Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions: - for Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical are by appointment, April 27 & 28, 2019. Click here to sign up online.

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for roles in  Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical on SATURDAY, APRIL 27 and SUNDAY, APRIL 28. The director is casting actors of all ages.  ALL roles are open and available for audition and all receive remuneration.

NOTE: Actors are asked to sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. Appointments are divided into times for actors ages 8-13 (11am-1:30pm) and actors ages 14-adult (1:45pm-4pm). We are very open to diversity in casting and ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition. If you are unable to navigate this online process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical  has music & lyrics by Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly. It will be directed by Paul Angelo and the musical director is Andrew Bray.


Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Audition Requirements for speaking roles:

  • Please submit online your appointment request along with your resume and headshot by following the instructions on the online audition site. You can email a resume and head shot to  and note MATILDA AUDITION and your LAST NAME in the subject line. Please bring both resume and head shot to your audition appointment as back up.
  • The director is seeking male and female actors of all ages.
  • All races/ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show and provide music properly notated in the key you like. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no recorded music or a cappella singing. And also note: you may be asked to sing from the score at the audition.
  • Callbacks and dance auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • List all conflicts between May 27 – Aug 18. Conflicts not listed may not be honored.

 
Important Dates:

Rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 27 and continue Monday – Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm, and Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Sunday rehearsals may be added during tech weeks. There will be no rehearsal on Thursday, July 4.
 
Performance schedule: Matilda opens July 12 and continues through August 18, 2019. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 PM and two Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About the musical
The much-loved story by Roald Dahl bursts into musical life on the stage! This new musical originated in London’s West End in 2011 and features an unforgettable score by musical comedian Tim Minchin. Matilda, a precocious young girl who is neglected by her family, finds solace in the library and her compassionate teacher, Miss Honey. When the school principal Miss Trunchbull makes school unbearable for her classmates, Matilda uses her powers of telekinesis to overcome the bully and create a better life for herself. The musical is the winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards.



Breakdown of Roles:

Please note: All roles are open. Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration.

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 to include roles for:
Adults: Cook, Henchmen, Parents
Kids: Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy, Students

Auditions are by appointment. Callbacks and dance auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 2019..

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