks: Sunday, March 3rd starting at 6 pm. Callbacks are by invitation only. Dance call followed by sides. Callback material will be emailed. Audition Requirements: - One-minute cut that clearly targets the character you are auditioning for. You MAY sing from the show. - An accompanist will not be provided so be sure to have a backtrack (instrumental track with no words) on a device. Aux and Bluetooth capabilities will be available. - Updated headshot and resume. Must be a hard copy, not emailed. Headshots or updated pictures are extremely important. - Please print the audition form and fill it prior to auditions. - A typed list of conflicts. Please be thorough and specific, and list your conflicts by priority. (most to least). For example: Dance from 2 pm-4 pm every Saturday, can be at rehearsal at 4:30. Can miss if needed. If interested, please apply.

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25 roles

Matilda WormwoodFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull. Clever and kind. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

Miss HoneyFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. Cast an excellent actress and singer who can portray Miss Honey’s sweetness and her strength. It’s helpful if the actress reads as older than the kids from onstage. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

Agatha TrunchbullFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments. The Trunchbull can be played by a male or female (though the character is female). It’s helpful if Trunchbull is physically larger than the actors playing children. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

BruceBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake. Bruce goes through quite a transformation throughout the show and must be a fantastic singer. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

EricMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student at school with Matilda. He has the very first solo line of the entire show, so and has some featured moments as one of Matilda’s schoolmates. Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

AmandaFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A student at school with Matilda. She has a few solos and lines, but her most featured moment is when Trunchbull throws her through the air using her pigtails. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

AliceBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Classmate of Matilda who sings solos.

HortensiaFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A classmate of Matilda who sings solos. Has a few lines.

TommyBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Classmate of Matilda who sings solos.

LavenderFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend. Likeable and extremely friendly! Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

NigelMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Nigel has a few solos and some great featured moments in the show. Vocal range top: D4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

Mr. WormwoodMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny, so cast a fantastic character actor in this role who can really land the comedy and isn’t afraid to play an unlikeable character. It’s helpful if Mr. Wormwood reads as older onstage and makes a dynamic pair with Mrs. Wormwood.

Mrs. WormwoodFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day. Cast a great actress who can portray Mrs. Wormwood’s nastiness but also play up her ridiculousness and lean into the comedy.

MichaelMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. This is a hilarious supporting role for a younger actor with comedic timing, as Michael’s contributions to the scene usually function as deadpan one-liners.

Mrs. PhelpsFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories. This is a great featured role for a stronger actress who reads as older than Matilda onstage.

EscapeologistMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats! Cast a solid actor and mover in this fun featured role. Vocal range top: F3. Vocal range bottom: E3.

AcrobatBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A product of Matilda’s imagination. Strong dancer. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D4.

RudolphoMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. This is a hilarious featured role for a comedic performer who moves well.

SergeiMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape. This is a great featured role for an actor who can embody Sergei’s intimidating presence.

Ensemble - Big KidsBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

MumsFemale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

DadsMale8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

CookBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

RussiansBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ensemble - Little KidsBoth genders8-18 y.o.All ethnicities