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
What People are Saying About MPA
"I am so impressed with Metropolitan Performing Arts! We have had such a great experience in working with them each year. Barbara Richardson has been so helpful in making sure that our daughter was getting the best of care. I also really appreciate the high quality level of costumes and props and imagination that are put into the Harry Potter LARP camps and also the performances we've seen during the years. The acting examples of the teachers and of the older students speaks well of the quality of teaching that my daughter is getting. I feel very fortunate that we have found this academy. And best of all our daughter just loves coming! We wouldn't miss it! In a day and age when money is tight, we feel it is money well spent." - Emily Ihasz