Auditions

CHILDREN'S AUDITIONS

For ADULT AUDITIONS, click here.

Matilda the Musical

“My biggest talent is knowing who is more talented than me. I find them, I go to them, and I learn.”

Liza Minnelli

Showbiz Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most successful performing arts organisations. As a not for profit, they provide unique opportunities for local performers, musicians, and stage and production crew to engage in their passion for musical theatre and to learn from some of the best professionals in the industry in New Zealand.

Performing in a Showbiz Christchurch show provides a stepping-stone into professional careers for many local music and drama graduates and performers.

SHOWBIZ is very excited to announce their first major production for 2022 the award-winning MATILDA the Musical,  being performed at the Isaac Theatre Royal,  Christchurch

Matilda the Musical is a coming-of-age stage musical based on the 1988 children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. The show has received widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, and has played in London, New York and throughout the world.

 

Performance Season:

Thursday, 14th April – Sunday, 1st May 2022
Isaac Theatre Royal

 

Children’s Auditions Dates 2021

  • Tuesday, 14th September : 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, 15th September : 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Saturday, 18th September : 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday, 19th September : 10am – 1pm

Venue : Showbiz Christchurch Studios, 369 St. Asaph Street

Due to the current evolving COVID 19 situation, the auditions, parents' meeting (this event has been cancelled due to the current COVID Alert Level) and rehearsal start dates are subject to change. We are hopeful we can stick to the current schedule but you will be advised later directly via email if there are any changes.

 

Parents' Information Meeting : Saturday, 4th September 2021 from 3 to 4pm.

This has been cancelled due to the current Covid Alert Levels. If you have any questions not already covered in the information provided, please email us directly at Auditions@showbiz.org.nz. Please be patient, it might take us a day or two to come back to you under current circumstances.

 

Rehearsals begin early November 2021 to opening in April 2022.


Applications close 10th September 2021.

 

Further detailed Audition Information, including details about roles, can be found below:

Showbiz Christchurch is a not-for-profit society established for community participation and enjoyment of musicals.

Matilda

Due to the current evolving COVID 19 situation, the auditions, parent’s meeting and rehearsal start dates are subject to change. We are hopeful we can stick to the current schedule but you will be advised later directly via email if there are any changes.

Parents' Information Meeting:

  • Saturday, 4th September from 3 to 4pm IMPORTANT > This has been cancelled due to the current COVID Alert Levels. If you have any questions not already covered in the information provided, please email us directly at Auditions@showbiz.org.nz. Please be patient, it might take us a day or two to come back to you under current circumstances.

 

Children's Applications Close:

  • Friday, 10th September 2021

 

Adult Applications Close:

  • Applications for Trunchbull close : Thursday, 23rd September
  • Applications for all other Adults close: Thursday, 7th October

 

Children's Audition Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 14th 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Wednesday, September 15th 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Saturday, September 18th 10am – 1pm
  • Sunday, September 19th 10am – 1pm

 

Adult Audition Dates:

  • Trunchbull only: Sunday, 26th September : 9am - 4pm
  • Other Adult Roles: Sunday, 10th October / Tuesday, 12th October / Wednesday, 13th October

 

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals begin from early November 2021

 

Performance Dates:

  • Thursday, 14th April – Sunday, 1st May 2022

ADULT AUDITIONS

Matilda the Musical

Showbiz Christchurch is one of New Zealand’s most successful performing arts organisations. As a not for profit, they provide unique opportunities for local performers, musicians, and stage and production crew to engage in their passion for musical theatre and to learn from some of the best professionals in the industry in New Zealand.

SHOWBIZ is very excited to announce their first major production for 2022 the award-winning MATILDA the Musical, being performed at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch.

Matilda the Musical is a coming of age stage musical based on the 1988 children’s novel of the same name by Ronald Dahl. The show has received widespread critical acclaim and box-office popularity, and has played in London, New York and throughout the world


Performance Season:

Thursday, 14th April – Sunday, 1st May 2022
Isaac Theatre Royal


Adult Auditions Dates 2021

  • Trunchbull only: Sunday, 26th September : 9am - 4pm
  • Other Adult Roles : Sunday, 10th October / Tuesday, 12th October / Wednesday, 13th October

Venue : Showbiz Christchurch Studios, 369 St. Asaph Street

 

Rehearsals begin early November 2021 to opening in April 2022.

 

Applications for Trunchbull close : Thursday, 23rd September

Applications for all other Adults close: Thursday, 7th October

 

Further detailed Audition Information, including details about roles, can be found below:

Showbiz Christchurch is a not-for-profit society established for community participation and enjoyment of musicals.