the matilda AUDITION APPLICATION PERIOD is open FROM SEPTEMBER 2 to October 1, 2019
all audition applications are submitted ONLINE (on this webpage).
information on audition songs and monologues will be posted on or before september 2.
check this webpage for updates.
Matilda- Rehearsal, Tech Run, and Performance Schedule
Click on the link below to see the schedule for Matilda. As part of their agreement with KYMTC, cast members must commit to attend rehearsals, Tech Runs, and Performances.
Preparing for the Audition
Auditions can be an anxious and stressful time for youth, but they are also an opportunity for a young person to share their passion and talents, have fun, and demonstrate that they can perform under stress.
- Put your heart and soul into it. We are looking for life, energy, and some part of your personality to come through in your performance;
- Trust the casting team- we are on your side;
- Know the story being told by the musical (e.g. watch the DVD, read the book, visit websites);
- Arrive on time and listen carefully to instructions;
- The actor who is open, interesting, and committed is more likely to get the role even if another is more talented; and,
- There are no mistakes, only possibilities! Take risks!
Tips on Your Monologue
- Memorize the monologue;
- Know the characters and what is happening during the scene;
- Stay in character;
- Don’t just read the words- act out the scene;
- Discover the scene (e.g. the relationships, the humour, the conflict, the opposites, the mystery);
- Your voice is very important- your expression, diction, and projection;
- The face and body are also very important- respond to the text and the others in the scene with you (if applicable); and,
- Use your life as a source. Everything that happens on stage happens better and more truthfully in life.
Tips on Your Song
- Pick an audition song that resonates with you and which is similar to the role for which you are auditioning;
- Remember that you’re auditioning for musical theatre. Avoid contemporary pop songs and/or songs that may be unknown to the casting team;
- Singing at the audition is not just about how well you sing the song but also about how well you connect with the audience;
- Be ready for the Director to stop and redirect you. Be receptive to their comments and ask questions if you don’t understand; and,
- Try to relax and focus. Appear confident. It will show us you can perform under stress.