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Auditions for Matilda the Musical

Adult Ensemble Audition for Matilda

Sunday, March 10th 
Dance Call 11AM - 1PM (ALL must attend)
Audition Appointments from 1:30PM - 5:30PM

at The Governor’s School for the Arts

(If you have a conflict with the above audition date, please contact us ASAP for other options)

Please come prepared to sing one minute (or 32 bars) of a musical theatre song of your choosing, and the music/sides of your desired role (listed below). An Accompanist will be provided.

Note: If you have previously submitted for these roles then there is no need to again. Your audition is on file and will still be considered in casting.


This musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book tells the story of Matilda Wormwood, a young girl with a sharp wit and love for books. With her special brand of ingenuity, she dares to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. This multi-Tony award-winning musical provides the perfect opportunity for collaboration between Virginia Stage Company and The Governor’s School for the Arts to highlight our local students alongside some of the top professional actors from around the country.

Director: Tom Quaintance 
Music Director: Allan Decipulo

Matilda the Musical Dates:
First rehearsal: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Designer Run: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tech Begins: Friday, May 17, 2019
First preview: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Opening night: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Closing: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Seeking non-union performers for:

Mrs. Phelps - (30s-40’s, female African-American or Mixed Race. Caribbean, African, or British RP dialect.) Ensemble singer. Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading. She has an inner peace and a reader’s curiosity. May appear as a parent in Miracle where there is some dance. Mrs. Phelps - Side

Doctor - (20s-40s non-gender specific, any ethnicity. any UK dialect.) High tenor with a comfortable top A. Rock star quality. Doctor – Side and Song

Sergei - (30s-40s, male, any ethnicity. Russian dialect.) Some dance. Intimidating as all get out.  Sergei side

Michael Wormwood - (20s, male, any ethnicity.) The Wormwood’s monosyllabic son. Knows funny. Michael - Side

Children’s Entertainer - (20s-30s non-gender specific, any ethnicity, any UK dialect.) - Done one too many of these parties. Over it. Children’s Entertainer song.

Adult Ensemble - (20s-40s non-gender specific, any ethnicity.) Parents and various adult roles. No side required, but please prepare a song as requested above.

To request an appointment, please email audition@vastage.org; title your email ‘Matilda Adult Ensemble Appointment Request - Desired Role’’. Please submit headshot and resume in order to be considered and come prepared with the material linked to your desired role, as well as 32 bars of a prepared song. Accompanist will be provided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I audition for a Virginia Stage Company production?
Virginia Stage Company employs both Equity (LOA referencing LORT) and Non Equity Performers.  All positions are paid. Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.

Q. How often are auditions held?
Auditions are held throughout our season, typically beginning in August. The best way to know when auditions happen is to sign up for email notifications, see below. (You will only receive emails about upcoming auditions.) 

Q: What do I prepare for the audition?
For individual show auditions, please prepare the side that is appropriate for your character. We will provide a reader to interact with you when presenting your audition. While you are not required to have the lines memorized, we recommend that you at least be highly familiar with them. Make sure to check individual audition listings for recommended sides and show-specific requirements.    

Q: What if I can’t make it to the audition?
If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-Mail audition@vastage.org for more information.

Q: Can I send you my headshot/resume?
Yes please! E-mail it to audition@vastage.org with the title of the show you are interested in as the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Virginia Stage Company, PO Box 3770, Norfolk, VA 23514.

Q: What if I do not have a headshot/resume?
We will be taking a photo of you with your audition number at the auditions, but we’d always appreciate a good quality & recent shot of you in lieu of a professional headshot. If you do not have a resume, there will be a space on our audition form for you to fill out any theatre experience you may have.

For specific inquiries, please contact audition@vastage.org.

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