Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical December 10-12, 17-19, 2021

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.

  1. Auditions
  2. Performances & Tickets
  3. Cast & Crew

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.

See the full list of characters for Matilda the Musical.

COVID Procedure:

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.

Audition Details

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.

Sign up

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.

Sign up for an audition.

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.