*Matilda understudy performances: Sunday, May 3 and Thursday, May 7


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Directed by Janie Scott
Musical Direction by Amanda Ku
Choreographed by Janie Scott

Read the show guide for MATILDA, The Musical, courtesy of StageAgent.com, the leading online resource for theatre artists and fans.  Learn about the show’s context, authors, plot, and characters.


Performance dates: April 25 - May 10, 2020 (preview April 24)

Ticket Prices: $27-$57 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night Friday, April 24)


Age Recommendation: Kid friendly. Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket. No children under age three will be admitted to the theatre.


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


Parking Advisory: As of January, 2020, a portion of the Lucie Stern parking lot accessible from Hopkins Ave. has been reopened. The remainder is still closed. Handicap accessible parking spaces at the Lucie Stern Community Center can be found on Melville Ave. and Harriet St. For those with mobility issues, we recommend using the drop-off area at the front of the Lucie Stern Community Center. We advise allowing at least 20 extra minutes to park and walk inside. Our friendly neighbors at Walter Hayes Elementary School (1525 Middlefield Rd.) and Trinity Lutheran Church (1295 Middlefield Rd.) have kindly opened their parking lots to us, but you may need to use street parking. Please also consider carpooling and services like Lyft and Uber.


All performances are held at the:
Lucie Stern Theater
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences

For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit page. For more information about our upcoming shows, see our tickets page. To learn about our upcoming season, visit our 90th Anniversary Season page.



Opening Night AfterGlow Party
Saturday, April 25

Enjoy a post-show champagne reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.


Post-Show Director/Cast Talkback
Thursday, April 30

Enjoy our Talkback series with Director Janie Scott and members of the cast following the performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance during the run.


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Matilda: Penelope DaSilva
Matilda understudy: Hannah Reynolds *(see performance dates above)  
Miss Trunchbull: David Blackburn
Miss Honey: Becca Euchler
Mrs. Wormwood: Brigitte Losey
Mr. Wormwood: Randy Lee
Michael Wormwood: Michael Cai
Mrs. Phelps: Sasha Motalygo
Bruce: Joshua Parecki
Lavender: Sophia Davis
The Escapologist: Arjun Sheth
The Acrobat: Kathryn Petak
Doctor: David Blackburn
Rudolpho: Tony Gonzales
Sergei: Marc Grossman
Nigel: Antonio Elias
Amanda: Madeleine Chen
Entertainer: Arjun Sheth
Adult Ensemble: Crystal Adams, Michael Cai, Jenni Chapman, Sarah Deranleau, Naomi Evans, Marc Grossman, Zendrex Llado, Kathryn Petak, Arjun Sheth, Valerie Valenzuela
Youth Ensemble: Madeleine Chen, Sophia Davis, Antonio Elias, Marlowe Ephron, Tristan Howard, Hannah Peters, Misha Seef, Owen Yeh-Lee


Director: Janie Scott
Music Director: Amanda Ku
Choreographer: Janie Scott
Scenic Designer: Scott Ludwig
Lighting Designer: Ed Hunter
Costume Designer: Naomi Arnst
Properties Designer: Margaret Deng
Wig/Makeup Designer: Gwyneth Prince-Panos
Sound Designer & Supervisor: Angela Yeung 
Stage Manager: Jeff Grafton
Master Electrician: Carina Swanberg
Technical Director and Production Manager: Scott Ludwig
Production Coordinator: Megan Bartlett
Artistic Director: Patrick Klein


Conductor: Amanda Ku


TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers may exchange at no charge when applicable. Our box office can help you become a season subscriber—and get special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one hour prior to show time. Tickets via U.S. mail: If requested, tickets can be sent via USPS mail up to seven days prior to the show date; there is a fee for this service. Palo Alto Players has two price levels, PRIME and VALUE; see the seating chart. If you have accessible seating needs or need assistance, please call our box office at 650-329-0891.