MATILDA Auditions - Young Artists Initiative

MATILDA - Presented By Young Artists Initiative!



Monday, January 13th, 2020 from 6-9pm

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 from 6-9pm.



Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 from 6-9pm.



Simply show up — no need to reserve an appointment. The Winter Production is open to all youth ages 8-18. No experience necessary. Actors should prepare about 30 seconds/16 bars of a song you know and love that showcases your personality (preferably a short song in the style of the show). Actors should dress to move. The audition will consist of a small group vocal warm-up and singing audition followed by a small group choreography session. In order to help time your arrival, groups will be seen every 15 minutes (6:00, 6:15, 6:30, etc). Auditions will last roughly 20 minutes for each group. All actors who are cast in the production receive a free souvenir memory pack!


*If you are cast in a role, there is a $200 participation fee, and financial assistance is available for all YAI programs.



All auditions will be held at the YAI Rehearsal space. 463 Maria Avenue • Saint Paul, MN 55106. Please enter through the front door. It is encouraged to bring current photo and resume.



Rehearsals are Sundays, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 2:00-5:00pm in Saint Paul, beginning January 19th, 2020. Performances are March 5th – 15th, 2020 at the Wellstone Center in Saint Paul.


MATILDA Performance Location:

The Performance Space at Wellstone Center

179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul

For more info or to reserve a seat call

651-222-KIDS or visit


MATILDA Performances:

March 5th, 2020 7pm

March 6th, 2020 7pm

March 7th, 2020 1pm *

*"Pay What you Can" - 40 First Come First Serve Tickets will be held at the theater box office the day of the performance.

March 7th, 2020 7pm

March 8th, 2020 1pm

* ASL Performance TBD


MATILDA Overview:

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.


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, Matildais 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.


For more information about auditions or Young Artists Initiative please contact – [email protected]


All Twin Cities Director, Designers, and potential Production Staff – Please email resumes to Matthew Berdahl (Artistic Director) at [email protected] with the Subject Line “YAI Artistic Staff – Your Name”.


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