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July 10, 2019

Open Call Auditions for “Matilda”

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Fairfield Center Stage (Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Artistic Director; Eli Newsom, Executive Producer) is holding OPEN AUDITIONS for their upcoming production of MATILDA on Sunday July 28th from 12pm-3pm and Monday July 29th from 6-9pm, at First Church Congregational (see below for address info). Seeking actors and singers of all ages, types, ethnicities, etc. FCS is a community theater group, non-equity, no pay. 

The staff for MATILDA includes Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Choreographer: Jessica Rahrig, and Music Director: Brian Crook. The show will run Oct 11-20. In the theme of our environmental theatre season, the show will run at Roger Ludlowe Middle School. Rehearsals are generally Sun-Thurs evenings and children will not be needed every day until we get closer to opening, except for the child playing the title role. Rehearsals will start in late August/early September. 

When: Sunday July 28th from 12pm-2pm for younger actors (ages 15 and under); and 2-3pm for adult actors (ages 16+) (open call sign-up begins at 10:30am, sign-up ends at 2:30pm)

Monday July 29th from 6-7:30pm for younger actors (ages 15 and under); and 7:30-9pm for adult actors (ages 16+) (open call sign-up begins at 5:30pm, sign-up ends at 8pm)

Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments (see below for info on how to reserve a timeslot). 

Where: First Church Congregational148 Beach RoadFairfield, CT 06824
Enter on Beach Road right after entrance to Gaelic-American Club. Big parking lot in the back of the church. Enter through double doors. Turn right at end of corridor. Auditions are being held in the Webb Room.

What to prepare:
All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.

Please prepare a selection/short song (around 1 min.) from a musical or pop song in the style of the show (singing from the show is ok). Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. A capella singing is highly discouraged, please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. If you would like to be considered for multiple shows you may prepare two songs (you may only be asked for one). 

Appointments: For convenience we are offering limited appointment time slots. Appointments are not necessary, however they are recommended.

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.


Please make a note of your appointment time and date as you may not receive a reminder. Audition slots are limited, first-come, first-served. Actors without appointments will be seen as time allows between appointment slots. Those without appointments should allow for 1-2 hours of wait time.
Questions?
christy@fairfieldcenterstage.org

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Fairfield Center Stage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization launching its inaugural season. For more info about FCS or our upcoming 2019/20 season visit www.FairfieldCenterStage.org

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

MATILDA: The title character of the story. Though she is SMALL, she is MIGHTY. Enigmatic, serious, intense, VERY STRONG acting ability, clear voice with strong pitch and clarity. She carries the entire show. May double cast. Any ethnicity.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.

MISS HONEY: Matilda’s kind-hearted teacher. Soft spoken and kind. She befriends Matilda. While she is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull, she struggles to find the courage to stand up to her. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: F3. Any ethnicity.

MR. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic acting needed. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3. Any ethnicity.

MRS. WORMWOOD: Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Strong singer & dancer needed. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3. Any ethnicity.

MRS. PHELPS: The kind Librarian who takes a liking to Matilda. Strong actress. Lovable and warm. Any ethnicity.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD: Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Comedic actor. Any ethnicity.

THE “LITTLE KIDS”:
BRUCE: Essential Vocal ability for “Revolting Children”. Acting ability. Comic. As part of the action on stage this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream & icing. Must not be allergic to cake/icing ingredients. Any ethnicity.

LAVENDER: Essential Good dance. Strong singing and acting. Loud and kooky – likes to have fun – big personality. Any ethnicity.

AMANDA: Strong dance and vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

ALICE: Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

HORTENSIA: Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

ERIC: Small as possible. Strong dance and vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

NIGEL: Requires vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

TOMMY: Strong dance and vocal ability. Any ethnicity.

THE “BIG KIDS”:
Older Middle School and High School students who are excellent singers, dancers and actors.

ENSEMBLE: A very STRONG group of dancers and singers. Featured roles include THE ESCAPOLOGIST & THE ACROBAT (They are characters in Matilda’s story. Both must be strong singers and dancers. They are in several numbers), RUDOLPHO (Mrs. Wormwoods Latin dance partner. Strong singer & dancer), DOCTOR, PARENTS, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, PARENTS, COOK, HENCHMAN, SCHOOL CHILDREN and Other featured parts with solos & lines. These characters will play numerous roles in the show. Acting, singing AND dance needed for these roles. Adults and Children.

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