Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

September 24 – October 3, 2021

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With 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.

We are planning for a mask free production for those who are fully vaccinated, but will follow appropriate guidelines as set forth by the CDC.

The Highland Park Players is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender, identities, sexualities and abilities to audition.


  • Adults $30
  • Children 13 and under: $27

Cast Members:

Matilda (4 performances) - Everleigh Murphy

Matilda (4 performances) - Rosemary Heckard

Mrs. Trunchbull - Brent Walker

Mrs. Wormwood - Hannah Rose

Mr. Wormwood - Justin Vidovic

Miss Honey - Jill Iverson

Bruce - Brennan Monaghan

Lavender - Phoebe Berkowitz

Erica - Allison Buck

Tammy - Scarlett Benveniste

Nigel - Nathaniel Vodak

Amanda - Estella Schultz

Alice - Matilda Rose

Hortensia - Sofia Ruffner

Kid Ensemble - Yesha Mistry, Morgan Podlin, Maggie Atkinson

Michael/Dad - Emil Ginter

Doctor/"Creepy Big Kid"/Mom - Sarah Tilford

Rudolpho/Escapologist/Big Kid/Dad/Nurse - Dave Lemrise

Mrs. Phelps/Mom/Nurse - Heather Benveniste

Acrobat/Mom/Nurse/Big Kid - Kelly Gross

Cook/Mom/Nurse/Big Kid - Aria Caldwell

Entertainer/Sergei/Big Kid - Deric Gochenauer

Mom/Nurse/Big Kid/Henchman - Melissa Harrison

Mom/Nurse/Big Kid/Henchman - Emma Widlowski

Production Staff:

Executive Producer - Bradley A. Rose

Executive Producer - Holly Weis

Director/Choreographer - Jenilee Houghton

Music Director - Ken Preuss

Assistant Choreographer - Sarah Makkawy

Costume Designer - Patty Halajian

Technical Director - Kurt Ottinger

Lightning Designer - Kurt Ottinger

Sound Designer/Operator - Rich Neumann

Set Designer - Bill Houghton

Stage Manager - Abigail Rakocy

Props - Peter Rasey

Projection Designer - Kurt Houghton

Assistant Music Director - Marty Karlin

Producer - Naomi Hershman

Producer - Carol Lee Wax

Producer - Scott Schwartz

PR/Publicity - Jacob Cohen


  All roles available for ages 9 and up
  Monday, July 12th | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Wednesday, July 14th | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Callbacks Tuesday, July 20 starting at 6:30 PM
  Heller Nature Center Multi-purpose Room
  2821 Ridge Road Highland Park
  Rehearsal begin end of July and are typically Monday thru Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 PM at West Ridge Center
  Please prepare a song cut, 32 bars (approx 1 minute) that best showcases your voice and demonstrates a connection to the character that you are auditioning for. Please provide sheet music in the appropriate key. Accompanist will be provided.
  Bring resume/headshot.
  Be prepared to dance/do cold readings
  You will be asked to fill out a conflict sheet


  September 24, 25, October 1, 2 at 7:30pm
  September 25, 26, October 2, 3 at 2pm
  Northbrook Theater - 3323 Walters Ave, Northbrook