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Audition for Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Town Theatre is thrilled to bring the magic of Roald Dahl’s Matilda to its stage this summer. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this 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.

  • Children and teens ages 6 to 14 will audition on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 AM. (Please note time change from original notice!)
  • Adult and teens (age 15 and above) auditions will be held Sunday and Monday, March 3 and 4 beginning at 7:30 PM.

Everyone should prepare 16 bars from a song of your choice, not necessarily from the show, and dress comfortably for movement. An accompanist will be provided. Singing with a background track is also acceptable if you bring a device and connection to the speaker. All readings will be conducted at callbacks unless time permits reading at the original audition.

Please complete the conflict calendar to the best of your availability with the understanding that being available to rehearse is a priority for major roles in this production. Some roles MAY be double cast.  Please download and complete your Matilda audition form.

Shannon Willis Scruggs will direct with Amanda Hines serving as Musical Director. Scott Vaughan and Agnes Babb will assist. Rehearsals may begin as early as April and will pick up in intensity in June. Show dates are July 12-28 with 7:30 PM shows on Thursdays and Fridays and 3:00 PM shows on Saturdays and Sundays.

All roles are available. Below are descriptions with vocal ranges as indicated in the script. Ages listed reflect the age that the actor should be able to play – not necessarily the actual age of the actor.

Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Gender: any; Age: 35 to 55; Vocal range A2 to G4.

Miss Honey: Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 40; Vocal range F3 to D5.

Mr. Wormwood: Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Comedic. Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range D3 to A4.

Mrs. Wormwood: Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Comedic. Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range A3 to F5.

Mrs. Phelps: A nice librarian who is drawn to Matilda’s story. Gender: Female; Age: 25 to 45.

The Escapologist: A character in a story Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps. He comes to life in their imagination. Gender: Male; Vocal range C3 to E4.

The Acrobat: A character in a story Matilda tells Mrs. Phelps. She comes to life in their imagination. Gender: Female; Vocal range D4 to A4.

Rudolpho: Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. Gender: Male; Vocal range top: D#3 to A4. Strong dancer.

Doctor: Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. Gender: Male; Vocal range C3 to A4.

Children’s Entertainer: A party entertainer at the start of the show. Gender: Male; Vocal range F#3 to Eb4.

Adult Ensemble: Cook, Henchmen, Stefan, Parents. Some teens and strong dancers may also be cast as “Big Kids.”

CHILDREN’S ROLES                                                                                                                                                         
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 A3 to D5.

Bruce: Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Gender: Male; Age: 7 to 14; Vocal range C4 to E5.

Matilda’s classmate and friend. Loud and kooky – likes to have fun – big personality. Gender: Female; Age: 7 to 10.

Amanda, Alice, Hortensia, Eric, Nigel, Tommy:
Classmates of Matilda; each with vocal opportunities and dialogue. Males and females ages 7 to 10.

Michael Wormwood:
Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Gender: Male; Age: 10 to 15.

Ensemble Children: Other classmates of Matilda. Strong singers and dancers needed.

For all roles, both children and adult, we are seeking all ethnicities and body types. A script is available at and the soundtrack can be found on Spotify.

Questions? Please email Shannon Scruggs.

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