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. 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.

Director: Dr. Heather Laforge
Musical Director: Joshua Pontsler & Aaron Corbeil
Choreographer: Bobby Albright
Director Intern: Amanda Pontsler

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 22nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 29th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 1st @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday January 6, 2020 at 9:00am

Ticket Prices:

Joan B. Kroc Theater:

6611 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115

Show Notes:

Pre Audition Show Notes
Auditions Friday 12/6 5-8 pm 
Callbacks Saturday 12/7 9:30-3:30
Location: Lakeside Middle School Theater

*You must be registered in a class at any CYT San Diego location in order to request an audition time.
Registration Opens November 1st.

Once registered, here is how to request an audition time for Matilda.... 
  • Log into your family account.
  • Please upload a proper headshot.  This does not need to be professional but taken from the chest up. No family photos, please.
  • There is a place to the right of your child's name that says 'Tools'.  
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.  
  • Emails with a link to the audition forms to complete will start being sent the week of November 18th.
  • You need to be enrolled in a Winter 2020 class to audition for a show.  
  • You must be between the ages of 8 and 18 years old to audition.

Audition info:
Auditions (vocal & dance) take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
Please prepare a 1-minute instrumental song for vocal auditions.   
After Vocal Auditions, your group will be taught a short dance and then perform it for the artistic team (as a group)
Call Back lists will be posted HERE Friday evening, December 6th after auditions (around 10 pm).
Mandatory Parent meeting on Friday,  January 3rd from 7-8:30 pm at Lakeside Middle School

Click here for Audition Tips

Rehearsals every Friday 5-9pm and Saturdays from 9:30am-2:30pm at Lakeside Middle School 
Super Saturday 2/15  9am-5pm
Tech  Rehearsals Mon-Thu 2/27- 2/20  4:30pm-9:00pm
School Shows 
Fridays 2/21 and 2/28 at 9:30 and 11:30am
Public Shows 
Friday 2/21 at 7 pm, Saturday, 2/22 at 7 pm, Sunday 2/23 at 2 pm
Friday 3/1 7 pm, 3/2 2 pm and 7 pm, 3/3 2 pm 

CREW: We are accepting applications for 12 years old and up. Please email Tina to apply.

Email me (Tina Filley East County Chapter Coordinator), at with any questions :)


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 older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.

Mrs. Phelps

A nice librarian.



Matilda's classmate and friend.







The Escapologist

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.

The Acrobat

A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.


Mrs. Wormwood's ballroom dance partner.

Children's Entertainer




Mrs. Wormwood's Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda.





Teen Students (Featured Dance)

Children's Ensemble