MATILDA: THE MUSICAL is coming to Sault Ste. Marie!
Whether this is your first musical or you’re a seasoned veteran, come on out to join the fun!
We are looking for all ages, all backgrounds and all levels of experience.
6:00 PM Tuesday June 11th for all Children and Youth roles.
6:00 PM Wednesday June 12th for all Adult characters and Ensemble roles.
6:00 PM Thursday June 13th for all Leading Roles including that of Matilda, Ms. Honey, Agatha Trunchbull and Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood.
All auditions will take place at Sault Theatre Workshop at 121 Pittsburgh Avenue in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.
Please prepare a short song of approximately 16 bars: usually either a verse or a chorus. You will be asked to participate in some script work, theatre games. Everyone will be taught a song from the musical.
Callbacks will be held the following week by invitation. By June 25th all casting decisions will be announced with a personalized phone call from the production team.
Rehearsals will begin in the fall although cast members will be asked for their availability for the summer months in case it is convenient to begin learning the music and dialogue ahead of a September rehearsal schedule.
Below are some descriptions about the main characters. Please keep in mind that this is an ensemble show and that several roles may be double-cast. Also please keep in mind that this show requires a large chorus and there are several possibilities for casting secondary characters.
MATILDA WORMWOOD An imaginative and clever child. She is reflective and ponders the meaning behind her life. Wise beyond her years. Hungry to learn and astutely aware of the injustices of the world. Must be a strong performer, singer and carry herself with a maturity that is unusual.
MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School & Miss Honey’s aunt. A famous athlete in her younger days she is a “holy terror” who marches “like a storm trooper with long arms swinging” and is generally feared and carries an “aura of menace.” Typically cast as a male (baritone) actor who requires good physicality and vocal dexterity and enunciation.
MISS JENNIFER HONEY Matilda’s teacher and a niece to Miss Turnchbull. She is quiet and timid yet adored by her students. Miss Honey is a soprano character and should give off a warm glow. She engenders trust trust from all who meet her.
MR. HARRY WORMWOOD A crooked crook of a used car salesman. Matilda’s negligent father who complains and weasels his way through life. Requires “bigger than life” characterization.
MRS. ZINNIA WORMWOOD Obsessed with her amateur ballroom dancing competitions and her dancing partner. Matilda’s disinterested mother. She is loud and garish in her appearance and nature. “What you know matters less than the volume of which what you don’t know is expressed.”
MICHAEL WORMWOOD Matilda’s sibling. Favoured by her parents yet exceptionally dim.
MRS. PHELPS Local librarian who encourages Matilda and gives off a peaceful, nurturing vibe. Generally a non-singing role.
BRUCE BOGTROTTER Classmate who is subject to an unusual punishment from Miss Trunchbull.
LAVENDER Big personality. Female classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
THE ESCAPOLOGIST Strong movement work required for this role.
COOK Employed at Crunchem Hall Primary and follows the lead of Miss Trunchbull.
SERGEI Physically intimidating Russian Mafia boss who is at the wrong end of Mr. Wormwood’s shady used car schemes.
HENCHMEN & HENCHWOMEN Follows the lead of Sergei and require excellent comic timing.
THE ACROBAT Strong movement work required for this role.
RUDOLPHO Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Flare for physical comedy and character acting. Strong dancing skill is encouraged.
AMANDA THRIPP Female classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
NIGEL Male classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
ERIC Small as possible. Male classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
ALICE Female classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
HORTENSIA Female classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.
TOMMY Male classmate of Matilda. Requires good singing and movement abilities.