Toast of West End seeks Broadway lede
“I’m right and you’re wrong, I’m big and you’re small, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
— “Matilda” by Roald Dahl
The producers of Broadway’s “Matilda the Musical” are looking for four young actresses to play the title role.
The open call is Sunday, Sept. 30 at Pearl Studios (519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, between 35th and 36th streets).
Check-in begins at 10: a.m. in Studio C on a first-come-first-served basis. Auditions will begin at 11 a.m.
Producers are seeking 8-10 year old girls who are 4’4 or under.
Matilda should be a strong singer and confident speaker with a good understanding of text and intelligent approach to acting.
Matilda should look like the runt of the litter. However, she is extremely bright, fearless and focused, and able to speak assertively.
Matilda is a fiercely clever child; living in an abusive household, she escapes into books and her imagination.
No prior experience is necessary. No other roles will be cast at this call.
Please bring a recent picture and resume that includes height, birth date, and a parent or guardian phone number and email address in addition to any relevant experience. Please staple the picture and resume together. For the audition please bring sheet music for a short song. We will have a piano accompanist in the room. Please also prepare a short story or poem in the style of Roald Dahl. The song and the story or poem should be memorized.
For additional information please call: 212-719-9393 x360.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL will open on Broadway on April 11, 2013; previews begin on March 4 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). It is produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and The Dodgers.
MATILDA is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, her story is going to be an astonishing one. With the help of her teacher, her friends and a little bit of imagination, Matilda proves that even if you’re little, you can do big things.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, October 1 at 9 am at Telecharge.com.