Auditions for Summer Production of ‘Matilda the Musical’ May 21-22

The Southwestern College Summer Theater Festival will hold auditions for the upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” on Friday, May 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College. The auditions are open to anyone.

Individuals auditioning can prepare a song or can sing a song from the show. Contact the director, Allyson Moon at, in order to request audition materials for “Matilda the Musical.” Scenes from the show will be used for the acting portion of the audition and will be provided.  

“The characters in the musical are very similar to those in the movie ‘Matilda,’ but has some additional adult character roles and a lively youth and teen ensemble” Moon says.

Inspired by Roald Dahl’s book, “Matilda,” the award-winning Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” reveals the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Dennis Kelly’s book and Tim Minkin’s original songs bring Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” to life.

According to a description from Music Theatre International, this production is packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and Matilda’s unforgettable adventures that the whole family will be thrilled and delighted by. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents and her school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, but embraced by her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

The production of “Matilda the Musical” will run July 9-11.  For more information, contact Moon by calling (620) 229-6328 or (620) 262-1926.

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