Description:

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however - the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school's pupils' saving grace!
 

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Christian World Ministries - Student Center:

2001 Gauthier Road, Lake Charles, LA 70607


Show Notes:

Want to be in the show? Here is how you can! Read through this checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
  •  Suggested ages 8 to 18
  •  Registered in current class session (Spring 2020) www.cytlakecharles.org to register.
  • Sign-up for an audition spot through your family account. Print audition form and Production Fee Policy form which can be found under "shows" and "PDFs" tabs on top of page.
  • Prepare a one minute song
  • For readings, please choose one of the suggested sides from script, click this link ** MATILDA SIDES ** to access the sides provided . The sides do not need to be memorized and auditionees will read with a member of the artistic team. If you are not comfortable with cold reads, a prepared and memorized one minute monologue will be acceptable.             
  • February 13-14. Location is at Christian World Ministries Youth Center. Choose audition date Date February 13th OR February 14th and choose preferred time.
  • February 15th is the dance audition. Thursday Auditionees will be called 9-10a, Friday auditionees will be called 10-11a on that day
  • Callbacks are February 15th 1-5p following dance auditions. An email is sent out after dance auditions with a list of auditionees who are "called back" to do cold reads for specific characters. If a student does not receive a callback, it does NOT mean they are not cast in the show.   
  • Sunday February 16th 2:00-4:00p Show Fair. All cast members and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend.

Audition tips: Don't use any songs from the show. Use songs from musicals. Bring your music on your electronic device. Attire for 1st audition is Sunday's best but comfortable, Attire for 2nd Audition is workout clothing and closed toe shoes to dance in. 

If you are cast in the show, you will need to attend the show fair. At Show Fair, please be prepared for the following: Cast Photo (Wear black Shirt). Pay Production Fee $200 (3 Payments of $67 can be made on your family account with 1st payment due after casting). Parents Sign Up for Volunteer Committees (costumes, sets, props, front of house, green room, and more). Pick up show script. Parent Meeting.
Good luck with your auditions!

Photo Shoot

Headshots will be taken of All cast members during The Show Fair. Cast must wear black shirts

Parent Meeting

Parent Meeting will be held at the Show Fair at Christian World Ministries Youth Center.


Characters:

Matilda Wormwood

  • McKenzie Menard
*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 8-13 An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Likable and charismatic, not annoying or pretentious. Honest and unassuming, but with a prankster streak and a strong sense of justice. Must be a very strong singer and actress, equally. Strong dancing skills preferred but not required. Vocal Range Top : D5 Vocal Range Bottom : A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

  • Abram Conner
*All characters use some form of British accent Male or Female, 13-18 The tyrannical headmistress Matilda's school who despises children. Male in female clothing/makeup/hair, or female. A cruel and sadistic person, but not a brute or brash - rather, sly and conniving, cunning and slinky. Above all, must be strong actor with a good sense of physicality and characterization. Strong singer and dancer preferred. Vocal Range Top: G4 Vocal Range Bottom: A2

Miss Jennifer Honey

  • Brynn Mayo
*All characters use some form of British Accent Female, 13-18 Matilda's kind hearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Sweet, honest, caring, and intelligent, Miss Honeys timid but willing to become brave and stand up to the bullies in order to protect her students. Must be a lovely, strong singer and a strong enough actor to make he role truly compelling. Vocal Range Top: D5 Vocal Range Bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood

  • Jaylin Williams
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 13-18 Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman, unintentionally hilarious. Must be VERY strong actor and comedian, improv and dance skills preferred. Must also be a relatively strong singer. Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood

  • Mattie Schafer
*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 13-18 Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ball dancer. Must be VERY strong comedic/character actress, dancer, and singer able to carry off a sizable comedic role. Vocal Range Top: F5 Vocal Range Bottom: A3

The Entertainer

  • Malachi Carroll
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 13-18 The Entertainer is a sort of magical narrator of our story, playing a variety of roles throughout the show and singing various songs including the opening number "Miracle". Must be a strong character actor able to embody different roles using physicality and accent, as well as a VERY strong singer. Vocal Range Top: A4 or Eb4 Vocal Range Bottom: F3

Bruce

  • Cooper Self
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 8-13 Matilda's classmate. He is subject to punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Bruce is a genuine, kind boy with a fondness for sweets; his spirit is broken by the Trunchbull but he bounces back stronger than ever. Must be a very strong actor and singer with monologues, scenes, and solos. Strong dance skills preferred. Vocal Range Top: E5 Vocal Range Bottom: C4

Lavender

  • Gianna Lewis
*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 8-13 Matilda's classmate and best friend. Lavender is squeaky and super-adorable, and what she lacks in intelligence she makes up for in enthusiasm and friendliness. Must be a very strong actor and singer with monologues, featured scenes, and solos throughout. Strong dance skills preferred.

Tommy

  • Ian Reeves
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 8-13 One of Matilda's boy classmates. has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Erica

  • Betty Marino
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 8-13 Matilda's boy classmate. Has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Nigel

  • Dylan Freeman
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 8-13 Matilda's boy classmate. Has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Amanda

  • Bradlei Farnum
*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 8-13 Matilda's girl classmate. Has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Alice

  • Kamila Vigo
*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 8-13 Matilda's girl classmate. Has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Hortensia

*All characters use some form of British accent Female, 8-13 Matilda's girl classmate. Has important lines and solos, and some featured dance moments as well. Strong singer, actor, and dancer required.

Michael Wormwood

  • Stuart Riviere
*All characters use some form of British accent Male, 8-13 Matilda's slightly older brother. He is a deadpan comedic character, with various lines and "bits" throughout the show. Must be a strong comedic actor. will also be a "Big Kid". Vocal Range Top: E5 Vocal Range Bottom: C4

Mums and Dads

  • Abigail Pettefer
  • Alana Fournet
  • Amanda Sanders
  • Blaire Buller
  • Cecilia Barrios
  • Elisabeth Pettefer
  • Elizabeth Campbell
  • Finlee Boyett
  • Grant Duplechain
  • Hunter Becton
  • Juliet Riviere
  • Katherine Rion
  • Leslie Israel
*All characters use some form of British accent Males and Females, 13-18 Several performers will play the Mums and Dads in the opening number "Miracle" and the Big Kids in all songs and large scenes at Matilda's school. These performers will also double as various "adult" speaking and singing roles throughout the show. Each has important lines and solos, and some have featured dance moments as well. Strong singers, actors, and dancers required.

Big Kids

  • Ava Lankford
  • Cami Bodin
  • CeeCee Doucet
  • Elliot Fuselier
  • Kellsie Jones
  • Olivia Foreman
  • Randilyn LeJeune
  • Reese Manuel
  • Samuel Domingue
  • Sophia Thibodeaux
  • Tucker Dunnehoo
*All characters use some form of British accent Males and Females, 13-18 Featured dancers in several choreography-heavy numbers. Must also have strong acting skills.

Little Kids

  • Chloe Lankford
  • Gabriela Barrios
  • Gema Kingham
  • Kathryne Berken
  • Natalie Lambert
  • Noah Menard
  • Peyton Mangrum

Doctor

  • Cole Becton
*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/ Big Kids", 13-18, may play this role. The doctor who delivers Matilda. Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: C3

Mrs. Phelps

  • Danielle Bourgeois
*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids", 13-18, may also play this role A kindly librarian and Matilda's friend. No solos or dance features; many lines.

The Escapologist

  • Cole Becton
*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids" may also play this role. A character in Matilda's story. Vocal Range Top : E4 Vocal Range Bottom: C3

The Acrobat

  • Leslie Israel
*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids" may play this role. A character in Matilda's story. Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: D4

Rudolpho

  • Malachi Carroll
*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids", 13-18, may also play this role. Mrs. Wormwood's dancing partner. Vocal Range Top: A4 Vocal Range Bottom: D3

Competitive Dancers

*All characters use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids", 13-18, will also play these roles. Mrs. Wormwood and Rudolpho's dancing competition.

Judge

*All characters will use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids", 13-18, may play this role. The judge at Mrs. wormwood and Rudolpho's dancing tournament.

Cook

*All characters may use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids", 13-18, may also play this role. The cook at Miss Truncuhbull's school.

Mechanic

*All characters may use some form of British accent "The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/ Big Kids" , 13-18, may also play this role. A mechanic who works for Mr. Wormwood at the used car lot.

Sergei

  • Grant Duplechain
"The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/Big Kids" , 13-18, may also play this role. A Russian mob boss who Mr. Wormwood rips off.

Henchmen/Henchwomen

"The Entertainer" and "Mums and Dads/ Big Kids", 13-18, may also play these roles. Sergei's Russian associates who threaten the Wormwoods.