Photo of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical lights up BPA stage!


December 6 – 22: Fridays @ 7:30 p.m. + Early-Matinee Saturdays @ 2:00 p.m. + Matinee Sundays @ 3:00 p.m. Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, December 5 @ 7:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception: Friday, December 6 @ 6:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA).

Join us for a heartwarming story just right for the holidays as BPA presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical December 6 – 22. This magical story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny is based on Roald Dahl’s beloved book. 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 Ken Michel’s BPA directing credits include Peter and the StarcatcherBig FishMary PoppinsThe Full MontyThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeShrekAvenue Q, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Associate Director Adam Othman’s recent directing credits include Peter and the Starcatcherand the upcoming Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at the Driftwood Players, and Tarzan at the Kitsap Forest Theater. He currently leads the theatre and filmmaking programs at Seattle Preparatory School. Musical Director Josh Anderson is BPA’s former Resident Music Director, and his past BPA credits include Shrek, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Side By Side, Hair, and many more. Choreographer Heather Dawson has choreographed BPA’s Return to the Forbidden PlanetBig FishMary PoppinsSpamalot, and BPA Theatre School’s Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. and Seussical, and she was also seen dancing in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Together, the creative team leads a cast filled with returning favorites and intriguing newcomers, including Olivia Juarez as MATILDA, Justin Wayne Lynn as AGATHA TRUNCHBULL, Molly Hall as MISS HONEY, Jason Gingold as MR. WORMWOOD, Kayla Teel as MRS. WORMWOOD, Sadie Gingold as MICHAEL WORMWOOD, Elizabeth Dangelo as MRS. PHELPS, Olivia Opalski as BRUCE, Evelyn Cantwell as LAVENDER, Willow Erdman as AMANDA, Charlie Philips as NIGEL, Hugo Gustafson as ERIC, Alexandria Douthart as ALICE, Sophia Marchinek as JEMMA, Olive Watson as PIPPA, Dolly Courtway as BEATRIX, Ryan P O’Donnell as THE DOCTOR, Matt Bergonzine as RUDOLPHO, James Sgambati as THE ESCAPEOLOGIST, Stefanie Van Rafelghem as THE ACROBAT, Robert Craighead as SERGEI, Michelle Abad as CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER, Anna Vizzare as THE NURSE, Justin Silver as THE COOK, Maddy Garfunkel as MUM, and Amanda Stevenson as MUM.

Join us December 6 – 22 for Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, with evening shows on Fridays at 7:30 p.m., early matinees on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m., and matinees on Sundays at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a special Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance on Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. First Saturday Teen Tickets are $5 per youth on the first Saturday of the run. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 

BPA extends special thanks to Media Sponsor KCTS-9 Public Television. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community FoundationBainbridge Island Ace HardwareBainbridge Island Magazine, the City of Bainbridge IslandOne Call for All, and Town & Country Markets. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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Bainbridge Performing Arts: since 1956, countless acts – large and small – have informed each production that graces the BPA stage. Collectively we have grown and reaped a communal bounty of grass-roots ARTivism, with people from all walks of life gathering under one roof to laugh, rage, and cry with friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. As heart strings are plucked in a drumbeat of connection, we turn to you in gratitude for the opportunity to bring a taste of magic to the community that we love!

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