Vero Voce Theater to hold auditions for Roald Dahl's 'Matilda The Musical'
Vero Voce Theater will hold auditions for Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical," seeking adults, 21 and older, and children by appointment from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26. Register for a specific audition time at verovoce.com/audition-form. Please arrive prepared to sing 16 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key. No accompaniment tracks will be permitted. An accompanist will be provided. Also, perform from memory a 30-45 second monologue. "Matilda" will be codirected by David Rodriguez and Dennis Brown, with music direction by Dawn Harkins and choreography by Haleigh Hutchinson. Rehearsals will run from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning Feb. 4. Children will be released from rehearsals at 9 p.m. if required.
Performances will run at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. Sundays, April 17-19, 24-26. Roles are performed without pay. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's "Matilda The Musical" is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, "Matilda" has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however -- the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
More information about the many offerings at Vero Voce can be obtained by visiting verovoce.com, or calling (630) 584-0139.