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Youth Auditions
Multiple Youth Roles in Matilda The Musical

Syracuse Stage, in partnership with the Syracuse University Department of Drama, will present Matilda the Musical as it’s holiday musical for the 2021/22 season. Audition submissions for young artists who sing and dance are now being accepted. Video auditions for children ages 8 – 13 are being accepted now. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Auditions must be submitted by August 13, 2021. Callbacks will be held in-person after that date.
At this writing, Syracuse Stage is working with Syracuse University, local health officials and our national labor unions to assure a healthy and safe work environment for all. A detailed safety plan and COVID era protocols will be articulated prior to the start of rehearsal.
Rehearsals for Matilda the Musical begin at Syracuse Stage in early October. Rehearsals will be held during evenings after 4pm, and on weekends. Rehearsals are not held on Mondays.
The production opens on November 19, 2021 and closes on January 2, 2022.

Matilda Wormwood: An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that can’t be quenched. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Jan. 2, 2022. Vocal range betweenA3 and D5.
Bruce: Matilda’s classmate. Lover of chocolate cake. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Jan. 2, 2022. Vocal range between C4 and E5.
Lavender: Matilda’s classmate and friend. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Jan. 2, 2022.
Youth Ensemble: Syracuse Stage plans to cast two casts of 8 children. Youths cast in the children’s ensemble will not be required to appear in every performance. A detailed performance schedule will be provided at the first rehearsal. Auditioners must be no older 13 through January 2, 2022 and if eligible, must be fully vaccinated by October 1, 2021. Youth swings will be cast in addition to the youth ensemble cast. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditioners should note that “Matilda The Musical” includes some morning student matinees in addition to evening performances. Children must be available for rehearsals beginning in early October through the end of the show’s run on Jan. 2, 2022.
For more information or questions, contact Syracuse Stage at
To Apply

Information and videos must be submitted through this form []
Must include 32 bars of a song of their choice (approximately one minute). If possible, please sing along to live or pre-recorded piano accompaniment, or use instrumental tracks from YouTube, iTunes, etc.
A brief reading from the script, Matilda [SCRIPT SAMPLE] or Bruce [SCRIPT SAMPLE]
Please start video by stating your name and age with birthdate.
Videos should be posted on YouTube as unlisted, not private.
About Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical is Syracuse Stage’s annual holiday production. Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama, the show celebrates the deliciously twisted sense of fun and the singular genius of the great Roald Dahl. This Tony Award-winner is a captivating treat that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. (Not to mention there’s a gloriously vile villain, Miss Trunchbull.) Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and featuring an unforgettable little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, “Matilda” is a delightfully thrilling musical for children and adults alike.
“Matilda The Musical”
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl
Directed by Donna Drake
Choreography by Andrea Leigh-Smith
Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet
Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama
Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
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