Auditions

To schedule your audition or for more information, email auditions@cfrt.org

Cape Fear Regional Theatre employs both Equity (Guest Artist Tier 3) and Non Equity Performers.  All positions are paid, the Non Equity pay ranges depending on the role.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

 

What if I can’t make it to the audition?

If you absolutely cannot make it to the audition, video submissions will be accepted. E-mail auditions@cfrt.org for more information.

Can I send you my headshot/resume?

Yes please! E-Mail it to auditions@cfrt.org with Audition Submission in the subject line – or mail it to the theatre: Cape Fear Regional Theatre. 1209 Hay Street. Fayetteville, NC 28305.

What if I do not have a headshot/resume?

We will be taking a photo of you with your audition number at the auditions, but we’d always appreciate a good quality & recent shot of you in lieu of a professional headshot. If you do not have a resume, there will be a space on our audition form for you to fill out any theatre experience you may have.

Adult and Teen Auditions for Matilda The Musical

Auditions | Cape Fear Regional Theatre (1209 Hay St.) by appointment only
Sunday, October 9th | 2:00-6:00pm 

Callbacks | The Capital Encore Academy High School (200 Mason St.) by invitation only 
Monday, October 10th | Dance Call: 6:00-7:00pm, Callbacks: 7:20-10:00pm 

About this show: Matilda is an extraordinary girl with an appetite for books. As her vivid imagination pushes every boundary, she dares to dream a better life and becomes the hero of her own story. Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, this TONY Award winning musical revels in the magic of childhood and proves that you’re never too young to be a hero! 

Directed by: Marc de la Concha (CFRT’s BCPE, Clue, Shrek)
Choreographed by: Christine O’Grady Roberts
Musical Direction by: James Clark (CFRT’s Buddy Holly) 

Important Dates:

  • Youth & Teen Rehearsal Begin: December 28, 2022 
  • Full Company Rehearsal Begins: January 3, 2023 
  • Previews: January 26-27, 2023 
  • Opening: January 28, 2023 
  • Closing: February 19, 2023 (with possible extension closing Feb. 26)  

**Note: Student and Public matinees may be added after casting.  

Rehearsals are from 2:00-10:00 PM Tuesday – Friday and various times on weekends. We may rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role. Pay ranges from 250+ per week for ADULT non-union. Teens are offered a $300 stipend for the run and will appear in all performances. Housing available for out-of-town artists. Casting is open to all races, ethnicities and gender identities. Standard British/Cockney accents strongly encouraged but not required.   

To request an appointment, please email: auditions@cfrt.org with your headshot, resume, audition form and role you would like to be seen for. 

Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your headshot, resume, and filled out Audition Form 22-23 and Matilda Conflict Calendar

What to prepare: Please prepare the sides provided for the role(s) of your choice along with a 32-bar cut of a song from your book that is similar in style to the show. Vocal guide & accompaniment tracks here!


Roles:  

Miss HoneyMatilda’s teacher; she is quiet, kind, and loved by every child she meets. She is tired of living in fear of Miss Trunchbull and supports Matilda’s learning, believing in her exceptional abilities. Emanates warmth. Age Range: 25-50. Vocal range: F3D5.

Audition Materials: Miss Honey/Matilda Side for Initial Audition, Singing cut from Pathetic for Initial Audition, Singing cut from My House for Callback- Miss Honey Packet


Mrs. Phelps/EnsembleThe local librarian; she is kind, welcoming, and encourages Matilda’s advanced reading and storytelling. Age Range: 25-50 

Audition Materials: Mrs. Phelps/Matilda Side for Initial Audition, 32 Bars from their book in the style of the show- Mrs. Phelps Side


Children’s Entertainer/EnsembleA party entertainer at the start of the show. Likely cast as a track role. Age Range: 25-50. Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4.  Male presenting.

Audition Materials: Male Ensemble Side (As Doctor) for Initial Audition, 32 Bars from their book in the style of the show- Male Ensemble Side


Female-Presenting Ensemble(2 roles) To play parents, Henchwomen, Nurse, Cook and other comedic roles- looking for dynamic actors who can make big choices. Singing and dancing. Age Range: 22-50.

Audition Materials: Female Ensemble Side (Choose either Miss Honey or Mrs. Wormwood) for Initial Audition, 32 Bars from their book in the style of the show- Female Ensemble Side
 

The following roles are being cast by Michael Cassara Casting, CSA. See Actors Access or Breakdown Services for more information.  

SEEKING 2 AEA / 2 NON-AEA: This production has 2 AEA contracts and 2 Non-AEA contract available – please submit according to the notes on the breakdown. If performer is Non-AEA, please specify with submission note – thanks! 

Mr. WormwoodMale, 30s, any ethnicity/race. Matilda’s neglectful father; a greedy, slimy, used-car salesman. He’s a bully to Matilda and a con-man to his customers. Strong comedic acting needed. Vocal range: D3 – A4. [Please submit Non-AEA performers ONLY for this role.]

Audition Materials: Mr. Wormwood Monologue for Initial Audition, Mr. Wormwood/Mrs. Wormwood Side for Callback, Singing cut from All I KnowMr. Wormwood Packet


Mrs. Wormwood Female, late 20s to late 40s, any ethnicity/race. Matilda’s self-absorbed, over-the-top, negligent mother; an amateur ballroom dancer. She is an inattentive parent who is more concerned with her appearance than her children. Strong comedic actor, singer & dancer needed. Vocal range: A3 – F5. [AEA or Non-AEA submissions for this role.]

Audition Materials: Mrs. Wormwood/Rudolpho Side for Initial Audition, Mr. Wormwood/Mrs. Wormwood Side for Callback, Singing cut from Loud- Mrs. Wormwood Packet  
 

Miss Agatha TrunchbullFemale-presenting character (please feel free to submit performers of all gender identities) with baritone vocal range, 30s-40s, any ethnicity/race. The tyrannical headmistress of Matilda’s school who was once a famous athlete. She despises and terrorizes children, bullying students and teachers alike. Must be a strong actor with an imposing presence. Vocal range: A2 – G4. [AEA or Non-AEA submissions for this role.]

Audition Materials: Trunchbull/Miss Honey Side for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from The Hammer for Initial Audition, Singing cut from The Smell Of Rebellion for Callback- Trunchbull Packet


Rudolpho/Adult Ensemble Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity/race. Mrs. Wormwood’s over-the-top ballroom dance partner. Strong singer & **excellent/versatile DANCER**. Vocal range: D#3 – A4. [Please submit Non-AEA performers ONLY for this role.]

Audition Materials: Mrs. Wormwood/Rudolpho Side for Initial Audition (You are encouraged to use as much movement as possible)​, 32 Bars from their book in the style of the show, Dance Reel (If you have one)- Rudolpho Side

Youth Auditions for Matilda The Musical

Auditions | Cape Fear Regional Theatre (1209 Hay St.)
by appointment only, due to high demand walk in’s may not be 
accommodated
Saturday, November 19th | 2:00-6:00pm 

Callbacks | Cape Fear Regional Theatre (1209 Hay St.) by invitation only
Sunday, November 20 | Dance Call: 4:00-5:00pm, Callbacks: 5:20-10:00pm 

About this show: Matilda is an extraordinary girl with an appetite for books. As her vivid imagination pushes every boundary, she dares to dream a better life and becomes the hero of her own story. Based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl, this TONY Award winning musical revels in the magic of childhood and proves that you’re never too young to be a hero! 

Directed by: Marc de la Concha (CFRT’s BCPE, Clue, Shrek)
Choreographed by: Christine O’Grady Roberts
Musical Direction by: James Clark (CFRT’s Buddy Holly) 

Important Dates: 

  • Youth Rehearsal Begin: December 28, 2022 
  • Rehearsal Begins: January 3, 2023 
  • Previews: January 26-27, 2023 
  • Opening: January 28, 2023 
  • Closing: February 19, 2023 (with possible extension closing Feb. 26)  

**Note: Student and Public matinees may be added after casting.  

Rehearsals are from 2:00-10:00 PM Tuesday – Friday and various times on weekends. We may rehearse up to 42 hours a week. Your schedule and hours will vary pending the size of the role. Youth receive a one time $150 stipend for the run. Each of the roles listed below will be double cast and perform on a rotating schedule to be determined by the creative team. 

All of Matilda’s classmates are quirky and unique in their own individual way. Be big and bold with your audition. Casting is open to all races, ethnicities and gender identities. 

Standard British/Cockney accents strongly encouraged but not required.    

To request an appointment, please email: auditions@cfrt.org with your headshot, resume, audition form and role you would like to be seen for. 

Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment with your headshot, resume, and filled out Audition Form 22-23 and Matilda Conflict Calendar

What to prepare: Please prepare the sides and music provided for the role(s) of your choice. Vocal guide & accompaniment tracks here! 


Roles:   

Matilda Wormwood – An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Age Range: 6-10. Vocal range: A3-D5. Female presenting. Female presenting.

Audition Materials: Matilda/Mrs. Phelps Side for Initial Audition, Miss Honey/Matilda Side for Callback, Singing cut from Naughty for Initial Audition, Singing cut from Quiet for Callback- Matilda Packet


Amanda Thripp – Matilda’s classmate. Small in stature. Strong dance and vocal ability. Female presenting. 

Audition Materials: Youth Female Side (As Lavender) for Initial Audition, Singing cut from NaughtyYouth Female Packet


Lavender – Matilda’s classmate and self-proclaimed best friend. Larger than life personality. Strong dance and vocal ability. Female presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Female Side (As Lavender) for Initial Audition, Singing cut from NaughtyYouth Female Packet


Alice – Matilda’s classmate. Strong and bold. Strong dance and vocal ability. Female presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Female Side (As Lavender) for Initial Audition, Singing cut from NaughtyYouth Female Packet


Hortensia – Matilda’s classmate. Feisty and strong. A veteran of Trunchbull’s many punishments. Strong dance and vocal ability. Female presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Female Side (As Lavender) for Initial Audition, Singing cut from NaughtyYouth Female Packet 


Eric – Matilda’s classmate who is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Strong dance and vocal ability. Male presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Male Side (As Bruce) for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from Revolting ChildrenYouth Male Packet


Bruce Bogtrotter – Matilda’s classmate who is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Strong dance and vocal ability. Male presenting. 

Audition Materials: Youth Male Side (As Bruce) for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from Revolting ChildrenYouth Male Packet


Nigel – Matilda’s classmate.  Enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic. Strong dance and vocal ability. Male presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Male Side (As Bruce) for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from Revolting ChildrenYouth Male Packet


Tommy – Matilda’s classmate. Strong dance and vocal ability. Male presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Male Side (As Bruce) for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from Revolting ChildrenYouth Male Packet


In addition to the roles above, we will also cast the following- 

Youth Swing – Actor to cover all the male youth roles. Male presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Male Side (As Bruce) for Initial Audition, Trunchbull/Bruce Side for Callback, Singing cut from Revolting ChildrenYouth Male Packet


Youth Swing – Actor to cover all the female youth roles. Female presenting.

Audition Materials: Youth Female Side (As Lavender) for Initial Audition, Singing cut from NaughtyYouth Female Packet