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Pre-Audition Meetings are an opportunity to learn about an upcoming production as well as the basics of how a production runs at Junior Theatre. At this meeting, JT Staff is joined by members of the Production Team to talk about their vision for the show, what they are looking for in prospective cast members, and what they would like to see at auditions. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the production or the audition process.

Please make sure to arrive prior to the meeting start time, so you can sign in, pick up paperwork and find a seat before the meeting starts!


Matilda the Musical

Directors: Elissa Russell and Shawn Foote

Music Director: Eliza Vedar

Choreographer: Ricardo Valenzuela

Audition Date/Time March 6 & 7, 4-6p
Audition Location Casa del Prado Classroom Building
Audition Info

Auditions are by appointment only and are held in thirty minute increments. Appointments can be made by calling 619-239-1311.

Students must be enrolled in a SPRING session Class/Camp, be age 8-18 by Opening Night [April 28th, 2023], and have their crew credit up to date, to schedule an audition.

Please arrive at least 15 mins early to your assigned time slot with your Audition Form completely filled out, front and back with a current headshot. *Parent/Guardian section must be completed and signed prior to submitting form.

What to Prepare  Students should prepare a 1 minute song cut (approximately 16-32 bars) that best showcases their personality. Preference is to choose a song that is not from the Matilda musical, but of a similar style. Make sure you have your sheet music printed out in the correct key, with clear indications for the start and end of your cut. A piano accompanist will be provided at auditions, no acapella singing or singing to pre-recorded tracks will be allowed.
Callback Date/ Time 

March 9th, 4-7p



Callback Location 

Casa del Prado Theatre

Callback Info

Callback List will be be posted on the website here after 12:00p on March 8th.

Students must check in with stage management outside of the front theatre doors by 4:00p. All students will be called for the full 3 hours.

Student will be asked to read from the script, be taught songs from the show, and learn a short dance combination.

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in. No open toed shoes or sandals will be allowed.

Rehearsal Times

First Rehearsal- Tuesday March 21, 4:30-7p

General Rehearsals- Monday- Friday, 4:30-7p

April 17 -21, 5-8p

Tech Rehearsals

Sunday April 23, 12-6p

Monday April 24 – Wednesday April 26, 5-10p

Thursday April 27, 6-9:30p

Friday April 28, 6p Call / 7p GO
Saturday April 29, 1p Call / 2p GO
Sunday April 30, 1p Call / 2p GO
Friday May 5, 6p Call / 7p GO
Saturday May 6, 1p Call / 2p GO
Sunday May 7, 1p Call / 2p GO
Friday May 12, 6p Call / 7p GO
Saturday May 13, 1p Call / 2p GO
Sunday May 14, 1p Call / 2p GO
Sensory Friendly Performance


Student Matinees

Wednesday May 3 at 9:30a & 12p

Tuesday May 9 at 9:30a & 12p


–Junior Theatre reserves the right to change any of the above policy to reflect the current recommendations of the CDC and health organizations.–

Effective August 31, 2023: masks on campus are no longer required, though strongly recommended, for all students, staff and visitors. Students will be asked to remove masks for selected rehearsals and all performances. All other COVID-19 safety mitigations/protections, including ventilation, hand washing, distancing when possible and contact tracing remain in place.

Any student with symptoms of COVID-like illness should not attend rehearsals/ performances and contact JT Production Manager immediately. If symptoms occur while on campus, the student will be isolated and sent home immediately. They are advised to seek medical care if symptoms are severe.

Students may return to rehearsals when they submit proof of negative COVID-19 test or meet BOTH of the following criteria:

  • At least 3 days after resolution of fever (off fever-reducing medications like acetaminophen – i.e. Tylenol – or ibuprofen) and improvement in respiratory symptoms.
  • At least 5 days have passed since the symptoms started.
First time auditioning? Check out our Audition Guide and learn more about auditioning for Junior Theatre.
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