Auditions Announced for Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoSeeking strong singer, dancer, actors ages 8 and up. Yes, adults too! Please bring a completed audition form, resume, and a current headshot, photo does not need to be professional, and will not be returned.

Fri, March 5 from 6-9pm
Sat, March 6 from 10am-2pm

Click here to signup for an audition slot.

Audition & Rehearsal Location: 
First Baptist Church of Hamilton
1501 Pyramid Hill Blvd, Hamilton, OH 45013

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song with an accompaniment track, or sheet music. Accompianst will be provided. There will also be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. Some will be asked to stay for a movement audition. 

To help with social distancing, please enter the building five minutes before your scheduled audition time and wear a mask. You may remove the mask when singing. Auditions are by appointment, walk-ins are welcome but will be seen at the closest available time slot. 

Callbacks are by invitation and will be held on Saturday, March 6 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6:30-9pm

Performance Dates: May 20-23

Performance Venue: Sorg Opera House, 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044

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
Stage Age: 9 to 10
Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Gender: Any
Stage 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
Stage 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
Stage 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
Stage 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
Stage Age: 10 to 15

Bruce
Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Stage Age: 9 to 14
Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender
Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 9 to 12

Classmates: Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy
Gender: Any
Stage Age: 9 to 14

Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian. 
Gender: Female
Stage Age: 25 to 45

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

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

Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. 
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D#3

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, Parents, Big Kids Ensemble.
Location: First Baptist of Hamilton

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