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Frank-N-Friend & Matilda The Musical Auditions

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Vocal appointments begin at 10:00 AM. Advance sign-up required.

Callbacks, if warranted, will be the same day and will require movement.

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A Musical by Michael Visconti and Joe Sturgeon

Music & Lyrics by Michael Visconti

Book & Additional Lyrics by Joe Sturgeon


Director: B.J. Cleveland
Music Director: Vonda K. Bowling

Choreographer: Merrill West

Producer: Wally Jones


Rehearsals for Frank-N-Friend begin on or around January 18, 2020. Performances are January 31-February 16, 2020 at Casa Mañana Theatre. Casa Mañana holds rehearsals during the day. Performances include weekends and weekday matinees.


Book by Dennis Kelly

Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin


Director/Choreographer: Jeremy Dumont

Music Director: Vonda K. Bowling

Producer: Wally Jones


Rehearsals for Matilda begin on or around March 7, 2020. Performances are March 20-April 5, 2020. Casa Mañana holds rehearsals during the day. Performances include weekends and weekday matinees. For students who attend school, excuse letters may be requested.


One audition slot is needed for consideration for both Frank-N-Friend and Matilda. Do not make separate appointments. Indicate at check-in which production(s) you wish to be considered.

All auditioning must bring a headshot, resume, and sheet music in your key for 16 bars in up-tempo, pop musical theatre style.  No British accents for Matilda, please. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose.

No submissions at this time, please.

Auditions will be held at Casa Mañana Theatre Rehearsal Studio B, 3101 West Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (located directly behind the theatre). Please arrive on time and sign in. Let the monitor know which show you will be auditioning for or both.

Casa Mañana and Actors’ Equity Association encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Equity and Non-Equity contracts available.

Roles Available:

Frank-N-Friend: 16 years and older only

Oliver: The new kid in school. A genius.

Michael: Oliver’s new friend.

Kendra: Oliver’s other new friend.

Butch: A bully.

Emmie: Butch’s sister.

Stevie: Butch’s flunky.

Coach Krempe: The gym teacher. Ex-Marine.

Frank-N-Friend: Artificially created best friend and protector.

Mr. Johnson & Mr. Barnes: Two male teachers at Shelly Middle School.

Mrs. Vogel & Mrs. Martin: Two female teachers at Shelly Middle School.

Oliver’s Mom: Voice over.

Newton: Oliver’s pet dog.

Ensemble: Other students who can sing and move well.

Matilda (some roles may be doubled): Ages 10+

Matilda Wormwood: An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched. Looks age 10. Vocal Range: A3-D5.

Miss Agatha Trunchbull: The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children. Any gender. Age 35-55. Vocal Range: A2-G4

Miss Honey: Matilda’s kind-hearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull. Age 25-40. Vocal Range: F3-D5.

Mr. Wormwood: Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman. Age 35-45. Vocal Range: D3-A4.

Mrs. Wormwood: Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer. Age 35-45. Vocal Range: A3-F5.

Michael Wormwood: Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents. Looks age 10-15.

Bruce: Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull. Looks age 10-14. Vocal Range: C4-E5.

Lavender: Matilda’s classmate and friend. Looks age 10.

Mrs. Phelps: A nice librarian. Age 25-45.

The Escapologist: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Male. Vocal Range: C3-E4

The Acrobat: A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination. Female. Vocal Range: D4-A4

Rudolpho: Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner. Vocal Range: D#3 – A4.

Doctor: Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. Male. Vocal Range: C3-A4.

Children’s Entertainer: A party entertainer at the start of the show. Male. Vocal Range: F#3-Eb4

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