Meet the Cast of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL
Quincy Community Theatre is excited to announce the cast for its upcoming production of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL to kick off the 2024 season.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s astonishing 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 a heartwarming story, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL features a cast of 35 performers, ranging in age from 8 to over 40, some QCT veterans, some making their QCT debut. The cast of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL includes Georgia Wisslead in the title role of Matilda, Kristen Houston as The Trunchbull, Keyana Frost as Miss Honey, Lindsey Stroot and Patrick Regner as Mrs. & Mr. Wormwood, Simon Bruening as Michael Wormwood, Drew Quintero as Rudolpho and the Escapologist, Jeanette Soebbing as the Acrobat, Sara Turnbow as Doctor, Quinton Metcalf as the Children’s Entertainer, Molly Bruening as Mrs. Phelps, Julian Holt as Bruce, Aoko Kagumba Maimo as Lavender, Grace Hendrian as Nigel, Emma McCleary as Amanda, Abram Hendrian as Eric, Thea Gengenbacher as Alice, Vivi Wilson as Hortensia, Michael Wilson as Tommy, Kennedy Cornwell as Flora. Rounding out the cast are Lydia Duesterhaus, Evelyn Ginos, Xander Guegel, Ava Kaelke, Ellie Reuschel, Helen Smith, Abby Twaddle, and Dominic Zanger in the Big Kids Ensemble, Jessica Cornwell, Mason Ellison, Ruth Kummerow, Logan Mulch, Dominic Regner, and Ashleigh Wisslead in the Adult Ensemble, and Cecilia Bruening as the Swing Understudy.
The main stage musical production is under the direction of Quincy Community Theatre Education Director Theatre, Deb Currier.
“The most exciting aspect of MATILDA: THE MUSICAL is the diversity of the roles and cast,” said Currier. “It is naturally an inclusive all-ages, all-abilities, everyone-welcomed show, and I am thrilled to have my first directing project at QCT be such an homage to the variety of talent and experience in our community. “
In addition to Currier as director, the production team includes assistant director Patrick Regner, vocal direction by Monica Scholz, choreography by Alison Shafer, scenic design by Hayley E. Wallenfeldt, lighting design by Erin Thibodaux, costume design by Casey Mercurio, stage management by Gretchen Wolfmeyer, and assistant stage manager Cecilia Bruening.
An interactive Discovery Night for ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL will be held Tuesday, February 6 at 6 PM at QCT. The free event will give participants a view into the production process with discussion and Q&A! In addition, immediately following the Friday, February 23 performance, there will be a Q&A talkback session with the cast and crew.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL will take the stage at Quincy Community Theatre February 16-18 & 22-25. Flex season ticket holders may reserve their tickets starting January 11, and general tickets go on sale on January 23. Seating is reserved.
For more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at 217.222.3209.
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA: THE MUSICAL is sponsored by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. QCT’s 2024 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver.