Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR, a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. 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 and catchy songs, Matilda JR 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.

Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Presented by The Levoy Theatre
Director /  Choreographer: Caitlin Geisser
Assistant Choreographer: Alyssa Arcangeli
Assistant Director: Andrea Ellis
Music Director: Allison Chappius
Stage Manager: Nicolette Barr


May 9, 10:30am school daytime performance
May 10, 7:00pm
May 11, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
May 12, 3:00pm

This is a non-equity, non-paid production.

All performances will take place at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332. Rehearsals will take place at The Levoy Theatre and The Levoy Arts & Education Center.


📘 Matilda Wormwood

The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull. Clever and kind.

Gender: Female.

Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

📘 Miss Honey

A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances. Cast an excellent actress and singer who can portray Miss Honey’s sweetness and her strength. It’s helpful if the actress reads as older than the kids from onstage.

Gender: Female.

Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

📘 Agatha Trunchbull

The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments. The Trunchbull can be played by a male or female (though the character is female). It’s helpful if Trunchbull is physically larger than the actors playing children. Cast a fantastic character actor and singer who can command the stage and embody Trunchbull’s larger-than-life villainy.

Gender: Female.

Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

📘 Bruce

One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake. Bruce goes through quite a transformation throughout the show and must be a fantastic singer.

Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

📘 Eric

A student at school with Matilda. He has the very first solo line of the entire show, so and has some featured moments as one of Matilda’s schoolmates.

Gender: Male.

Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

📘 Amanda

A student at school with Matilda. She has a few solos and lines, but her most featured moment is when Trunchbull throws her through the air using her pigtails.

Gender: Female.

Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

📘 Alice

Classmate of Matilda who sings solos.

📘 Hortensia

Classmate of Matilda who sings solos. Has a few lines.

📘 Tommy

Classmate of Matilda who sings solos.

📘 Lavender

One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend. Likeable and extremely friendly!

Gender: Female.

Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: C4.

📘 Nigel

One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Nigel has a few solos and some great featured moments in the show.

Gender: Male.

Vocal range top: D4. Vocal range bottom: C3.

📘 Mr. Wormwood

Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny, so cast a fantastic character actor in this role who can really land the comedy and isn’t afraid to play an unlikeable character. It’s helpful if Mr. Wormwood reads as older onstage and makes a dynamic pair with Mrs. Wormwood.

Gender: Male.

📘 Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day. Cast a great actress who can portray Mrs. Wormwood’s nastiness but also play up her ridiculousness and lean into the comedy.

Gender: Female.

📘 Michael

Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye. This is a hilarious supporting role for a younger actor with comedic timing, as Michael’s contributions to the scene usually function as deadpan one-liners.

Gender: Male

📘 Mrs. Phelps

The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories. This is a great featured role for a stronger actress who reads as older than Matilda onstage.

Gender: Female.

📘 Escapeologist

A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats! Cast a solid actor and mover in this fun featured role.

Gender: Male.

Vocal range top: F3. Vocal range bottom: E3.

📘 Acrobat

A product of Matilda’s imagination. Strong dancer.

Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D4.

📘 Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher. This is a hilarious featured role for a comedic performer who moves well.

Gender: Male.

📘 Sergei

A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape. This is a great featured role for an actor who can embody Sergei’s intimidating presence.

📘 Ensemble - Big Kids

Strong dance ensemble for older students. Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3 have spoken and sung lines throughout. This ensemble will also play the Mums and Dads, as well as the Cook, and the Russians.

📘 Ensemble - Little Kids

Classmates of Matilda.


AUDITION DATES: February 28 & 29, 6:00-9:00pm, by appointment at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332.

Please sign up for an audition time slot on the SignUpGenius link under the Audition Signup section. You do not need to attend both days.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: All audition videos must be submitted by February 27. Please upload as an unlisted YouTube link, and then email the link to along with your resume, headshot, audition form, and typed list of conflicts.

If called back from a video submission, we prefer that you attend callbacks in person.

CALLBACK DATE: March 2, 6:00pm, by invitation only at The Levoy Theatre, 130 High St N, Millville, NJ 08332

Dance call followed by sides! Callback material will be emailed. Callbacks will take place on the stage at the Levoy Theatre.


  • Please choose a one minute cut of a musical theatre song that clearly targets the character you are auditioning for. You MAY sing from the show. 
  • Students ages 8 to 18 (by the show dates) may audition. 
  • An accompanist will not be provided so be sure to have your music on a device. Both bluetooth capabilities and an aux cord will be available to you. 
  • Updated headshot and resume. Must be a hard copy, not emailed. 
  • Please print the ​audition form ​from the website and fill it out prior to coming to auditions. 
  • A​ typed list ​of conflicts. Please be thorough and specific, and list your conflicts by priority (most to least). For example: Dance 2pm-4pm Saturdays, can be at the rehearsal by 4:30. Can miss if needed.



Auditions and callbacks for Matilda the Musical JR are now closed. Please join us for the next production!