Spring 2022

Sign up to Audition for Matilda now!

* Open to fully vaccinated children who go to school or reside in the New Trier District.

* Rehearsals will be Tues & Thurs either 4-6pm or 6-8pm, and Saturdays either 10-12 or 12-2 with some Fridays for some actors.  No rehearsals during Spring Break (March 24-April 2). 

Audition Dates:  

January 22 - 23


January 25 - 27


April 28 - May 1

Summary of the Steps to audition

(See comprehensive list at bottom for downloadable detailed instructions) 

Step One-Sign Up:

Click here to register to audition:

Click here to sign up for an audition time:

Step Two-Prepare:

Learn about the show and the characters:

Learn a part of the song When I Grow Up, and learn the dance. This will be the only material used for the initial audition. 

Step Three-Audition Day:

•Allow approximately 2 hours for the audition

•Print out your audition material and be sure to bring a photo of yourself.

Wear shoes and clothes that allow you to move and dance easily.

•Arrive at the Community House 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time and look for the signs for the check in room.


•Sign in, have an audition day photo taken by the production team and be measured for costumes. 

•The audition group will then be divided into two separate groups, half will sing first and half will dance first. The groups will then switch. 

•Once you have done both, you are done! 

•Callbacks will be emailed on Monday January 24th, after 4pm. You will be notified what roles you are called back for and what you should prepare for your callback day. 

•If you do not receive a callback, you will receive an email at 4pm. Please don’t let that get you down! Take the opportunity to keep training and come audition again next time! 

•Keep in mind that receiving a callback does not guarantee that you will be cast.

Important Covid-19 information

● Lastly, but very importantly, COVID protocols are still in place at the Community House and masks must be worn at all times.

● Please bring vaccine cards to the audition.

● If you are experiencing symptoms on your audition day or have tested positive for COVID-19, we are happy to offer a virtual audition option. These auditions will be live via Zoom and scheduled as needed. Please text/call Anne Klaskin at 847-507-2556 if this is needed.

Step Four-Callbacks

● After you receive your callback on Monday January 24th, get started on your preparation!

●Many characters speak in a dialect.  Feel free to try your best British accent, but it is not mandatory for auditions. 

●Virtual callbacks will be a possibility as needed.

● The cast list will be posted on the CTW website on Saturday, January 29th.

● Break a leg everyone! We’re rooting for you!

Comprehensive information to download

All of the information above, plus more details including all links are included in these three documents.