Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre 2023 Matilda JR. Auditions!

General Audition Information

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is committed to growing our diversity and inclusion at all levels: on our stage, in our audience, on our staff, and within our leadership. We seek to be inclusive not only in our casting but also in the works we choose to present. We aim to keep performers from historically underrepresented backgrounds visible and valued in the casting process. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, abilities, and ages, to attend auditions.

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All auditions are held at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237

Court Jesters auditions will be held in the ADMIN Building, Lecture Hall.

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Please bring sheet music or a karaoke cd without background vocals; accompanist will be provided.

Dance auditions will be held; dress appropriately.

Headshots and resumes welcome, but not required.

Contact Cockpit with questions, additional information:
Call: 443-840-ARTS (2787)


Court Jesters Young People’s Theatre

Matilda The Musical JR>Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.

Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Directed by Liz Boyer Hunnicutt

Show Dates: July 7–16

Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


Audition Dates:
Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:00am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Character Descriptions:

Matilda Wormwood – The hero of the show. She’s brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull.

Eric – A student at school with Matilda.

Amanda – A student at school with Matilda.

Bruce – One of Matilda’s schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull’s cake.

Hortensia, Alice, Tommy – Classmate of Matilda

Lavender – One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend.

Nigel – One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic.

Mr. Wormwood – Matilda’s father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person, and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny.

Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda’s mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day.

Michael – Matilda’s brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father’s eye.

Mrs. Phelps – The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda’s stories.

Escapologist – A character of Matilda’s creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated – he’s performing for the cheap seats!

Acrobat – A product of Matilda’s imagination.

Miss Honey – A teacher at Matilda’s school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances.

Agatha Trunchbull – The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments. Can be played by either male or female.

Rudolpho –  Mrs. Wormwood’s self-obsessed dance teacher.

Sergei – A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape.

Ensemble roles include Russians, Little Kids, Big Kids (including Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3), Kids, Mums, Dads, the Cook, and the Mechanic.



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