Audition Information

Director – Denise Parton

You may send any questions to Denise@boroarts.org

Dates:

Saturday, October 9, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, October 10, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Prepare a one-minute song. Bring a change of clothes for the dance audition. You will want to wear something you can move comfortably in. No sandals or flip flops in the dance audition. Bring water as our water fountains remain closed.

Those auditioning for Matilda need to be prepared to perform the following monologue from memory if requested to do so.

 

Matilda Monologue:

The trick started well. The moment the specially designed dress was set alight the acrobat swung into the air. The crowd held their breath as she hurled over the sharks and spiky objects – one second, two seconds – they watched as the flames crept up the dress – three seconds, four seconds – she began to reach out her arms toward the cage – five seconds, six seconds – suddenly the padlocks pinged open and the huge chains fell away – seven seconds, eight seconds – the door flung open and the escapologist reached out one huge, muscled arm to catch his wife and the child – nine seconds, ten seconds, eleven seconds and he grabs her hand and, and, and, suddenly, the flames are covered in foam before they can both be blown to pieces. Maybe it was the thought of their child, maybe it was nerves but the escapologist used just a touch too much foam and suddenly their hands became slippy and … she fell.

 

Character Breakdown

 

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Gender: Female

Age: 6 to 10

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.

Gender: Any

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Miss Honey

Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Mr. Wormwood

Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3 

 

Michael Wormwood

Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 15

 

Bruce

Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Male

Age: 7 to 14

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Lavender

Matilda's classmate and friend.

Gender: Female

Age: 7 to 10

 

Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian. 

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 45

 

The Escapologist

A character in a story, Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

The Acrobat

A character in a story, Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination. 

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D#3

 

Doctor

Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Children’s Entertainer

A party entertainer at the start of the show.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Ensemble

Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Big Kids Dance Ensemble, Young Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.