Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company 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.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and 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 to punish 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!

Director's Vision Letter:
Matilda is an iconic piece of pop culture that spans multiple generations.  Roahl Dahl’s work of art was released in 1988 and his characters have been painted in the minds of many since that day.  Lots of us grew up watching Mara Wilson, Rita Pearlman, and Danny DeVito portray the roles of the Wormwood family in the iconic 90s film version.  Some will relate more closely to the staged musical, which made its West End premiere in 2011.  And most recently the Musical Film released by Netflix in 2022, starring Emma Thompson as Trunchbull.  No matter which portrayal you identify with most closely, it is clear that this story is timeless and speaks to many of us.  
Me, I’m a kid of the 90s and have many memories of jumping on the couch in my living room with Rusted Root singing  “Send Me On My Way” on the stereo system, as I pretended to make things float and fly around like Matilda.  I watched the movie on repeat.  
Roahl Dahl skillfully crafts a balance of light and dark, good and evil, ups and downs.  He is able to weave a tale that speaks to children and shows that we may not always understand God’s plan for us in the moment, but if we give it up to him and trust in that plan he will always lead us to where we are meant to be.
Being that we are a Youth Production, it will be important to be able to distinguish Matilda and her classmates from the adult characters for our production to read to the audience.  If Matilda and Miss Honey are the same stature, that would potentially make it confusing to differentiate the “adult” from the child.
There are many fun roles in this show and there are places for all ages!  Please take a look at the characters list and songs to see how many exciting opportunities there are to appear on stage!  This music is fun and each song has its own personality and style.  Many of the characters have specific physicality to them.  Take some time to study the characters and their personal traits; how they move, interact with others, their likes and dislikes, as well as the styles they sing.  Choose audition pieces that play to your strengths.  You have 2 minutes to shine and show range, levels, texture, emotion, etc.   I like to see 3 distinct characters from your audition 1.  Your Personality in your slate, 2. The character in your song 3. The character in your monologue.  Please choose something in the style of the musical, but not from the musical itself to display your talents.
We are so excited to start this journey with you all and have already started praying for God to lead us in the creation of this production.  
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 
Romans 8:28

-Christina Haynes 


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 9th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 10th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 10th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 11th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 17th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 17th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 18th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Saturday December 23, 2023 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

Charles Bender Performing Arts Center:

611 Higgins Street, Humble, TX 77338

Show Notes:

Facebook group:  Join HERE
Parent Audition Workshop:
   Spring Location- Monday, November 13
   Conroe Location- Tuesday, November 14
   Kingwood Location- Tuesday, November 28
Student Audition Workshop begins at 6:45. Parent Audition Meeting begins at 7:00.

Venue - Klein United Methodist Church
November 30: Vocal + Dance Auditions (Dance auditions for everyone on this day from 4:30-5:30. If you need to attend the later dance audition time slot on Friday, you can.) You only need to attend dance auditions on the night of your auditions. 
Dec.1: Vocal + Dance Auditions (dance auditions for everyone on this day 6:45pm -7:45pm)
Dec.2: Callbacks

You must be enrolled in a Winter session class in order to sign up for an audition time slot. To sign up for a vocal audition time slot or edit the time slot:
  • Log into your CYT family account through the website.
  • Navigate to the family member on your dashboard.
  • Click the Tools drop down box and choose Auditions.
  • Appointment times may be edited here.
You will have 2 minutes to shine! All those auditioning should be prepare a 1 minute song, and perform a minute or less monologue. Choose a song that showcases your range, is confidently prepared and most importantly reveals your character, paying close attention to the Director’s Vision Statement (scroll up on this page). 
You will be asked to stop if the audition exceeds 2 minutes, but this does not count against you. 
Please bring your music converted and precut on your own device, and make sure it can be plugged into a speaker, not Bluetooth. 

Once you have signed up for an audition time slot, I will email you an audition packet that needs to be completed. 
The deadline to submit the audition packet is Tuesday, November 28th. 

Venue - Klein United Methodist Church, Spring, TX 
Fridays (6:00pm-9:30pm) & Saturdays (9:30-3:00 Rehearsals)
We will have a few Thursday rehearsals. 
Call times may vary and will be posted each week on the Callboard by Wednesday evening.
Rehearsal Schedule:
December 8-9
December 15-16
December 29-30
January 5-6
January 12-13
January 19-20
January 26-27
February 2-3
Mandatory Parent Meetings -  Friday, December 8 ; Friday, February 2
Promo Pics - TBD
Character Portraits –  January 6, 2024
School Day Show - February 16, 10:00am
Tech Week - February 4--8
Performances -February 9-11, 16-18 @ Charles Bender Performing Arts Center Here

Show Coordinator: Stacey Brednich 
Artistic Team: 
Director - Christina Haynes
Assistant Director- Lucas Olivarez
Vocal Director- Paulina Guerra
Choreographer-  Mieka Phillips 
Intern- Stacy Hamsher
Intern- Victoria Tonsfeldt

Please email the show coordinator, Stacey Brednich  at with any questions.

For more information, please visit CYT Houston's Parent Hub.



Matilda Wormwood

Miss Agatha Trunchbull

Miss Honey

Mr. Wormwood


Michael Wormwood

Mrs. Phelps

Miss Honey's Class






Hortensia/Scary Kid/Scary Big Kid/Big Kid



The Escapologist

The Acrobat



Children's Entertainer




Telly Dancers

Loud Dancers


Dad 1 and 3

Dad 2 and 4

Mum 1 and 4

Mum 2

Loud Judge 1

Loud Judges


Acrobat Sister

Young Miss Honey

Big Kid 1

Big Kid 2

Snark Kid

Chokey Chant Shoutouts

Acrobat and Escapologist Fans

World Press





Journey 1: Birthday Parents, Library Parents, Teachers

Journey 2: Hospital Parents, Story Character Adults, Teachers

Journey 3: Big Kids, Story Character Adults, Nurses

Journey 4: Birthday Kids, Library Kids, Little Kids

Journey 5: Birthday Kids, Story Character Kids, Little Kids

Show Announcers

Matilda Cover

Mrs. Wormwood Cover

Mr. Wormwood Cover

Trunchbull Cover

Miss Honey Cover

Sergei Cover

Mrs. Phelps Cover

Micheal Cover

Rudolpho Cover

Escapalogist Cover

Acrobat Cover

Hortensia Cover

Bruce Cover

Nigel and Eric Cover

Amanda and Lavender Cover

Alice and Tommy Cover