MATILDA AUDITION UPDATE:
5-Star Theatricals is proud to bring to the stage the Southern California Professional Premiere of MATILDA, the new stage musical based on the cherished children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, this Tony Award-winning production is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. In this inspiring MUSICAL, Matilda proves that in the face of adversity, you can do anything you put your mind to and alter your destiny. Join us this March for an enchanting musical sure to delight both children and adults.
MATILDA begins rehearsal for non-AEA February 11th, and for AEA on February 25th.
All roles are open, and all roles are open to Non-Equity talent.There is pay for all roles 18 and up.
4 A.E.A. (L.O.A. TO L.O.R.T.) ACTING CONTRACTS AVAILABLE FROM AMONG THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
MISS TRUNCHBULL, MISS HONEY, MR. WORMWOOD, MRS. WORMWOOD, RUDOLPHO, MATILDA
DIVERSITY IS ENCOURAGED.All ethnic types WELCOME.
Please bring picture and resume.Bring sheet music in the proper key, accompanist provided. Musical theatre music in the style of the show. No recorded music or a capella, please. Non-union please limit song to one minute. Bring all dance shoes.
NOTE ABOUT MATILDA AND OTHER CHILDREN’S ROLES: Girls auditioning for the role of MATILDA should make an appointment at one of the singing auditions. Girls and Boys auditioning for other Children’s roles can choose between a singing appointment or attending one of the Children’s Movement Calls, based on the comfort and confidence level of the child. Please do NOT make appointments at both a singing audition and a movement call – only one of your appointments will be honored.
The roles of RUDOLPHO, ENSEMBLE, and TEEN ENSEMBLE may choose between attending either a singing appointment or one of the Adult Dance Calls.
Audition schedule is as follows:
Equity Principal Auditions:
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Equity members can sign up through www.actorsequity.org or down below.
Thursday, November 8th - 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thousand Oaks Auditions:
Principal, Singing Ensemble, SINGING KIDS Appointments:
Saturday, November 10th - 2:00PM-7:00 PM Sunday, November 11th - 1:00PM-3:00PM
Monday, November 12th - 10:15AM-6:00PM Tuesday, November 13th – 7:00PM-11:00PM
Adult Dance Calls:
Saturday, November 10th - 10:00AM
Sunday, November 11th - 6:00PM
Kids’ MOVEMENT Calls:
Sunday, November 11th - 3:00PM
Tuesday, November 13th – 5:00PM
NOTE: ALL ROLES ARE OPEN! All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition in Thousand Oaks, please sign up through our website www.5startheatricals.com For an appointment in Los Angeles, please submit through Breakdown Express/Actors Access. It is free to create an account via www.actorsaccess.com and input your headshot and resume. Callbacks will take place December 1st – December 5th by invitation only.
MATILDA’S CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES FOR ALL ROLES!!
NOTE: All roles in MATILDA utilize British dialects (various class-based and geographical types) unless otherwise noted.Dialect at auditions a plus. Good enunciation required for all roles.All children’s roles limited to age 8 and up.
MATILDA (to play age 8-9):NO TALLER THAN 4’4”.A fiercely clever child, living in an abusive household she escapes into books and her imagination. Extremely bright, fearless and focused, and able to speak assertively. Strong moral compass with a smart, analytical mind.Strong singer and confident speaker.Must sing well (comfortably to C above middle C, possibly D in passing) and move.
MISS TRUNCHBULL (male, 30s-40) – “A gigantic, holy terror, a fierce tyrannical monster.”Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School.Preferably tall (6’ plus), physically imposing, must be physically fit and agile.Must sing (Hi Baritone up to F#/G.)
MISS HONEY (female, mid 20s-mid 30s).“Slim and fragile that if she fell over she would smash into a thousand pieces like a porcelain figure.”Mild, quiet, but with inner strength and warmth.Must sing (Soprano up to Bb, Belt up to D).
MR. WORMWOOD (male, mid 30s-mid 40s).“A mean crooked crook.”Scheming, dense, slick.Should have an ease of movement, or skills in clowning or pantomime.Must sing (up to F#).
MRS. WORMWOOD (female, 30s). Shallow, vain, Loud of voice, dress and makeup.Must sing (Belt to top F/G) and dance or strong movement.
MRS. PHELPS (female 30s-50s).Local librarian.Warm and nurturing.Loves a good story.Preferably a Jamaican accent.Must sing as ensemble.
RUDOLPHO (male, 20s-early 30s).Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner.Should be fit and athletic.Flare for character comedy, strong stamina for the dance.Must sing (Hi Baritone to A [in passing] and F [consistent]).Very strong dancer, Latin ballroom a plus.Might double as ensemble. NOTE: Those auditioning for RUDOLPHO may attend either a singing appointment or one of the Adult Dance Calls.
MICHAEL WORMWOOD (male, older teen-early 20s).Matilda’s older brother.A man of few words and even less thoughts.Might double as ensemble.
THE ESCAPOLOGIST (male, 30s).Charismatic, confident, warm and caring.Might double as DOCTOR or ENSEMBLE.Must sing (Hi lyric baritone).
THE ACROBAT (female, 20s-30s).Graceful, elegant.Doubles as ENSEMBLE.Must sing.
SERGEI (male, 30s-50s) – Russian Mafia Boss who is physicially intimidating.Russian accent.Must sing as ensemble.Movement a plus.
DOCTOR (male, 30s) – Confident, caring.Might double as ESCAPOLOGIST or ENSEMBLE.Must sing (Hi tenor to top A, plus ensemble vocals).Ensemble requires strong, athletic movers with a great sense of rhythm.
MALE and FEMALE ENSEMBLE (to play ages 20s-30s).To play various roles, including OLDER KIDS, SALSA DANCERS, HENCHMEN, MECHANIC, COOK, etc.Must sing.Some (not all) ensemble roles require strong, athletic movers with a great sense of rhythm.NOTE: Actors auditioning for ensemble can attend either the adult dance call or make a singing appointment.
Also seeking up to 4 TEENS (age 13-17) to play kids and older kids in the group scenes.Must sing well, and be strong, athletic movers with a great sense of rhythm.
THE KIDS (Ages 8-12): ERIC, NIGEL, BRUCE, TOMMY, AMANDA, LAVENDER, ALICE, HORTENSIA. No taller than 4’10”. Strong and varied personalities. All kids must sing very well, and be strong, athletic movers with a great sense of rhythm. NOTE: Children auditioning for these roles should attend either a singing appointment or the Children’s Movement Call, based on the child’s comfort and confidence levels. Please do NOT make multiple appointments.