Matilda Auditions!

**ALL AGES NEEDED KIDS TO ADULTS!

 

Thur June 20th 6pm -8:30pm

*Callbacks possible that night 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Sun. 23rd 1pm - 5pm *Callbacks possible that night 5pm - 7:00pm

 

Be prepared to have a British accent.

Be prepared to dance, so wear jazz shoes or sneakers

no open toe shoes.

Sing 16-32 bars.

Songs from Broadway musicals only.

DO NOT sing Naughty or pop songs.

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: 6 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

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

Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 15

Bruce

Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Male

Age: 7 to 14

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender

Matilda's classmate and friend.

Gender: Female

Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian.

Gender: Female

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, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.

  

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AUDITIONS!

 

What do I need to bring to an audition?


  • If you are auditioning for a musical it is required that you bring 16-32 bars of music in two contrasting styles but in a similar style to the show you are auditioning for. You must bring your own sheet music, marked with a start and stop point, in the appropriate key. If an accompanist is not available, you will be asked to sing acapella. You may only get to sing one of your two prepared pieces.



  • You will also need to bring a calendar with all of your conflicts to be listed on the audition sheet. Conflicts are not accepted after a role has been offered, so please, bring them all at the time of the audition.



  • Headshots and resume’s are accepted but not required.



  • Please, check the audition notice for specific audition requirements.


     

    Character Breakdown

    Bert

    The narrator of the story, is a good friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player, sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 30 to 40

    Vocal range top: F#4

    Vocal range bottom: B2

    George Banks

    The father to Jane and Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 40 to 50

    Vocal range top: Eb4

    Vocal range bottom: Bb2

    Winifred Banks

    George's wife and Jane and Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying to live up to her husband's desire to obnly associate with "the best people" as well as be the model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of "being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 30 to 40

    Vocal range top: D5

    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Jane

    The high-spirited daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to snobbishness.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 11 to 14

    Vocal range top: F#5

    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Michael

    The cute and cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 9 to 12

    Vocal range top: E5

    Vocal range bottom: A3

    Katie Nanna

    Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset, she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 30 to 30

    Policeman

    A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his beat.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 30 to 30

    Miss Lark

    The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby, as if her were child.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 30 to 30

    Admiral Boom

    A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his neighbor, Miss Lark. Can be any vocal range as needed. If Admiral Bloom doubles as the Banks Chairman, he can be a baritone.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 50 to 50

    Mrs. Brill

    The housekeeper and cook for the Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular. She does not have to be a strong singer.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 50 to 50

    Vocal range top: D#5

    Vocal range bottom: F#3

    Robertson Ay

    The houseboy to the Banks family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be useless. He doesn't do a lot of singing, but his "Spoonful" solo can be a fun surprise.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 20 to 20

    Vocal range top: G#4

    Vocal range bottom: F3

    Mary Poppins

    Jane and Michael Banks's new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 20 to 30

    Vocal range top: C6

    Vocal range bottom: Gb3

    Park Keeper

    Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 40 to 40

    Neleus

    The statue of a young boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to befriend Jane and Michael. This role is a wonderful opportunity to feature one of the strong dancers in your ensemble.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 16 to 16

    Queen Victoria

    A statue in the park.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 40 to 40

    Bank Chairman

    The head of the bank where Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 50 to 60

    Vocal range top: D4

    Vocal range bottom: C3

    Miss Smythe

    The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 40 to 40

    Ensemble

    Annie, Fannie, Valentine, Teddy Bear, Mr. Punch, Doll, Chimney Sweeps, Toys, Parkgoers.

    Von Hussler

    A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He speaks with a German accent.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 30 to 30

    John Northbrook

    An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community. He speaks with an accent from Northern England.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 30 to 30

    Bird Woman

    Covered in a patchwork of old shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't exist. Sings "Feed the Birds." There can be a gruff, folksy quality to her voice that relfelcts the hardness of her life.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 50 to 50

    Vocal range top: C5

    Vocal range bottom: Gb3

    Mrs. Corry

    Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).

    Gender: Female

    Age: 40 to 40

    Miss Andrew

    George's overbearing and scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way. A soprano with an alto belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 40 to 40

    Vocal range top: F5

    Vocal range bottom: Gb3



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