august 3RD - 5TH, 2018 ages 14-18

NOVEMBER 22ND-24TH, 2019
Ages 8-18

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, 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.

Rated G.

AUDITIONS: SEPTEMBER 13TH-15TH, 2019

Audition appointments will be taken beginning immediately following the show announcement on August 15th. To make an appointment, email Stephanie at artistic@gcpastl.org with the following information: Actor Name / Actor Age / Parent Name / Best Email / Best Phone Number / Preferred Audition Day / Preferred Audition Time.

  • Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Sheet music is required. No transpositions and no lead sheets. No a cappella singing. Please do not sing songs from the show. An accompanist will be provided.

  • There may be immediate callbacks for the role of Matilda following your vocal appointment. If you are interested in this role, please prepare the provided selection of the song "Quiet." You may or may not be asked to sing this following your initial audition song. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS SONG SELECTION.

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete paperwork and prepare for auditions. Please bring schedule and all potential conflicts. Only limited conflicts will be considered.

  • Actors will be notified after their appointment if they are needed at callbacks. Not being invited to callbacks does not necessarily mean an actor will not be offered a role.

  • We sometimes make cuts during the audition process. This is to respect everyone’s time, to promote an efficient casting process, and to best care for the high emotions everyone experiences during auditions. We do our best to notify actors quickly of all casting decisions.

Auditions held in Webster Groves at:

GCPA Studios
8045 Big Bend Blvd. Ste. 200
St. Louis, MO 63119

This is a brick building that holds a State Farm Agency. We are across N. Old Orchard from The Balkan Treat Box. Turn onto N. Old Orchard and park in the lot behind the building. Steps leading to double glass doors will bring you to our suite.

Friday, September 13th
4:45 PM - Registration Opens
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vocal Appointments
*Callback candidates from these appointments may choose to attend callbacks on Saturday OR Sunday.

Saturday, September 14th
8:45 AM - Registration Opens
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Vocal Appointments
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Dance Call Backs
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Read / Sing Call Backs for Youth Roles*  
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Read / Sing Call Backs for Adult Roles* (some Youth Roles may also be called)

Sunday, September 15th
10:45 AM - Registration Opens
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Vocal Appointments
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Dance Call Backs
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Read / Sing Call Backs for Youth Roles
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Read / Sing Call Backs for Adult Roles
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Final Lead Callbacks*

*Callback candidates from Final Callbacks on Saturday may be asked to also attend Final Callbacks on Sunday. Please hold this time if possible.

Tuesday, September 17th - HELD for possible final callbacks
6:00 PM - 9:00PM
*We may or may not call actors back on this day. Please hold this day if you wish to be considered for a lead role.


COSTS
$150 Production Fee + Registration Fee

*GCPA charges a nonrefundable registration fee of $20 per student per year, due upon first registration. Families enrolling more than one student at a time are charged a nonrefundable family registration fee of $30 per year. Registration fees are charged on a Fall-Spring-Summer cycle. Accounts are automatically charged the fee the first session enrolled during that cycle.

*Financial Assistance and Payment Plans Available


REHEARSALS*
September 28th - November 17th, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5PM - 9PM
Saturdays: 9AM - 3PM
Sundays: 2PM - 8PM (some Sundays may be 1PM - 9PM in October and November)

*Due to this concentrated rehearsal schedule, Sundays will be a regular rehearsal day. Not all actors will be called every Saturday and Sunday, but only limited conflicts will be accepted.

Tech Week November 18th - 24th, 2019
Saturday & Sunday, TBD
Monday - Wednesday: 5PM - 10:30PM
Thursday - Sunday Performances

Regular Rehearsals held at:

Gateway Center for Performing Arts
8045 Big Bend Blvd. Ste. 200
Webster Groves, MO 63119

Tech Week Rehearsals held at:

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139


PERFORMANCES
Friday, November 22nd at 7pm
Saturday, November 23rd at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, November 24th at 2pm

General Admission Tickets $15-$18

Performances held at:

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School
3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139


Feel free to contact Stephanie Fox, Artistic Director, with any questions at artistic@gcpastl.org.