Auditions: Saturday, November 2

Kids & Teens auditions at 11am
Adult auditions at 1pm
Callbacks TBD

Mainstage Musical
Directed by: Brittany Covert

Song selections will be provided on this page approximately 2 weeks prior to auditions

Character Breakdown

Matilda (female, 7-14) small in stature, extremely bright, fearless and focused,  strong singer and confident speaker; must sing and move.

Miss Trunchbull (male, 30-50) headmistress, once a famous athlete now a gigantic holy terror; preferably tall, physical role; high baritone, must be able to speak in British dialect.

Miss Honey (female, 25-40) sweet and adored by the children at Crunchem Hall; soprano.

Mr. Wormwood (male, 35-50) a crook dealer in second hand cars; Matilda’s father;  baritone.

Mrs. Wormwood (female 30-45) shallow, vain, loud of voice, dress and makeup; indifferent mother of Matilda, must be strong dancer.

Mrs. Phelps (female, 30-55) encouraging librarian and confidant of Matilda.

Rudolpho (male 20-35) Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner; should be fit and athletic; flare for character comedy, very strong dancer, Latin ballroom a plus.

Michael Wormwood (male, 14-18) Matilda’s older brother; a man of few words and even less thoughts, prefer tap dancing ability as well as ability to play a little bit of ukulele.

The Escapaologist: (male 30-40) charismatic, confident, warm and caring; might double as Doctor or Ensemble, Baritone

The Acrobat: (female 20-39) graceful, elegant; doubles as Ensemble; must sing.

Doctor: (male or female) confident, caring; might double as Escapologist or Ensemble; must sing (Hi tenor)

The Kids/Teens: (ages 7-18) seeking strong dancers and singers to fill various soloist and named roles.

Adult Ensemble: to play various roles, including Parents, Salsa Dancers, Henchmen, Mechanic, Cook, etc.; some (not all) ensemble roles require dancing.

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

How to Prepare:

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals: Typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Performances: Main Stage Shows run for three weekends (Studio 2 weekends) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates.

Cast Lists: Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

If you have any questions, please email us at tickets@munciecivic.org