Spreckels Theatre Company announces open auditions for Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical. Spreckels is actively seeking to diversify our acting pool, and enthusiastically encourages and welcomes all interested non-AEA actors to audition. The director is Sheri Lee Miller, music director is Lucas Sherman, and choreographer is Michella Moerbeek. Rehearsals will begin on March 1, 2022 and are generally Sunday through Thursday evenings. The show runs May 6-22, 2022.
**Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test is required to enter the building. Masks must also be worn at all times when you are in the building, (you may take your mask off while you are singing).**
The audition schedule is as follows:
Saturday, November 6 10:00 am to 12:30 pm - Vocal auditions for youth ages 8-16
Saturday, November 6 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Vocal auditions for adults ages 17 and up
Sunday, November 7 10:00 am to 11:30 am - Dance and scene auditions for kids ages 8-16
Sunday, November 7 11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Dance and scene auditions for adult ensemble ages 17 and up Sunday, November 7 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Dance and scene auditions for those auditioning for Mrs. Wormwood or Rudolpho
**Please sign up for the appropriate age slot on both days.**
Callbacks are TBD. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early so you have time to fill out an audition form, and bring three copies of a current headshot and resume to the first day of the audition. Wear clothing that allows full freedom of movement and shoes you can dance in, no sandals or flip-flops please.
All roles are currently open except for Miss Honey, Trunchbull, and Acrobat.
Please prepare the appropriate sides, which can be found here: .
Character Breakdown
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
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
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
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
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
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
Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.
In accordance with AB2257 (formerly AB5), all actors will now be engaged as volunteers. Actors may receive food and travel reimbursements/allowances. Any actor cast will need to register with the City of Rohnert Park as a volunteer, which will include fingerprinting, at no expense to the actor.
Covid-19 vaccination is required to participate in any Spreckels production. (Policies may vary for minors.)
Email Elizabeth at [email protected] if you have any questions
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park, CA 94928