Matilda The Musical

Jan 12, 2022 - Jan 29, 2022

Matilda The Musical


The award winning musical Matilda will preview at the Waterfront Playhouse on Wednesday January 12, with a grand opening on Thursday January 13 and playing Wednesday through Saturdays at 8pm through January 29.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. 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!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, fabulous music, dazzling sets and costumes, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Under the direction of Tom Thayer, choreography by Penny Leto, Lauren Thompson and Joshua Lawson, technical direction  by Michael Boyer, lighting design by Kim Hanson, musical direction by Nancy 3 Hoffman, sound design by Ben Pegg, stage management by Trish Manley and costume design by Costume World the large cast will feature: Samara MacDonald as Matilda, David Black as the evil Miss Trunchbull, Jessica Miano Kruel as the teacher, Miss Honey, Lauren Thompson and Mathias Maloff as Matilda’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, Barbara Mundy as librarian Mrs. Phelps, Joshua Lawson as Rudolpho and HonahLeigh McConnell, Isabella Hunter, Ashlyn Picco,  Sutton Sayer, Juliana Strunk, Dianna Holliman, Zyaire Allen, Phineas Haskell, Julien Gehin, Arthur Crocker, Ervin Tumm, James Harcup, Angelina Diaz, Mia Cawvey,  Jillian Todd and Heather May Sloan as students, parents, and ensemble.


Samara MacDonald as Matilda
David Black as Miss Trunchbull
Jessica Miano Kruel as Miss Honey
Lauren Thompson as Mrs. Wormwood
Mathias Maloff as Mr. Wormwood
Barbara Mundy as Mrs. Phelps
Joshua Lawson as Rudolpho
Honah Leigh McConnell as Lavender
Isabella Hunter as Amanda

Ashlyn Pico as Student
Sutton Sayer as Alice
Juliana Strunk as Hortensia
Ervin Tumm as Michael
Dianna Holliman as Student
Zyaire Allen as Student
Phineas Haskell as Nigel
Julien Gehin as Student
Arthur Crocker as Doctor/Escapologist/Student
James Harcup as Serge/Mechanic/Student
Angelina Diaz as Acrobat/Student
Mia Cawvey as Student
Jillian Todd as Student/Russian
Heather May Sloan as Student/Cook


Tom Thayer – Director
Michael Boyer – Designer
Carolyn Cooper/Penny Leto – Choreographer
Trish Manley – Stage Manager
Costume World Costumes

COVID-19 Policy

Masks: are required at the Waterfront Playhouse. If you have forgotten yours, no problem, extras will be available at the box-office window. Please note: performers are not required to wear masks during the performance.

Covid Test or Vaccination: Every guest must present written proof of a negative COVID-19 test that is no older than 72 hours. This required proof of a negative test within the most recent 72 hours will be waived for any guest who voluntarily presents written proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

We look forward to seeing you at the Waterfront and if you have any questions, please feel free to call our box-office at 305-294-5015


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