Matilda the Musical
Performs Feb. 28 - March 21, 2020
If you loved last year's production of Disney's Newsies you won't want to miss Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical. Based on the beloved children's book, with music by Tim Minchin, Matilda celebrates the magic of childhood and the pure adolescent joy of being "a little bit naughty".
Matilda is an elementary-aged, bookworm with a TV-worshiping dad and self-obsessed mum. Her home-life leads her to the local library where she escapes in the pages of classic novels and recites stories of acrobatic performers. When Matilda starts school, she finds herself enrolled under the evil Headmistress (Ms. Trunchbull) who believes children should rarely be seen, let alone heard. When Ms. Trunchbull's backwards teaching tactics go too far, it's up to Matilda to save the day.
Matilda became a quick cult-classic, playing West End (London) and Broadway (NY) before making its way to local art centers. This unforgettable tale combines up-beat music with snappy choreography and a touch of dark humor for the teens and adults. Matilda teaches audiences that "even if you're little you can do a lot". Most enjoyed by audiences age 3rd grade through adult.
Performances held at the Lakeville Area Art Center. This production runs approx. 2.5 hours with a 15 min. intermission. Some adult context applies.
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION - Tickets are sold through the Lakeville Area Art Center. Order tickets prior to Dec. 18th and enter discount code REVOLT at checkout for 25% off each ticket purchased.
Please note that all sales are final and you may not receive refunds or exchanges for your tickets.
Matilda the Musical Cast List
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION
Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for CCT's production of Matilda the Musical (nearly 80 actors auditioned for the production). In order to be fair in the casting process, CCT has decided not to cast actors in the production who will be missing performances. If you see your name below and you need to miss one or more of the public performances, please email us right away. (If you marked that you may miss a poss. performance, that is ok.)
Please find the cast list for the production below. This list includes the names of all actors cast in the musical as well as the roles and/or ensemble group(s) for each actor. There are many characters and solos that have not been assigned yet (ex. Party Entertainer, Michael Wormwood, Librarian, etc.) Additional roles and solos will be assigned during the rehearsal process.
Please note that the Music Director may choose to split up solos differently than indicated in the script, meaning it's possible that your role / character name may not always match the solos you are assigned to sing.
If you see your name on the list below, please keep an eye on your email these next few days for instructions regarding the first rehearsal. (There is still a chance we may begin rehearsals towards the middle of this week.)
If you do not see your name on the list below, it likely means that you either had conflicts during performance dates or your singing was simply not as strong as other actors auditioning. You may have missed some notes, been a bit off key or didn't sing with quite the volume and confidence that we needed for this production. Please come back and audition for future shows, each show has different casting needs and just because this show did not work, it doesn't mean that a future show won't! As always, if you'd like feedback on your audition, please feel free to email and ask us about it.
LEADS and SOLOISTS
Mr. Wormwood - Matt Sonnenberg
Mrs. Wormwood - Paris Whalen
Matilda Wormwood - Evelyn Blake
Miss Agatha Trunchbull - David Beck-O'Sullivan
Miss Honey - Elena Lopez
Doctor (and Ensemble) - Landon Franke
Rudolpho - Micah Opseth
Sergei (and Ensemble) - Kevin Sefton
Acrobat (will not sing solos) - Amy LaVallie Rose
Escapologist (will not sing solos) - Rob Rose
NOTE: Named students are cast primarily based on the lines in the script and not the solos. Solos will be assigned by Natalie (Music Director) and may not always line-up with the way the solos are assigned in the script. A handful of actors cast as Matilda's Classmates may be asked to participate in the opening Birthday Party Scene, however, not all of Matilda's Classmates will participate.
Bruce (Matilda's Classmate) - Josiah Phillips
Hortensia (Matilda's Classmate) & Ballerina Soloist - Annie Birkholz
Lavender (Matilda's Classmate) - Chase White
Matilda's Classmate - Maya Galaviz
Matilda's Classmate - Zachary Garcia
Matilda's Classmate - Ronan Greuel
Matilda's Classmate - Lauren Hawkins
Matilda's Classmate - Joey Savage
Matilda's Classmate - Hans Sonnenberg
Matilda's Classmate - Miles Tepley
Matilda's Classmate - Sydney Woyak
NOTE: Specific lines and solos will be assigned during rehearsals. Actors in this group may be asked to participate in additional Scenes/Roles.
Upper-Class Student - Zach Blaeser
Upper-Class Student - Isaiah Bustamante
Upper-Class Student - Alex Carlson
Upper-Class Student - Emily Collings
Upper-Class Student - Charlie DeNet
Upper-Class Student - Mia Dougherty
Upper-Class Student - Rosemary Godwin
Upper-Class Student - Lizzie Gray
Upper-Class Student - Adriah Hedrick
Upper-Class Student - Isabela Lopez
Upper-Class Student - Mia Nelson
Upper-Class Student - Anna Opseth
Upper-Class Student - Caleb Phillips
Upper-Class Student - Jayda Richards
These actors will participate in the opening Birthday Party Scene. Some actors may also participate in the "Story" Scenes that are told/acted out in the Library. If you are NOT interested in being in more than one scene, please email
Child Ensemble - Josie Carlson
Child Ensemble - Micah LaVallie
Child Ensemble - Isaac Phillips
Child Ensemble - Tori Pieper
Child Ensemble - Reagan Shaw
Child Ensemble - Zephryn Sonnenberg
Child Ensemble - Presley Tingle
Child Ensemble - Ryann White
Child Ensemble - Hailey Wright
Child Ensemble - Norah Zey
These actors will participate in the opening Birthday Party Scene. Some actors may also participate in the "Story" Scenes that are told/acted out in the Library. Specific lines and solos will be assigned during rehearsals. Actors in this group may be asked to participate in additional scenes/roles.
Adult Ensemble - Molly Blaeser
Adult Ensemble - Tammi Fletcher
Adult Ensemble - Landon Franke
Adult Ensemble - Jessica Harkness
Adult Ensemble - Michelle Pflughoeft
Adult Ensemble - Jessie Richgels
Adult Ensemble - Kevin Sefton
Adult Ensemble - Bunny Shaw
Matilda Wormwood: (Female, approx. Age 8-12.) An imaginative girl who is clever beyond her years. Has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Note: Although Matilda is scripted to be six years old, the requirements of the role make it extremely difficult for actors under the age of 10 to portray.
Matilda's Classmates: (Male and Female, approx. Age portrayal 10-14.) Includes Bruce and Lavender. These actors should plan to rehearse 4-6 days each week and will participate in up to six songs. Unlike what is scripted, actors playing these roles may or may not double as the kids at the Birthday Party in the beginning of the show.
Upper Class Students: (Male and Female, approx. Age portrayal 14-18.) These actors should plan to rehearse 4-6 days each week and will participate in up to six songs. Upper Class Students traditionally participate in all the same songs as Matilda's Classmates, they simply portray high school age students in the show and are not always in the classroom scenes prior to the start of the songs.
Miss Agatha Trunchbull: (Male or Female, approx. Age 40+.) Tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school. Despises children.
Miss Honey: (Female, approx. Age 25-35.) Matilda's kindhearted teacher. Tired of living under the fear of Miss Trunchbull.
Mr. Wormwood: (Male, approx. Age 35-50.)Matilda's uncaring father. Slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Loves TV.
Mrs. Wormwood: (Female, approx. Age 35-50.) Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Should be able to move well (preferably in heels or character shoes).
Michael Wormwood: (Male, approx. Age. 14-18.) Matilda's older brother. Not bright. Favored by parents.
Rudolpho: (Male, approx. Age 18-40.) Mrs. Wormwood's dance partner. Must be able to move well alone as well as in partner dances.
Birthday Party Kids: (Male or Female, approx. Age 7-12.) While commonly, the actors playing Matilda's Classmates double in these roles, CCT is committed to expanding casts (when possible) to include additional actors. CCT is choosing to audition the "Birthday Party Kids" as separate roles. Though some may have solos, actors cast in these roles will appear in a single song/scene. These actors will likely rehearse 1-2 days each week and are still asked to commit extensive time outside rehearsal learning their parts.
Parents: (Male or Female, approx. Age portrayal 25+.) Actors cast in these roles may or may not also be cast in Ensemble roles listed below.
ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE ROLES:
Doctor (Usually Male, approx. Age 18+)
Children's Party Entertainer (Usually Male, approx. Age 16+)
Mrs. Phelps: (Female, approx. Age 18+)
Escapologist (Male, approx. Age 25+, acrobatic skills a plus, may not sing as scripted)
Acrobat (Female, approx. Age 25+, acrobatic skills a plus)
Cook (Male or Female, approx. Age 18+)
Sergei (Male or Female, approx. Age 18+)
Henchmen (Male or Female, approx. Age 18+)
CCT Summer Musical
Auditions May 11 & 12, 2020
Performs July 23 - Aug. 8, 2020
Additional info coming Spring 2020
Summer Musical Audition Info
Audition Ages: Actors age 5 through adult may audition. Please view the character breakdown (coming Spring 2020) to get a sense of which roles you may be considered for. This is a large cast production with roles for approximately 150 actors. Part-time roles (which only rehearse 1-2 nights per week) and appear in only half the performances will be available for actors seeking a lower commitment level.
Audition Dates: Auditions will be held May 11 and 12 in Lakeville.
Registration: Actors will be asked to register to guarantee an audition spot. This production is produced in partnership with Lakeville Area Community Education (LACE). Actors are asked to register for an audition spot through the LACE website at the link below (coming Spring 2020). Actors who do not register will be allowed to audition on a first-come, first-served basis while spots remain. NOTE: Actors MUST audition in order to be considered for the production.
Fees: All actors age 17 and under are asked to pay a participation fee of $115 to be involved in this production. Fees assist with costs associated to; building use, props, sets, costumes, instructor fees, insurance, advertising, etc. Scholarships are available for those who are not financially able to pay their fee. (There is a family cap of $250 for those with three or more family members participating.)
Equipment and Materials: There are minimal equipment needs to participate in theater activities. CCT does ask most actors to provide their own solid black shoes to wear for the production. (These can usually be purchased for less than $15 if an actor does not already own a pair.) Actors should also have a pencil with eraser and highlighter to bring to all rehearsals. Actors may also be asked to provide other (ordinary) items for their costume pending the show title and needs. CCT is committed to helping actors who are unable to provide their own items due to financial need.
Audition and Rehearsal Expectations
What to Expect from (and prepare for) Auditions: The CCT audition process for all intergenerational shows is simple, quick and fun. Be sure to bring a pen or pencil as well as a list of any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal dates. Auditions operate on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you don't want to watch a lot of other people audition prior to your turn, you'll want to arrive early. Usually 15-20mins will be enough time, but it all depends on the number of actors auditioning.
For the acting portion of the audition, each actor will be asked to count from one to ten, pretending to be different characters. The difficulty of the characters will be based on the age and experience level of the person auditioning. This audition will be done in the theater in front of other actors who are waiting their turn. (Example: "Please count from one to ten. At one, pretend to be a mouse. At ten, pretend to be a lion.)
(Musical Productions ONLY) For the singing portion of the audition each actor will be asked to sing a portion of a song. You can sing any song you like! We do recommend picking a song that will help showcase any singing talents you have (range, belt, humorous talents, pretty voice). Songs from musicals are always a good choice. Most music directors prefer for you to sing a song that is not from the production you are auditioning for. If you can't come up with any ideas, we usually recommend singing your favorite song, but you can always sing Happy Birthday or the ABCs. This audition is usually done in a separate space in front of a small group of actors who are waiting their turn.
Once your audition is complete you are free to leave or to stay in the theater and watch the remainder of the auditions. The cast list will be post on the CCT website the weekend after auditions.
What to Expect from the Production: This production is considered part of CCT's intergenerational division. These productions involve large casts of actors (usually 100 to 150) who each perform separate parts of the show. (The only time all of the actors will appear on stage at the same time is during curtain call.) These productions combine experienced actors (sometimes with professional performance experience) with those who may be experiencing theater for the first time - creating a fun learning experience and a quality production for audience members.
Actors must spend time at home memorizing their lines (and music, when applicable). The actual music instruction (when applicable) and blocking will be taught at rehearsals. In addition to working on memorization at home, actors will need to spend time rehearsing their dance choreography (when applicable).