Matilda Wormwood - Small, Smart and wise beyond her years. She is a very special girl. We are looking for girls between the ages of 10-14, but actors as young as 8 will be considered. Matilda must be extremely mature and ready to handle carrying an entire 2 1/2 hour production. There is lots of singing, tons of monologues, and even some dancing.
Miss Jennifer Honey -
Michael Wormwood - An inactive moron. Also doubles as a Big Kid
Classroom Kids & Classroom Kids Ensemble -
Elementary & Middle School actors who can sing, act and dance. Most importantly, these actors must be brave, curious, focused, and excited to put in the work required to be in such a big production.
The Classroom Kids are the heart of this show. Along with Matlida, they thrive under the teachings of Miss Honey and shrivel under the abuse of Miss Trunchbull. There are 8 speaking roles and a Classroom Kids Ensemble. All must sing and acting in a very high level. Ideal age for these is 10-14, but actors as young as 8 years old will be considered.
Lavender - Matilda's self-proclaimed best friend. Extra small and very plucky.
Amanda Thripp- The girl who the Trunchbull swings around by the pigtails.
Bruce Bogtrotter - He eats a chocolate cake and has a solo in Revolting Children.
Eric- The boy who gets his ears stretched out
Big Kids & Big Kids Ensemble -
In the Broadway production of Matlida, the Big Kids were all played by members of the Adult Ensemble. Here at MPA we are very lucky to have actual Big Kids who are highly capable of taking on these roles. There are 9 featured roles (including Michael Wormwood) and the Big Kids Ensemble which includes solo opportunities.
The Escapologist - A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
The Acrobat - A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Entertainer - A party entertainer at the start of the show
The followings roles have already been cast with adult actors;
Miss Agatha Trunchbull - Phillip Kennedy
Mr. Harry Wormwood - William Johnson
Mrs. Zinnia Wormwood - Kristin Heller
Mrs. Phelps - Barbara Richardson
Rudolpho - Ryan Mayfield
Parent Ensemble - Katie Cole, Kristi Crusan
Callbacks are July 5th from 9am-12pm
If called back to read for Matilda prepare;
If called back to read for Classroom Kid prepare:
If called back to read for Big Kid prepare;
The callbacks are group auditions with the artistic team to dive deeper into the acting, singing and dancing required for this production. You will receive an email in the evening of Monday, July 1st with callback information.
Wear clothes that you can dance in (tight fitting, not to baggy, not too short or midriff showing). If you have jazz shoes, bring them.
1. Enroll in Camp!
2. Prepare your video audition. You will need;
If wanting to be considered for the role of Matilda
If wanting to be considered for the role of a Classroom Kid
If wanting to be considered for the role of a Big Kid
Keep these things in mind:
3. Send your video submission (including headshot and resume or resume form)to: exec.director@MetropolitanPerformingArts.org
4. Make sure video, headshot and resume or resume form are submitted no later than July 1st 2019 at 9:00am!
5. All Campers will need attend callbacks on July 5th from 9am-12pm and a full company read through rehearsal on July 5th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. All campers will stay at the studio in between callbacks and the first read through rehearsal and watch the movie Matilda. Be sure to bring a sack lunch!