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Auditions for spring musical “Matilda”

Open auditions for Roald Dahl’s musical version of “Matilda” are being held Thursday, March 3, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m.-noon. Directed by Jessica Kropp and musical direction by Judy Kropp, this delightful Broadway musical has delighted audiences for several years and will make it to the OLT stage May 13-15 and 20-22.

You can download an audition form in advance. OLT’s Facebook page reads, “…don’t let the detailed character list with all the voice and gender descriptions intimidate you from auditioning… You can be in the production even if you aren’t a singer! There are plenty of ensemble parts or backstage/production crew members needed. If you want to try out for a singing role, please be prepared to sing a song of your choosing. You don’t have to sound like a pro!”

Following are descriptions of the various roles needed:

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

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.

Gender: Any

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey

Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F3

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

Bruce

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

Lavender

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

The Acrobat

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. 

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D4

Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. 

Gender: Male

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D#3

Doctor

Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. 

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