COME BE A PART OF OUR HCT FAMILY!
Come Play a Role by auditioning for a part in this production. We look forward to meeting you (or seeing you again)!
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present upcoming auditions for MATILDA(musical)
WHO: All roles are open for audition for performers ages 6-20 years old
WHEN: Friday, December 13 or Saturday, December 14 to audition. If necessary, callbacks will be held on Monday evening
WHERE: Avon Middle School SOUTH, 7199 E US Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123
HOW: Scheduling an audition will require you to do two things:
Step 1 – Sign up for a specific 15 minute audition time either Friday night (5:30-9:00) or Saturday (9:30-4:00)
Step 2 – Fill out the ONLINE AUDITION FORM which allows us to have your information electronically and ahead of time.
You must fill this out by Thursday, Dec 12 (but the sooner the better!) and the production team will have these already printed at the audition site. If you don’t or if you sign up less than 24 hours ahead of the audition, you will have to fill out 3 copies by hand at the audition site.
PREPARATION: Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a musical theatre song. NO POP SONGS WILL BE ALLOWED (i.e. Taylor Swift, Imagine Dragons, almost any song you hear on the radio.) There are many resources online that can help you pick an appropriate song. If you are lost, here is one reference that may help you.
An accompanist will be provided, and you MUST bring sheet music – A Cappella singing will not be permitted for this audition. Sheet music for most songs can be printed at www.musicnotes.com. You can even listen to the accompaniment on the website in multiple keys. You can pick whichever key is most comfortable for you to sing in.
Sheet Music Source
You will also be asked to read an acting side that will be provided when you check in for your audition.
When casting the show, the most important quality that the directors look for in a vocal audition is the ability to project your voice. We all know, understand, and sympathize with how stressful an audition can be. But we want you to know that being confident (orat least faking it!) and singing out will greatly increase your chance of being cast in the
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Avon Middle School South on March 6-8 and 13-15, 2020
Rehearsals will begin with a Meet-and-Greet and Parent Meeting in early January, and fully kick-off for the entire cast shortly after.
Rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday nights. Tuesdays will be at Avon Middle School South and the other nights will be at Cornerstone Christian Church in Brownsburg. Mondays & Thursdays will be full cast/ensemble rehearsals and Wednesday will focus on work in smaller groups. Please note, there may be exceptions to this and a full rehearsal schedule will be given after casting.
Actors should assume that the larger their part or featured role, the more rehearsals they will be asked to attend.
We will move all rehearsals to Avon Middle School South approximately 2-3 weeks before opening, and all rehearsals (vocal and blocking) from that point forward will be held there. Tech Week is March 1-5, so be aware that rehearsals will run longer during that week with later end times. Long Sunday rehearsal is TBD, but will fall on March 1.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Matilda Wormwood: An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years.
She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Miss Honey: Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Mr. Wormwood: Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Mrs. Wormwood: Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Michael Wormwood: Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Bruce: Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Lavender: Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Mrs. Phelps: A nice librarian.
The Escapologist: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
The Acrobat: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Rudolpho: Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
Doctor: Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Children’s Entertainer: A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Ensemble: Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.