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‘Matilda’ is sure to win your heart

Mar 16, 2023 01:07PM ● By Becky Ginos

The musical features three rotating Matildas Penny Hodson, Sarah Monson and Charlotte Witt. The show runs March 17 – April 15 at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. Photo by Kirsten Smith

CENTERVILLE—Mix a girl with special powers and a mean headmistress that hates children and you’ve got “Matilda.” The CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s musical production follows Matilda, a witty  girl with exceptional talents whose cleverness saves her classmates from Miss Trunchbull who rules with an iron fist. 

Miss Trunchbull delights in making life difficult for her students by making up new punishments for children who don’t obey her rules.

Miss Honey, a lovable school teacher and mentor becomes Matilda’s ally and the two end up having a great impact on each other’s lives. Matilda’s parents, the Wormwoods, are self-absorbed and aloof so she finds her own adventures in books. 

Using her intelligence and psychokinetic powers, Matilda stands up to Miss Trunchbull and turns things around for the children at the school. 

“Matilda” is filled with energetic tunes and a fun cast of characters that will have audiences young and old cheering for the delightful little girl who pulls everyone together.

The production is directed by Emily Wadley, Musical Direction by Tara Wardle, and Choreography by Liz Christensen. The show is double cast with three rotating Matildas.

“Matilda” runs March 17 – April 15, Monday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19 – $37. CenterPoint Theatre is located at 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. For more information visit or call 801-298-1302.