Auditions for

Greensburg Civic Theatre's Greasepaint Players:

Matilda, the Musical Jr.

Oct 3 from 1pm to 4pm  and

Oct 4 4pm to 8 pm at

Baltzer Meyer Historical Society, 642 Baltzer Meyer Pike, Greensburg, PA 15601

Performance dates are December 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm and December 4, 2021, at 1 pm & 4 pm at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center.


FACEMASKS REQUIRED INSIDE THE BUILDING FOR AUDITIONS


32 bars of a musical theatre-style song. Accompaniment must be brought along on a phone or a flash drive. A Bluetooth speaker will be provided.


Prepared monologues are encouraged. Auditions may also consist of cold readings and a short dance audition.

All roles are available, ages 5 through 18.  Please sign up for an audition time using the link below

To audition please sign up at the above link.  Appointment required.  Thanks!


Characters

Matilda: The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull.


Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Eric: A student at school with Matilda. He has the very first

solo line of the entire show, so must be a good singer. He also has some featured moments as one of Matilda’s schoolmates, so he needs to be an expressive actor.

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: C3


Amanda: A student at school with Matilda. She has a few solos and lines, but her most featured moment is when Trunchbull throws her through the air using her pigtails.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Bruce: One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake. Bruce goes through quite a transformation throughout the show and has some important solos.

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: C3


Alice, Hortensia, and Tommy: Alice, Hortensia, and Tommy are classmates of Matilda who each sing solos, and Hortensia has a few lines.

Alice: Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4


Hortensia: Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Tommy: Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Lavender: One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Nigel One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Nigel has a few solos and some great featured moments in the show.

Vocal range top: D4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Mr. Wormwood Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny

Mrs. Wormwood Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day.


Michael Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. This is a hilarious supporting role for a younger actor with comedic timing, as Michael’s contributions to the scene usually function as deadpan one-liners.

Mrs. Phelps The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories.


Escapologist A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats!

Vocal range top: F3

Vocal range bottom: E3


Acrobat A product of Matilda’s imagination.Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D4


Miss Honey A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Agatha Trunchbull The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments. The Trunchbull can be played by a male or female (though the character is female)

Vocal range top: F#5

Vocal range bottom: C4


Rudolpho Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. This is a hilarious featured role for a comedic performer who moves well.


Sergei A customer who was swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape.

Ensemble roles include Russians, Little Kids, Big Kids (including Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3), Kids, Mums, Dads, the Cook, and the Mechanic.