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please find information on Auditions for CCT's
March 2022 production of 
Matilda the Musical below

auditions for CCT's summer production of
The Wizard of Oz
are expected to be held the week of May 9 with
performances July 29 - August 7

Matilda the Musical Audition Information

 

IMPORTANT: Please read all information below prior to registering for an audition slot.

 

CastleCo Theatre is excited to bring back its production of Matilda the Musical, after performances were cut short in March 2020, due to pandemic restrictions. While many actors from the original 2020 cast will be reprising their roles in the 2022 production, CCT will be holding auditions for several lead and ensemble roles. 

 

All Actors MUST register to audition by clicking on the Register button (below). Please read ALL information and email info@castleco.org if you have questions.

 

Audition dates/times will be organized based on the age and role of the actor auditioning as indicated below. Actors do NOT need to prepare anything for auditions. Auditions will operate similar to a callback, where actors will be taught a song from the show. Actors may be asked to sing the song in groups or individually. Actors auditioning for lead roles may also be asked to read a small section of lines from the show and/or learn a short dance. 

Actors cast in the production are expected to commit to the show at an extremely high level. This includes rehearsing show material (especially choreography) at home on a regular basis in addition to attending rehearsals. Actors who are not performing at the level needed may have their part reduced. Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday evenings from 6pm - 9:30pm, starting Jan. 24. (We will do our best to schedule younger actors for earlier in the evening.) Weekend rehearsals may also be held. Rehearsal schedules will be set 1-2 weeks in advance, so actors should have open schedules and should assume they have rehearsal every night until told otherwise. Actors cast in Matilda's Class or as Upper Level Students should expect to rehearse 3-5 days each week.

 

Actors ages 7 - 22 who are interested in lead AND ensemble roles will audition on Wed. Jan. 19 (details below). Actors ages 23+ (or younger actors who are interested in one of the lead roles) will audition on Thur. Jan. 20 (details below). All actors should arrive 15 minutes early for their time slot. Audition Forms and additional details will be emailed to those auditioning on Monday, Jan. 17th. Scroll down to view a Cast List (of roles that have already been cast) and a list of Production Roles (to learn what roles are still available).

 

Due to the limited audition schedule, actors will NOT be allowed to audition during times slots that are different than what is listed below. If you are an actor age 7+ who is unable to attend auditions and who has performed in at least 2 CCT productions, please email info@castleco.org to learn about video audition options. (Actors able to audition in person are usually more likely to be cast than those who audition via video.)

 

Because the cast will consist of new and returning actors, and many costumes and set pieces have already been created, there is no participation fee to perform in this production.

The general schedule for the production is as follows;

  • Auditions: Jan. 19-20 (held at the Rosemount Steeple Center)

  • Rehearsals: Jan. 24 - March 6 (held in downtown Farmington)

  • Dress Rehearsals: March 7 - March 11 (held at the Lakeville Area Arts Center)

  • Performances: March 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7pm and March 13, 20, 27 at 2pm (held at the Lakeville Area Arts Center)

If you were in the production in 2020 and plan to reprise your role, please look for your name in the Cast List below. If you do not see your name, email info@castleco.org to let  us know you plan to return. We are requesting all actors who were cast as Students in the 2020 production attend auditions (if possible) so that we can get a head-start on assigning vocal ranges as well as determining height differentiations between the actors in Matilda's Class and the Upper Level Students. This audition will be held on Jan. 19 from 700-8:30pm. Actors who were in the 2020 production in any role may also choose to audition for a different role in the 2022 production. If you'd like to be considered for a different role (example; you were previously a Birthday Party Kid but want to audition for a role as a Student OR you were previously a Student but want to audition for a role as a Lead, please register to audition for the appropriate role).

Audition Date & Time Breakdown

 

 

Wednesday, January 19th Auditions

Remember to register for an audition spot using the link below. Please arrive for your audition slot 15 mins early.
 

  • 6:20-7:00 = General Auditions for Actors Ages 7 - 9 (open to all genders)

  • 7:00-8:30 = General Auditions for Actors Ages 10 - 22 (open to all genders)

  • 8:30-9:00 = BRUCE Auditions (open to male actors ages 10-14)


Thursday, January 20th Auditions

Remember to register for an auditions pot using the link below. Please arrive for your audition slot 15 mins early. We will not be holding a general audition slot for adults who are only interested in ensemble roles. Adults who are only interested in ensemble roles should attend the slot that fits them best and note "ensemble" when they register. 
 

  • 6:20-7:00 = MRS. WORMWOOD Auditions

    • Must be able to portray a female, age 35-45. Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent, amateur ballroom dancing, mother. LOUD in every sense of the word. More interested in full-filling her own dreams than parenting her children.

  • 7:00-7:40 = MISS HONEY Auditions

    • Must be able to portray a female, age 22-45. Matilda's kind-hearted teacher. A financially poor woman who loves education and fears Miss Trunchbull.

  • 7:40-8:10 = RUDOLPHO Auditions

    • Must be able to portray a male, age 20-45. Mrs. Wormwoods ballroom dancing partner. Lives and breadths ballroom dancing. Is treated like a member of the family.

cast list

Lead and Supporting Roles

Matilda Wormwood

Mr. Wormwood

Mrs. Wormwood

Michael Wormwood

Rudolpho

Miss Trunchbull

Miss Honey

Mrs. Phelps

Party Entertainer

Doctor

Sergei

Henchman 1

Henchman 2

Escapologist

Acrobat

Evie Blake

Matt Sonnenberg

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David Beck-O'Sullivan

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Zach Blaeser

Accepting Auditions

Kevin Sefton

Jessica Harkness

Jessie Richgels

Rob Rose

Amy LaVallie

Matilda's Classmates

(These actors will be in Matilda's class. The roles indicate the lines that actors will say but may not indicate the solos they will sing.)

Bruce Bogtrotter

Lavender

Amanda Thripp

Nigel

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

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Maya Galaviz

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Zachary Garcia

Lauren Hawkins

Hans Sonnenberg

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Upper Level Students

(These actors will be in Matilda's class. The roles indicate the lines actors will say but may not indicate the solos they will sing - with the exception of Bruce Bogtrotter's solos in "Revolting Children.)

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Student

Zach Blaeser

Alex Carlson

Emily Collings

Rosemary Godwin

Isabela Lopez

Anna Opseth

Jayda Richards

Miles Tepley

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Adult Ensemble

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Birthday Party Parent

Zach Blaeser

Tammi Fletcher

Jessica Harkness

Michelle Pflughoeft

Jessie Richgels

Kevin Sefton

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Youth Ensemble

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Birthday Party Kid

Micah LaVallie

Zephryn Sonnenberg

Norah Zey

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

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Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

Accepting Auditions

production roles

Miss Honey (portrays age 22-45, female) - Matilda's kind-hearted teacher. A financially poor woman who loves education and fears Miss Trunchbull.

 

Mrs. Wormwood (portrays age 35-45, female) - Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent, amateur ballroom dancing, mother. LOUD in every sense of the word. More interested in full-filling her own dreams than parenting her children.

Michael Wormwood (portrays age 16-20, male) - Matilda's couch potato brother. Spends his life watching TV. May not know what a book is.

Rudolpho (portrays age 20-40, male) - Mrs. Wormwoods ballroom dancing partner.

Mrs. Phelps (portrays age 20+, female) - Librarian who adores Matilda and loves listening to her stories. This comedic role can be any age 20+ and allows a lot of room for creativity.

Matilda's Classmates (approx. age 10-14, male, female, non-binary) - Matilda's classmates who are attending Crunchem Hall for the first time. Terrified of Miss Trunchbull.

Upper Level Students (portrays  age 15-18, male, female, non-binary) - Upper Level Students at Crunchem Hall who strike fear into Matilda's Classmates with their stories of the Trunchbull. Actors cast in this group may also be considered for other featured roles and solos.

Adult Ensemble (portrays age 26+, male, female, non-binary) - Actors cast in this ensemble group will participate in various scenes and songs which may include portraying some/all of the following characters; Parents at a Birthday Party, Circus-Goers, Circus Performers, Journalists, Ballroom Dancers, Judges, Nurses, Voice-Over Soloists, etc.

Youth Ensemble (portrays age 7-12, male, female, non-binary) - Actors cast in this ensemble group will participate in various scenes and songs throughout the show, portraying the following characters; Youth at a Birthday Party, Circus-Goers, and New Students.

production staff

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Natalie is a local Music Director, Voice Coach and Accompanist, celebrating five years working on CCT productions.

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Lisa is a choreographer (by night) and marketing magician (by day), celebrating seven years working on CCT productions. 

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Rachel is a CCT acting (and music directing) alumni, who has turned her talents to Stage Direction in recent years, Rachel is celebrating ten years working on CCT productions.

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Heidi is a CCT acting alum and Stage Manager, who knows nearly everything about CCT, Heidi is celebrating ten years working on CCT productions.

Music Director
Natalie McComas

Choreographer
Lisa Fett

Stage Director
Rachel Eubanks

Scenic Specialist
Heidi Schmidt

production FAQs

Who can audition for the show?


Anyone age 7+ is able to audition for CCT's production of Matilda the Musical. Auditions for CCT's summer 2022 production of The Wizard of Oz, will be open to actors age 5-adult. This will be a large cast production with between 140-170 actors who will perform in various scenes/songs. While some production roles may require different ages and vocal ranges, CCT does not discriminate in casting based on race, gender, sexual orientation, ability to pay participation fee, accessibility needs, etc.




Is there a fee to participate?


Because CCT's production of Matilda the Musical is a relaunch of the show that was cancelled in 2020 (and not all of the roles are open for auditions), there will not be a fee to participate. There WILL be a fee to participate in CCT's summer 2022 production of The Wizard of Oz. Fees can vary, but are planned to be $175 per actor (age 17 and under) with a family cap of $350. Adult actors do not pay a fee but are encouraged to help with the production in other ways. ALL actors must also provide their own shoes and socks (based on the costume guidelines for their character) to wear for the production. Financial assistance is available for those who need it and can be registered for after the production has been cast.




What is the time commitment / when are rehearsals?


The information below pertains to all CCT productions. Please note that CCT's production of Matilda the Musical will NOT offer part-time roles for younger actors. The time commitment depends on the role that each actor is cast in. Some actors may rehearse one-six hours each week while others may rehearse 20 hours per week. At auditions, actors will be able to select if they'd like a role that requires less rehearsal time. These roles are called part-time roles. Part-time roles rehearse an average of 1-2 hours each week and perform in 5 performances instead of 10. Rehearsals are held Monday-Friday evenings from 6pm - 9:00pm and Saturday mornings/afternoons. Actors will be asked to fill out a conflict form at auditions. CCT does its best to work around actors' conflicts when possible. Playing a sport once or twice each week may be something that can be scheduled around. CCT can occasionally schedule around vacation conflicts, however, priority will be given to those who can attend the majority of rehearsals. It is extremely important that you fill out your conflict form honestly!




How do I prepare for auditions?


Actors MUST register in order to audition for all CCT productions. The registration link can be found towards the middle of this page. Actors do not need to prepare anything to audition for CCT's production of Matilda the Musical, but should still be ready to fill out paperwork (including a conflict calednar) at the auditions. Registration is free and secures your audition spot. On the day of your audition, please bring a list of conflicts that can be used to fill out the conflict calendar. You may also wish to bring a pen/pencil and a notebook (or other hard surface) for filling out your audition form. (If possible, we will send an email a week prior to auditions which will allow you to fill out forms in advance and print them yourself to bring with you.) Your audition will consist of two parts, an acting audition and a singing audition. During the acting audition, actors will be asked to portray different animals, characters or emotions while counting from one to ten. Example: Please count from 1 to 10. At one, pretend you sad, at 10, pretend you are happy. For the singing audition, actors will be asked to sing a short section of a song (around 20-30 seconds is enough). Actors may choose any song they like, but it should be something that you feel confident singing! Your song does NOT have to be from the show you are auditioning for. Additional details regarding auditions and Covid-19 procedures will be emailed in late May or early June.




What are the Covid-19 guidelines for participating in the production?


At this time, all actors and staff members will be required to wear masks while rehearsing in large or small groups. Actors will not be required to wear masks during perfomrances.