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What should I prepare for auditions?

 

The director will choose excerpts from the script to be read by those at auditions. These will be distributed at the audition. Generally, no monologue or other materials will be needed for non-musical auditions. Scripts are available for check out 1-2 weeks before the audition.  We highly recommend that you read the script ahead of time to familiarize yourself with the story and characters.

 

For a musical, you will need to prepare roughly 30 seconds, or 16-bars of a song that showcases your voice. An accompanist will be present if you have sheet music, or we will have a speaker available if you are using a pre-recorded track. There will also be a choreographer present to teach a simple dance routine.

 

Who can audition?

 

Anyone! We produce a variety of shows, all of which require different and diverse casts. As a community theatre, we welcome everyone to come be a part of our season.

 

When are auditions?

 

Auditions are generally held 2 months before a show is set to open. Depending on the show, this can vary. Audition dates for each show can be found further down on this page.

 

Where and when will the cast be announced?

 

The cast list will be emailed out to all of those that auditioned, and will be posted to The Point Theatre’s Facebook page. The list is typically posted within 1 week of the audition date.

 

What is the rehearsal schedule?

 

Rehearsal schedules can vary depending on what works best for the director and cast. Typically, rehearsals take place on weekdays in the evenings; usually beginning at 6pm. Depending on the role you are cast in, you may not be required to attend every rehearsal.  Technical rehearsals are held the week leading up to opening night. Tech rehearsals are mandatory for all cast and crew of a show, and will normally run later than other rehearsals.

 

What if I have no prior experience?

 

That’s no problem! We encourage everyone to come and audition! The Point Theatre is a place where lovers of the performing arts can come together, regardless of experience, to learn and create. We are an educational facility, with many knowledgeable people that can help you grow as an artist!

 

What if I don’t get cast?

 

Don’t give up! We have all been there, and we know how it feels. Unfortunately, there are only so many parts in each show and, though we’d like to, we can’t cast everyone. Don’t let that discourage you! Ask us about ways you can still be involved in the production. We are always looking for volunteers to help with painting, lighting, sound, costumes, backstage crew, and other vital roles to help our productions get on their feet. Also don’t forget, we are always moving forward and the next round of auditions will be here before you know it!



Directed by Dan Kirkland
April 2 at 11 AM and April 4 at 6:30 PM

The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny

Please bring a prepared song 30 seconds long that shows off your range.  You will be cold-reading from the script.

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.

Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Miss Honey

Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Mr. Wormwood

Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Michael Wormwood

Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.

Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15
Bruce

Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Lavender

Matilda’s classmate and friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10
Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian.

Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
The Escapologist

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3
The Acrobat

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4
Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3
Doctor

Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Children’s Entertainer

A party entertainer at the start of the show.

Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Ensemble

Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Parents.


Directed by David Howard

Rumors auditions will be April 9th at 11am and April 11th at 6:30 pm

SUMMARY
At a large, tastefully-appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room, and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken, and wife, Chris, must get “the story” straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity

RUMORS — CAST LIST

KEN GORMAN – (40) A well-to-do lawyer. Wealthy, but by no means pretentious. Takes
charge of the situation. Married to Chris. Halfway through the show, a gunshot causes his
temporary deafness.CHRIS GORMAN – (mid-30’s) Another lawyer, married to Ken. Beautiful, easily flustered.
Frantically tries to maintain normalcy at the party. Has recently quit smoking, which
drives her to drink a bit more.LENNY GANZ – (Late 30’s, early 40’s) A wealthy accountant, distraught over the recent
destruction of his new car. Starts the show with an extreme case of whiplash. Intolerant
of the gossipy-lifestyle that he is often involved in.

CLAIRE GANZ – (Late 30’s) Lenny’s wife. Very concerned with appearances (hers and
others’). Starts the play with a swollen lip. Likes to gossip.

ERNIE CUSACK – (Early 50’s) A psychiatrist. Affable, smokes a pipe. Loves his wife very
much. Tries to be as helpful as possible cooking the evening’s dinner.

COOKIE CUSACK – (40’s) Has her own cooking show. Suffers from extreme back spasms.
Loves her husband very much. A bit absent-minded at times.

GLENN COOPER – (30-40) A handsome man running for State Senate. Worried about his
own reputation. Struggles with placating his wife, who is convinced he is having an affair
(which he may or may not be).

CASSIE COOPER – (late 20’s, early 30’s) Glenn’s beautiful wife. Obsesses over her
husband’s relationships with other women. Quick to anger. Must rub her quartz crystal to
calm herself down.

OFFICER WELCH (M) – (30-50) A city police officer having a rough night. Does not
tolerate lying. Sees through the “classy” façade that these high-society types put up.

OFFICER PUDNEY (F) – (20-30) Welch’s partner. A strong but silent type.


More auditions coming soon!

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