Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical
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 audiences of all ages around the world.
Welcome to Auditions!
We want you to join the City Circle family! City Circle's auditions are open to actors of all backgrounds and experience levels. The information below contains all the details about auditioning for our show. Whether you're brand new to City Circle, or a seasoned pro, we can't wait to see you at auditions!
If you have any questions about the audition process, or about volunteering with City Circle Theatre Company, please contact Elizabeth Tracey, CCPA Artistic Producer.
About the Show
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Matilda The Musical! This is a live production that will be produced onstage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. There are six performances of Matilda. All actors auditioning must be available for all six performances.
- Fridays, December 10 and 17 at 7:30 PM
- Saturdays, December 11 and 18 at 7:30 PM
- Sundays, December 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM
Rehearsals run Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Children will be called earlier, as much as possible, from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM. Depending on conflicts, we may schedule Saturday rehearsals for the children. Actors will only be called to rehearsals as needed. Rehearsals start Monday, October 4, 2021. Tech week begins on Saturday, December 4. No absences are permitted during tech week.
We cannot require mask wearing by volunteers or audience members. Actors are welcome to wear masks during rehearsals. Performers on stage during tech week and the performances will be unmasked.
Auditions take place during the following times. Actors will sign up for a short audition time.
- Friday, August 27 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 M to 3:00 PM
Callbacks, if necessary, will take place:
- Sunday, August 29 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Auditions and Callbacks will take place at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville. Please use the underground parking and enter through the Green Room Door, marked “Matilda Auditions”.
There are many roles available in Matilda The Musical. You can find them all listed on the character list.
Preparing for the Audition
- Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. You are welcome to sing from the musical. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.
To audition, you will complete two forms using the link below. The first is an audition form, which gathers important information about each actor. The second form is a sign-up time for the audition you will attend. You will need to complete both forms before you can audition. We recommend filling out this form on a desktop or laptop computer.
Please make sure that you have clicked “submit” on both forms. You may need to return to your audition form and submit it after signing up for an audition time.
Please list all schedule conflicts on your audition form. Think of everything that might interfere with rehearsals: vacations, family commitments, work or other obligations. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.
Performances of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets for this production will go on sale in September 29, 2021. Check back soon for more details!
- Friday, December 10 & 17, 2021, at 7:30 PM
- Saturday, December 11 & 18, 2021, at 7:30 PM
- Sunday, December 12 & 19, 2021, at 2:00 PM
Tickets are available as print-at-home eTickets, tickets held at will-call, or tickets mailed to your home. Tickets to City Circle Theatre Company and Young Footliters Youth Theatre mainstage events are refundable up to 48 hours before the performance. After that time, tickets may be moved to another performance of the same show, but not refunded.
You are responsible for printing your eTicket and bringing it to the theater. You must present this ticket at the door to be able to access your seat.
Will-Call & Mailed Tickets
If you do not wish to print your ticket, you may request that your ticket(s) be held at the Will Call counter for $2 per order. If picking up tickets at the counter, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time. Our Box Office team can also mail hard tickets directly to your home.
Attending the Show
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is at 1301 5th Street in Coralville; it is located inside Plaza on 5th at the corner of 12th Avenue and 5th Street.
Free parking is available in the Town Center parking lot immediately north of the theater (the lot shared with the Coralville Public Library). Please note that parking is available both on the surface lot and below ground in the ramp; look for the doorway marked "Plaza Entrance" if parking below ground.
Please E-mail the Box Office for more information, or call 319.248.9370. The CCPA Box Office is open Wednesday–Friday, Noon to 4:00 PM, and 1 hour before showtime.
Director — Elizabeth Tracey
Join the Cast
Auditions are upcoming! Visit the Auditions tab to learn more and sign up.
Join the Crew
From light board operators to set painters, it takes a village to make a production. If you have skills in theatre production, or would like to learn, we'd love to have you on our team. Volunteers are frequently needed in the following areas:
- Light Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Lighting and Sound assistants
- Scenic Construction
- Scenic Painting
E-mail Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374 to learn more!