Directed and Choreographed by Michelle Kuntze
Vocal Direction by Kristen Long
March 9th 9:00am – 11:00am (Under 16 years old)
March 10th 5:00pm – 7:00pm (16 years old and up)
Prepare 30 seconds of a song from the show (please do not audition acapella – bring your own track as we will not have an accompanist)
– Please be prepared to learn a dance combination.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and 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 to punish 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!
March 13th – May 28th
Most rehearsals will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings as needed
You will be called as needed.
Tech Rehearsal: May 28th – June 4th
*Schedule is subject to change
Matilda Character Breakdown
All characters use some form of British accent.
Miss Trunchbull – age range 20s-40s, high baritone, Headmistress of Crunchem Hall, the
tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Portrayed by a Male in female
clothing/makeup/hair. Trunchbull is a cruel and sadistic person, but not a brute or brash –
rather, sly and conniving, cunning and slinky. Above all, must be a strong actor with a good
sense of physicality and characterization. Strong singer and dancer preferred.
Once a famous athlete, now described as a “gigantic Holy terror”.
Miss Honey – age range 20s-30s, adored by every child in her care, secretly
Miss Trunchbull’s niece. Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in
fear under Miss Trunchbull. Sweet, honest, caring, and intelligent, Miss Honey is
timid but willing to become brave and stand up to bullies in order to protect her
students. Must be a strong singer and a strong enough actor to make the role
Mr. Wormwood – age range 20s-40s, vocal range approximately top A to f#,
dealer in second hand cars, a crook. Wormwood is Matilda’s uncaring father. He
is best described as – A slimy, greedy used-car salesman, unintentionally
hilarious. Must be a VERY strong actor and comedian; improv and dance and
movement skills needed for this physical characterization.
Mrs. Wormwood – age range 20s-40s, strong belt voice approximately
up to top F/G, mother of Michael and Matilda, obsessed with amateur
ballroom dancing. Mrs. Wormwood is Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent
mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Must be a VERY strong
comedic/character actress, dancer, and singer able to carry off a sizable comedic
Mrs. Phelps – age range 30s-70s, encouraging local librarian who is
Matilda’s confidant. No solos or Dance features. Acting role
Rudolpho – age range 20s-40s, Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Must
be a strong social dancer, particularly with tango or other Latin dance
Michael Wormwood – teens-20s, Matilda’s older brother. He is a
deadpan comedic character, with various lines and “bits” throughout the show.
Must be a strong comedic actor
Sergei – age range 30s-60s, baritone, Russian mafia boss who is after
Doctor – age range 20s-40s, high tenor with a comfortable top A.
Escapologist – age range 20s-40s, high lyric baritone
Acrobat – age range 20s-40s
Additional Roles: These roles will be cast after rehearsals begin.
There are various roles available in various scenes:
Matilda Wormwood – Character is enigmatic, serious, intense. “-
Female. An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She
has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Likable and charismatic, not
annoying or pretentious. Honest and unassuming, but with a prankster streak
and a strong sense of justice. Must be a very strong singer and actress, equally.
Strong dancing skills preferred but not required.
Bruce – Comic acting ability. Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to punishment by
Miss Trunchbull. Bruce is a genuine, kind boy with a fondness for sweets; his
spirit is broken by the Trunchbull but he bounces back stronger than ever. Must
be a very strong actor and singer with monologues, scenes, and solos. Strong
dance skills preferred.
Amanda – strong dance and vocal ability
Lavender – loud and kooky, likes to have fun, strong singing and acting.
Alice – strong and bold actress, strong dance and vocal ability.
Hortensia – feisty actress, strong dance and vocal ability.
Eric – Cute. Smaller actor who moves well and sings.
Nigel – strong dance and vocal ability
Tommy – strong dance and vocal ability.