Don’t miss the latest Kingwood musical! This weekend is the last for Centre Stage Kingwood’s production of “Matilda, the Musical,” which is running through May 9 at The Nathaniel Center in Kingwood with performances on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, this Tony award-winning musical tells the story of Matilda, an extraordinary girl who, armed with a wonderful spirit and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Packed with high energy dance numbers and memorable tunes, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Some of the most notable songs include “Naughty,” “When I Grow Up,” and “Revolting Children.”

Lily Allred and Leah Elliott take on this dream part as Matilda Wormwood in alternating performances. Director Barry Dean is excited for audiences to witness the brilliance, immense talent and stage presence exhibited in this challenging role.

Jeremy Smith will be playing Miss Agatha Trunchbull, the tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school, who believes that “All children are maggots.” Audiences will fondly remember Jeremy from past Centre Stage productions including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Elf, The Musical.”

Miss Honey, Matilda’s kindhearted teacher, will be played by Cara Cavenaugh-Woodard, who has been doing shows at Centre Stage Theatre Company since childhood. Now the choir teacher at Porter High School, Cara will be sharing her rich voice and captivating personality with the Centre Stage audiences.

Matilda’s neglectful parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood, will be played by Luke Kerschbaum and Elizabeth Red respectfully, with Lucas Hernandez taking the role of the older brother, Michael. Elizabeth and Luke also grew up in Centre Stage playing major roles including such shows as “Annie,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Elf, The Musical” and “Annie Get Your Gun.”

Featured in the role of the nice librarian, Mrs. Phelps, is Taylor Makiya.

The roles of Sergei and the Doctor will be played by Ralph Sanders.

Rudolpho, Mrs. Wormwood’s Latin dance partner, will be skillfully and hysterically played by Anthony May.

They are joined by a group of amazingly talented children in Matilda’s class: William Bowman, Adam Bauerle, Blaze Johns, Jackson Warren, James Auenson, Sarah Smith, Brooke Bowman, Ireina Prochaska, Adrianna Cortez, Lilli Moore, Annabelle Agnew and Kynli Nguyen.

The Big Kids will be played by Mikey Antunez, Connor Evers, Garrett Harvey, Jan Fajardo, Kate Matthews, Kayli Kauffman. Ella Agnew, Lauren Gore, Parker Warren, Isabelle Duran, Sara Auenson, Morgan Martinez and Brooke Knepper.

Younger School Kids include Hayden Pierce, Daphne Prykryl, Madison Barkley, Emily Likeness, Francis Extra, Harley Jasinski, Ben Likeness, Blake Bell, JD Plilar and Leo Diaz.

Tickets can be purchased online at centrestagkw.org. For group sales, call 281-684-5548.

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