Milpitas Community Theatre is pleased to announce our line-up for the 2023-2024 season, chosen with input from our audiences, performers, volunteers, and theater professionals who have worked with us recently.
Features performers ages 8-18 (grades 3-12)
Performs November 2-5, 2023
Auditions August 27-30, 2023
Mean Girls High School Version
Featuring performers ages 12-18 (grades 7-12)
Performs March 7-10, 2024
Auditions December 10-13, 2023
Little Shop of Horrors
Featuring performers ages 18+
Performs May 24-26, 2024
Auditions March 17-20, 2024
Featuring performers ages 8-13 (grades 3-8)
Performs August 1-4, 2024
Cast List - Matilda Jr.
About the Show
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 the 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 teacher, Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and 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 to punish those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be her classmates' 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.
About the Production Team
Director Michael Sanchez previously served as Artistic Director of Milpitas' Rainbow Theatre, a predecessor City program to Milpitas Community Theatre, and production manager with EMK Productions. He appeared last year as a performer in our adult-cast production of Clue: The Musical and recently served as stage manager for our SpongeBob the Musical, Youth Edition.
Vocal Director Rachel Haskin has previously served as vocal/music director on two Milpitas Community Theatre productions and has taught voice locally for more than ten years. She also regularly performs in community theater productions throughout the Bay Area.
Choreographer Meghan Horowitz has choreographed for Children's Musical Theatre San Jose and Starting Arts and has taught dance for more than 15 years, including at San Francisco High School for the Arts and a number of dance studios in the Bay Area.
Public Performances are:
- Thursday, November 2, 7 p.m.
- Friday, November 3, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
School performances for field trip groups are:
- Thursday, November 2 at 10 a.m.
- Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m.
All performances are at the Milpitas Community Center, 457 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035.
- Matilda Wormwood – An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Miss Agatha Trunchbull – The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda's school who despises children.
Miss Honey – Matilda's kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Mr. Wormwood – Matilda's uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Mrs. Wormwood – Matilda's self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Michael Wormwood – Matilda's brother. He is not very bright and is favored by their parents.
Bruce – Matilda's classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Lavender – Matilda's classmate and friend.
Mrs. Phelps – A nice librarian.
The Escapologist – A character in a story that Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps, who comes to life in their imaginations.
The Acrobat – A character in a story that Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imaginations.
Rudolpho – Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.
Doctor – Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.
Children’s Entertainer – A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Ensemble Characters – Cook, Henchmen, Students, and Parents.