2024 High School Project
ROALD DAHL'S

Matilda The Musical

Book by Dennis Kelly | Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Orchestrations and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale
Directed by Megan Watson
September 17 to September 28, 2024
Opening Night Friday, September 20
Spriet Stage
A girl wearing a school uniform stands with her hands on her hips, a number of books hovering around her.
A girl wearing a school uniform stands with her hands on her hips, a number of books hovering around her.

Upcoming Shows & Tickets

On the heels of last year’s sold-out run, the Grand Theatre’s renowned youth mentorship program, the High School Project (HSP) will be presenting the Tony and Olivier award-winning Matilda The Musical, with book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin.

This show is currently available as a discounted add-on for subscribers only. Single tickets on sale JUNE 17, 2024.

Subscribe to add-on Matilda at a discount of 15%, and enjoy 25% savings on all of the titles in the 24/25 subscription series (As You Like It, The Sound of Music, Heist, The Secret to Good Tea, Waitress, and Pride and Prejudice).

 

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Once upon a time, Matilda Wormwood, an under-appreciated child with an extraordinary mind, sets about to change her own story, and bring hope to the lives of those around her.

But when her scheming, neglectful father enrolls her in Crunchem Hall Elementary School, under the authoritarian leadership of Ms. Trunchbull, Matilda's magical mind is called toward a different, revolting, adventure.

Matilda, based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, has been staged from the West End to Broadway, toured around the world and now lands at the Grand Theatre. Matilda and her classmates remind us that all stories can be rewritten; you just have to be a little bit naughty!

 

ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.mtishows.com

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The Student Company of Matilda

Cast

Miraya Agrawal
Ensemble
Ava Alcaidinho
Ensemble
Marissa Allen
Lavender
Sophia Belleth
Ensemble
Charlie Burnett
Bruce
Leland Chafee
Ensemble
Theone Damue
Mrs. Phelps
Michael Dodge
Ensemble
Evan Doerr
Ensemble
Shakotshanunyatha Doxtator
Michael Wormwood
Sawyer Eidt
Ensemble
Hosna Emami
Ensemble
Greta Fleet
Ensemble
Billie Gould
Ensemble
Abby Hall
Ensemble
Isabelle Hiltz
Ensemble
Aya Holzberg
Ensemble
Piper Jesney
Mrs. Wormwood
Alexis Khanna
Ensemble
Jasmine Melo
Ensemble
Erica Mota
Ensemble
Neela Noble
Matilda Wormwood
Danica Novo
Ensemble
Isabelle Parent
Ensemble
Ethan Pickett
Rudolpho
Erin Prouty
Ensemble
Leticia Rodrigues
Ensemble
Una Roulston
Miss Honey
Isaac Sellars
Ensemble
Alyssa Skiffington
Ensemble
Isaac Szoldatitis
Ensemble
Desi vanBeek-Paterson
Ensemble
Mackenna VanMassenhoven
Miss Agatha Trunchbull
James Wright
Mr. Wormwood
Olivia Schiedel
Ensemble

Student Musicians

Riley Hales
Woodwinds
Franz Marsolais Hernandez
Keys
Emily Peacock
Music Assistant
Ryan Shaw
Keys

Production

Marlie Klompstra-White
Props
Chloe Laporte
Props
Aislynn Pinelli
Props
Corinne Smeenk
Props
Kate Telfer
Props
Ayat Reza
Scenic Art
Bea Snider
Scenic Art
Grace Tang
Stage Management
Quentin Vieira
Stage Management
Morrigan Beharriell
Wardrobe
Reagan Berdan
Wardrobe
Meyer Liston
Wardrobe
Eris Marles
Wardrobe
Virginia McCallum
Wardrobe
Maggie McHardy
Wardrobe
Angelina Moses
Photography and Marketing
Luis Garcia
Sound
Joni Lau
Sound
Adelaide Alcantara
Lighting

Creative Team

Megan Watson
Megan Watson
Director
For the Grand Theatre: Re:Opening Festival, Comfort and Joy, Juno’s Reward, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, The Glass Menagerie, Shakespeare:The Mixtape, Julius Caesar.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Craving, Holiday Window Walk 1&2 (Curveball Creative); Dial M for Murder (Watermark Theatre); A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff); Agency (Yell Rebel); Extremophiles (Summerworks); When the Rain Stops Falling & Much Ado About Nothing (University of Alberta).
Other: I am endlessly grateful to my friends and family for supporting this joyous and demanding career. It's all for Wyn.
Stephen Cota
Stephen Cota
Choreographer
Scott Penner
Scott Penner
Set Designer
For the Grand Theatre: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Phantom of the Opera, Elf: the Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Hair.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Job (Off-Broadway); Without You (Asst. Off Broadway); Intimate Apparel, Fireflies (Northlight Theatre Chicago); Rasheeda Speaking (Jeff Award Nomination, Shatted Globe Chicago); Shirley Valentine (Theatre Aquarius); Shakespeare's Will (Indiana Rep); Cymbeline (Stratford Festival); Constellations, A Raisin in the Sun, Love's Labour's Lost (American Players Theatre); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Flint Rep); DION, A New Musical (Coalmine Theatre Toronto); Guys & Dolls (Arts Club Vancouver).
Lisa Wright
Lisa Wright
Costume Designer
For the Grand Theatre: Head of Wardrobe 2008 – present. Homes: A Refugee Story, High School Projects: Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Titanic, Prom Queen, Evita, Les Misérables School Edition, Hello, Dolly!, The Addams Family: A New Musical, Legally Blonde, My Fair Lady, Footloose, Anything Goes, Grease. Other: Art, The Mountaintop, Fly Me to the Moon, Hair. Assistant Head of Wardrobe for 7 seasons; came to the Grand Theatre as a tailor in 1989.
Theatre Credits (Selected): The Stratford Festival, Livent, Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Banff Theatre Centre.
Jareth Li
Jareth Li
Lighting Designer
For the Grand Theatre: Kim's Convenience, Controlled Damage.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Topdog/Underdog (Canadian Stage); Prince Caspian (Shaw Festival); Jersey Boys, Ring of Fire (Citadel Theatre); Every Little Nookie (Stratford Festival); Peter’s Final Flight (Ross Petty Productions); The Hours That Remain (Theatre Aquarius);Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon Theatre); Trojan Girls and the Outhouse of Atreus (Outside the March); The Home Project, The Wolves, Casimir and Caroline, Punk Rock (The Howland Company).
Upcoming: Pollyanna (Theatre Aquarius)
Other: Stagecraft instructor at York University, member of the Associated Designers of Canada IATSE 659. Online @jareth.li.
Aaron Ouelette
Aaron Ouelette
Sound Designer
Jess Gordon
Jess Gordon
Apprentice Stage Manager
For the Grand Theatre: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Theatre Credits (Selected): Wendy and Peter Pan, Avon Theatre Production Assistant (Stratford Festival); Jonas and Barry in the Home, Made In Italy (Theatre Aquarius); A Christmas Carol, Come Down From Up River, Doris and Ivy in the Home (Upper Canada Playhouse); Wishful Seeing (4th Line Theatre); Red Tide: A Macabre Maritime Misadventure, Kensington: The Musical, Destination: Wedding! (Sheridan College).
Other: Graduate of Sheridan College’s Technical Production program