Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR.

70 minutes
Taft Theatre

Broadway’s biggest little hero, Matilda, is an extraordinary little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with astonishing wit, intelligence and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the eye of her sweet schoolteacher, Miss Honey, but also the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who loves to think of clever ways to punish children. Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other and together they dare to take a stand against Miss Trunchbull to change their destiny.

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K - 8
Public Performances
February 5 & 6, 11-13, 2022
School Performances
February 8-11, 2022

Show Times

General Admission Show Times

Date & Time Location
February 5
Saturday - 2:00pm
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February 5
Saturday - 5:00pm
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February 6
Sunday - 2:00pm
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February 11
Friday - 7:00pm
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February 12
Saturday - 11:00am
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February 12
Saturday - 2:00pm
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February 13
Sunday - 2:00pm
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Book by Dennis Kelly

Music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Directed by Nate Bertone

Choreographed by Roderick Justice

Assistant Directed by Maddie Burgoon Jones


Show Resources

Study Guides
Matilda the Musical JR.
Show Companion Activity Packet
30 minutes of self-guided, show-related activities with an answer key.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical JR. Edition

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest professional theatre for young audiences, invites the young (and young-at-heart) to take a peek behind the scenes. TCT’s Artistic Director interviews Stage Director and Scenic Designer of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR., Nate Bertone. They discuss the job of a director, what it’s like to design AND direct a show, and Nate takes part in our Lightning Round!

Thematic Connections
Arts Integration, Bullying, Compassion, Courage, Courage and Honor, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Exploring Differences in Others, Exploring Differences Within, Fairness, Friendship, Growth and Change, Imagination, Improvisation, Kindness, Literary Classic, Literature, Music, Possibilities, Reading, Responsibility, Self-Esteem, Strength of Character