July 21, 2023 – July 23, 2023

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With a book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her school teacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also to appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs 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.


Lakeetha Blakeney (She/Her/Hers) – Director and Choreographer

Lakeetha Blakeney is an actress, director, playwright, writer, and theatre educator. She is a native of Concord, North Carolina, she received her BA in Theatre and African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her MA in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. She is the inaugural recipient of the Paige Johnson Thomas Directing Assistantship, where she assistant directed three mainstage productions. She most recently directed Matilda Jr. at Matthews Playhouse in Matthews North Carolina. She teaches Playwriting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her play Princess Fearless made its regional debut at Matthews Playhouse and her play Sweet Jenn won best original script at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of Redeeming History Productions, a production company creating work that celebrates the marginalized global majority. She is a theatre teaching artist and has been working with K-12 students for over 15 years; Lakeetha strives to create space for all who wish to learn the craft of acting.


Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Are you interested in working in the arts, or do you need hands-on experience to add to your resume this summer? Then our Student Summer Stock Matilda the Musical crew positions might be right for you!

The open positions we have are:
-Scenic Carpenter / Stagehand
-Stitcher / Dresser / Wardrobe
-Props Designer / Artisan / Run Crew

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to summerstock@lycoming.edu with the job title in the subject line.
For more information, go to the Lycoming College Employment Opportunity Page.

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Calendar for Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical