Matilda - Music Audition

Music Audition Materials


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NAUGHTY (Matilda)

Audition Cut (Bars 1 to 58 & 110 to 118)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.
So they say, their subsequent fall was inevitable.
They never stood a chance; they were written that way - Innocent victims of their story.

Like Romeo and Juliet,
'Twas written in the stars before they even met That love and fate (and a touch of
Would rob them of their hope of living happily.
The endings are often a little bit gory.
I wonder why they didn't just change their story. We're told we have to do what we're
told, but surely Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.

Just because you find that life’s not fair it
Doesn’t mean that you just have to grin and bear it
If you always take it on the chin and wear it
Nothing will change

Even if you little, you can do a lot, you
Mustn’t let a little thing like, “little”, stop you
If you sit around and let them get on top,
You might as well be saying
You that it’s okay
And that’s not right!
And if it’s not right
You have to put it right…

But nobody else is gonna put it right for me
Nobody but me is gonna change my story.
Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!


WHEN I GROW UP (feature kid roles - Michael, Lavender, Amanda, Nigel, Eric, Alice, Hortensia, Tommy)

Audition Cut (Bars 1 to 46)

When I grow up,
I will be tall enough to reach the branches That I need to reach to climb the trees You
get to climb when you're grown up.
And when I grow up,
I will be smart enough to answer all The questions that you need to know The answers
to before you're grown up.

And when I grow up,
I will eat sweets every day,
On the way to work, and I will Go to bed late every night. And I will wake up
When the sun comes up, and I
Will watch cartoons until my eyes go square, And I won't care 'cause I'll be all grown
up. When I grow up!


MY HOUSE (begin singing at second stanza with “on these walls”)
(Miss Honey)

Audition Cut (Bars 51 to 110)

This roof keeps me dry when the rain falls. This door helps to keep the cold at bay.
On this floor, I can stand on my own two feet. On this chair, I can write my lessons.
On this pillow, I can dream my nights away. And, this table, as you can see,
Well, it's perfect for tea.
It isn't much, but it is enough for me. It isn't much, but it is enough for me.

On these walls, I hang wonderful pictures.
Through this window, I can watch the seasons change. By this lamp, I can read, and I -
I am set free.
And when it's cold outside, I feel no fear.
Even in the winter storms, I am warmed
By a small but stubborn fire,
And there is nowhere I would rather be.
It isn't much, but it is enough for me.

This is my house!
This is my house!
It is isn’t much but it is enough for me.

This is my house, This is my house.
It isn’t much, but it is enough.

And when it’s cold and bleak, I feel no fear…even in the fiercest storms.
I am warmed. But a small but stubborn fire.

Even when outside it’s freezing
I don’t pay much heed

I know that everything I need is here
It isn’t much but it is enough for me.


TELLY (Mr. Wormwood)

Audition Cut (Bars 58 - 116)

All I know I learned from telly,
This big beautiful box of facts.
If you know a thing already,
Baby, you can switch the channel over just like that.
Endless joy and endless laughter... Folks living happily ever after...
All you need to make you wise
Is 23 minutes plus advertisements.
Why would we waste our energy? Turning the pages 1, 2, 3,
When we can sit comfortably
On our lovely bumferlies,

Watching people singing and talking and doing stuff?!
All I know I learned from telly.
The bigger the telly, the smarter the man! You can tell from my big telly,
Just what a clever fella I am!



REVOLTING CHILDREN-(BRUCE..can be boy or girl)

Audition Cut (Bars 1 to 13)

Never again will she get the best of me.
Never again will she take away my freedom.
And we won’t forget the day we fought for the right to be a little bit naughty.

Never again, will the chokey door slam.
Never again, will I be bullied and
Never again will I doubt it when my mummy says Im a miracle.
Never again will we live behind closed doors,
Never again now we know we are…



LOUD (Mrs. Wormwood)

Audition Cut (Bars 1 to 49)

Somewhere along the way, my dear
You’ve made an awful error.
You oughtn’t blame yourself now
Come along.

You seem to think that people
Like people, what are clever.
It’s very quaint, it’s very sweet

People don’t like smarty pants
What go round claiming
That they know stuff
We don’t know.

Now, here’s a tip
What you know matters less
Than the volume with which
What you don’t know’s expressed!

Content, has never been important.
So you have got to be….


GIRL, you’ve got to stand out from the crowd !
(crowd, crowd, crowd)

A little less flat!
A little more heel!
A little less fact!
A lot more feel!
A little less brains!
A lot more hair!
A little less head!
A lot more derrierre!