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Auditions for Matilda coming August 7!

Auditions for the hit Broadway musical Matilda will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, at Petsworth Baptist Church, 2471 Hickory Fork Road Gloucester. NOTE: This is a venue change.

Both children and adults are needed for this popular show. A minimum age of 7 is suggested, since there may be only limited participation for younger children.

Everyone will be asked to sing, dance, and read from the script. Please bring a karaoke CD or digital music accompaniment of a prepared audition song. Masks are recommended.

Scheduling a time slot in advance is preferred. To sign up for a time slot, scan the QR code below, or visit!/showSignUp/10c0f4cada62da3ffc16-matilda 

Rehearsals will be at Newington Baptist Church on Sundays from 2–4 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30–8:30 p.m. through October 22.

Starting October 23, rehearsals will be at Mathews High School every day except Halloween. These dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Performances will be November 3-6 at Mathews High School.

For more information, call or text Director Lara Emerson at 904-887-0614.

How to fill out the online Audition Form

To make the audition process faster, please fill out an Audition Form for each person in advance and return it to us.  Download the form, complete it, and download it again with your information filled in.  Then, email the completed forms to

If necessary, you can print the completed form and bring it with you to your audition.  If you need to do this, please also take pictures of both sides of the form and email them to the above email address or text them to Lara Emerson at 904-887-0614 prior to the audition date.

For a list of the characters in the show, please see the Character List.

To choose a time slot, scan the QR code

Audition guidelines

CHP holds open auditions for all of its productions, and we encourage new and experienced actors to try out. We do NOT pre-cast our shows because we want to give everyone a fair shot. Click here for a list of tips for auditioning for our Musicals and Plays.

Audition dates and times are announced on this website and via email, Facebook and the newspaper.

If you would like to stay up-to-date on audition opportunities, join our email list or Facebook page, linked at the bottom of the page. If you have a conflict with the audition date listed, please contact us to see if other dates are available. As always, feel free to contact us any time with questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in our next production!