July 6th & 7th for Youth
July 8th for Adults**
Show Dates: October 1 – 17
Friday & Saturdays at 7:30
Sundays at 2:00
Rehearsals Begin July 12th
“Matilda the Musical” is not exclusively a Sunny D Children’s Theater production. It is not exclusively a Sunny D Youth Theater production, nor is it a Main Stage production it is:
A Broadway Musical demanding talented committed actors of varied ages to bring it to life on our Blue Ridge Community Theater Stage.
Children ages 8 to 13 audition on July 6 or 7 from 4:00 – 6:00
Children ages 14 to 17 audition on July 6 or 7 from 6:00 – 8:30
Adults ages 18+ audition on July 8 from 6:30-9:00
Songs from the play will be available at the theater box office starting in May to use in preparation for your audition, but all the songs can be found on Youtube as well.
Please prepare a short (At least 60 Seconds) Song & Dance Routine for your Audition.
Please sing at least 60 seconds of one of the songs for a Character you wish to play:
Matilda – ‘Naughty’ or ‘Quiet’
Mrs. Honey – ‘This Little Girl’ or ‘Pathetic’
Mrs. Trunchbull – ‘The Hammer Song’ or ‘The Smell of Rebellion’
Youth Ensemble – ‘Bruce’ or ‘When I Grow Up’ or ‘Revolting Children’
Mr. Wormwood (Matilda’s Dad) – ‘I’m so Clever’
Mrs. Wormwood (Matilda’s Mom) – ‘Loud’
For the Dance Routine, You can choreograph your own or find these by simply searching Matilda the Musical on Youtube, but we have provided a couple of Dance Demos to help you along:
While you do not have to Dance to the song you select to sing, it is preferred.
For those who are not familiar with Matilda: The Musical, here is a link to watch the full show on Youtube.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence. Her parents mistreat her because she is not a boy. During her first term at school, she impresses her schoolteacher, the loveable Miss Honey. Matilda and Miss Honey profoundly affect each other’s lives as Miss Honey recognizes and appreciates Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda is a special little girl, but her parents do not see it. Matilda’s school life is not exactly smooth sailing. Ms. Trunchbull, the evil headmistress, was told by Matilda’s father that she is a terrible child. Ms. Trunchbull enjoys thinking of new and inventive punishments for Matilda and the other children that do not abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
**Why are we starting in July for an October show? The cast will receive 10-12 days of professional music, vocal and dance instructions from Ms. Claudia Bradford (Music and Voice) and Ms. Venae Sears-Ellis (Dance Choreography)
***If a child is brought to an audition by an adult wishing to audition, the adult can audition at that time. There is no need to come back on July 8 to audition.