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Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical" - Open Call - Des Moines, IA

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1603459
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
Des Moines, IA - 50312
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
10-14-2019
Audition Date
4-27-2020
Expiration Date
4-26-2020
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Des Moines, IA | Omaha, NE

Audition Description

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!


Preparation
* Those auditioning must bring a prepared solo; an accompanist will be provided as well as the ability to play an accompaniment track from an iPhone or similar device.

  • Matilda is an imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She is mysterious, serious, and intense. She lives in a verbally abusive home where she escapes to her books and into her imagination.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Trunchbull is the tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school. She adheres to her interpretation of rules and despises children.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Miss Honey is Matilda's kind-hearted teacher. She is a mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to fully smile, yet she possesses the rare gift of being adored by every child under her care.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Role #4 - Mr. Harry Wormwood

    Ex-punkish rocker voice. Mr. Wormwood is Matilda's uncaring father who only wants sons and doesn't believe in books but rather from learning all he knows from the television.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Role #5 - Mrs. Zinnia Wormwood

    Mrs. Wormwood is Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom and salsa dancer.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Lavender is Matilda's classmate and best friend who is loud and kooky. She likes to have fun and has a big personality. She is the smallest of her classmates but gutsy, adventurous, and in awe of Matilda.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Singing needs to have a broad vocal range specifically C4 to E5 with a pop edge Bruce attends Crunchem Hall. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull after she discovers he has eaten a piece of her chocolate cake.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Strong singer and dancer. Nigel is Matilda's classmate. He is a bright boy who is confident and full of energy. He may be nerdy.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Amanda is a student at Crunchem Hall. She is tormented by Trunchbull. She has a slight frame and is spun around by Trunchbull by her braids. She dresses as Superwoman in the opening scene.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Eric is Matilda's classmate. He is tiny, cute, and picked on by Trunchbull. She lifts him up by his ear, stretching it, when he cannot correctly spell "what."
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Hortensia is a student at Crunchem Hall. She is a feisty, older girl, twice their age, already 10, and a veteran of battles with the Trunchbull.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Tommy is one of Matilda's classmates. He is one of the strongest boy dancers. He dresses as the Incredible Hulk in the opening scene.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Alice is a student at Crunchem Hall. She dresses as Wonder Woman in the opening scene.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Mrs. Phelps is a warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda's love of reading. She has an inner peace. An accent different from others in the show is required.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Rudolpho is Mrs. Wormwood's dance partner. He shares her passion for competition and dance. This actor should be genuinely fit, athletic, and have a flair for character and comedy with great vocal and dance stamina for the number 'Loud'.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • High lyric baritone. The Escapologist, a circus performer who escapes from anything locked, is a character from Matilda's story that comes to life on stage while his story is being told.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Acrobat, a circus performer who flies through the air as a trapeze artist, is a character from Matilda's story that comes to life on stage while her story is being told.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Sergei is a Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating with an accomplished Russian accent. He learns that Matilda is the smartest one in her family.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Doctor appears in the opening scene and has dialogue and solos. He explains to an astonished Mrs. Wormwood that she is 9-months pregnant.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Role #20 - Children Entertainer

    The Children's Entertainer for a birthday party appears in the opening scene and sings a 16-bar solo during the opening number.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Michael is Matilda's older brother who is not very bright but is favored by their parents. He is a boy of few words and even fewer thoughts. He spends nearly all of his time watching television.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Henchmen are all part of the Russian mafia. They enter the final scene in the show, provide comedic relief, and each has a short line or two.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Henchmen are all part of the Russian mafia. They enter the final scene in the show, provide comedic relief, and each has a short line or two.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Henchmen are all part of the Russian mafia. They enter the final scene in the show, provide comedic relief, and each has a short line or two.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • The Henchmen are all part of the Russian mafia. They enter the final scene in the show, provide comedic relief, and each has a short line or two.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Student Ensemble play elementary, middle, and high school age students to appear in various student scenes and songs.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Parent Ensemble will play parents of children in the opening scene. Have specific musical solo lines. They play parents who think their child is extra special. Extra parents may be added.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • These are non-speaking roles that provide comedic effect as children are playing adult roles as mechanics at Wormwood Motors. They will also be smoking fake cigars.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • She may groan, moan, and ad lib her way on audience left to enter with a full 18" chocolate cake to replace the piece of cake that Bruce ate. She is covered in chocolate herself and appears a bit crazy.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Scary Kid represents the Big Kids who some kids meet on their first day of school. Scary Kid is scary in his posturing and intensity in trying to warn the little kids about Trunchbull. He has several lines.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 16
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Nurses are non-speaking roles that add to the opening scene with The Doctor who treats Mrs. Wormwood. Nurses will go back behind the curtain to help Mrs. Wormwood give "birth". Young doctors will stand and confer and appear as backup singers/dancers for the Doctor. Nurses will join in too.
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Doctors are non-speaking roles that add to the opening scene with The Doctor who treats Mrs. Wormwood. Nurses will go back behind the curtain to help Mrs. Wormwood give "birth".
    Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020
  • Part of ensembles.
    Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 17 - 35
    Expiration Date: Apr 26, 2020

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