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Auditions 
April 30th and May 4th

Logistics

Saturday, April 30th, 12PM - 3PM

Wednesday, May 4th 5PM - 7PM

We strongly recommend scheduling an appointment. While we do welcome walk-ins, we will have to see you as time allows.

The Oskar Schindler Center for the Performing Arts

4 Boland Drive, West Orange, NJ

Performance Dates: July 15-16, 22-23

Audition Requirements


Audition song may be from the show or similar style. (32 bars is preferred).

Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. 

Be prepared to learn a short dance combination

Please bring all of your potential conflict dates between May and July. 

Masks required while inside the waiting area of the theater

Note: If you are auditioning the role of Michael or Mrs. Phelphs as a non-singing cast member, please be prepared to read a brief scene or do some improv.

Synopsis

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!

There are a limited number of scheduled appointments remaining, however you can still come to auditions and we will see you as time allows

Character Breakdown

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 12 (can play younger)

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.

Gender: Any

Age: 35 to 55

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 (non-singing role but could also be part of the ensemble)

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. Very excitable.

Gender: Female

Age: 10 to 12

Mrs. Phelps (non-singing role but could also be part of the ensemble)

A nice librarian who gets extremely invested in Matilda's stories. 

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 50

The Escapologist/Ensemble

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

 

The Acrobat/Ensemble

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

 

Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner. Must be able to dance well.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D#3

 

Doctor/Ensemble

Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Children’s Entertainer/Ensemble

A party entertainer at the start of the show.

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Young people Ensemble

Various roles plus ensemble numbers (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy, Older kids)

Gender: Any

Ages: 10-18

Vocal Range: Any

 

Adult Ensemble

Various roles plus ensemble numbers (Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman)

Gender: Any

Vocal Range: Any

Age: 18+

CAST AND CREW COVID POLICY: To continue to keep everyone safe, PVP@OSPAC requires all cast and crew to provide proof of vaccination and appropriate boosters, or proof of recent illness and a post-illness negative test.