Auditions

Auditions for the 2018/19 Season Shows

AUDITION NOTICE

Citadel Theatre in partnership with Arts Club Theatre Company and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Director: Daryl Cloran
Choreographer: Kimberley Rampersad
Musical Director: Donald Horsburgh

Part of the 2018/19 Season at the Shoctor Theatre, Edmonton, the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver, and the John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg

Rehearsals begin in Winnipeg December 10, 2018                     
Winnipeg run January 8 – February 2, 2019

Rehearsals begin in Edmonton February 8, 2019
Edmonton run February 16 – March 17, 2019

Rehearsals begin in Vancouver May 9, 2019
Vancouver run May 16 – July 14, 2019 (with possibility of extension)

ARTISTS MUST BE ABLE TO COMMIT TO ALL DATES IN ALL THREE CITIES.

AUDITIONS IN VANCOUVER FEBRUARY 26 & 27; EDMONTON MARCH 8 & 9; & WINNIPEG MARCH 10-12, 2018

Please Note: These auditions are for the Adult Roles Only.

Auditions for the roles of Matilda, Bruce and the other children will be announced at a later date.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

FOR AUDITIONS IN VANCOUVER: FEBRUARY 14, 2018

FOR AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: FEBRUARY 22, 2018

FOR AUDITIONS IN WINNIPEG: FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Please submit only if you are able to attend the audition in person in one of these cities. Video submissions will not be accepted.

Please write “Matilda Vancouver,” “Matilda Edmonton,” or “Matilda Winnipeg” in the subject line and indicate the role of interest in the body of the e-mail.

For auditions in Vancouver email resumé and headshot to Stephanie Hargreaves, Artist Liaison, Arts Club Theatre Company shargreaves@artsclub.com.

For auditions in Edmonton, email resumé and headshot to Peni Christopher, Company Manager, Citadel Theatre auditions@citadeltheatre.com.

For auditions in Winnipeg, email resumé and headshot to Paige Lewis, Artistic Co-ordinator, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre plewis@royalmtc.ca.

Those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

(Please Note: The role of Miss Trunchbull has been cast)

MRS WORMWOOD - Age 30s.
Mother of Michael and Matilda. She is obsessed with her amateur Ballroom dancing partner and her looks.
Must have strong comedic skills.
Vocal: Strong belt voice, with matching vocal stamina. Up to top F/G – with higher ad libs.
Dance: Strong understanding of movement, partnering an asset.

MR WORMWOOD - Age 35 to early 40s.
A dealer in second-hand cars - "a mean crooked crook" – a prankster and joker.
Vocal: Top A to f#
Dance: Needs to be agile.

MISS HONEY/ENSEMBLE - Age 25 to 35 years old.
A mild, quiet person who never raises her voice and possesses the gift of being adored by children.
Vocal: Soprano up to Bb, with a strong and solid belt up to D.
Dance: Movement required as part of the ensemble.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD/ENSEMBLE - Age 20s.
The Wormwood’s monosyllabic son. Teenage looking with deadpan comedy.
Will participate in all ensemble vocal and dance numbers.
Vocal: Accomplished singer.
Dance: Physically fit and strong mover.

MRS PHELPS/ENSEMBLE - Age 30s to 50s.
Warm and nurturing local librarian who encourages Matilda’s love of reading.
Vocal: Accomplished singer
Dance: Movement required as part of the ensemble.

RUDOLPHO/ENSEMBLE - Age 20s, early 30s.
Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner; fit and athletic, with a flair for character comedy.
Vocal: High baritone with consistent Fs with passing top A
Dance: Very strong dancer, latin ballroom skills an asset.

SERGEI/ENSEMBLE - Age 30s
Russian Mafia Boss who appears intimidating.
Vocal: Rich Baritone. Requires an accomplished Russian accent.
Dance: Strong dance track.

DOCTOR/ENSEMBLE (Male) - Age 20s, 30s
Vocal: High tenor with a comfortable top A. Rock quality.
Dance: Strong dance track, including salsa.

ACROBAT/ENSEMBLE (Female) - Age 20s, 30s
A strong performer with accomplished vocal and dance abilities.
Dance: Strong dance track. Acro and gymnastic skills an asset.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE - Age 20s, 30s
A strong performer with accomplished vocal and dance abilities.

  Audition requirements: 
Those selected for auditions will be required to sing and read from the show, as well as participate in a dance or movement call. Sides are available at http://royalmtc.ca/Auditions.aspx

The Arts Club Theatre Company Inclusive Casting Policy: Committed to inclusive casting, the Arts Club encourages submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

The Citadel Inclusive Casting Policy: The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Royal MTC Inclusive Casting Policy: We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting.  For every role, the director will consider all submissions, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Artists who are members of the Canadian Actors Equity Association will be given audition priority. Non-member artists will be seen when and if spaces are available. The Citadel Theatre is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and operates within the jurisdiction of the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Actors cast in any production, whether members of CAEA or not, will be engaged under a CTA contract.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Audition Notice

A Production of the Citadel Theatre

Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Nancy McAlear
In the Shoctor Theatre

Rehearsal starts: October 23, 2018
1st Preview: November 17, 2018
Opening: November 22, 2018
Closing: December 9, 2018

Actors of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Playwrights’ note from the script: “The writers encourage diverse casting – Jane Austen belongs to everyone.”

AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: March 6 and 7
AUDITIONS IN TORONTO: March 9

Submission Deadline

FOR AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON: February 22, 2018

FOR AUDITIONS IN TORONTO: February 22, 2018

To submit your interest, email resume and headshot to Peni Christopher, Citadel Theatre at auditions@citadeltheatre.com. Write “Miss Bennet Edmonton” or “Miss Bennet Toronto” in the subject line and indicate the role you are interested in in the body of the email. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only. We are not accepting video submissions at this time. Only submit your interest if you are able to attend one of the audition dates listed above.

CASTING BREAKDOWN

(Character descriptions are taken directly from the script)

MARY BENNET—20.
Finally coming in to her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She has a fire in her now. She is intelligent, curious, and lively, but her family only sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live.

ARTHUR de BOURGH—25
A studious, unsociable only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.

ELIZABETH DARCY—22
Married to Mr. Darcy. Confident,charming, and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister, Jane.

FITZWILLIAM DARCY—30
A loving, generous, and smart (if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.

JANE BINGLEY—24
Married to Mr. Bingley. She is seven months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever.The kindest heart in the house.

CHARLES BINGLEY—25
Gracious, happy, and ever focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend and always ready with a smile.

LYDIA WICKHAM—17
Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She is the person you want to have at your party: Energetic, engaging, unstoppable.

ANNE de BOURGH—20s
Only daughter of the late Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life. Judgmental and impatient, just like her mother.

The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Only actors selected for an audition will be contacted and given an appointment and material to prepare.