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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

"Big, lively production... has just the right measure of toughness and charm"

Washington Post

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  • Nina Brothers

    Amanda
  • Michelle E. Carter

    Ensemble
  • Ellie Coffey

    Amanda
  • Ella Coulson

    Hortensia
  • Felicia Curry

    Miss Honey
  • Tiziano D'Affuso

    Swing
  • Ainsley Deegan

    Lavender
  • Emiko Dunn

    Matilda
  • Patrick Ford

    Bruce
  • Jay Frisby

    Doctor/Ensemble
  • Sebastian Gervase

    Eric
  • Rayanne Gonzales

    Mrs. Phelps
  • Andre Hinds

    Rudolpho
  • Hailey Ibberson

    Swing
  • Ashleigh King

    Ensemble
  • Quynh-My Luu

    Ensemble
  • Michael J. Mainwaring

    Michael Wormwood/Ensemble
  • Sawyer Makl

    Eric
  • Calvin Malone

    Ensemble
  • Kai Mansell

    Nigel
  • Tracy Lynn Olivera

    Mrs. Wormwood
  • Eliza Prymak

    Hortensia
  • Hudson Prymak

    Nigel
  • Connor James Reilly

    Escapologist/Ensemble
  • Christopher Michael Richardson

    Mr. Wormwood
  • Camryn Shegogue

    Ensemble
  • Jack St. Pierre

    Bruce
  • Tom Story

    Miss Trunchbull
  • Camiel Warren-Taylor

    Lavender

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 and the opportunity to become extraordinary.

Learn more about our Community Partners

Matilda

June 21 - July 28 2019

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