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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
Raold Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.
AUDITIONS!

TWO AUDITION OPTIONS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE:

AUDITION OPTION 1 – AUDITION WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 5, 6, and 7, 4-6 pm
3-day MATILDA THE MUSICAL, JR.,  AUDITION WORKSHOP, only $100
Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Tuesday, July 5.
Learn how to audition for this show, and audition LIVE!  You will be taught a song and a dance from the show, you will receive audition tips, and you will get experience reading sides in front of the director.  The third day of auditions will include your in-person audition!
NOTE:  In-person auditions on Thursday, July 7, available for WORKSHOP ATTENDEES ONLY.

AUDITION OPTION 2 – VIDEO AUDITION
Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Friday, July 15.
Submit Video Auditions by Friday, July 15, to auditions@desertstages.org
Video Auditions will consist of
• Headshot and Resume
• A 16-32 bar of a Musical Theatre song.
• In your Audition – please state your Name, Age, Height, your Song Selection, and any roles you are specifically interested in.

All actors must submit a Google Audition Registration Form 


IN-PERSON CALLBACKS

Friday, July 22.

CAST ANNUONCEMENT
(subject to change)
Wednesday, July 27

ORIENTATION & READ-THROUGH
Thursday, August 4, 4pm

Masks may be required during rehearsals and performances.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
(subject to change)
Monday 4-6 pm
Tuesday 4-6 pm
Wednesday 4-6 pm
Occasional Thursdays and Saturdays, as necessary

 

SHOW DATES
Friday, September 23, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 24, 3:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 25, 3:00pm

Friday, September 30, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 3:00pm
Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 2, 3:00 pm

Friday, October 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 3:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, October 9, 3:00 pm

 

NO OUT DATES ALLOWED SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 9.
$120 PRODUCTION FEE per actor
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!  Please contact ellen@desertstages.org.

 
Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

Raold Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.

Raold Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.
Co-directed by Noah Sucato and Alexis Archer
Choreographed by Alexis Archer
Stage-managed by Rylie Clore

Ages 8-18

$120 PRODUCTION FEE per actor
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!  Please contact ellen@desertstages.org.

DST COVID-19 Procedures and Policies can be referenced HERE  

 
 
SHOW SYNOPSIS

The children are rising up! Join the revolt!
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!

 

 
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

MATILDA – 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.
ERIC – A student at school with Matilda.
AMANDA – A student at school with Matilda.
BRUCE – 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.
HORTENSIA – One of Matilda’s schoolmates.
ALICE – One of Matilda’s schoolmates.
TOMMY – One of Matilda’s schoolmates.
LAVENDER – 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.
NIGEL – One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic.
MR. WORMWOOD – 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.
MRS. WORMWOOD – 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.
MICHAEL – Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye.
MRS. PHELPS – The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories.
ESCAPOLOGIST – A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated.
ACROBAT – A product of Matilda’s imagination.
MISS HONEY – A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances.
AGATHA TRUNCHBULL – 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).
RUDOLPHO – Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher.
SERGEI – 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.
ENSEMBLE – Ensemble roles include Russians, Little Kids, Big Kids (including Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3), Kids, Mums, Dads, the Cook, and the Mechanic