SALT Presents Matilda the Musical November 29 – December 15, 2019

CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts presents Matilda the Musical, November 29 – December 15, 2019. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel about a courageous little girl with an unbounded imagination who proves that, despite the odds, you can do anything you put your mind to—and change your destiny. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by our take on this Broadway hit and winner of 16 Best Musical awards.

With book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Our genius heroine Matilda is born into a less brilliant family. Her dad is a car salesman with a few screws loose, her mum is an amateur ballroom dancer who values looks over books – not a great match for a girl who reads Dostoyevsky in the original Russian. To make matters worse, her parents send her to school at the ghastly Crunchem Hall where she meets the tyrannical head mistress Miss Trunchbull. Faced with these ridiculously rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to take action. With the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda inspires a little revolution.

“With everyone looking for fun and different holiday outings, Matilda perfectly fits the bill as a memory-building, family-friendly activity,” says Lauren McComas, SALT President and Artistic Director. “Matilda is smart, quirky, and utterly hilarious and will have kids in stiches and adults in tears. It combines comedy with a sense of wonder and a heart-tugging poignancy. Our version will not only feature top-notch talent, but will be, as SALT audiences have come to expect, visually extraordinary with over-the-top special effects, amazing choreography, and outrageous costumes.”

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Performances are:

Friday, November 29, 7- 9:30 PM

Saturday, November 30, 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM

Sunday, December 1, 3 – 5:30 PM

Friday, December 6, 7- 9:30 PM

Saturday, December 7, 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM

Sunday, December 8, 3 – 5:30 PM

Friday, December 13, 7- 9:30 PM

Saturday, December 14, 2 – 4:30 PM, 7- 9:30 PM

Sunday, December 15, 3 – 5:30 PM


Matilda: Molly Kent, Matilda understudy: Avery Ahlmer, Miss Trunchbull: Stephen Fisher, Miss Honey: Emily Merow, Mr. Wormwood: Zachary Zalis, Mrs. Wormwood: Alessandra Fanelli, Bruce: Jack Dugan & Jackson Ogden, Lavender: Abby Leiboff & Aliyeh Ashlie, Noelle: Avery Ahlmer & Zofia Mecca, Erica: Frances Foy & Lily Jennings, Amanda: Eloise McComas & Lulu Spinelli, Alice: Sophia Sims & Sophia Kogay, Hortensia: Chloe Kunsch & Violet Tulig, Tammi: Avery Ford & Abbie Parker, Mrs. Phelps: Shannon Price, Acrobat Singer & Mrs. Honey u/s: Sara Helmers, Cook: Hailey Lockner, Acrobat Dancer: Hannah Cohen, Doctor: Joshua Calderon, Children’s Entertainer & Sergio: David Zell, Rudolpho: Nick Castillo, Escapologist Singer: AJ Tantala, Escapologist Dancer: TJ McCarthy, Michael Wormwood: Michael Meck, Ensemble: Wallis Schriver, Zagara Sims, Grace Halsey, Celia Hernandez, Ashley Zammetti, Emily Davis.


Director & Choreographer: Chelsea Barnett, Assistant Director: Katrya Oransky-Petyk, Music Director & Conductor: Mike Toolan, Stage Manager: Sheryl Jennings, Assistant Stage Manager & Props Master: Elizabeth Tozer, Assistant Stage Manager: Liana Henrie, Costume Coordinator & Producer: Lauren McComas, Set, Lighting & Audio Design: Rob Merow, Assistant Audio Design: David Craig, Marketing Director & House Manager: Judy Elliott, House Manager: Karen Barnett, Dance Captain & Assistant to the Director: Drew Kalkiewicz, Costume Designer: Kathy Devries

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Admission is $17 – $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets for Matilda go to:

The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience to each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor please email us at

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