Citadel Theatre in partnership with Arts Club Theatre Company and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre AUDITION NOTICE for the role of MATILDA* in:
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Director: Daryl Cloran
Choreographer: Kimberley Rampersad
Musical Director: Donald Horsburgh
Part of the 2018/19 Season at the John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg, the Shoctor Theatre, Edmonton and the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver
Rehearsals begin in Winnipeg December 10, 2018
Winnipeg run January 8 – February 2, 2019
Rehearsals begin in Edmonton February 8, 2019
Edmonton run February 16 – March 17, 2019
Rehearsals begin in Vancouver May 9, 2019
Vancouver run May 16 – July 14, 2019 (with possibility of extension to July 28)
*Please note that we are only accepting applications for the role of Matilda at this time
ARTISTS MUST BE WILLING TO COMMIT TO ALL DATES IN ALL THREE CITIES AS MATILDA WILL TRAVEL WITH THE SHOW
AUDITIONS IN VANCOUVER, JUNE 24 & 25; EDMONTON, JUNE 26; & WINNIPEG, JUNE 27, 2018
FOR AUDITIONS IN VANCOUVER: JUNE 11, 2018
FOR AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: JUNE 12, 2018
FOR AUDITIONS IN WINNIPEG: JUNE 13, 2018
We are only accepting submissions from young artists who reside in one of the three producing cities; Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Video submissions will not be accepted.
Please submit only if you are able to attend the audition in person.
Please write “Matilda Vancouver,” “Matilda Edmonton,”
or “Matilda Winnipeg” in the subject line.
For auditions in Vancouver email resumé, expression of interest and headshot to
Stephanie Hargreaves, Artist Liaison, Arts Club Theatre Company firstname.lastname@example.org.
For auditions in Edmonton, email resumé, expression of interest and headshot to
Peni Christopher, Company Manager, Citadel Theatre email@example.com.
For auditions in Winnipeg, email resumé, expression of interest and headshot to
Paige Lewis, Artistic Co-ordinator, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS:
Matilda’s parents don’t understand her. At all. Her school life is no picnic under the iron rule of the frightful Miss Trunchbull. Armed with a vivid imagination and razor-sharp intellect, this delightfully defiant little girl resolves to change her destiny.
Matilda is bright, gifted, and filled with curiosity. She must have strong speaking and singing skills and possess a high level of understanding of the text.
AGE RANGE: Artists must be a minimum of 8 years old by December 1, 2018
*Please include Date of Birth on your submission
HEIGHT RANGE: Maximum height of 4’ 6” at the time of the audition
*Please include your current height on your submission
VOCAL TRAINING: Minimum 2 years; vocal range Ab3 – F4 (needs strong mid range); Should have a good ear and is preferably musically literate
DANCE TRAINING: We are seeking intermediate level dancers and above (minimum 2 years of focused dance training), who demonstrate musicality and athleticism. Tumbling and acrobatic tricks are an asset but not required.
OTHER TRAINING: Please provide a list of any other training and skills including but not limited to:
- List of dance disciplines studied
- Gymnastics/ acrobatics training
- Magic skills
- Workshops or camps that enhance performance skills
ADDITIONAL INFO: No dialect required for the audition or the production.
*Please note these auditions are only for the role of Matilda. More information will be released in the fall regarding youth auditions. The youth ensemble will be cast locally in each city.
WE WELCOME SUBMISSIONS FROM ALL YOUNG ARTISTS OF ANY ETHNICITY WITHIN THE AGE RANGE AND WITH THE EXPERIENCE WE ARE SEEKING.
– Those selected for auditions will be required to sing and read from the show, and participate in a dance call
– Sides and music will be available at http://royalmtc.ca/Auditions.aspx by June 1, 2018.
The Arts Club Theatre Company Inclusive Casting Policy: Committed to inclusive casting, the Arts Club encourages submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.
The Citadel Inclusive Casting Policy: The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.
Royal MTC Inclusive Casting Policy: We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, the director will consider all submissions, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.