Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim MinchinFIND TICKETS
December 14 - 31, 2023
The Tony Award-Winning Family Holiday Musical
From the visionary mind of Roald Dahl (author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach) comes the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical! Matilda Wormwood is a gifted little girl armed with a sharp mind, a vivid imagination, and a love of books. Misunderstood by her cruel and unloving family, she is thrilled to begin school. Only one problem – the school is run by Miss Trunchbull, the evil headmistress who terrorizes the students with her strict discipline. Matilda soon takes a stand to defend her friends from Trunchbull’s wrath and outwit her unkind parents. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and astonishing stage magic, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of this extraordinary little girl!
“Easily the standout musical of the decade” – Sunday Times
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- Director: Kate Galvin
- Music Director: Brandon Magid
- Choreographer: Lauren Haughton Gillis
- Stage Manager: Lori Garraghty
- Scenic Designer: Britton Mauk
- Lighting Designer: Keith A. Truax
- Assistant Lighting Designer: Corey Goulden-Naitove
- Costume Designer: Dana Lee Tzvetkov
- Sound Designer: Travis Wright
- Projection Designer: Cinthia Chen
- Props Master: Aubrey Krueger
- Props Artisan: Barb Steininger
- Master Electrician: Alaska Harris
- Scenic Charge: David Wade
- Technical Director/Scene Shop: Campbell TD
- Rehearsal Stage Manager: Philip Christiansen
- Assistant Stage Manager/Wardrobe: Chelsea Pell
- Assistant Stage Manager/Wardrobe: Katie Ayer
- Youth Ensemble Coordinator: Quynn Hockema
Kate Galvin (she/her)
Kate Galvin is thrilled to be working with this incredible team to bring Matilda to Constellation! Her directing work has been seen in recent productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Ada & the Engine, A Year with Frog & Toad, and Every Brilliant Thing. Kate is happy to be freelancing more these days as a director, casting director and coach, but continues to work for Constellation as Casting Director/Creative Producer. Kate is Barrymore Award-winning director of both musicals and plays, and has a passion for new musical development. Regional directing credits include 11th Hour, Fulton Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Portland Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Water Tower Theater and others. She is a graduate of NYU (Vocal Performance – Musical Theater) and Goldsmiths – University of London (Producing for Musical Theater). Find her online at www.kategalvin.com and follow her @kategalvinconsulting
Brandon Magid (him/him)
Brandon Magid is a music educator, music director, and vocal coach and holds a Master of Science in Music Education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago. Credits include Broadway: Godspell; Off-Broadway: City Center Encores!; Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, American Repertory Theater, Barrington Stage Company, and Goodspeed Musicals. He has worked as a pianist and vocal coach for multiple institutions including New York University, Northwestern University, Broadway Dance Center, and Interlochen Center for the Arts. Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education at Indiana University with a minor in choral conducting and specialization in general music methodology.
Lauren Haughton Gillis (she/her)
Lauren Haughton Gillis is a director, choreographer, and Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at Indiana University Bloomington. She was a musical theatre performer for twenty years, most recently seen on Broadway in Wicked. Lauren has produced, directed, and choreographed shows for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS all over the US and Canada with the National Touring companies of Hamilton, Wicked, Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, and The Book of Mormon. Lauren currently works internationally as an Associate Choreographer for Virgin Voyages and served as assistant director/choreographer to Tony Award Winner, Graciela Daniele on The Gardens of Anuncia at The Old Globe. Some recent shows she has worked on as a director and/or choreographer include: Fly & PDA (La Jolla Playhouse), Bright Star & The Marvelous Wonderettes (Okoboji Summer Theatre), Godspell (Festival 56), She Loves Me (San Diego Musical Theatre). Love to Michael & Gwen who are my inspiration for everything. www.laurenhaughton.com.
Noey Krothe (she/her)
Matilda (Team Rebellion)
Noey is thrilled to be performing in Matilda the Musical with Constellation Stage & Screen. Noey made her Constellation debut last year as a member of the youth ensemble in Elf the Musical. She is a student at The Project School and has performed in numerous school productions. Some of her favorite roles include Matilda in Matilda, Jr. the Musical and Mercy O’Reily in Jump “N’ Jive Juliet. She also participates in production classes with Stages Bloomington and some of her favorite roles include the young kangaroo in Seussical the Musical, Jr. and young Anna in Frozen, Jr. She would like to thank her loving and supportive family and extended family, Constellation Stage & Screen, The Davis Academy of Music, Stages Bloomington, and the arts program at The Project School for supporting her performing arts journey so far.
Matilda (Team Revolting)
Miriam Spillman is relieved, after making her debut in last season’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, to find that she’s not being permanently typecast in Little Old Lady roles. Outside of Constellation, she’s a part of TheatreWorks, where she acts alongside her sister and bff Corrie. And as a proud bibliophile, she encourages everyone who loves today’s show to go to your library and read the book!
Amy Jo Jackson (they/them)
Amy Jo is thrilled to be terrifying children for the holidays! Winner of a 2022 Bistro Award for their solo Tennessee Williams cabaret act, The Brass Menagerie. Favorite stage: Fun Home (SpeakEasy Stage), Singin’ in the Rain (Weston), Little Mermaid (Ark Rep), Spamalot (Wolfbane), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage), Cymbeline (Opera House Arts), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater), Cocktail Magique and Seven Sins (Company XIV), Nymph Errant (Prospect Theater Company). Film: Sister Tammy in DICKS: THE MUSICAL (A24). AJJ’s original musical Hatchetation was a 2021 selection at the O’Neill (NMTC). She was a finalist for the 2022 Larson Grant and is the recipient of a 2023 Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Commission. As a voice/text/dialect coach, Amy Jo has worked on many shows, most notably Broadway’s Kinky Boots. BFA Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Emily Davis (she/her)
Emily Davis is a process-driven performer, voice teacher, and musician. She loves cross-collaborative work with other artists, developing new work (both musicals and plays), and creating opportunities for other performers. As an actor, her favorite credits include The Baker’s Wife in Sondheim’s Into the Woods (IUST), Olive in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (ATI), Kate in Calling All Kates (BPP/ATF), and Amy in Sondheim’s Company (IU). She was also recently seen as Hermione in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale, Maria in Twelfth Night, Holly in Bowling for Beginners, and Death in Everybody during her time as an MFA student at IU. She’s performed off-broadway, at Lincoln Center, and internationally in Florence, Italy. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from New York University- Steinhardt and an MFA in Acting from Indiana University. She is the co-owner of The Davis Academy of Music here in Bloomington, which she runs with her husband and biggest fan, Craig.
Jaddy Ciucci (they/she)
Jaddy is an indianapolis-based actor and has had the honor to perform across the state including Beef and Boards (Grumpy Old Men, Into The Woods), Phoenix Theatre (Holly Fudge, Hand To God), Indy Shakes (As You Like It, Love’s Labor’s Lost), and of course ATI (Mr. Confidential, The Mystery of Edwin Drood). Jaddy studied music and theatre at IU Bloomington where she also performed with Cardinal Stage, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, and the Brown County Playhouse. Always, always love to my family.
Jake Stibbe (he/him)
Jake Stibbe is thrilled to be back in Bloomington, last being seen as Crutchie in Newsies back in the days of Cardinal Stage. Previous professional credits include Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Fly By Night, Alice in Wonderland, Ripcord (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati), A Christmas Carol, As You Like It (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company), Mankind, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Iron Crow Theater), Annie (Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati), and The Buddy Holly Story (Hackmatack Playhouse). Happy holidays, and enjoy the show!
Michael Wormwood (Team Rebellion)
Lila Parker is enthusiastic to return to Constellation Stage & Screen after portraying Michael Hobbs in Elf: The Musical last holiday season. Other favorite credits include Anna (Frozen), Horton the Elephant (Seussical: The Musical), and Chip (Beauty and the Beast). Lila has studied solo vocal performance for the past six years, and plays a variety of instruments including trumpet, guitar, ukulele, and piano. When not on the stage, she enjoys writing, playing basketball, drawing, spending time with friends and family, and watching scary movies. Lila would like to thank her family, friends, and the Dream Team for their continuous support and love.
Michael Wormwood (Team Revolting)
Cooper is thrilled to be back for his 4th Cardinal/Constellation musical! He previously performed in Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast, and Newsies. Other roles include The Laramie Project (Jedidiah Schultz), 13 – The Musical (Brett), The Paradox Circus (Henry Gentry), The Hobbit (Gloin), James and the Giant Peach (Earthworm), and The Wizard of Oz, (Munchkin Barrister). “Special thanks to my Mom for my love of singing, my Dad for my love of musical theater, and Kristine & Amanda for all the acting and voice help.” As always, Coop dedicates his performance to big brother Luke, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Catherine O’Connor (she/her)
Mrs. Phelps / Mrs. Wormwood Understudy
Catherine O’Connor is from Chicago, IL and is a fourth year Theatre Major and Contemporary Dance Minor. She is incredibly excited to be making her Constellation Stage & Screen Debut in Matilda. For IU Theatre: Fun Home (Big Alison), Be More Chill (Christine), Firebringer (Zazzali), Sweeney Todd (The Beadle), Bowling for Beginners (Bernice), Well of Horniness (Doctor/Mickey). She is also a Varsity Dance Ensemblist in the Grammy-nominated Show Choir group The Singing Hoosiers. She is so thankful for her family and friends for pushing her to pursue her dreams and for always being in her corner. @catherinemarieoconnor
Yul Carrión (he/him)
Doctor / Escapologist
Yul Carrión is super excited to be returning to Constellation! He is currently based here in Bloomington but was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. This show holds a very dear place in his heart because it was actually the first Broadway show he ever saw, when it was in previews in 2013. He was most recently seen performing at the Waldron theatre performing as the Pigeon in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Other favorite credits include: Holiday Inn (Ensemble/Ted Cover), West Side Story (Pepe), A Chorus Line (Don Kerr), Bring It On (Randall), and Newsies! (Romeo). He is very grateful for all of the love and support from his friends, family, and Uptown Cafe! Instagram: @Yul_Andre
Laura Rong (she/her)
Nurse / Acrobat
Laura is thrilled to debut with Constellation Stage & Screen. She is currently a junior B.F.A. Musical Theatre major at IU. For IU Mainstage: Cabaret (Rosie), Something Rotten! (Swing). For IU Summer Theatre: Into the Woods (Milky White/Dance Captain). Other credits include: Sweeney Todd (Bird en Pointe/Ensemble), Sound of Music (Elsa), and Cinderella (Pinkleton). Laura is also on the board of directors for University Players at IU. Laura is from Toronto, ON.
Jaden Holtschlag (he/him)
Rudolpho / Ensemble
Jaden is from Nashville, TN and a senior studying Musical Theatre at Indiana University. For Woodstock Playhouse: Hello Dolly (Cornelius), Spamalot (Ensemble), Fiddler on the Roof (Dance Captain). For Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre: Joseph….Dreamcoat (Ensemble/Brother Swing), Man of La Mancha (Dancer), Carmen (Dancer). For IU Theatre: Something Rotten (Nigel Bottom), Footloose (Ren McCormack), Cabaret (Bobby), Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Swing/Dance Captain), Carrie (Ensemble/Dance Captain). For Constellation Stage & Screen: Elf the Musical (Manager/Asst. Choreographer), Modern: A New Musical (Ensemble). Huge thanks to the cast and crew for all their hard work to make this production possible! Enjoy the show! @jadenholtschlag
Jocylon Evans (she/hers)
Jocylon Evans is excited to be making her return to constellation. Favorites roles includes: A Chorus Line (Connie), Elf the Musical (Shawanda/ensemble) and The Color Purple (Olivia/ Ensemble). She is currently a Sophomore BFA Musical theater major at Indiana University! She is thrilled to create art once again with Constellation and with this talented cast!
Lucy Ferguson (she/hers)
Lucy Ferguson is thrilled to be making her Constellation Stage & Screen debut in Matilda! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Lucy is a second year BFA Musical Theatre major at IU where she is fortunate to learn from the amazing faculty and students. IU credits include Cabaret (Swing, u/s Kost) and Something Rotten (Ensemble). For IU Summer Theatre: Into the Woods (Woodland Creature, u/s Cinderella/Rapunzel). Other past credits include: Chicago (Teen Ensemble) and Legally Blonde (Off-stage singer) at The MUNY, The Sound of Music (Maria), and Little Women (Meg March). Thank you to the creative team of Matilda for this amazing opportunity, and to family and friends for their love and support!
Sydney Greene (she/her)
Ensemble / Miss Honey Understudy
Sydney is so excited to be spending her third winter with Constellation Stage & Screen! She is a senior Musical Theatre Major at IU. Regional Credits: Beauty And The Beast (Belle), Addams Family (Ensemble/Wednesday Alternate), Matilda (Acrobat/Miss Honey U/S), Jersey Boys (Peggy), Spamalot (Ensemble/ Lady Of The Lake U/S), Footloose (Urleen/Ariel U/S), Cabaret (Rosie), A Year With Frog And Toad (Ensemble/Dance Captain), Elf (Ensemble/Dance Captain). Favorite IU Credits: Something Rotten (Bea), Cabaret (Fritzie), Carrie (Helen, Carrie U/S), Murder Ballad (Narrator.) The Songbook Academy 2019 Finalist. She is also the Artistic Director for IU’s student-led theatre group where she explores her passions for leadership, directing, and choreographing. She would like to thank her family for their endless support as well as all of her musical theatre mentors for their guidance. Sydney is from Carmel, IN. Syd-greene.com
Jacob Jackson (he/him)
Ensemble / Mr. Wormwood Understudy
Jacob Jackson is Senior BFA Musical Theatre Major at Indiana University from Overland Park, Kansas. He is so excited to return to Constellation Stage & Screen after being in the cast of A Year With Frog and Toad in 2021. Regional Theatre: Hello Dolly, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof at Woodstock Playhouse. Something Rotten, Desperate Measures, Damn Yankees, The Sound of Music at Post Playhouse. For IU Theatre: Cabaret, Natasha, Pierre…, Something Rotten, The Threepenny Opera. He would like to thank Kate, Brandon, Lauren, and everyone involved in making this amazing production possible. He would also like to thank his Mom and Dad for their continued support of his artistic journey. @jtjackson8
Matthew Mason Baker (he/him)
Ensemble / Doctor/Escapologist Understudy
Matthew Mason Baker is from La Cañada, CA and is a Fourth year BFA Musical Theatre student at IU. He’s incredibly excited to be making his Constellation Debut in Matilda! Millbrook Playhouse: Cinderella (Ensemble, Jean Michel u/s), Escape to Margaritaville (Ensemble), Don’t Let the Pigeon…Bus (Pigeon). San Diego Fringe Festival: 1996: A Blink-182 Musical (Will Ecca). For IUST: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Reuben/Baker). For IU: Something Rotten! (Ensemble, Nigel u/s), Cabaret (Hans, Schultz u/s), Gross Indecency (Harris/Taylor/Lockwood), Carrie (Swing), Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), Boys in the Band (Emory). He is extremely grateful for his friends, family, and faculty for helping and encouraging him along the way. @matthewmasonbaker matthewmasonbaker.com
Katy Plaziak (she/her)
Katy Plaziak is a third-year, from Milton, Georgia, pursuing a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre degree here at IU. She is thrilled to be a part of Constellation’s Matilda! Some of her past productions include Something Rotten IU (Ensemble), Carrie the Musical IU (Swing), A Chorus Line (Cassie), and others. Katy is deeply thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the cast and team of Matilda and could not do it without the love and support of her IUMT family and her friends and family back home.
Shane Stoltz (he/him)
Shane Stoltz is a fourth-year B.F.A. Musical Theatre major from Bucks County, PA. Recent performances include, for IU Theatre: Cabaret (Emcee), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph), The Threepenny Opera (Officer Smith), Great Comet (Ensemble), Carrie (Swing/Tommy Understudy), Spring Awakening (Otto). For University Players: Footloose (Willard), Bright Star (Ensemble). For Constellation: Modern (Jeremiah). He wants to thank his family for supporting him, along with the fantastic creative team, cast and crew for all their hard work to make Matilda happen. It has been a truly wonderful experience!
Evan Vaughan (he/him)
Evan Vaughan is a third year student pursuing a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Indiana University. Indiana University credits: Cabaret (Victor/Asst. Choreo), Into the Woods (The Baker), Something Rotten (Nick Bottom), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Andrey/Ensemble), Carrie: The Musical (Ensemble). Other credits include Elf (Swing). Evan is from Indianapolis, IN and wants to express thanks to his friends and family for all of their support!
Gracie Garza Harrison (she/hers)
Gracie is a senior BFA Musical Theatre Major and is so excited to be a part of this delightful production this holiday season. She is from Houston, Texas and is excited yet scared for her first full winter in Bloomington. Previous credits include: Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Narrator), Lizzie (Lizzie), Natasha, Pierre… (Ens/ Helene u.s), Kathy (Company). She wants to thank the cast, crew, and creative team for this opportunity and their support throughout this process.
Justin Tidd (he/him)
Justin Tidd is a senior in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program from Indianapolis, IN making his Constellation Stage & Screen debut. For IUST: Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). For Indiana University: Cabaret (Male Swing/Ernst Understudy), Something Rotten (Ensemble), Natasha, Pierre… 1812 (Dolokhov), The Winter’s Tale (Stage Manager), Sueño (Assistant Stage Manager). For University Players: Bright Star: Concert Version (Daddy Murphy), Puffs! (Oliver), SLIP! (Stage Manager). Justin has cherished every moment getting to spend the holiday season with this incredible group and hopes that you receive some holiday cheer through this amazing production. Many thanks to his family and friends for their support and encouragement in any/all endeavors!
Lara Lynn Weaver
Understudy for Trunchbull & Miss Phelps
Lara Lynn Weaver gave her first performance at age 4, accompanying herself on guitar and singing Amazing Grace for her church. She sings with local chamber choir, Voces Novae, and performs regularly with her musical/life partner, Kevin MacDowell, aka Kid Kazooey. They just released a new recording “Kid Kazooey and the Ballroom Roustabouts, a Bunch of Animals.” An active member of Bloomington’s vibrant arts scene, she has performed many times on the beautiful BCT stage. This is her first experience with Constellation and she is excited to support this production of Matilda!
Youth Ensemble Cast and Performance Schedule
Matilda: Mirriam Spillman
Michael: Cooper Tucker
Bruce: Reid Walz
Lavender: Sophia Linville
Alice: Madeleine Cartledge
Amanda: Hailey Jane Houghton
Hortensia: Lily Ensmenger
Tommy: Jasmine Nolting
Eric: Lucy Pell
Nigel: Viv Taylor
Friday, December 15 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16 at 7:00pm
Sunday, December 17 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 20 at 2:00pm
Thursday, December 21 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 22 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 23 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 27 at at 7:00pm
Thursday, December 28 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 30 at 7:00pm
Matilda: Noey Krothe
Michael: Lila Parker
Bruce: Piper Reynolds
Lavender: Lyra Dimick
Alice: Alma Sela
Amanda: Chloe Duggan
Hortensia: Mary Claire Shaw
Tommy: Theresa Baird
Eric: Lydia Levesque
Nigel: Stella Jaye Durfee
Thursday, December 14 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 22 at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 23 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 27 at at 2:00pm
Friday, December 29 at 7:00pm
Saturday, December 30 at 2:00pm
Sunday, December 31 at 2:00pm