August 1–10, 2019

Kweskin Theatre

Our 29th Season


Our 29th annual Summer Youth Theatre production
August 1 through 10, 2019

MATILDA, The Musical

Director - Brian Bianco
Music Director - Greg Chrzczon
Choreographer - Emily Frangipane

The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Our cast:

Matilda Wormwood              Elena Cappella and Beverlyn Lopez      (alternating performances – TBD)
Miss Agatha Trunchbull      Dante DiFederico
Miss Honey                            Franki Spinelli Mastrone
Mr. Wormwood                    Liam Gelling
Mrs. Wormwood                   Emma Sawch
Michael Wormwood             Zachary Vlcek
Mrs. Phelps                            Rachel Lese
The Escapologist                   Robert J. Failla
The Acrobat                          Nicole Henkel
Rudolpho                               Joshua Leferman
The Doctor                             Finley Vigliotti
Sergei                                      Justin Villard

Matilda’s Classmates:

Bruce Bogtrotter              Samantha Sperling
Lavender                             Cooper Toland
Amanda Thripp                Sophia Sibilia
Alice                                     Matilda Odin
Hortensia                          Liliana Gomez
Tommy                               Owen Priscott
Eric                                      Sean Kilcullen
Nigel                                    Jake Sperling

Additional Classmates  Valeria Antunes 
                                                  Sofia Caurant
                                                  Sabina Farley
                                                 Lucas Gomez


Older Students               Chloe Cerniglia
                                                Lola Duhov
                                                Grace Eagleton
                                                Maddy Galgano
                                                Maggie Lockwood
                                                Kristin Morrow
                                                Aerin O’Brien
                                                Nikolas Rinaldi
                                                Daniella Sallese
                                                Katherine Scully
                                                Sydney Sibilia
                                                Chloe Simner
                                                Isabelle Tiska


Grown Up Ensemble    Molly Eagleton
                                                Robert J. Failla
                                                Elsa Franks
                                                Nicole Henkel
                                                Arianna Hernandez
                                                Grace Huber
                                                Jeannette Jerry-Collins
                                                Joshua Leferman
                                                Liliana Santos
                                                Ava Spinelli Mastrone
                                                Justin Villard
                                                Nora Watson
                                                Zara Williamson

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!