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CYT's production of Matilda opens October 17

Posted at 12:26 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:26:48-04

CYT Lafayette’s production of “Matilda!” opens Thursday, October 17th and runs through Sunday, October 21st at UL’s Angelle Hall.

The Broadway musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

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, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also 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 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, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda 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.

The cast of more than 95 Acadiana area children will present five public performances:
Thursday, Oct 17th @ 7:00pm
Friday, Oct 18th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Oct 20th @ 2:00pm

Tickets can be purchased in advance online at for $18 or at the door for $20.

For more information about CCT Lafayette and these performances, visit or call (337) 258-2349.