Announcing auditions for StarStruck Theatre’s Winter MainStage: Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical 

In addition to our classes, StarStruck Theatre produces two MainStage musicals each year which hold performances at The Smith Center, Ohlone College in Fremont, California. MainStage productions are by audition-only. If your child has had experience in theatre and is ready to get on the big stage, we encourage you to audition. Being part of our MainStage productions is a big yet rewarding commitment for the whole family. It is possible to take Fall classes and attend Matilda rehearsals. Please read below for more info.

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 sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. 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, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda 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.

Important Dates:

  • Auditions: August 25-27, 2022
  • Callbacks: August 28-30, 2022
  • First rehearsal & parent meeting: Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Break: November 21-25
  • Winter Break: December 19-January 1 
  • Spacing & Tech: January 2-13, 2023
  • Performances: January 14-29, 2023 

General rehearsal schedule*: 

  • Mondays 6:00-8:30
  • Wednesdays 4:30-7:30
  • Thursdays 6:00-8:30
  • Sundays 2:00-7:30

*Actors are expected to be available for all rehearsals, but will only be called if needed. 

View the Character Breakdown

To sign up for an audition time, complete the audition form here: https://forms.gle/GVyG7enfZMTAqLgZA

PLEASE COLLECT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE COMPLETING THE AUDITION FORM:

  • Parent Information (Phone #, email, work info)
  • Actor Information (Phone #, email, height, weight, and clothing/shoe sizes)
  • Performance experience (You will have the option to upload your resume or type in previous experience)
  • Actor headshot/photograph (Upload a photo of the actor alone, preferably from just the waist up)
  • Actor conflicts

**If you exit the form while you are in the middle of completing it, it is unlikely that your work will be saved. You ARE able to go back and edit answers after submitting the audition form.**

Auditions: August 25-27, 2022

Location: Auditions will be held at the StarStruck Rehearsal Studios: 42307 Osgood Road Unit J, Fremont, CA

Prepare: Please prepare a 2 minute song from a Broadway style musical (Not from Matilda). You will need to provide your own sheet music in a 3-ring binder (be sure it is printed double-sided and has both right and left hand accompaniment lines, not just a vocal line). Pick a song that is appropriate for your age and shows your range (vocal and emotional). Tell us a story through music.

Audition Process

Dance- Actors will be taught a short dance routine which will then be performed together for the Artistic Team. Masks are required for all during this section. 

Vocal- Actors will be called into the studio one at a time to perform their vocal selection, while the others will be waiting across the room. We ask that the Vocal Selection be performed without a mask.

Sides- After singing, the actor will be provided with a short side (selection from the script) to read. 

What to Bring to Auditions

Dance/Tennis shoes, clothes you can move in, water bottle, sheet music in a 3-ring binder (double sided pages, please), and a positive attitude. 

Ages: You must be 9-20 at the time of auditions. Ages outside of range must get special permission from the Director at starstruckoffice@gmail.com

Dates: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Ohlone College Smith Center. Performances are January 14th-29th, 2022.

Conflicts: Please keep conflicts to a minimum. Conflicts will play a significant role in the casting of this show.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Sunday, September 25th.  A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.

Fees: Tuition Fee is $850 per actor. First payment is due approximately one week after the cast list is posted. 3-month payment plan is available. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information.

Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at starstruckoffice@gmail.com or 510-659-1319.

IF CAST

Family Commitment: StarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.

To sign up for an audition time, complete the audition form here: https://forms.gle/GVyG7enfZMTAqLgZA