At the Ridge Community Theatre Production of Matilda the Musical

At the Ridge Theatre

About the project and the company

At the Ridge Theatre has been providing quality musical theater in the south sound for the past 22 years.  Our last musical was in 2020 and we are excited to be back this summer in force.  We have past performers who are now on Broadway, in Broadway tours, among other art all over our country and world.  We are a collaborative artistic community and we share our tools, knowledge and background with our fellow performers and learn and grow from each other.


Location of Audition

Kentridge Performing Arts Center (space rented for the summer, not affiliated with the high school) 12430 SE 208th St. Kent, WA 98031

Other details

Jennifer Grajewski has been directing for the past 41 years and has directed over 100 musicals. She is currently the resident director at Kentridge High School, but has also run ART, a non-profit 501C3 theater company for the past 22 years.

Audition requirements

You will receive information once your headshot and resume are received and reviewed by our production team.

Character breakdown / Project needs
Miss Trunchbull–
age range 30s-70s, high baritone, Headmistress of Crunchem Hall, the tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children. Portrayed by a Male in female clothing/makeup/hair. Trunchbull is a cruel and sadistic person, but not a brute or brash -rather, sly and conniving, cunning and slinky. Above all, one must be a strong actor with a good sense of physicality and characterization. Strong singer and dancer preferred. Once a famous athlete, now described as a “gigantic Holy terror”.
Miss Honey
age range 20s-40s, adored by every child in her care, secretly Miss Trunchbull’s niece. Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Sweet, honest, caring, and intelligent, Miss Honey is timid but willing to become brave and stand up to bullies in order to protect her students. Must be a strong singer and a strong enough actor to make the role truly compelling.
Mr. Wormwood
age range 20s-60s, vocal range approximately top A to f#, dealer in second hand cars, a crook. Wormwood is Matilda's uncaring father. He is best described as - A slimy, greedy used-car salesman, unintentionally hilarious. Must be a VERY strong actor and comedian; improv and dance and movement skills needed for this physical characterization.
Mrs. Wormwood
age range 20s-60s, strong belt voice approximately up to top F/G, mother of Michael and Matilda, obsessed with amateur ballroom dancing. Mrs. Wormwood is Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Must be a VERY strong comedic/character actress, dancer, and singer able to carry off a sizable comedic role.
Mrs. Phelps
age range 20s-70s, encouraging local librarian who is Matilda’s confidant. No solos or Dance features.
Acting role Rudolpho
age range 20s-60s, Mrs. Wormwood’s dance partner. Must be a strong social dancer, particularly with tango or other Latin dance experience.
Michael Wormwood
teens-20s, Matilda’s older brother. He is a deadpan comedic character, with various lines and “bits” throughout the show. Must be a strong comedic actor
Youth Actor: Bruce
Comic acting ability. Matilda's classmate. He is subject to punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Bruce is a genuine, kind boy with a fondness for sweets; his spirit is broken by the Trunchbull but he bounces back stronger than ever. Must be a very strong actor and singer with monologues, scenes, and solos. Strong dance skills are preferred.
Youth Actor: Amanda
strong dance and vocal ability
Youth Actor: Lavender
loud and kooky, likes to have fun, strong singing and acting.
Youth Actor: Alice
strong and bold actress, with strong dance and vocal abilities.
Youth Actor: Hortensia
feisty actress, with strong dance and vocal ability.
Youth Actor Eric
Cute. Smaller actor who moves well and sings.
Youth Actor: Nigel
strong dance and vocal ability
Youth Actor: Tommy
strong dance and vocal ability.
Additional Actors
Additional Roles: These roles will be cast from a small ensemble. There are various roles available in various scenes: Mums Dads Doctors Nurses Mechanic Dance Judge Henchmen Henchwom
Additional information
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Pay type


Audition location

Kent Washington

Pay type

Varies dependent on role and amount of time Varies dependent on role and amount of time

Submission instructions

Please email artistic director Jennifer Grajewski with your head shot and resume and she will contact you regarding an audition.

Union Requirements


Equity Contract