Use this blog post for quick and easy reference to all the important dates and information about our production of Matilda, Jr.!
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Rehearsals - Every Thursday until the show in June!
Auditions - March 3rd (No class)
Easter Break! - April 14th (No class)
Extra Rehearsal Dates - TBD
Tech Rehearsals - June 20th-22nd from 4:30-8:30pm
Show Dates - June 23rd, 24th & 25th
Every kid is guaranteed a part in the show, but we hold auditions to determine which role goes to which kid.
To learn how to prepare for an auditions, visit our blog post!
And when you're ready, sign up for our Audition slot using the Google Spreadsheet below. (You will need to download the Google Sheets app or use a desktop computer.)
To produce the best show possible, it's super important that kids listen to their songs CONSTANTLY. Students will be given CD's in class, but you can also access all of the music digitally at the links below. Rehearsal Tracks have guide vocals on them... Performance tracks are just the accompaniment!
Students get a commemorative t-shirt for participating in this show. Please add your child's t-shirt size to the Google Spreadsheet below. (You will need to download the Google Sheets app or use a desktop computer.)
You can order additional t-shirts for yourselves at $20 a piece, too. Just add your name and t-shirt size to the bottom of the list!
Students (and their parents!) are responsible for their costumes. Have your child keep track of what characters they are playing and what kind of costumes they need. You can Google the show for costume inspirations or talk to our Directors!
Here are some general notes about costumes for individual characters:
We will update this blog post with more notes about costumes as we rehearse.
Mums & Dads... need a "birthday party" outfit for the opening number.
Little Kids... need a "birthday party" outfit for the opening number.
Dresses for girls.
Shorts/pants and a button down for boys.
Little Kids & Big Kids... need a school uniform outfit.
Color scheme should be gray, black and white
Girls - Gray or black skirt, white button down, gray or white knee-high socks, black shoes
Boys - Gray or black shorts or pants, white button down, gray or white knee-high socks, black shoes, optional gray sweater vest
Everyone needs a blue & gray striped tie such as this one from amazon or something similar
Everyone needs a gray blazer or cardigan
Sergei and the Russians... need dark suits
Students (and their parents!) are responsible for the props their character uses in the show. These props can be items that you purchase, have lying around your house or create if you're crafty!
Parents jump in to help create the set and scenery needed for our shows. If you're skilled with a hammer or some paint, then we'd love your help on our scenic design crew! Please be sure to join our Junior Musical Facebook Group and volunteer when you see posts about putting together the set. Parents who help with this important task receive an Early Admission pass for one of the performances!