Matilda hits UCC stage in May

Members of the Matilda cast include, from left Olivia Gregory, who plays Matilda; and Audrey O’Hara, who plays Miss Honey.

Excitement is building as the student cast and crew are set to take the stage in May for the UCC production of the musical Matilda.

“This is our first production since the pandemic and we are thrilled to be back,” Jordan Matteis, UCC guidance department head and producer of the show, said in a media release. “Our cast and musicians have been hard at work perfecting their performances; and the crew is working to ensure a top-notch presentation.”

There are about 25 students in the cast, with a 12-piece student orchestra and another 25 students behind the scenes. Construction and visual arts students have assisted with set building and painting.

Matilda is based on the 1988 children’s novel of the same name. The story features Matilda Wormwood, played by Olivia Gregory. Matilda attends a school run by the tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.

Performances are scheduled from May 1 to 4, beginning at 7 p.m. in the UCC theatre. For ticket information, visit the UCC box office at


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