Alabama’s CharACTers Theatrics, founded by Cody Carlton, is the winner of numerous international, national, and state theatre awards for its large-scale productions. In recent years, the troupe has staged musicals such as Les Miserables, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, and Beauty and the Beast. CharACTers Theatrics is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit and is an equal opportunity provider.
AUDITION INFO: Gadsden Audition: FOR ALL ROLES.
Open Call: January 20, 2020 - 6:00 pm January 21, 2020 - 6:00 pm
At this time, we will not be accepting self-tapes.
Location: Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center 1001 George Wallace Drive Gadsden, AL 35903
WHAT TO PREPARE: Those wishing to audition need to prepare to sing a song (32 bars - 1:15–1:30 minutes) that is a similar style to the show. Auditionees may have a CD (instrumental only) to sing along with. Singing a song a capella is also allowed but discouraged. Auditionees may also provide their own accompanist. Auditionees are encouraged to choose a song that truly shows off their vocal capabilities. It is also highly encouraged that auditionees are prepared to act out their song as they are singing it.
Director Cody Carlton is looking for an ethnically diverse and energetic triple threat cast who can sing, dance, and act.
You may also bring a hardcopy of your headshot and resume although it is not required.
Synopsis: 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.
________________________________________ Matilda V/T: CharACTers Theatrics & Gadsden State
Compensation: All roles being filled by this audition are volunteer positions. Applicants seeking compensation may say so in the questions section of the audition form. Limited grant money is available on a role-to-role/show-to-show basis for compensating cast members. *Specific requirements must be met*
Director: Cody Carlton Choreographer: Annalee Davis Music Director: Shana Acray
Performances: March 6-15, 2020
SEEKING: Matilda is a show performed by children, teenagers, and adults for audience members of all ages. CharACTers is looking for 10-12 children between the ages of 8-14, 10-16 teenagers between the ages of 14-18, and 10-16 adults of various ages. Complete casting information is below. CharACTers is looking for an ethnically diverse cast.
Character Breakdown 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. Gender: Male Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: C3 Children’s Entertainer A party entertainer at the start of the show. Gender: Male Vocal range top: Eb4 Vocal range bottom: F#3 Ensemble Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.
What Our audiences Are Saying...
"Unbelievably professional presentations that could easily compete with some of Broadway's shows. I was blown away by the direction, acting and singing." - Earl Paige
"These productions have always been put on with extra class and professionalism!" - Barb Manuel
"From Les Miserables to the Lion King Jr, CharACTers never fails to impress!" - Anita White