ACANY’s Fall 2022 Full-Scale Off-Broadway Production

Actors 7-14 Eligible (Email us for an Age Exception) 

Students ages 12, 13 & 14 may also audition for our Main-Stage Production (ages 12+), which will be announced soon! We will cast you where we think you fit best!

Directed by Performer, Voice Teacher & Theatre Director, Rebecca O’Sullivan (GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR, FROZEN JR)

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

We will be holding a combination of IN-PERSON and ZOOM AUDITIONS for MATILDA JR.

Audition Instructions & Materials
A Character Breakdown is in our Dropbox (see link below).

You will be asked to perform 3 things:
1. Select one scene/character to perform. Click Here for the Dropbox with Audition Scenes.
2. Select one song from the Dropbox. Click Here for the Dropbox with Audition Songs.
3. Learn this dance combination. Click Here for the Audio Track that will accompany the Dance Audition.

In-Person Auditions
If you are auditioning in-person, you will dance for us in the studio so please dress accordingly.

Zoom Auditioners – Submit a Dance Self-Tape
Please submit your dance self-tape the same day as your live Zoom audition. (Your scene and song will be performed live over Zoom for our artistic director and studio manager. Only the dance will need to be filmed and submitted to our Dropbox below the day of your audition).



Questions? Contact us here!

Audition Dates and Times

Choose one audition date from the below.

In-Person Audition Dates
When: Tuesday, August 23 from 3-7 PM ET
When: Thursday, August 25 from 11 AM – 2:30 PM ET
Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave., NYC

Zoom Audition Date
When: Wednesday, August 24 from 4-7 PM ET
Where: Via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent via email before your audition.

Can’t Make the Auditions but still want to try out? No Worries! Contact the Office for further instructions!

If cast, find the rehearsal & performance schedule below plus other pertinent information including conflicts and our Mandatory Tech Night!

Rehearsal Conflicts
We accept 2-3 pre-approved absences. We will be filming each rehearsal. You will be expected to review the material before the next rehearsal.

Rehearsals take place in person at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave (btw 35/36th St).

Rehearsal Schedule
There will be 9 rehearsals, mostly on Sundays with a few exceptions, but this is not including our mandatory tech night at the theatre.

Saturday Rehearsal: September 24
Saturday Time: 1:30-5:30 PM
Sunday Rehearsals: September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30; November 6
Sunday Time: 1:30-5:30 PM

Friday Night Rehearsal: October 21
Friday Time: 4-8 PM

Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave (b/t 35th and 36th)

Mandatory Tech Night at The Riverside Theatre
Tech Night: Friday, November 11, 3:30-9:30 PM

Tech Night Location: The Riverside Theatre – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC

*Tech is mandatory

Performance Dates & Showtimes

When: Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 (each cast will perform in 2 shows)
Where: The Riverside Theatre – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC
The Trunchbull Cast: Sat, November 12 at 10:30 AM and Sun, November 13 at 1 PM
The Honey Cast: Sat, November 12 at 1 PM and Sun, November 13 at 10:30 AM
Tuition if Cast: 945.00 *includes a beautiful production T-Shirt!

Payment plans available.


Past Productions

  • Fall 2020: Lion King Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Fall 2020: Chicago High School Edition at The Riverside Theatre
  • Fall 2019: A Chorus Line and Frozen Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2019: The Addams Family and Shrek Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Fall 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone and Peter Pan Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2018: Godspell and Seussical Jr.
  • Fall 2017: Les Miserables School Edition and The Little Mermaid Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2017: Spamalot and Aladdin Jr. at the 52nd St. Project
  • Fall 2016: Urinetown and Annie Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2016: Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2015: Honk Jr. and Thoughoughly Modern Millie Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2015: Legally Blonde Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2014: Seussical Jr. and High School Musical Jr. at The York Theatre
  • Spring 2014: The Little Mermaid Jr. at Manhattan Movment and Art Center
  • Fall 2013: Into the Woods Jr. Manhattan Movment and Art Center