UPCOMING AUDITIONS

OCTOBER 21-24, 2021

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!

Directed by Callison Hopkins

Choreography by Lexie Lang

Vocal Direction by Melanie Ozburn

AUDITION NOTICE

WHEN: Saturday, August 14 at 9:00 AM by appointment only. Click here to reserve your audition time slot. An Audition Workshop will be held on Friday, August 13. Click here for details. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, August 15 by invitation only.

WHERE: Tanger Outlet Mall. 5205 Airways Blvd, Suite 310. Southaven, MS, 38671

WHO: Kids ages Kindergarten - 16. Casting all roles in Matilda, JR.


WHAT TO EXPECT: Prepare a 32 bar cut (60-90 seconds) from a song in the show. Accompaniment tracks without vocals will be provided. You must sing from the show. The soundtrack can be found on YouTube.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8x10 headshot and resume stapled. If you do not have an 8x10 headshot, please bring a recent photo. Bring a completed audition form (listed below) detailing any and all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.
 

If cast in this production, all cast members are required to pay a $50 Participation Fee.

 

Rehearsals begin September 7. Please see a tentative rehearsal schedule below.

Call 662-280-6546 for more information about the show. ​

If you cannot attend auditions and would like to submit a video, please email companymanagerdft@gmail.com to receive video audition materials.


Character Breakdown:​

Matilda Wormwood

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. Fantastic singer and great actress who can embody both Matilda’s cleverness and her kindness.

Eric

A student at school with Matilda. Great singer and an expressive actor.

Amanda

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. Good singer and mover.

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. Excellent singer and actor. 

Hortensia

Alice, Hortensia, and Tommy are classmates of Matilda who each sing solos.

Alice

Alice, Hortensia, and Tommy are classmates of Matilda who each sing solos. 

Tommy

Alice, Hortensia, and Tommy are classmates of Matilda who each sing solos. 

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. Able to portray Lavender’s likability and friendliness.

Nigel

One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Strong actor and singer.

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. Fantastic character actor who can really land the comedy and isn’t afraid to play an unlikeable character. 

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. Actress who can portray Mrs. Wormwood’s nastiness but also play up her ridiculousness and lean into the comedy.

Michael

Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. Must have fantastic comedic timing, as Michael’s contributions to the scene usually function as deadpan one-liners.

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, generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. Excellent actress and singer who can portray Miss Honey’s sweetness and her strength. 

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. Fantastic character actor and singer who can command the stage and embody Trunchbull’s larger-than-life villainy.

Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. Comedic performer who moves well.

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. Should embody Sergei’s intimidating presence.

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.