Slidell Little Theatre kicks off the 2021-2022 season with Matilda the Musical!




Wednesday, July 21st & Thursday, July 22nd



Director Scott Sauber (Singin' In The Rain, Seussical, Mary Poppins, and ShReK) is seeking actors of all ages for MATILDA the MUSICAL.

The core ensemble of the show will be young performers with strong stage presence and musical theatre voices, but the main ensemble will be teens and young adults representing their parents, dancers, and the jaded "grown" children of the school run by Agatha Trunchbull.


AUDITIONS are by SignUpGenius



Here is a link for more information about the show and the characters:


All roles are available.  The role of Agatha Trunchbull is non-gender specific.

If you are unable to attend the AUDITION,  please email Scott Sauber and prepare a video submission.


Scott Sauber is also seeking a set designer and costume coordinator to help create the look and feel for the season opener.


Reserve an audition slot here...Signup Genius






Auditions: July 21-22, 2021

Rehearsals: TBA

Opening: August 27, 2021

Closing: September 12, 2021



Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Book by Roald Dahl

Director- Scott Sauber

Co-director/Choreographer- Katie Peck


Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl.

It was adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and directed for the stage by Matthew Warchus.








From the Director..... Scott Sauber



1. Know the show.  With YouTube and Spotify out there, you can listen and even watch certain elements.  Come in with some knowledge.
2.  Sing where you fit.  Someone old enough to have children should represent the "parents" in the show.  Someone young enough to be in school should represent the children.  The voice styles are specific and this music is not typical.  Find your voice...
3.  Use the tracks to rehearse and audition.  Tracks will be provided for you to choose from.  They are specific to roles and the sound we will use for performance.  Please use these tracks.
4.  After you prepare your vocals - watch yourself in the mirror or film your audition on your cell phone.  I have learned in this year of video submission the time it takes to prepare and adequately capture an audition by video.  It is a great training ground for your face and hands.
5.  Use the SignUpGenius to reserve a slot.  In order to maximize your time and minimize the hassle, we ask that you sign up in advance. Link here
6.  Show up early, dress appropriately (like a job interview, not in costume, shoes and clothes you can move in, not workout wear)
7.  Relax.  Breathe.  Do your cartwheel (to physically relax you) and know that we need you as much as you want this.
8.  Manage your expectations.  Yes, we all go to that audition with a dream in mind.  But we also learn from every experience and gain from every production.  Ensemble is a great way to do a show, dance all the numbers, and have no lines to learn!  It is also a great stepping stone.
9.  Be honest on your audition forms:  about CONFLICTS (know in advance when you are leaving town) and the ROLE you are most interested in.  When people list many, I have no idea what to consider them for.  By nature of the audition and the involvement in community theatre, I know you will accept any role in the show.
10. Celebrate the show, the cast, your role, and the experience.  If you want to succeed in this business on the community, educational, camp, church, and even professional level - you have to be sincere.  I cast a lot of shows, teach a lot of kids, and work in a lot of theatres. Your reputation is as important as your audition.
Calendar and google drive with info to follow....