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Matilda the Musical

Read the special 'Matilda' edition of the Tritonian.

View a photo gallery of the Jan. 21 performance.

Read an article published in The Press Times about senior Maddy Burgess.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical 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 original 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, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. 

Congratulations to our Cast of "Matilda":

Little Kids Chorus  
Matilda Maddy Burgess
Lavender Ellen Meeuwsen
Bruce Charlie Rickards
Alice Emily Hoeppner
Amanda Molly Kukiela
Tommy Emilie Chamberlain
Hortensia Bella Zingler-Hoslet
Nigel Jacob Massart
Eric(a) Elizabeth Rickards
Leads/Supporting Roles  
Ms. Trunchbull Skylar Schultz
Ms. Honey Maggie Otradovec
Mr. Wormwood Sam Ruffel
Ms. Wormwood Elizabeth Hoeppner
Michael/Dad Joey Bonadonna
Mrs. Phelps/Mom/Big Kid Tara Janas
Rudolpho/Dad/Big Kid Max Timmer
Doctor/Big Kid Bella Brabazon
Sergei/Children's Performer/Big Kid Tommy Tressler
Acrobat/Mom/Big Kid Sonja Gapinski
Escapologist/Dad/Big Kid Charles Peterson


Big Kids Chorus
Abby Elfner
Lizzy Parish
Addie Weiss
Emma Rose Sonnenburg
Alex Brabant
Briana Fitzgerald
Noah Sternig
Kate Treankler