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From the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge...a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like “Miracle,” “Naughty,” and “Revolting Children” will ring true to adults and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through pre-adolescence and beyond.

Book by 
Dennis Kelly

Music & Lyrics by
Tim Minchin

Based on the book Matilda by 
Roald Dahl

Music Directed by
Christopher Youstra

Choreography by
Byron Easley

Directed by
Peter Flynn

2018-19 Season
Part of the 2018-19 Season
  • Nina Brothers

  • Michelle E. Carter

  • Ellie Coffey

  • Ella Coulson

  • Felicia Curry

    Miss Honey
  • Tiziano D'Affuso

  • Ainsley Deegan

  • Emiko Dunn

  • Patrick Ford

  • Jay Frisby

  • Sebastian Gervase

  • Rayanne Gonzales

    Mrs. Phelps
  • Andre Hinds

  • Hailey Ibberson

  • Ashleigh King

  • Quynh-My Luu

  • Michael J. Mainwaring

    Michael Wormwood/Ensemble
  • Sawyer Makl

  • Calvin Malone

  • Kai Mansell

  • Tracy Lynn Olivera

    Mrs. Wormwood
  • Eliza Prymak

  • Hudson Prymak

  • Connor James Reilly

  • Christopher Michael Richardson

    Mr. Wormwood
  • Camryn Shegogue

  • Jack St. Pierre

  • Tom Story

    Miss Trunchbull
  • Camiel Warren-Taylor


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Behind-the-Scenes: Making Matilda

Sunday, June 23 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
$10/Free for OTC Members

Join director Peter Flynn and members of his team to discuss how they brought the magical world of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical to life. We'll talk about the inspirations behind the designs, the stagecraft of Matilda's powers, and how to cast the right actors to populate a Dahlian world.

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Meet the Cast at Olney Library

Saturday, July 13 at 11:00am
Free • No reservations required

Join us at the Olney Library for a special storytime and performances with members of the cast of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical. Bring your own copy of Matilda and follow along as we read an excerpt from the novel. Then sit back and enjoy a special performance straight from our stage.

Community Partners: Children's Book Drive

Matilda is the story of a girl whose life is changed by reading. Yes, she’s magical and telekinetic, but what really powers her abilities and makes her remarkable is her love of books. It’s such a big theme in the play that our brilliant designer Milagros Ponce de León has incorporated 2,000 books all over the stage (although to be truthful, most of them are carved out of foam). The story is literally and figuratively built by books.

Our mission at Olney Theatre Center is to unleash the creative potential of our artists and audiences, so it felt important to us that as part of our production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, we make a positive contribution to ensuring every kid can access the power to supercharge their imagination through reading.

That’s why we’re asking members of our audience to bring a new or gently used children’s books to donate when they come to see the show or during Box Office hours. We’ve partnered with the Maryland Book Bank and Velocity of Books to make sure these donations will make it into the hands of kids who need them.

Your generosity will bring us one step closer to a society where every kid has the tools the opportunity to become extraordinary.

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June 21 - July 21 2019

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