Overview

Pay Rate: Stipened
Audition Date and Time: February 22, 23, and 24; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Audition Location: 140 W. Terra Cotta AVE, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

EPA rules apply. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. AEA, EMC, and Non-Equity performers welcome. (Per Equity rules, AEA then EMC will get priority). Please email casting@WSRep.org to request an audition slot.

Seeking roles and understudies for:

MATILDA THE MUSICAL
book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Orchestration and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale
The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare 32 bars of your song of choice (an accompanist will be provided for you) and 1 comedic monologue (1-minute max in length).
Please bring your Song Book in the event you’re asked to sing something else.
Please bring two copies of your headshot and resume.

Time Commitment:

First Rehearsal: AUGUST 24, 2020
Tech: SEPTEMBER 16 – 24, 2020
Opening: SEPTEMBER 25, 2020
Closing: OCTOBER 25, 2020

Character Type/Restrictions:

MATILDA WORMWOOD: No Youth Actors under 16 will be seen on February 22, 23, or 24 regardless of appointment. Youth auditions will be held separately. To submit for a youth audition please email YouthCasting@wsrep.org for more information.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL: (35 – 55) Headmistress of Crunchem Hall Primary School. Miss Honey’s Aunt. Once a famous athlete, she is described as a “gigantic Holy terror”, a “fierce tyrannical monster” who “marches like a stormtrooper with long arms swinging” with an “aura of menace”. Tall, or otherwise physically imposing. High energy and extreme physical fitness are crucial for this role. This person creating this role will be dressed up in clothing, makeup possible bodysuit, wig, etc. to assume the role of Miss Trunchbull.
Vocal Range Top: G4 Vocal Range Bottom: A2
Ethnicity: All Genders and Ethnicities encouraged to audition for the role.

MISS JENNIFER HONEY: (25-40) A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and seldom seems to smile – yet possesses the rare gift of being adored by every small child under her care. She should have a curious warmth that is almost tangible. Sweet, honest, caring, and intelligent, Miss Honey is timid but willing to become brave and stand up to bullies in order to protect her students.
Vocal Range Top: D5 Vocal Range Bottom: F3 Lyrical pure sounding voice.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

MR. WORMWOOD: (35-45) A mean crooked dealer in second-hand cars – “a mean crooked crook” – with a penchant for wearing jackets with large, brightly colored checks. Sometimes dense, but always scheming – a real “snake oil” salesman. Comfortable in his body with an ease of movement, skills in clowning or pantomime a plus strong singer.
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

MRS. WORMWOOD: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST – Looking for understudy

MICHAEL WORMWOOD: (18-25) Matilda’s older brother; a man of few words and even less thoughts; will double some roles in the ensemble. should be older, playing a snarky teenager. Needs good deadpan comedy and the ability to find a character during a lot of stage time with few words. This track is an ensemble/minor role track during the show and may have other principal, or non-principal, covers roles assigned to him. No featured singing but should have strong vocal skills.  Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

MRS. PHELPS: (30 – 60) Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. She has inner peace and loves a good story; she must sing as ensemble.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

RODOLPHO: (25 – 35) Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner; should be genuinely fit and athletic; flare for character comedy, strong stamina for the dance; must sing High baritone with consistent Fs with passing top A. Very strong dancer with great stamina both in dance and vocals. Latin ballroom a plus; might double as ensemble. May be asked to do a number of extreme splits and stretches as part of audition while singing. High baritone with consistent Fs with passing top A.
Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: D#3
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

THE ESCAPOLOGIST: (30-40) Charismatic, confident, warm and caring; might double as Doctor or Ensemble; must sing and move well. May require some lift style dance moves with the Acrobat.
Vocal Range Top: C3 Vocal Range Bottom: D4
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

THE ACROBAT: (20-40) Graceful, elegant; doubles as Ensemble; must sing and move well. May require some lift style dance moves with the Escapologist
Vocal Range Top: D5 Vocal Range Bottom: A4
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

SERGEI: (30 – 50) Russian Mafia Boss who is physically intimidating; Russian accent; must sing as ensemble; movement a plus.
Vocal Range Top: F4 Vocal Range Bottom: F3
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

DOCTOR: (30 – 40) Confident, caring; might double as Escapologist or Ensemble; must sing (Hi tenor to top A, plus ensemble vocals)
Vocal Range Top: C3 Vocal Range Bottom: D4

MALE/FEMALE ENSEMBLE: (20s-30s) To play ages 20s-30s; to play various featured roles, as well as other roles including possible Older Kids, Salsa Dancers, Henchmen, Mechanic, Party Entertainer, Cook, Nurse etc. The ensemble cast must be able to sing; some (not all) ensemble roles require strong, athletic movers with a great sense of rhythm. Some male roles will require some ability to lift another cast member. Strong character actors are encouraged to audition.
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

To apply for this job email your details to casting@wsrep.org