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Matilda Auditions with Hoogland Kids & Teens Summer Intensive

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

AUDITION NOTICE
Casting auditions for the regional premiere of MATILDA!

Directors: Matthew Vala & Autumn Meyer
Audition Dates: Saturday, March 30 & Sunday, March 31

Audition Requirements
Children Auditions (3rd Grade-8th Grade): Saturday, March 30
Students will audition in groups of 20.
They will learn a short dance routine during the audition
Music linked below needs to be memorized for the audition
Music Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CRuxzKWLEliu68Zj-mym6Yb9vBP_UjTj
Audition Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F49A4A728A7F58-matilda

Adult Auditions & Teen (Freshman to Senior)- Sunday, March 31
Please prepare a 32-bar song (or 1-minute) showing vocal range and your personality. We want to see YOU!
Songs from Matilda are acceptable for the audition.
No a cappella singing and no recorded tracks.
Please arrive with sheet music with piano accompaniment.
An accompanist will be available.
Audition Sign Up Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F49A4A728A7F58-matilda1

Synopsis:
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 little star, 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.

Roles

Matilda Wormwood
An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Age: must appear 6 to 10 years old
Vocal Range: Mezzo-soprano or Soprano
Note: Very heavy memorization in this role

Miss Agatha Trunchbull- This role has been cast.

Miss Honey
Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Age: appear 20 to 40 years old
Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano/Alto with ability to belt

Mr. Wormwood
Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Age: 20 to 45
Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor

Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Age: 20 to 45
Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano Belter

Michael Wormwood
Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Age: 10 to 15

Bruce
Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Age: 7 to 14
Strong vocal ability

Lavender
Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps
A sweet librarian.
Age: 20 to 60

Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner
Age: 20-40
Must have strong dance ability

Ensemble Roles
Child Roles:
Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy: Young school children attending school with Matilda, Bruce, and Lavender. Must have strong vocal ability and be able to dance

Adult & Teen Ensemble
All ensemble members play multiple roles throughout the show. Roles include: The Escapologist, Cook Sergei, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, The Acrobat, Doctor, Parents, Children’s Entertainer.

Summer Hoogland Kids & Teens Intensive
The Hoogland Education program believes educating students in the fine arts is a necessity to the growth of our future leaders. Students (from 4th grade to seniors in high school) who are not cast in the audition process of Matilda have the opportunity to participate in a 2-week intensive covering classes in performance, auditions, and to perform in “Revolting Children” in the production of Matilda.
If you are interested in your child participating in this course, please mark the box for Hoogland Kids & Teens Intensive on the audition form.
Hoogland Kids & Teens Intensive Dates: June 17-28
Matilda Show Dates: June 28-30, July 5-7
Intensive Course Fee: $150

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

The Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701 United States
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Phone:
217-523-2787
Website:
http://www.hcfta.org
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