YOUTH THEATRE GROUP
Teach creativity and responsibility
Encourage teamwork and personal integrity
Foster self-esteem and appreciation of live theatre
The Song Spot's Youth Theatre Group Presents
Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR.
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Jamie Gomez
Sides: https://www.mtishows.com/roald-dahls-matilda-the-musical-jr (Click on ‘Audition Central’ link in right-hand column)
The children are rising up. Join the revolt in this Broadway Junior adaptation of the Tony Award-winning hit!
AUDITION DATES: September 12 2021
Auditions will be held at The Song Spot - 61 Baldwin Street Brooklin Ontario L1A 1A3
Age range 9–18.
PRODUCTION DATES: Tech Week - March 14th - March 20 2022
Performances will be Fridays pm and Saturdays an Afternoon and Evening, and Sunday Afternoon - Specific times TBA
Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway or Disney song in the style of the show that best displays your vocal ability. Look over the cast descriptions to also help guide your song choice.
No accompanist will be provided, so actors are asked to bring a CD or an electronic device with their accompaniment. No singing a cappella please.
Actors will also be doing readings from the script, so it is encouraged that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. Audition sides are posted above
Please bring your conflict information with you to the audition. It is critical that you let The Song Spot know all of your conflicts at the auditions. The Song Spot will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Rebellion is nigh in MATILDA JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. 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!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, MATILDA JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
MATILDA WORMWOOD – 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. Female | Vocal range: D5–Bb3.
ERIC – A student at school with Matilda. Has the very first solo line of the entire show. Must be a good singer and an expressive actor. Male | Vocal range: Eb4–C3.
AMANDA – A student at school with Matilda. Has a few solos and lines, but her most featured moment is when Trunchbull throws her through the air using her pigtails. Must be a good singer and mover in this role. Female | Vocal range: Eb5–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. Excellent singer and actor needed for this role. NOTE: Just because Bruce eats the cake, it doesn’t mean he has to be physically larger than the other children. Male | Vocal range: F#4–C3.
HORTENSIA – Classmate of Matilda. Female | Vocal range: D5–C4.
ALICE – Classmate of Matilda. Female | Vocal range: D5–C4.
TOMMY – Classmate of Matilda. Male | Vocal range: Eb4–C3.
LAVENDER – One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend. Female | Vocal range: D5–C4.
NIGEL – One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Must be a strong actor and singer in this great supporting role. Male | Vocal range: D4–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. Male.
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. Female.
MICHAEL – Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. Male.
MRS. PHELPS – The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories. Female.
ESCAPOLOGIST – A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats! Male | Vocal range: F3–E3.
ACROBAT – A product of Matilda’s imagination. Female | Vocal range: A4–D4.
MISS HONEY – A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. Female | Vocal range: D5–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. Female | Vocal range: F#5–C4.
RUDOLPHO – Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. Male.
SERGEI – A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape. Male.
ENSEMBLE – 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.
Annual season program registration occurs August-September
Program runs from September - March
Rehearsals on Sundays from 1pm to 3pm (some rehearsals will be extended in length closer to production date)
MARCH BREAK TECH WEEK 9am to 4pm each day
4 - 6 performances in March
Cost $300 for program + $275 for March Break Intensive = $575
All students interested in being a part of TSS's Youth Group will audition. Ages 9 - 18. Unfortunately due to the size of this production not all students who audition will be cast in our current show. Any students interested in participating in this program after September auditions will be cast as part of the Ensemble.
Registration Package for the program includes:
Registration form for your child
Media Release form
Rehearsal and Performance Schedule
Updated Policy document
Marissa Blagrove BA, MA
Marissa is the Head of Drama at The Song Spot school of music. After receiving her Masters in Theatre and Children Studies at York University, Marissa headed over to the States. She started with an Internship at the Seattle Children's Theatre, then worked at the Virginia Repertory Theater. Marissa was experienced lots of opportunities to teach, create and perform during her time in the States and is continuously falling in love with Children's Theatre! After her return, Marissa worked at The Traveling Stage as a Teaching Artist for their local Drama Classes. Currently, she works with Act One School of Drama as Teacher for their Theatre Classes and a Preschool Assistant. Marissa is beyond excited to return to the Song Spot and dive right into her love and passion of Theatre!
Please note, we are looking to the community to help support this wonderful program! By sponsoring TSS Youth Theatre Group, you are investing in excellence in the performing arts and making a positive impact on the lives of young artists in your community. We offer sponsorship opportunities that are tailored to suit your budget! Contact us for more information!