Bring the magic of Broadway to your classroom and school theater with these student adaptations of classic Broadway musicals. Each of these treasured tales is teacher-tested, kid-friendly, and custom tailored for success.
The ShowKit includes all the resources you need for a successful production with easy suggestions for staging, costuming, and sets, making it a perfect opportunity for an all-school collaboration:
- 30 Libretto/Vocal Books
- Piano/Vocal Score
- Director's Script
- 30 Family Matters Booklets
- Production Handbook
- Cross-Curricular Book
- Digital Content Access – including accompaniment tracks, guide vocals, choreography videos, and show resources!
Note: school name, director name, and an email address MUST be provided to receive the licensing agreement and digital content. Your order cannot be completed without this information and will delay the arrival of materials.
The vocal parts have been carefully adapted to be sung by unchanged or changed voices and the script and score have been custom-tailored to make the show appropriate for young performers through the ninth grade. Upon placing your order, you will receive a Dramatic Performing Rights License from Hal Leonard Corporation which will allow your organization unlimited performing rights for one year.
Who is eligible to purchase this showkit?
- Accredited schools using actors in Grades K-9, including American schools with an APO address
- Homeschool organizations
All other organizations must order directly from Music Theater International (MTI).
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however - the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for 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!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Cast of Characters:
MATILDA WORMWOOD - The hero of the show. She's brilliant, resilient, creative, and kind, despite growing up in difficult circumstances. Her parents treat her poorly, but Matilda escapes into a world of books, which puts her reading level far above the other children in her class, and she develops a bit of magical power in an effort to defeat Trunchbull.
ERIC- A student at school with Matilda.
AMANDA -A student at school with Matilda.
BRUCE - One of Matilda's schoolmates. He has the bad luck to get caught after eating Trunchbull's cake.
HORTENSIA, ALICE, AND TOMMY - Students at school with Matilda.
LAVENDER - One of the kids at school with Matilda. She is kind and bright (though not as brilliant as Matilda) and quickly decides that Matilda is her best friend.
NIGEL - One of the kids at school with Matilda. He is enthusiastic, sweet, and always in a bit of a panic.
MR. WORMWOOD - Matilda's father. He is egotistical, rude, and not very bright, not to mention a liar. Though Mr. Wormwood is not a good person and he is mean to Matilda, his harebrained schemes can be hilariously funny.
MRS. WORMWOOD - Matilda's mother. Like her husband, she dislikes Matilda and does not understand why her daughter loves to read. Mrs. Wormwood is selfish, obsessed with her own appearance, and believes everything she sees on TV. Her dancing lessons with Rudolpho are the most important part of her day.
MICHAEL - Matilda's brother. He is not very bright, though he is the apple of his father's eye.
MRS. PHELPS - The kindly librarian who loves hearing Matilda's stories.
ESCAPOLOGIST - A character of Matilda's creation. Everything this character does is grand and exaggerated - he's performing for the cheap seats!
ACROBAT - A product of Matilda's imagination.
MISS HONEY - A teacher at Matilda's school. She is kind, is generous, and really cares about the children despite her own desperate circumstances.
AGATHA TRUNCHBULL - The quintessential terrifying tyrant. As headmistress, she runs her school like a dictator, making up arbitrary rules to suit her every whim and dreaming up creative punishments.
RUDOLPHO - Mrs. Wormwood's self-obsessed dance teacher.
SERGEI - A customer swindled by Mr. Wormwood. Though he shows up looking for payback, Matilda has had quite enough of revenge, and Sergei lets the Wormwoods escape.
ENSEMBLE - Ensemble roles include Russians, Little Kids, Big Kids (including Big Kid 1, Big Kid 2, and Big Kid 3), Kids, Mums, Dads, the Cook, and the Mechanic.