San Diego Junior Theatre Presents “Matilda the Musical”

| April 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation’s longest-running youth theatre program, continues its 75th Anniversary Season with the hit musical “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical.” All Junior Theatre productions are performed in Balboa Park’s historic Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, at the corner of Old Globe Way and Village Place.

“Matilda is the heartwarming story of a young girl who possesses extraordinary intelligence, a wild imagination and a strong will to change her fate. The story follows Matilda’s journey as she faces challenges and overcomes them with her wit and determination. Featuring iconic characters, such as the hilarious and villainous Miss Trunchbull, catchy songs, fun choreography and biting humor, “Matilda celebrates the power of books, education and the magic of childhood in a fun and uplifting way that is guaranteed to captivate and inspire audiences of all ages.

Junior Theatre’s Education Director, Elissa Russell and Interim Artistic Director, Shawn Foote join together to direct this visually stunning and emotionally impactful theatrical experience. Eliza Vedar (JT’s “SpongeBob Musical”) returns to music direct the show and Ricardo Valenzuela (JT’s “Head Over Heels” and more) is back to provide his usual high-energy, clever choreography.

Matilda The Musical will run Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m. from April 28 to May 14, 2023.  The whole family will be amazed, entertained and moved by this sure-to-be future-beloved classic of a musical.

Thanks to a generous contribution from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Junior Theatre continues to provide an ASL-interpreted performance for each production. For this production,the ASL-interpreted performance will be Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. For optimal seating, members of the Deaf community can reach out directly to the box office at

Junior Theatre strongly encourages all eligible patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Masks are recommended but not required. Patrons are asked to check for full details and any policy updates prior to attending a performance.

For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office at 619-239-8355.

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