Hendersonville Performing Arts Company (HPAC) is bringing to life onstage one of Roald Dahl's most beloved stories early next year. Matilda the Musical will run Feb. 13 - March 1, 2020, and auditions for children and adults, are taking place at the beginning of December. Audition slots are already filling up fast, so don't delay if you're hoping for a shot to be in the show.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (provided by HPAC)

MATILDA The title character of the story. She MUST be as SMALL as possible. Essential. Enigmatic, serious, intense VERY STRONG acting ability, clear voice with perfect pitch and clarity. She carries the entire show.

MISS AGATHA TRUNCHBULL The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Can be played by a male or female. STRONG comedy and vocal ability Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: A2 .

MISS HONEY Matilda's kindhearted teacher. Soft spoken and kind. She befriends Matilda. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: F3.

MR. WORMWOOD Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Strong comedic acting needed. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: D3.

MRS. WORMWOOD Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Strong singer & dancer needed. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3

MRS. PHELPS The kind Librarian who takes a liking to Matilda. Strong actress.

MICHAEL WORMWOOD Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Comedic actor.

THE “LITTLE KIDS”:

BRUCE Essential. Vocal ability for “Revolting Children." Acting ability. Comic. As part of the action on stage this role is required to eat chocolate cake, cream and icing. Must not be allergic to latex (material of the prop cake) or cake/icing ingredients

LAVENDER Essential. Good dancer. Strong singing and acting. Loud and kooky - likes to have fun - big personality.

AMANDA Strong dance and vocal ability.

ALICE Essential .Strong and Bold. Strong dance and vocal ability.

HORTENSIA Essential. Feisty. Strong dance and vocal ability.

ERIC Small as possible. Strong dance and vocal ability.

NIGEL Essential. Vocal stamina for spoken dialogue. Strong dance ability. Strong vocal ability.

TOMMY Essential Strong dance and vocal ability.

THE “BIG” KIDS A very STRONG group of dancers and singers. They are the tough kids at the school and perform the shows biggest singing and dancing numbers. Example: "Revolting Children." There are solo lines, parts in this group. These kids have to be substantially bigger than the little kids … so teenagers.

THE ESCAPOLOGIST & THE ACROBAT They are characters in Matilda’s story. Both must be strong singers and dancers. They are in several numbers.

RUDOLPHO Mrs. Wormwood's Latin dance partner. Strong singer & dancer.

DOCTOR, PARENTS, CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, PARENTS, COOK, HENCHMAN, SCHOOL CHILDREN Other featured parts with solos & lines. These characters will play numerous roles in the show. Acting, singing AND dance needed for these roles.

AUDITION INFO

Auditions take place Monday, Dec. 2 and Tuesdays, Dec. 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. They take place at HPAC, located in the City Square Shopping Center at 260 W. Main St., Ste. 204, Hendersonville. To sign up for an audition slot, click HERE.

For more info, call 615-826-3067 or visit hpactn.com.