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Auditions for Matilda - December 11 & 12

The Rose To Host Auditions On Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December12th With Callbacks On Monday, December 17th, 2018 For Its Production of “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical”

The Rose Theater will host an audition for adult and youth roles in its 2019 production of “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” on Tuesday, December 11th and Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Actors between the ages 8-18 years old should sign up for an audition time for December 11th at the following website:

Actors over 18 years of age should sign up for an audition time on December 12th at the following website:

Youth actors wishing to also be considered for The Rose’s production of “The Dollmaker’s Gift” will have the option to indicate this at the audition.

The audition will consist of a vocal audition of at least 16 bars of a contemporary musical theater song. There will also be a dance audition conducted at this time.

Callbacks will also be December 17th for all roles in the show.

Actors of all types are welcome to audition and must come to The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street. Minority actors are wanted for lead roles.

Actors must be available for weeknight and weekend rehearsals between April 30-June 7, 2019 as well as weeknight and weekend performances between June 7-June 30, 2019, with one weekday performance on June 12, 2019.

This is a paid position for adult actors. Actors of all types are highly encouraged to audition and casting decisions will be made on a basis that is inclusive of disability, race, age, color, national origin, and gender identity.

Email with any questions.


About The Show

Matilda is an exceptional child with an extraordinary imagination who learns to claim her destiny. A brilliant girl born into a…less brilliant family, Matilda gets sent away to school at the terrible Crunchem Hall, which is led by the mean former hammer-throwing champion Miss Trunchbull. Armed with good friends and a mentor named Miss Honey, Matilda starts a revolution to help herself and others “change their story.”

Time Magazine’s “Best Show of the Year”. Tony® Award winner. Featuring the hit songs “Naughty” and “When I Grow Up”.




Miss Trunchbull– 30s-70s, high baritone, Headmistress of Crunchem Hall. Once a famous athlete, now described as a “gigantic Holy terror”.

Miss Honey– 20s-40s, soprano, adored by every child in her care, secretly Miss Trunchbull’s niece.

Mr. Wormwood– 20s-60s, vocal range approximately top A to f#, dealer in second hand cars, a crook.

Mrs. Wormwood– 20s-60s, strong belt voice approximately up to top F/G, mother of Michael and Matilda, obsessed with amateur ballroom dancing.

Mrs. Phelps– 20s-70s, encouraging local librarian who is Matilda’s confidant.

Rudolpho– 20s-60s, Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Must be a strong social dancer, particularly with tango or other Latin dance experience.

Michael Wormwood– teens-20s, Matilda’s older brother, very deadpan.

Sergei– 20s-60s, baritone, Russian mafia boss who is after Mr. Wormwood

Doctor-20s-60s, high tenor with a comfortable top A.

Escapologist– 20s-60s, high lyric baritone

Acrobat– 20s-60s


Matilda– enigmatic, serious, intense.

Amanda– strong dance and vocal ability

Lavender– loud and kooky, likes to have fun, strong singing and acting.

Alice– strong and bold, strong dance and vocal ability.

Hortensia– feisty, strong dance and vocal ability.

Eric– Cute. Small. Ability to learn.

Bruce– Comic acting ability.

Nigel– strong dance and vocal ability

Tommy– strong dance and vocal ability.





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