Local Premiere of Roald Dahl's 'Matilda The Musical' Oct. 8-10

  • Cast pictured (L to R): Rocco Ayala (Westmont), Ryan Valecek (New Lenox), Julian Solis (St. John, IN), Isabel Ackerman (Chicago-North Center), Olivia See (Tinley Park), Sophia Smith (Chicago-Garfield Park); (Front): Sara Deodhar (Glenview) Camilla Joe-O'Keefe

    Cast pictured (L to R): Rocco Ayala (Westmont), Ryan Valecek (New Lenox), Julian Solis (St. John, IN), Isabel Ackerman (Chicago-North Center), Olivia See (Tinley Park), Sophia Smith (Chicago-Garfield Park); (Front): Sara Deodhar (Glenview) Camilla Joe-O'Keefe

Updated 9/29/2021 9:08 AM

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 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.

Produced for the Beverly Theatre Guild by Jean Friend and Brandy See, Matilda is directed by Robbie Distasio, with music direction by Sharon Mason, and choreography by Leslie Ann Harkins. This fun-filled production will feature actors Sara Deodhar (Glenview) and Audrey Edwards (Morgan Park) as Matilda; Rocco Ayala (Westmont) as Miss Agatha Trunchbull; Molly Sheehan (Evergreen Park) as Miss Honey; Andrew Dicksen (Tinley Park) as Mr. Wormwood; Sara Solis (St. John, IN) as Mrs. Wormwood; and Margaret Pesquera (Alsip) as Michael Wormwood. The ensemble cast includes Isabel Ackerman (North Center), Renee Edwards (Morgan Park), Justin Holloway (Palos Hills), Neill Kelly (Lakeview), Layla LaFlame (Tinley Park), Meghan Massaro (Beverly), Max Molenda (Orland Park), Lucas Mora (Oak Lawn), Daniel O'Grady (Oak Lawn), Sheilah O'Grady (Oak Lawn), Grace Regalado (Worth), John Reidy (Palos Park), Sean Rhead (Blue Island), Victoria Sanders (Ashburn), Cynthia Santoyo (Midlothian), Olivia See (Tinley Park), Sophia Smith (Garfield Park), Ethan Solis (St. John, IN), Julian Solis (St. John, IN), Larry Symanski (Evergreen Park), and Ryan Valecek (New Lenox).

Performances: Morgan Park Academy Arts Center, 2153 W. 111th Street, Chicago

Performance Dates: October 8, 9 & 10, Friday & Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm

Ticket Prices: Adults $24, Members $22. Tickets now on sale. Ask about Group Rates.

For tickets, season subscriptions and more information, go to: www.beverlytheatreguild.org, or call: 773-BTG-TIXS

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Roald Dahl';s Matilda the Musical

is presented through special arrangement with the Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


he Beverly Theatre Guild is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

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