AUDITIONS FOR Roald Dahl’s MATILDA

Book by Dennis Kelly

Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl


Directed by Jenny Ballard and Jack Lampert

Music Director: Michael Hull and Gabi Eaves

Choreographer: Renee Chatelain


Rehearsals run April 19 – June 11, 2020

Performances run June 12 – 28, 2020


VOCAL AUDITIONS: Saturday, March 7, 2020. beginning at 9 AM

DANCE CALL: Sunday, March 8, 2019, 5 – 7 PM

CALLBACKS: Monday, March 9, 2019, 6 – 10 PM

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To sign up for auditions by calling the Box Office at (225) 924-6496.
*If you cannot make the above date, please contact the office and we will try to make accommodations*

Auditions will consist of 16-32 bars of a prepared song in the style of MATILDA. Please make sure to have your sheet music bound in a binder or book. No a cappella auditions.


Callbacks will consist of prepared music and cold readings from MATILDA.


Scripts are available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit).

 
ABOUT THE SHOW

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.


Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. 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!


Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


CHARACTER NEEDS

*All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.


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: 10 to 13. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Gender: male. Age: 35 to 60. 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: 12 to 15

 

Bruce: Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Gender: male. Age: 10 to 14. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Lavender: Matilda's classmate and friend. Gender: female. Age: 10 to 13

 

Mrs. Phelps A nice librarian. Gender: female. Age: 25 to 60

 

The Escapologist : A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Gender: male. Vocal range top: E4. Vocal range bottom: C3. Age 20 to 40

 

The Acrobat: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Gender: female. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D4. Age 20 to 40

 

Rudolpho: Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. Gender: male. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D#3. Age 20 to 45


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, Kids Ensemble: (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents. Ensemble will sing and dance through out the show.

 

Auditions are by appointment only! Please call the box office at 225-924-6496 to secure your time today.

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

by Paula Vogel


Directed by Dr. Shannon Walsh

Stage Manager – Anthony Doyle


How I Learned To Drive is a wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. How I Learned To Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road, and life, from behind the wheel.


Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.

 

*How I Learned to Drive is Rated R. Must be at least 18 years old to audition.*

AUDITIONS will be Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 6 PM and are by appointment only. Please call 225-924-6496 to reserve your spot today.


Auditions will consist of readings from the script.


Rehearsals will begin in April, with performances May 15 – 24, 2020.


CAST NEEDS:

Li’l Bit: a survivor, mature beyond her years in all ages, plays herself in memories from age 11 up to her current age. Age-range 33-50.

 

Uncle Peck: Genial, trustworthy, pleasant looking middle-aged man. An Atticus Finch. Age-range: 35-50

 

Male Greek Chorus: plays Grandfather, Waiter, High School Boys. Age-range: 30-50

 

Female Greek Chorus: plays Mother, Aunt Mary, High School Girls. Age range: 30-50

 

Teenage Greek Chorus: plays Grandmother, High School Girls, and the voice of eleven-year-old Li’l Bit. Age range: 21-30

 

*These roles are flexible in terms of age range and who will play what roles.

 

Theatre Baton Rouge welcomes and encourages auditions from those of any age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, or life experience.

 

Auditions will be cold readings from the following scenes:

Pages: 44-45; 24-25; 25-28; 45-47; 57-58

 

Scripts are available for rent from the TBR Box Office. Please call to reserve yours at 225-924-6496. Script deposits are $20 cash, and refundable when the script is returned.

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 225-924-6496 to reserve your spot today.

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR SOMETHING

TBR’s YAP will be doing a one-night benefit staged reading of RED HOT & COLE in our Studio on April 18th at 7:30pm, to celebrate the life and Music of Cole Porter, alongside our Capital Series production of ANYTHING GOES.

 

We are looking to cast 13 young actors as well as a young actor to be stage manager.
Auditions are open to young actors, ages 12-18.
 
Performers will rehearse twice a week for four weeks for this staged reading/concert.
Actors (Except for Actor 1) will likely play multiple roles.

 

Red Hot & Cole celebrates the life of one of the great songwriting masters of this century. This two-act revue traces Cole’s career from Indiana to the world stages of New York, London, Paris and Venice, through his marriage, his friendships with the greats of his age and the tragic riding accident that crippled him in mid-career, physically, but not artistically. The show features over 25 Cole Porter standards, including “Night And Day”, “I Love Paris”, “Anything Goes”, “Let’s Do It”, “Miss Otis Regrets”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “In The Still Of The Night” and “My Heart Belongs To Daddy”

 

CHARACTER NEEDS

Actor 1: Cole Porter: Yearns for career success, weary of growing old. The life of the party. Elfin, rich, and eternally youthful. A lush who loves and revels in fame and fortune. Vocal Range Top: A5; Vocal range bottom: F

 

Actor 2: Paul: Cole’s caretaker and nurse after he is crippled. Obedient and polite. Young and attractive. Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: B

 

Actor 3: Clifton: A humorously cynical friend of Cole’s and an actor in Cole’s first Broadway show. George Kaufman: The famous playwright. Grumpy and anxious. Sam Katz: A crass Hollywood movie producer at MGM. Noel Coward: Famous playwright of the time and as much of a lush as Cole. He is good friends with Cole. Sophisticated and classy. Vocal Range Top; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Actor 4: A photographer, theatergoer, and party guest. Vocal Range Top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Actor 5: Moss Hart: A young composer who becomes a lifelong friend of Cole Porter. Not shy, but certainly more reserved than the others. Vocal Range Top: F5; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Actor 6: Monty: Cole’s old friend from college. Loves to be the star of the party. Goetz: A theatre producer from New York who enlists Cole to write music for a new show. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Waiter: A young and attractive waiter, he appears throughout the entirety of the revue serving the many party guests.

 

Actress 1: Elsa: A brassy, staunch force to be reckoned with. She is quick-witted. Huge supporter of Cole and his career. Ethel Merman: The infamous Broadway belter with a big personality and an even bigger voice. Feisty, sharp, and firm. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Actress 2: Irene Castle, a party guest, and a theatergoer. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Actress 3: Sara: A cynical friend of Cole’s in the early days in Paris. She dislikes Linda. Hedda Hopper: The nosey, blabber-mouthed Hollywood gossip columnist. Friendly and insincere. Bella: A charming, but tough as nails, producer who insists that Cole write the music to her new Broadway play. Vocal Range Top: B5: Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Actress 4: Linda: A rich Southern belle and socialite who falls in love and marries Cole. She is strong and can hold her own. Naturally beautiful and sophisticated. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Actress 5: Bricktop: A delightful, young black actress and singer who Cole befriends. She is very talented and passionate about life. Vocal Range Top: G6; Vocal range bottom: G3

Actress 6: A Hollywood starlet, ballet dancer, and partygoer. Vocal Range Top: F5; Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Auditions are by appointment only. Please call the box office at 225-924-6496 to secure your time. A copy of the script is available for rent from the box office for a $20, cash only, refundable deposit.

 

 

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