Description:

When I Grow Up...

Inspired by the fantastic genius of Roald Dahl, and combined with the witty music and lyrics of Tim Minchin, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is a captivating Broadway masterpiece new to the CharacterWorks stage! Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the loving Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and 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! Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of this special little girl with an extraordinary imagination!

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 2:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 2:30pm
  • Friday, Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 2:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday December 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

Ticket Prices:


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen:

2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060


Show Notes:

Auditions and Callbacks
Auditions: Friday, December 6, 5-9 p.m.
Callbacks: Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cast List Posted: Sunday, December 8, 5:00 p.m.
 
Auditions and Callbacks will be held at:
KingsWay Community Church
14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114
 
Rehearsals will be held at:
North Run Baptist Church
2100 Lydell Dr.
Richmond, VA 23228
 
Rehearsals (North Run Baptist Church)
WEEK 1
Fri, Dec 13 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Dec 14 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) 1st PARENT MEETING (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.)
WEEK 2
Fri, Jan 3 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 4 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 3
Fri, Jan 10 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 11 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 4
Fri, Jan 17 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 18 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 5
Mon, Jan 20 (9:30 – 4:30 p.m.) **Martin Luther King Day**
Fri, Jan 24 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Jan 25 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 6
Fri, Jan 31 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) 
Sat, Feb 1 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
WEEK 7
Fri, Feb 7 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Feb 8 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.) 2nd PARENT MEETING (9:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
WEEK 8
Fri, Feb 14 (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Sat, Feb 15 (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
 
Tech Week (The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen) NO ABSENCES ALLOWED
Mon, Feb 17 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Tue, Feb 18 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Wed, Feb 19 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Thur, Feb 20 (5:00 – 9:00 p.m.)
Fri, Feb 21 (11:00 a.m. call, Final Dress at 1:00 p.m. – Cast must miss school this day.)
 
7 Performances (The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen)
Fri, Feb 21 @ 7:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. call)
Sat, Feb 22 @ 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. call)
Sun, Feb 23 @ 2:30 p.m. (1:00 p.m. call)
Fri, Feb 28 @ 7:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. call)
Sat, Feb 29 @ 2:30 & 7:00 p.m. (12:30 p.m. call)
 


Characters:

Matilda Wormwood

An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.

Miss Honey

Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.

Mr. Wormwood

Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.

Mrs. Wormwood

Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.

Michael Wormwood

Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright but favored by their parents.

Bruce

Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.

Lavender

Matilda's classmate and friend.

Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian.

The Escapologist

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination.

The Acrobat

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imagination.

Rudolpho

Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.

Doctor

Mrs. Wormwood's doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda

Children's Entertainer

A party entertainer at the start of the show.

Ensemble

Cook, Henchman 1, Henchman 2, Henchman 3, Kids (Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy), Older Kids, Parents, etc.