META Performing Arts

THEATRE BOOT CAMP

2019

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META's Theatre Boot Camp is an intensive and compact week of musical theatre that will include training in acting, dancing, ensemble work, group singing, and storytelling. This is your child's opportunity to learn what it is like to audition and rehearse for a Broadway musical - Including META's upcoming production of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical!

META's Theatre Boot Camp is geared towards children 7-12 looking to build confidence and creativity in collaboration with their peers. Over the course of the week, kids will participate in a variety of workshops including character development, vocal training, dance, and stage combat; some of which will be taught by select guest teachers from the local theatre arts community. At the end of each week we will showcase these fabulous kids in a performance where they'll be able to demonstrate what they've learned for friends and family.

CAMP 1 July 8th-12th
CAMP 2 July 15th-19th

Each week long workshop, taught by proven theatre veterans, will be held at the Children’s Museum of Skagit Valley from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM Mondays-Thursdays and 9:30 AM to about 3:30 PM on Fridays. Workshop spots are limited. Admission is $250 for each week or $450 for both weeks. For information about scholarship assistance please contact META at info@metaperformingarts.us

 

Directed by: Susie Pollino & Abe Nurkiewicz
Vocal Director: Abe Nurkiewicz
Choreographer: Amy Christianson


MOMENTS FROM past META THEATRE CAMPs

 

 

META Performing Arts Presents

 
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Matilda the Musical

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Director: TJ Fantini
Producer: Donna Dupras

WHERE & WHEN?

AUDITIONS

Audition Prep Workshop - 6:00-9:00PM, Monday, August 5th @ Lincoln Theatre Mount Vernon
Open Call - Tuesday, August 6th - Location TBD
Open Call - Wednesday, August 7th - Location TBD
Call Backs - TBD

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PERFORMANCES

The Lincoln Theater - 712 S 1st St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

  1. Friday, October 18th, 7:30

  2. Saturday October 19th, 7:30

  3. Sunday, October 20th, 2:00

  4. Thursday, October 24th, 7:30

  5. Friday, October 25th, 7:30

  6. Saturday, October 26th, 7:30

  7. Sunday, October 27th, 2:00

  8. Thursday, October 31st, 7:30

  9. Friday, November 1st, 7:30

  10. Saturday, November 2nd, 7:30

HOW?

EASY! JUST SIGN UP USING THE FORM BELOW

We audition in three one-hour slots. The first 50 minutes will be devoted to singing and performance, and the last 10 minutes will be given to movement in group.

  • Come prepared to sing the standard verse, chorus, verse of any song of your choice.

  • Prepare and perform a one-minute monologue.

  • Be dressed and ready to move.

WHO?

Casting

Cast Size: Large 21 And Up
Cast Type: Children (Plus A Few Adults)
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Matilda Wormwood
An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Gender: Female
Age: 6 to 10
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Miss Agatha Trunchbull
The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Gender: Any
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Miss Honey
Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: F3

Mr. Wormwood
Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Mrs. Wormwood
Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Michael Wormwood
Matilda's older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 15

Bruce
Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 14
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Lavender
Matilda's classmate and friend.
Gender: Female
Age: 7 to 10

Mrs. Phelps
A nice librarian.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45

The Escapologist
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C3

The Acrobat
A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D4

Rudolpho
Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D#3

Doctor
Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Children’s Entertainer
A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

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

 

 

META Presents MATILDA

Audition Registration

We audition in three one-hour slots. The first 50 minutes will be devoted to singing and performance, and the last 10 minutes will be given to movement in group.

  • Come prepared to sing the standard verse, chorus, verse of any song of your choice.

  • Prepare and perform a one-minute monologue.

  • Be dressed and ready to move.

For more information or to schedule an audition, please use the form below.

Name *
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Phone *
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PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND/OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION.

ABOUT META PERFORMING ARTS’ AUDITION READY WORKSHOP

This workshop is for any youth who wish to prepare for auditions for MATILDA, or any other META show. This presentation will benefit both beginning actors and experienced performers as well. Here’s the program:

  1. Auditions in General: Question and Answer

  2. Preparing and presenting a song

  3. Preparing and presenting a monologue

  4. Dancing/movement at an audition

  5. Demonstration

  6. Closing Q & A

WHO: Presented by Matilda Directors Team:

TJ Fantini, Director
Donna Dupras, Producer