Grades: 6th-12th grade (6th-8th graders must also enroll in Peter Pan to audition for Matilda.)


Auditions: Wednesday, August 23rd, from 3:30pm - 5:30pm


Callbacks:  Saturday, August 26th, from 11am - 1:30pm (You may not be called the entire time.)


Weekly Rehearsals:  August 30th - November 4th

Wednesdays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm & Saturdays, 11:00am - 1:30pm


No Rehearsal: Saturday, October 7th


Extended Rehearsals: 

Saturday, September 30th: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, October 28th: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, November 1st: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, November 4th: 11:00am - 5:00pm

More extended rehearsals could be added, though we will make efforts not to add.


Dress Rehearsals/Tech Week: (at Novato Theater Company)

November 5th - November 9th: Times TBD


Performances: (at Novato Theater Company) 

November 10th: 7:00pm

November 11th: 1:30pm & 7:00pm

November 12th: 1:30pm


All shows are MANDATORY and students may not miss them for any reason except illness or family emergency.  Students will be called between 1.5-2 hours before showtime for each performance.  



After the final Sunday performance the cast will have a 60 minute strike to help pack and clean the theater.   Strike is a required component of participation in the show.


Cast Party

We will have a cast party after the strike.  The cast party is included in your fee so we hope you'll all attend!


Parent Volunteer Requirement

There are many things to do to put together a show, and therefore we ask for a parent volunteer from each family to fulfill two volunteer positions.  However if this is not convenient for you, you have the option to pay the opt out fee of $50. Certain positions require expertise in a field (set, costumes, etc.) but most just require your time (backstage parent supervision, etc).  Most jobs will require about 3 hours of work.  If you LOVE volunteering or have a special skill that might be helpful, please email us.


We will have the volunteer list ready by mid-October; at that time you can choose your position or pay the opt-out fee.  



Production Fee 

The Matilda Musical costs $675.  Your Production Fee includes your script, show t-shirt, a digital video of the performance, and the cast party.  Some of your costume will also be included, though we will ask each actor to provide some other parts of their costume including shoes.  


Your Rhythms account will be charged $225 on the first week of September, October, and November.  When you enroll, you will enter your credit card and be enrolled in auto-pay so you will be automatically charged each month and won’t have to worry about when to pay.  Or if you prefer you can pay the total production fee in full by cash or check by the first rehearsal date.  Please email the studio if you choose this option.  Payments later than 5 days will incur a $20 late fee.  We are not able to give refunds.  You may want to pay your first payment at the time of registration but it is not due until the dates listed above.


Family Discount:  If two or more siblings are in a Rhythms musical (including our younger or older shows), we offer $60 off for each child.  


Multiple Musical Discount: For those students participating in both Matilda and Peter Pan, you will receive $150 off their total production fees. 


New Friend Discount:  For every NEW FRIEND that a returning actor gets to register for the musical, the returning actor will get $100 off their performance fee.  (Friends must be new to Rhythms Performing Arts).


Overachiever Discount: For students who are enrolled in over 3.5 hours of other weekly Rhythms classes (not including musical or competition), we offer a $100 discount off of your musical Production Fee. 


These discounts may NOT be automatically added to your studio director account.  Please email the studio if you would like a discount applied to your account. 




We will be asking actors to provide a number of items for their costume including, but not limited to, dance tights, shoes. and wigs. 





1. Please go through the following audition pack: MATILDA AUDITION PACKET


2. Please be sure to fill out the audition form and register by Tuesday, August 22nd.


3.  Sign up on our studio registration website:


4. If you have any questions about audition music or anything else, please direct them to Amanda at



We ask that if you are interested, you sign up now!  Please sign up at: