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Casting Call for  Matilda

We are seeking actors for our 2024 production of Matilda the Musical. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company 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.


Director: Janie Downey

Producer: Kathy Slack

Music Director: David Sheehy

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At auditions, we are looking to cast the following parts:

Matilda Wormwood: The charming lead. Should look around age 10. Soprano. Must be a very strong singer and must be able to move well on stage. 


Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The bully headmistress. Any age. We are looking for a great character actor with a strong tenor or alto voice. This is a gender neutral role. 


Miss Honey: Matilda’s loving school teacher. Should look age 20-35. Soprano.


Mr. Wormwood: Matilda’s dreadful father. Should look age 30-50. Should be a great character actor with a good tenor voice.


Mrs. Wormwood: Matilda’s disinterested mother. Should look age 30-50. Should be a great character actor with a good alto or soprano voice. Needs to be able to move well on the stage.


Michael Wormwood: Matilda’s no-good brother. Should look age 13-17. Needs to pout well. Michael will also be in all of the school scenes with the “Big Kids”. This is a busy role where singing is less important than attitude.


Mrs. Phelps: The kind town librarian. Any age. This is a non-singing role but will be singing in many ensemble numbers.


Bruce: One of Matilda’s school pals. Should look around age 10. Bruce needs a strong tenor voice and good comedic timing as he has to pretend to eat an entire chocolate cake!


Lavender: One of Matilda’s school pals. Should look around age 10. Should be a good singer and comfortable handling a pretend newt!



Kids: We are looking for 6-7 kids to fill out Matilda’s classroom. All should look around age 10 and should be good singers, movers.


Adults : There is a lot of doubling in the adult ensemble including these parts: Escapologist, The Acrobat, Doctor, Rudolpho, Sergei the Russian Henchman, and more. The adult ensemble will also all be playing parents and many will be playing the “Big Kids” at school. There is lots of singing and dancing in this ensemble. You will be busy!


  • Auditions will be held on Saturday, 3/2 and Sunday, 3/3; 2-5pm

  • Callbacks will be on Monday, 3/4, 6:30-8:30pm

  • Casting will be finalized no later than Wednesday, 3/6


Before you audition, please make sure you do not have any conflicts during Tech Week, 5/11-5/16, or either weekend of the show, 5/17-5/19, and 5/24-5/26 (Memorial Day weekend). 


Auditions will be held in timed slots. At your audition, you will be asked to sing about one minute of a song from Matilda or from a similar musical. If you are not singing something from Matilda, please bring your own music for our piano accompanist. If you are searching for a great song, we recommend checking out for its massive library of inexpensive piano music. 


We will not be asking you to dance or read sides at the initial auditions but will ask for both if you are invited to join us for callbacks. 


The audition time slots are very tight! Please arrive at the theater early to have plenty of time to fill out paperwork about who you are, and what type of role you’re auditioning for. You will also be asked about costume sizing prior to auditioning. If you have past experience on stage or singing, you are welcome to bring and attach a theater resume to your audition form.


If you are auditioning for the role of Matilda, please prepare the beginning of the song “Naughty.” See HERE for the music portion we are looking for.


Click HERE to sign up for an audition slot.


Rehearsals start on Monday, 3/11 with a read-through with the full cast and crew. 


Weekly rehearsals will be on:

  • Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm – Blocking/Choreo

  • Some Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm – Blocking or Music Specials

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm – Music Rehearsals

  • Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm – Review of the previous week, plus new blocking/choreo


Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal.


There will be no rehearsals on:

  • Sunday, 3/31 (Easter)

  • Sunday, 5/12 (Mother’s Day)

  • The week of Spring Break, 4/14-4/20



Shows are 5/17-5/19, and 5/24-5/26 (Memorial Day weekend).  Actors must be available for all performances.


Please let us know if you have any questions! Thank you.


Janie Downey - Director



David Sheehy – Music Director



Kathy Slack – Producer Royal River Community Players




Does it cost anything to participate?

No! We do not charge anyone to participate in RRCP.


Will everyone be cast?

Not everyone will be castthis decision should not be taken as a judgment on you and your talent. There are numerous other factors that can be considered when making the choice, such as the actor's availability for rehearsals, the available roles, age appropriateness, or whether the actor has previously performed with us (we are always looking for new actors to showcase their abilities). For those who are not selected for a role, we will soon be holding auditions for our next show, giving you another chance to perform on the Royal River Community Players' stage in the near future.


How else can I help RRCP?

RRCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our donors and the dedication of our volunteers to produce high-quality theater productions. Please visit our website at to make a donation (we appreciate any amount) and/or learn more about volunteer opportunities. Thank you for your support!


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