AUDITION PACK - Loreto and St Patrick's College Production 2020
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Loreto and St Patrick’s College Production 2020 AUDITION PACK Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Matilda is the story of an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers. The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson -- that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” The Loreto/St Patrick’s performance of Matilda will make the clever comedic writing, vibrant dance scenes, brilliant characters, magic and puppetry come alive on stage for Ballarat audiences.
MATILDA AUDITION PROCESS 1. You must be 100% committed to the whole rehearsal and performance project- this is how, together, we will get great results. Performances- Wednesday 13th May, Thursday 14th May, Friday 15th May (2 shows), Saturday 16th May, 2020. 2. Fill out the attached audition form (PG 3 & 4 ONLY) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or put into the audition box in your respective Performing Arts/Music Office by Monday 21st October 4pm. 3. Your audition time will be emailed to you by Thursday 24th October and posted in your music department. 4. Auditions for chorus and main roles will be held on either Monday 28th Oct, Tues. 29th Oct, Wed. 30th Oct, Thurs. 31st Oct. or Mon. 4th Nov.(Yr 9 girls) 3.50pm-6pm after school in the Loreto College Mary’s Mount Centre. If you have a preference for the date and time please put this on your audition form. 5. All auditionees need to prepare to sing one of the songs on page 5, please consider the acting/dancing in the song as well as vocals- *Please note that you will be considered for all roles regardless of the song you sing. 6. CALL BACKS- Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th November- 3.50-5.50pm TBA 7. DANCE CALL –Wednesday 6th November- 3.50pm-5.50pm 8. Successful applicants will also be judged on their reliability, level of commitment, willingness to learn and general behaviour as demonstrated in daily school life. 9. Cast announcement Friday 8th November. 9. The first full cast rehearsal will be on Wednesday 13th November, 3.45pm- 5.45pm in the Loreto College Mary’s Mount Centre, this year and rehearsals will start immediately after casting in Term 4 as there is a shorter rehearsal period. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays Term 4 2019, Term 1 2020, Term 2 2020 and Sunday rehearsals (TBC).
MATILDA AUDITION FORM Please complete and email to email@example.com or hand it into your respective music department. Full Name (print clearly)_________________________________________________ Mentor Group/Homeroom:________________________ Year Level:_________________________ Email Address:______________________________________________ Preferred audition day (please circle)- MON. 28th Oct. TUES 29th Oct. WED. 30th Oct. THURS. 31st Oct MON 4th Nov (3.50-6.30pm) (3.50-6.30pm) (3.50-6.30pm (3.50-6.30pm) (Yr 9 Girls) PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE- AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE MARYS MOUNT CENTRE AT LORETO QUESTIONS? : Contact Mrs Crowley- firstname.lastname@example.org THANKYOU FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM- GOOD LUCK! WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM PLEASE SEND PAGE 3 & 4 TO – email@example.com
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS MATILDA AUDITION PACK I am interested in (please highlight)- All characters use some form of British accent. Matilda Wormwood - 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 Miss Agatha Trunchbull - Male or Female The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Male in female clothing/makeup/hair, or female. 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. Miss Jennifer Honey - 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 lovely, strong singer and a strong enough actor to make the role truly compelling. Mr. Wormwood - Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman, unintentionally hilarious. Must be a VERY strong actor and comedian; improv and dance skills preferred. Must also be a relatively strong singer. Mrs. Wormwood - 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 role. The Entertainer - The Entertainer is a sort of magical narrator for our story, playing a variety of roles throughout the show and singing various songs including the opening number "Miracle." Must be a strong character actor able to embody different roles using physicality and accent, as well as a VERY strong singer. Bruce - 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. Lavender - Matilda's classmate and best friend. Lavender is squeaky and super-adorable, and what she lacks in intelligence she makes up for in enthusiasm and friendliness. Must be a very strong actor and singer with monologues, featured scenes, and solos throughout. Tommy, Eric, and Nigel - Matilda's boy classmates. Each has important lines and solos, and some have featured dance moments as well. Strong singers, actors, and dancers required. Amanda, Alice, and Hortensia - Matilda's girl classmates. Each has important lines and solos, and some have featured dance moments as well. Strong singers, actors, and dancers required. Michael Wormwood - Matilda's slightly older brother. He is a deadpan comedic character, with various lines and “bits” throughout the show. Must be a strong comedic actor Acrobat- A character in Matilda’s story.. Escapologist- A character in Matilda’s story.. Mums and Dads / Big Kids - Several performers will play the Mums and Dads in the opening number "Miracle" and the Big Kids in all songs and large scenes at Matilda's school. These performers will also double as various "adult" speaking and singing roles throughout the show. Including The Entertainer- clown in Miracle. ● “Doctor” - The doctor who delivers Matilda. ● “Mrs. Phelps” - A kindly librarian and Matilda’s friend. many lines.. ● “Rudolpho” - Mrs. Wormwood’s dancing partner. ● “Competitive Dancers” - Mrs. Wormwood and Rudolpho’s dancing competition. ● “Judge” - The judge at Mrs. Wormwood and Rudolpho’s dancing tournament. ● “Cook” - The cook at Miss Trunchbull’s school. ● “Mechanic” - A mechanic who works for Mr. Wormwood at the used car lot. ● “Sergei” - A Russian mob boss who Mr. Wormwood rips off. ● “Henchmen/Henchwomen” - Sergei’s Russian associates who threaten the Wormwoods. Dance Corps / Big Kids - Featured dancers in several choreography-heavy numbers. Must also have strong acting skills WHEN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FORM PLEASE SEND PAGE 3 & 4 TO – firstname.lastname@example.org
MATILDA AUDITION SONGS These are the backing tracks that will be used in the audition room. Matilda Wormwood – Naughty (0-58secs)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxaDBYPR_Jk Miss Agatha Trunchbull – The Smell of Rebellion (2.40-3.15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8B9yfdR8po Miss Jennifer Honey – This Little Girl (0-2.00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AS700Oev5k Mr. Wormwood – Telly (0-1:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trwNb114qFg Mrs. Wormwood – Loud (0-1:27) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E5rDR0Z588 The Entertainer - Miracle (1:21-1:47) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwtrSznYck Bruce – Revolting Children (0:50secs ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6PXm34OBP8 Lavender - Miracle (2:00-2:11) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwtrSznYck Tommy, Eric, Nigel - Miracle (0-1:21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwtrSznYck Amanda, Alice, Hortensia - Miracle (00-1:21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKwtrSznYck Michael Wormwood - Telly (0-1:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trwNb114qFg Acrobat- Dancer Escapologist- Dancer Mums and Dads / Big Kids - Revolting Children (33sec-1:07secs ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6PXm34OBP8 Dance Corps / Big Kids – Dance Call Wednesday 6th November- 3.50pm-5.50pm
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