MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. presented by the Children’s Theater Of Cincinnati

The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati’s MainStage season 21-22 will continue with Roald dahl‘S MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. at the Taft Theater February 5-14, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.

The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati asks the public to join them in providing the safest space possible for patrons young and old, actors, crew, volunteers and staff. the following protocol will be in place for their 21-22 MainStage season:

  1. Masks are mandatory for ALL ticket holders aged 2 and over, regardless of their vaccination status.
  2. All customers aged 12 and over must provide proof of * complete COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result administered within 72 hours of the show start time. A negative rapid antigen test given within 24 hours or proof of natural immunity via antibodies will also be accepted – this test should have been completed within six months of the date of the show you are attending. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, laboratory, or healthcare provider cannot be accepted. This rule applies to teachers and accompanying persons during their school day performances as well as during all public performances.
    1. To enter the theater, please bring a ** piece of photo ID and one of the following:
  • Original vaccine card or test result
  • Photograph or copy of vaccination card or test result
  • Photograph of the vaccination card or test result stored on your electronic device
  • * Fully vaccinated means the performance you are attending takes place at least 14 days after your last dose of vaccine.
  • ** Please note: Photo ID is not required for children.
  • Guests who medically require a reasonable mask must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of entering the theater, regardless of their immunization status. A negative rapid antigen test administered within 24 hours will also be accepted.
  1. If you experience any symptoms (i.e. fever, chills, cough), please stay home and do not attend the event. Contact the box office at 513-569-8080 x10 to discuss your ticket options. Learn more about their refund policy here.
  2. Their seats of public representation will not be socially distanced. Please contact the TCT box office for any questions at 513-569-8080 x10 or by email at
  3. The capacities of school performances will be limited and school groups will be separated from each other to the best of their ability during school performances during the day.
  4. No concession will be sold during a performance.
  5. No food or drink will be allowed in the theater.
  6. No merchandise will be sold during a performance.
  7. Autographs for subscribers and Crown Club members after public performances have been postponed indefinitely.
  8. Protect yourself and others. Thank you!

Broadway’s Biggest Little Hero, Matilda, is an amazing little girl with a vivid imagination. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda is armed with an amazing wit, intelligence, and mysterious powers. At school, she catches the attention of her sweet teacher, Miss Honey, but also of the evil principal, Miss Trunchbull, who likes 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 fate.

Book before Dennis kelly. Music and lyrics by Tim minchin. Directed by Nate bertone. Choreographed by Roderick Justice. Assistant directed by Maddie Burgoon Jones.

Ideal for ages 4 and up.

Timetable for Roald dahl‘S MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. include:

Saturday February 5 at 2 p.m.

Saturday February 5 at 5 p.m.

Sunday February 6 at 2 p.m.

Friday February 11 at 7 p.m.

Saturday February 12 at 11 a.m.

Saturday February 12 at 2 p.m.

Sunday February 13 at 2 p.m.

All of the Children’s Theater of Cincinnati’s Broadway-style MainStage productions, including Roald dahl‘S MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR., Are performed in the historic Taft Theater, 5th Street and Sycamore Street in downtown Cincinnati. Tickets start at $ 10. Visit for tickets.

School representations of Roald dahl‘S MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. will take place on February 8, 11 and 14, 2022, during the day.

The sensory performance of Roald dahl‘S MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. February 9 at 1 p.m. is for people with the autism spectrum, as well as children (and adults) with other special needs who may benefit from it. To create a sensory performance, the show is presented in a welcoming environment favorable to people with sensory challenges. Slight adjustments to lighting and sound are made, and effects such as fog, strobes, and lights stretching into the audience are minimized. A downloadable social story (in Word format) is made available on the TCT website one week before the performance. At the theater, TCT provides an area staffed with in-field specialists where clients can take a break if needed, and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has trained staff.

For details on how to purchase tickets for TCT’s school or sensory performances, visit

Flex Pass packages and season tickets 22-23

The Flex Pass packages for the TCT 21-22 MainStage season are now available on Regular memberships for our upcoming MainStage 22-23 season are on sale now and start at just $ 43. All subscriptions and single tickets remain refundable during the pandemic if you cannot attend due to COVID-19. Learn more about the subscription at

Roald dahl‘S MATILDA LA MUSICALE JR. is made possible by the generosity of production sponsors Chemed and The Summit Hotel as well as sponsor Dress Run TriHealth and sponsors Season, ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Patricia A. Corbett Trust, The Charles H. Dater Foundation, HB , EW and FR Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, co-trustees. The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati is supported by ArtsWave and the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Free previews of this production are made possible by funds from the US City of Cincinnati Rescue Plan, administered by ArtsWave.

CAST (in alphabetical order)

Rudolpho / Escapologue / Ensemble – Christian Arias

Sergei / Ensemble – David Armondo

Michael Wormwood – Evan Blust

Hydrangea – Sophie Caton

Amanda – Brinley Culver

Bruce – Courant d’Issiah

Mathilde – Celia D’Ascenzo

Erica – Marlo D’Ascenzo

Little Child – Mia D’Ascenzo

Alice – Ryleigh Doss

Together – Lauren Everett

Ensemble – Ian Timothy Forsgren

Mr. Wormwood – Douglas Fries

Ensemble – Nick Godfrey

Miss Honey – Tommi Harsch

Set – Kali Swamp

Together – Ashley Morton

Caution -Sarina Patel

Miss Trunchbull – Spring Starr Pillow

Together – Caroline Rakestraw

Tommy – Kip Richardson

Ensemble – Chelsea Russell

Ensemble – Avery Sherman

Ensemble – Thomas Les Smith

Nigel – Kavan Vadivelu

Lavender – Keya Vadivelu

Ms. Phelps – Angela Powell Walker

Ms. Wormwood – Michelle Wells

Liners: For Mr. Wormwood – CHRISTIAN ARIAS; for Miss Honey – LAUREN EVERETT; for Michael, Sergei, Rudolpho and Escapologist – IAN TIMOTHY FORSGREN; for Miss Trunchbull – NICK GODFREY; for Mrs. Wormwood – KALI MARSH; for Mrs. Phelps and Cook –Ashley Morton; for Acrobat – AVERY SHERMAN.