Matilda the Musical Participant Information

Performing: March 3-6, 2022

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the 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 to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing — 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, 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.

Director: TBD
Stage Manager: TBD
Music Director: TBD
Choreographer TBD
Producer: TBD
Ages: 7–18
Venue: Rehearsals at Arlington Children’s Theatre, 115 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA. Performances at Lexington Christian Academy.
Fee: Fee: $400

Due at registration

No refunds thereafter

ACT is committed to providing access for any child who wishes to participate. Families who are interested in confidentially inquiring about registration relief in order for their child(ren) to participate at ACT should contact the Treasurer at acttreasurer@act.arlington.ma.us.

Registration: Registration opens June 1, 2021

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS

A waitlist is maintained

Children of ACT Board members are granted a limited early registration period.

ACTor/Parent Meeting: Wed. Dec. 10, 2021

All actors and one parent must attend the informational meeting where we will share more details about the production and the audition process and begin sign-ups for volunteer committees.

Auditions:

Dec. 20 and 21

All ACTors accepted into the production must take part in one of the audition workshops to determine where they best fit into the production. Specific roles will be assigned at the sole discretion of the artistic staff/audition panel.

Materials to be covered and further information will be sent in the welcome email as we approach the parent meeting/ auditions.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals (in general) every other day Sun-Thu (depending on cast)

ACTors will only be required for rehearsals where their character is called. Absences are strongly discouraged, and more than two absences during the staging of any single scene will result in the ACTor being cut from the scene. Attendance is mandatory for all runs and technical and dress rehearsals unless written permission from the artistic director is requested and received, prior to the audition workshop.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals: TBD
Performances: Three performances per cast

March 3 -6, 2022