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Magical Starlight Theatre will hold auditions for ‘Matilda’ October 22 and 23

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Above / The Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, located along Jackson Avenue at Eagle Street, will be the place for youth and adults to audition for the January 2023 musical. (PN File Photo)

Magical Starlight Theatre, a program of the Naperville Park District, will hold auditions for its January 2023 musical, “Matilda,” on Sat., Oct. 22, and Sun., Oct. 23, at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Avenue.

“The musical is based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl with a whimsical magic element that will be delightful to bring to life onstage,” said Artistic Director Emily Walker. “The story shows how one good teacher can make all the difference in a child’s life.”

Lead and supporting roles are available for youth in fourth grade or higher and for adults of all ages and a strong ensemble cast also will be needed. Auditions for youth under age 16 are from 1 to 2:30PM and auditions for actors age 16 and older are 2:30-4PM both days.

No reservations needed to audition

No time reservations are needed; those auditioning will be grouped as they arrive. Call backs, if necessary, will be held at 7PM on Mon., Oct. 24.

Youth and adults are asked to prepare a specific vocal piece from “Matilda” based on the role for which they are auditioning. Vocal audition music is available at www.magicalstarlight.org/auditions/ and an accompanist will be provided at the audition.

Additionally, there is a general movement audition, a dance audition and cold reading from the script.

Matilda will be staged in January 2023 at NCHS

Performances are scheduled on January 13-15 and 20-22, 2023, and all are mandatory for the cast. Rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

January performances will be held at the performing arts theater at Naperville Central High School.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.
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