Lincoln Community Playhouse will hold auditions for Matilda on February 23rd and 24th beginning at 6:00 p.m. each evening. Actors should sign up for a one-hour time slot below.
Roles are available for actors ages 10 and up with major roles for 4 women, 5 men, 2 girls, and 2 boys. In addition, there is a youth ensemble (10 through high school age) and an adult ensemble. The role of Miss Trunchbull may be played by a woman or man. The role of Matilda may be cast with several girls sharing the role. Auditionees must be at least 10 years old by first rehearsal March 2nd, 2020.
Actors should prepare a brief vocal solo of 32 bars (can be from Matilda) and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Auditionees will be taught a short dance sequence and there may be readings from the script.
Rehearsals will be 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. weekdays (children with the exception of Matilda will be excused at 9:00 p.m. until closer to performances.) There will also be some Saturday rehearsals which will be noted on the audition form. Performances are April 24-26, May 1-3, 8-10.
Matilda is 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. Based on the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl, Matilda won the Tony Award for Best Musical on Broadway and is currently in its eighth year in London.
The production team includes Ryan Kathman as director, Jack Forbes Wilson as music director, Kayleigh Schadwinkel as choreographer, and Barb Armstead as stage manager.