Upcoming Events

The Dorman Theatre Department proudly presents
Roald Dahl's
Matilda the Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Jan 30-31 at 7 pm
Feb 1 at 2 pm and 7 pm
$5 per person
Children 8 and under get in FREE!
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the DHS reception desks.
 
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.
 
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just 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!

CLUE CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


WADSWORTH - A traditional British Butler in every sense:  uptight, formal, and “by the book.” He is the driving force of the play.  Must be very agile, dry wit, master of the “deadpan joke delivery” Not afraid to break the 4th wall.  British accent required.


YVETTE - A French maid with her own secret aspirations.  (Also plays the REPORTER in the final scene). Flirty, aloof, French accent required.


MISS SCARLET - A dry, sardonic D.C. madam who is more interested in secrets.  She will do anything it takes to get the information she needs. Must be VERY comfortable in heels


MRS. PEACOCK - The churchgoing wife of a senator.  A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysterics.  Very well-to-do, “Miss Manners,” but scatterbrained.


MRS. WHITE - A pale, morbid, and tragic woman.  She may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands  Very aloof, but quick to judge. Don’t underestimate her because she is stand-offish.  


COLONEL MUSTARD - A puffy, pompous dense blowhard of a military man.  Extremely arrogant, large character. Thinks everything revolves around him.  Not British, but definitely speaks with a worldly air.


PROFESSOR PLUM - An academic Casanova who woos women with his brain.  Thinks he is God’s gift to women, extremely arrogant, too smooth for his own good.


GREEN - A timid yet officious rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious.  Very slender build, somewhat effeminate, almost sickly demeanor.  

ENSEMBLE WOMAN - Must be a strong character actor.  She must play multiple unique characters which include the following:

  • THE COOK - A threatening presence
  • THE MOTORIST - A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell
  • AUXILIARY SCARLET - The back of Miss Scarlet in a scene of theatrical trickery
  • AUXILIARY WADSWORTH - Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery
  • SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL - A cute, perky tap dancer.  MUST TAP DANCE and SING!
  • AN AGENT - An FBI agent who helps to save the day

ENSEMBLE MAN - Must be a strong character actor.  He must pay multiple unique characters which include the following:

  • MR. BODDY - A slick, James Bond- type fella.  Very dashing. British accent required.
  • THE COP - A “Regular Joe”
  • AUXILIARY MUSTARD - The back of Colonel Mustard in a scene of theatrical trickery
  • AUXILIARY WADSWORTH - Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery.
  • AN AGENT - An FBI agent who helps to save the day

WAITSTAFF - (10 spots available) Very competent actors who are comfortable interacting with the audience and food service.  You will have scripted lines as well as need to improv with audience members.