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AUDITIONS

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All our auditions, classes, & experiences are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicities, experience level, veteran status, familial status, and/or national origin.

We encourage performers of all abilities, races, ethnicities and gender identities and/or expressions to attend every audition.

UPCOMING MVE EXPERIENCE AUDITIONS 

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece 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! Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda 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

AUDITION DATES

Friday, Feb. 3rd 7:30pm

Saturday, Feb. 4th 12:30pm

MATCH - Rehearsal Room

3400 Main Street 77002 

PERFORMANCES

May 19 -28, 2023

The Deluxe Theatre

Rehearsals will start at the end of February 

Click Here For Audition Information 

Audition Form

The Vocal Portion: 

CLICK HERE FOR THE SHEET MUSIC

* Select the songs that your chosen characters sing in the show, and prepare at least 16 bars of them!  We have included links to sheet music. We probably won't have you sing over a minute - we usually get the idea of your abilities a lot faster than that.  

* All of the music can be found on Youtube at the Broadway soundtrack link. 

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The Reading Portion:

CLICK HERE FOR THE SIDES

* Prepare all the provided sides for your characters. 

​* You are permitted to bring a copy of your sides in the room, but we would really like you to be memorized!  ESPECIALLY if you are auditioning for the part of Matilda, who has large monologues throughout the show. 

* We will be performing the show with British accents, so auditioners will be asked to read with a British accent (of any class/region). We are also interested in hearing Italian and Russian dialects for Rudolpho and Sergei. 

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

Adult Actors 

Please come prepared with the following:

  • Completed Audition Form 

  • Headshot/Picture & Resume

  • Conflict Sheet 

  • Song Selection in the style of the show

  • Comedic or Dramatic Monologue

  • Positive energy and big smile!  

 

Youth Actors 

  • Please come prepared with the following:

  • Completed Audition Form 

  • Headshot/Picture & Resume

  • Conflict Sheet 

  • Song Selection from school, church, tv, or movies. 

  • A Big Smile  

TIPS ON PREPARATION:

  • Auditions are competitive and roles are limited.  Knowledge of the music and the show is required. Show us what role you deserve. It's always obvious to us who is prepared and it makes a huge impression.  Practice over and over - practice in front of your parents and siblings!  Ask them for feedback.

  • You will perform a lot better if you are memorized. Always bring your sides with you just in case, but if you never have to look at them, it will make a much better impression! Being off-book frees up your hands to express yourself, and frees up your face and eyes so we can connect to you emotionally (instead of you looking at a paper).

  • Work on projecting loudly and articulating clearly. 

  • We are looking to see you act a character through song and dance, as well as your musical proficiency and competency. Just as (or MORE) important as a pretty voice is the way you ACT out your song. Tell us a story with your song!  So we want to see that you can use your body, your hands and your facial expressions at the same time as you sing.   

  • It's very, very important that you make bold, exciting choices and give the character a strong personality - that is much more important to us than having you sing or act perfectly!  We can sometimes change the key of the song for the right actor.  And it's our job to direct you to make you even better. But we do want to see you give it all you've got!

  • Be familiar with the style of the show and make clear choices.

  • Do some character research!  Watch videos of other performers doing your song and decide what it is you like about their performance, or don't like, and WHY.  Were you bored because they just stood there and sang with their hands by their sides?  Were you entertained because they acted out the lyrics well and had great facial expressions?  Did you like the way they voiced the character?  Did they choose things to do physically that helped tell the story?   Did they have an interesting emotional arc?  How was their energy?  What can you do to make some memorable choices about your song and scene?  :)   

  • Please do not merely imitate other actor's performances.

  • The key to comedy is timing, being in the moment and making fresh choices

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