BWW Stage Mag Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical - River Run Centre, Main Stage Stage Mag

Roald Dahl’s

Matilda

The Musical

 

Book

Dennis Kelly

 

Music & Lyrics

Tim Minchin

 

Artistic Director:  Jane Martin

Vocal Director: Ben Wallace

Orchestra Director: Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd

Choreographer: Megan Brown

 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

 

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Land Acknowledgement

As a community theatre organization, we are privileged to tell stories on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. We recognize that this land and gathering place where we create and present community theatre is home to many past, present, and future First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. We recognize and declare our collective responsibility to this place and to the histories, rights, and presence of its indigenous peoples. RCMPI is grateful to the land and its peoples, without whom we would be unable to present today's show.

About RCMPI

We are comprised solely of amateur musical theatre lovers who work from show to show and from year to year to bring these shows to the stage. We'd like to acknowledge those who have helped both financially and administratively.

To make a charitable gift to RCMPI, visit https://www.rcmpi.ca/donate.shtml

 

Life Members

John Allen
Karen Allen
Robert Brown
Gary E. Chapman
Lin Chapman

Helen Dumoulin
Victoria Harrop
Kay McKie
Al Norris
Anne Norris

Stephen O'Connell
Gladys Phillips
Ron Pickford
John T. Powell

Ruth Ralston
Corrine Saunders
Judy Steibelt
Bill Unser

 

RCMPI Volunteer Board of Directors 2022/2023

President: Jen Barson

Vice-President: Philip Sullivan

Treasurer: Erin Corstorphine

Secretary: Tom Gould

Directors: Amy Estill, Jennifer Harrison, Oliver Pavia, Gary Roche, Jen Rodrigues, Catherine Weddell, Jane Martin (Past President)

 

Director’s Message

It has been my privilege to direct the first show back on the main stage at the River Run since our return to more normal times. This show was first planned for the Fall of 2020, so here we are better late than never.

I want to commend the cast and crew for all their hard work since September, as all our rehearsals have been fully masked for everyone’s health and safety and to ensure we were able to have a full cast on stage. It is a pleasure to see them perform for you with their happy and smiling faces on full show.

On behalf of the whole team behind the scenes, we hope you enjoy “Matilda the Musical”.

Jane Martin

Director, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

 

Message from the Board

Daring to dream of a better life, we can use the power of imagination to inspire us to change our destiny! We are beyond excited to present "Matilda the Musical", the story of an extraordinary girl who takes a stand to find the life she deserves. Much like Matilda herself, this cast and crew are extraordinary, and they have worked hard through many challenges to bring you into this imaginative world.

Our sincere thanks to you for your continued support of RCMPI as none of this would be possible without our patrons. 

As a completely volunteer run organization, RCMPI wouldn't exist without the numerous hours volunteers give to bring a show to the stage. Thank you to everyone on stage and behind the scenes for giving your time, talent and energy.

I encourage you to support our fundraising raffle as these efforts assist us with our expenses for our storage space for costumes, scenery, and props.

We thank you for filling the theatre for this performance with your applause and laughter.

Jen Barson

President, Royal City Musical Productions Inc.

Please Note

Some roles are double cast.

The Red Team cast will perform their roles on Wednesday Night, Friday Night, and Saturday Matinee. 

The Blue Team cast will perform their roles on Thursday Night, Saturday Night, and Sunday Matinee.

 

Song List

Act I 
  • "Miracle" – Kids, Parents, Matilda, Doctor, the Wormwoods, Children's Entertainer, Ensemble
  • "Naughty" – Matilda
  • "Acrobat Story I" – Acrobat, Escapologist
  • "School Song" – Kids
  • "Pathetic" – Miss Honey
  • "The Hammer" – Trunchbull, Miss Honey, Kids
  • "Naughty Reprise" (Superglue) – Matilda
  • "Chokey Chant" – Kids
  • "Loud" – Mrs. Wormwood, Rudolpho, Ensemble
  • "This Little Girl" – Miss Honey
  • "Acrobat Story II"
  • "Bruce" – Kids

 

Act II 
  • "All I Know" – Mr. Wormwood
  • "Telly Off & Lavender's Newt"
  • "When I Grow Up" – Kids, Miss Honey, Matilda, Ensemble
  • "Acrobat Story III"
  • "I'm So Clever" – Mr. Wormwood
  • "Acrobat Story IV (I'm Here)" – Matilda, Escapologist
  • "The Smell of Rebellion" – Trunchbull, Kids, Matilda, Miss Honey
  • "Quiet" – Matilda
  • "My House" – Miss Honey, Escapologist
  • "Revolting Children" – Kids
  • "Priyatna Paznakomitsa" – Sergei 
  • "They Had Found Each Other"
  • "Bows"

Coming Soon

Spring 2023

 

Fall 2023

 

Spring 2024

Meet the Company

Kinsey Almquist

Hortensia - Blue Team
Kinsey is excited to be a part of the cast of "Matilda". She previously performed an ensemble role in "Alice in Wonderland Jr." Many thanks to her family, and those who have supported her.
Kinsey Almquist

John Attwell

Sergei/Ensemble
John is thrilled be back on stage with RCMPi’s "Matilda"! It is an honour to be able to perform with such a talented and energetic cast. Enjoy the show!
John Attwell

Jasmine Beavis

Children's Entertainer/Ensemble
Jasmine is so excited for the chance to be in "Matilda the Musical", and her first show with Royal City Musical Productions. After a two year hiatus from musical theatre (thanks covid), Jasmine is thrilled to be taking the stage again!
Jasmine Beavis

Grace Blyde

Big Kid
Grace is 13 years old. They enjoy acting, singing, dancing, and music. They are very excited to be part of "Matilda" for their first RCMPI production. The cast has been so nice and welcoming, it really has felt like a family! Break a leg, everyone!
Grace Blyde

Malone Bonneveld

Big Kid
Malone is excited to be part of "Matilda". Recent shows include ECT's "Taming of the Shrew" and RCMPI's "The Spongebob Musical". You can catch her on GCVI's Improv team, and playing hockey. Thanks to her family for all the driving and for their patience. Hope you enjoy the show!
Malone Bonneveld

Ronin Izaiyah Bonneveld

Big Kid
Ronin is excited to be part of the "Matilda" cast. His most recent performance was in IMC’s "Chicago" (Amos). You can find him playing basketball and rugby when off the stage. Ronin would like to thank his sister Malone for giving him courage, Arshia for the fun she brings, and Rowan for the inspiration.
Ronin Izaiyah Bonneveld

Georgia Bulmahn

Alice - Red Team
Georgia is very excited to be in her first RCMPI production! Georgia is 10 years old. She has been involved with the Youth Performance Program, takes vocal lessons with the Jam School, and has been a dance student at The Guelph Academy of Dance since 2016.
Georgia Bulmahn

Eden Burkhart

Big Kid
Eden is excited to be in her first production with the RCMPI. She has been dancing for 15 years, and has trained in various dance styles, including ballet, hip hop, and jazz. She would like to thank her family, and her dance studio, The Guelph Academy of Dance, for helping her get to where she is today.
Eden Burkhart

Addi Butchart

Bruce - Blue Team
Addi is 16 years old, and is a student at Eastwood in Kitchener as a drama major in the arts program. Addi loves to act and sing. This is Addi’s first show with RCMPI, but they have done other shows with Elora Community Theatre, KWMP, and Agnew Acting Studio. Addi is so excited for their role as Bruce, and has been a huge fan of Matilda since they were very young. Hope you enjoy the show!
Addi Butchart

Werner Eitzen

Henchman/Ensemble
Werner is pleased to be appearing in another RCMPI show. He has also performed with Elmira, Elora, and Guelph theatre companies. He has appeared on the big screen in two of Stephen W. Young's, "Dickson & Bruce" episodes. Thank YOU for coming out and supporting community theatre. Enjoy!
Werner Eitzen

Ulrika Englund

Acrobat/Ensemble
Ulrika is thrilled to be back performing with RCMPI. She was previously seen in "Mamma Mia". Ulrika is a dance teacher, and originates from Sweden. Thank you Stew, Astrid, Beatrix, and my TGAD dance family for your love and support.
Ulrika Englund

Sydney Pearl Ennis

Amanda - Blue Team
Sydney is thrilled to be performing in her first musical. She’s enjoyed applying her ballet and voice training to her role. When not performing, Sydney can be found reading, drawing, or in third grade.
Sydney Pearl Ennis

Laura Gilmore

Ms. Honey
Laura is thrilled to be back on stage in her second RCMPI production, and her debut at the River Run! Many thanks to her husband and kids for supporting her, and letting her miss a few bedtime stories in exchange for some time at Crunchem Hall. Past credits include Laurey in "Oklahoma", Maria in "West Side Story" and Eliza in "My Fair Lady".
Laura Gilmore

Sophie Goodwin

Big Kid
Sophie is very excited to be a part of "Matilda"! This is her third time performing in an RCMPI show. Her last shows include "Aladdin Jr.", and "Alice in Wonderland Jr." She has also danced as a chipmunk in Ballet Jorgen’s "The Nutcracker". She hopes you enjoy the show!
Sophie Goodwin

Amalia Guerrero

Lavender - Red Team
Hello! My name is Amalia Guerrero and I am lavender in RCMPI’s Matilda. I love singing in competitions, like the Kiwanis Music Festival and NATS singing competition. This year, I placed 1st in the Kiwanis Music Festival for Musical Theatre Singing, and, last year, I placed 1st in Classical Canadian Singing. Earlier this year, I did "Matilda the Musical" where I played Matilda, and "Seussical" where I played Sour Kangaroo.
Amalia Guerrero

Ben Harper

Escapologist/Ensemble
Ben is making his stage musical debut with RCMPI’s "Matilda". He has sung in diverse choirs and ensembles, including Guelph Community Singers (GCS), Rainbow Chorus of Waterloo-Wellington (RCWW), and Ensemble Tryptych in Toronto. Ben is very grateful to RCMPI for this fantastic adventure. Huge thanks to Catherine, Gabriel, Julian, and Logan for their love and support.
Ben Harper

Lauryn Hayden

Big Kid
Lauryn is very enthusiastic to be performing in "Matilda the Musical". For her first RCMPI audition six years ago, she sang one of this show's songs, Quiet. Being part of this production brings it full circle. Most recent performance credits include RCMPI's "All Together Now", "The Spongebob Musical", and her first Guelph Fringe Festival performance, "One Kid Show". Lauryn is very excited to be in a large production again, and is extremely grateful for the incredible cast and crew that brought this show to life.
Lauryn Hayden

Rachel Jackson

Ensemble
Thrilled to be making her RCMPI debut, Rachel’s favourite past roles are the Children’s Chorus for Drayton Entertainment, and Marmee in "Little Women" (Agnew Acting Studio). Thank you to family and friends for all the love and support. Enjoy the show!
Rachel Jackson

Sarah Jennison

Ensemble
This is Sarah's first production with RCMPI. Sarah has been in many musical productions, but never one of this scale. She is excited to be a part of "Matilda" as she grew up reading and enjoying Roald Dahl books. Thank you to Matt, Leah, and Nathan for allowing her to take the time to participate in this show.
Sarah Jennison

Evv Kaufman

Big Kid
Evv is 17 years old, and is so excited to make their debut with RCMPI! They have been dancing at The Guelph Academy of Dance since 2011, learning forms of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, and Musical Theatre! They have loved "Matilda" since they were young, and are so excited to be a part of this amazing cast. They hope you all love the show as much as they do!
Evv Kaufman

Adam Kubik

Ms. Trunchbull
Adam is thrilled to be playing this bucket list character in his 10th musical theatre show, seven of which have been with RCMPI. Adam would like to thank his super supportive family and friends, especially his wife, Janet, and daughters, Abby and Emily. Enjoy the show!
Adam Kubik

Emma Labuz

Big Kid
Emma is thrilled to be a part of her first RCMPI production. Emma has been dancing since she was 3, and has been trained in 7 different dance styles. She’d like to thank her parents, and her studio, The Guelph Academy of Dance, for getting her to where she is today.
Emma Labuz

Jay Lee

Ensemble
Jay has been involved in community theatre since 2019. They recently performed as Don/Donna in GLT's "Can Lightning Strike Twice?". They're very excited to work with RCMPI for the first time!
Jay Lee

Fae Lewis

Matilda - Blue Team
Fae is making her musical theatre debut in RCMPI’s "Matilda". She has been a member of the Performance Dance Academy competitive company for four years. When she’s not on stage, or prepping to be, Fae loves to play with her sisters and make her own short comedy films. Her favourite part of this experience has been making new friends to sing and dance with. Huge thanks to mom and dad for taxi-ing to rehearsals, to Yvaine and Aelish for practising lines, and to everyone for listening to songs on repeat! And a special thank you to Ms. Kim and Mrs. Kim at PDA for all your support!
Fae Lewis

Alyssa Lodge

Amanda - Red Team
This is Alyssa's debut with RCMPI, and she is beyond excited! She is so thankful for her Mom for helping her prepare for her audition, and is loving working with her Dad in the show.
Alyssa Lodge

Anna MacMillan

Mrs. Wormwood
Anna is thrilled to be joining this incredible cast. This is her seventh show with RCMPI. Past shows include "Mamma Mia!", "All Together Now", and "The SpongeBob Musical". Thank you to her family and friends who listen to her talk about theatre non stop and sing loudly throughout the house.
Anna MacMillan

Juliana Messmar

Hortensia - Red Team
Since the age of 7, Juliana has never missed an opportunity to be on-stage. She loves playing fun characters with big personality. Her shows include "Annie", "Aladdin", and "Alice in Wonderland".
Juliana Messmar

Maya Nisker

Michael
You may remember Maya from her performances in "Alice Jr". and "The Unlucky Horseshoe". When not rehearsing, Maya enjoys hanging out with friends and family, reading, movies, playing guitar, snuggling her piggies, camping in Algonquin Park, and canoe trips.
Maya Nisker

Stella Panchuk

Lavender - Blue Team
Stella has a deep love of everything creative; theatre, singing, writing and drawing. She has been in three theatre productions in Guelph. Stella played the role of small Alice in "Alice in Wonderland", a child in "Twas", and was also in "Aladdin". In 2018, Stella starred in a movie called "The Ghost of Opeongo". Stella balances her creativity with canoeing and playing ringette.
Stella Panchuk

Carina Patrick

Alice - Blue Team
Carina loves singing along to musicals. She also loves track and field. This is her first time performing with RCMPI.
Carina Patrick

Matthew Patrick

Tommy
Matthew likes to take things apart. He also loves track & field, basketball and rock climbing. This is his second time performing in an RCMPI musical.
Matthew Patrick

Oliver Pavia

Mr. Wormwood
Oliver is thrilled to be back for his fifth show with RCMPI. When he's not hating on books as Wormwood, Oliver can be found working in the Children's Department of the Guelph Public Library. He would like to thank his wife Emily for all her love and support. Enjoy the show!
Oliver Pavia

Ana Maria Rajcan

Ensemble
This is Ana Maria’s 6th show with RCMPI. She is so happy to be part of such a talented cast and crew, and so grateful to her family for their love and support. Stay mischievous and magical!
Ana Maria Rajcan

Ainsley Reinhart

Big Kid
This is Ainsley’s first production with RCMPI, and she is very excited to be a ‘Big Kid’ in Matilda. Ainsley has been in several junior productions in the past. Some of her favourite roles have been Moana, in the production of "Moana Jr." and Anna, in the production of "Frozen Jr." (Milton Youth Theatre Productions). Ainsley loves dance, especially hip hop, playing soccer, swimming, and working out. Thank you to my family, Miss Kelsey, the staff at MYTP, and all of my friends for always supporting me. Enjoy the show!
Ainsley Reinhart

Hayley Romanyk

Big Kid
Hayley Romanyk is a first-year student at the University of Guelph. She is very excited to be making her debut with RCMPI as a Big Kid in "Matilda the Musical". Her favourite roles include Euterpe in "Xanadu", Bastienna in "Bastien and Bastienna", and Fanny Corey in "Mary Poppins". Hayley has a passion for singing and performing Opera. She also enjoys playing piano and saxophone.
Hayley Romanyk

Max Sahadeo

Big Kid
Max is thrilled about being in his 6th show with RCMPI ("Annie", "Aladdin Jr.", "Alice in Wonderland Jr.", "All Together Now" and "The Spongebob Musical") and his 8th musical. When he is not busy rehearsing for something, he enjoys playing tennis, hockey and volley-ball. In the last year, Max has discovered a new passion – he is now solving Rubik’s cubes in less than 20 seconds and is looking forward to his first competition this fall.
Max Sahadeo

Sam Sahadeo

Nigel
Sam - age 12 - is thrilled to be in his 5th show with RCMPI ("Annie", "Aladdin Jr.", "Alice in Wonderland Jr.", and "All Together Now"). His first love is playing the piano, followed closely by reading, playing almost any sport, and simply going to play outside. During the pandemic, Sam missed performing so much that he organized 5 outdoor concerts for friends and neighbours, and even raised money for local charities.
Sam Sahadeo

Arshia Shaharior

Big Kid
Arshia is thrilled to be performing for you. Her past credits include Molly in "Annie", Jasmine in "Aladdin Jr.", "All Together Now", White Rabbit "P&P’s Curiouser", and Kid in "One Kid Show" from the Guelph Fringe Festival.
Arshia Shaharior

Debbie Sippel Eitzen

Ensemble
Debbie has appeared onstage with RCMPI, GLT, Elmira TC, Elora CT and Vision Theatre. She is pleased to be cast in "Matilda" with her family. Thank you for supporting community theatre!
Debbie Sippel Eitzen

Katarina Sippel Eitzen

Big Kid
Katarina is thrilled to be embracing her inner child, and pulling out her dance shoes for her 17th show with RCMPI. Most recently, she appeared as Barnacle Boy in "The Spongebob Musical", and has also appeared in SMTS and GLT productions. Katarina is an avid trombone player, having graduated with a BAH in music. She has played in the pit band for a couple Curtain Call productions, currently plays with the Cambridge Concert Band, and will be joining back up with King Street Brass and the Guelph Concert Band in the new year. She hopes you enjoy the show and that it reminds you that sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.
Katarina Sippel Eitzen

Mary Anne Smith

Mrs. Phelps
Mary Anne is making her debut with RCMPI after a 20-year hiatus from musical theatre. She has always loved the silly, and sometimes mischievous, works of Roald Dahl, and is thrilled to be part of such a talented cast and production crew!
Mary Anne Smith

Quinne Stoltz

Matilda - Red Team
Quinne was drawn to the stage as a young girl. She started musical theatre training at The Acting Center in Guelph at age 8, and has never looked back! Quinne, now 11, has been cast in many performances, but this is her biggest role yet. Besides singing, dancing and acting, Quinne helps care for over 75 animals on her family’s farm! Her favourite animals are the cats and ducks, and she hopes to add bunnies soon too! Quinne wants to thank the cast and crew for such a fun and memorable experience! And a special thank you to her entire family, especially her sister Brooke, for their never ending support. Quinne feels truly honoured to be playing the role of Matilda - a character that she has always loved and adored. Enjoy the show!
Quinne Stoltz

Philip Sullivan

Rudolpho/Doctor/Ensemble
Philip previously appeared with RCMPI as The Baker ("Into The Woods"), and Sweeney ("Sweeney Todd"). Philip currently sits on the RCMPI Board of Directors, and invites you to join. He thanks his wife, Alison, and sons, Remy and Felix, for their support.
Philip Sullivan

Oliver Van Gerwen

Eric
Oliver was born in Guelph, and is 12 years old. He loves to swim, play video games, and play hockey. He has 2 siblings. This is his very first musical.
Oliver Van Gerwen

Jessica Vander Vaart

Cook/Ensemble
Jessica is a drama teacher at a local high school. She has not been on stage in 12 years, and is very excited for this production!
Jessica Vander Vaart

Rowan Veit

Bruce - Red Team
At the age of 14, Rowan has been cast in roles with Elora Community Theatre, and On the Spot Productions. They are thrilled to join the cast of Matilda as Bruce in their debut performance for RCMPI.
Rowan Veit

Fi Walsh

Big Kid
Fi is a grade ten student at Eastwood Collegiate in Kitchener, where they are a Drama and Vocal Music major. They are excited to join the cast of "Matilda" as a Big Kid. This is their fifth show with RCMPI.
Fi Walsh

Anthony Brown

Lighting Designer

Megan Brown

Choreographer
Megan is excited to be choreographing "Matilda"! Past choreography credits include "Legally Blonde", "13 the Musical", and "All Together Now", as well as numerous competitive dance routines. Enjoy the show!
Megan Brown

Robert Brown

Assistant Stage Manager
After having worked on almost 60 shows with more than 10 different companies, what a thrill to have live theatre back!
Robert Brown

Lin Chapman

Scenic Painter

Jason Clattenburg

Set Construction Assistant

Peter Collins

Trombone

Sandra Conway

Costume Designer
Matilda is Sandra’s 15th show with RCMPI! In addition to costume designing, Sandra is in charge of organizing the RCMPI costume storage room. Sandra is excited to be mentoring Danielle, Jenn, and Catherine in the intricate details of costume design, organization, and backstage support. Thanks to Jenn Rosen and Deb Sippel-Eitzen for their countless hours of sewing. Thanks to her family for putting up with all the ‘costume clutter’.
Sandra Conway

Stefan Cummins

Set Painting Helper

Jeff Daniels

Keyboard

Tracey Frank

Woodwinds/Reed 2

Sue Garner

Follow Spot Operator

Rob Gellner

Trumpet

Duncan Gould

Set Construction Helper

Graham Gould

Set Construction Helper

Tom Gould

Set Construction/Follow Spot Operator
Tom has been involved in many shows with RCMPI over the last 18 years, both on and off stage. The unique opportunities that RCMPI provides, and the passionate people in the organization, have been a wonderful distraction from other day-to-day tasks.
Tom Gould

Ben Harper

Set Painting Helper

Erynn Hayden

Costume Assistant

Danielle Kemp

Costume Assistant

Pascal Labillois

Set Designer/Scenic Painter

Susan Lawrenson

Sound Assistant

Doug Leigh

Set Painting Helper

Gregson Lodge

Rehearsal Pianist/Keyboard
"Matilda! - The Musical" marks Gregson's 17th show as piano accompanist with RCMPI. He is thrilled to share the show with his daughter Alyssa, and all the amazingly talented cast and crew. He is ever so thankful to Susan for her help and support.
Gregson Lodge

Jane Martin

Artistic Director
Jane is proud to be celebrating 25 years with RCMPI this year, and thanks the cast and crew for giving her the opportunity to guide them through the first Fall show back on the River Run Main Stage after the pandemic. Also, for RCMPI, Jane has directed "Annie", "Joseph", "Willy Wonka", "My Fair Lady", and many of the Gilbert & Sullivan shows. Favourite on-stage roles have included the Wicked Witch of the West and Mrs Potts.
Jane Martin

Don McDougall

Drums

Janet Mosney

Props Manager
I am excited to be working on "Matilda". I have been with RCMPI and helping behind the scenes since 2012. Happy to be back in the theatre.
Janet Mosney

Carrie Murray-Sprague

Assistant Stage Manager
This is Carrie’s 9th show with RCMPI, and she is excited that COVID has allowed us all to return to the stage. She thanks her family for allowing her to spend so much time backstage!
Carrie Murray-Sprague

Meeghan Nolasco

Production Coordinator/Set Painting and Construction Helper
After a few years away, I am excited to be back as PC for Matilda. It has been fun working with old friends, and making new ones. Break a leg to all cast and crew.

Jeff Perkins

Follow Spot Operator

John Porter

Set Painting Helper

Nola Porter

Set Painting Helper

Kyra Quinn

Assistant Stage Manager
Kyra is so excited to be back behind the scenes for RCMPI's "Matilda the Musical"! She has been volunteering, in some capacity, with the company since 2001, and could not be happier to be able to do this again. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show!
Kyra Quinn

Ana Maria Rajcan

Set Painting Helper

Filomena Raposo

Sewing Team/Set Painting Helper

Jen Rodrigues

Woodwinds/Flute

Hayley Romanyk

Set Painting Helper

Jenn Rosen

Costume Assistant/Sewing Team

Corrine Saunders

Assistant Stage Manager
Corrine has been a member of RCMPI since 2001, and, in that time, she has participated in over 40 productions. She thanks her husband Bob, her sister Judy, and her friend Gregson for making it possible.
Corrine Saunders

Robert Saunders

Props Assistant

Debbie Sippel Eitzen

Sewing Team

Katarina Sippel Eitzen

Sewing Team

Brent Smith

Trumpet

Dan Steduto

Guitar

Sheila Todd

Sound Designer
Sheila is very excited to be able to return to the River Run Main Stage with this talented group of performers in "Matilda the Musical". She has been a member of RCMPI since 1994, and has been involved in 25+ shows in a variety of roles both on- and off-stage.
Sheila Todd

Julie Van Duzen

Stage Manager
Julie returns to RCMPI for her 24th show. You can mostly find her Stage Managing, but she has also done Costume & Lighting Designs, and has even found her way on-stage. Big thanks to her fabulous ASMs! Love always HN & EN.
Julie Van Duzen

Jessica Vander Vaart

Set Painting Helper

Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd

Orchestra Director
Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd is an accomplished trumpet player, educator, and conductor. Dorothy is currently Head of Music at John F Ross in Guelph, and her bands and ensembles have won many awards and gold standards at Festivals throughout Ontario. Dorothy currently plays second trumpet with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, conducts the Cambridge Community Band, and is a sessional instructor at the University of Guelph. Dorothy has been in the pit for many musicals over the years, and is thrilled to be part of RCMPI for the first time.
Dorothy Vreeswyk-Kidd

Tyler Wagler

Bass

Erin Walker

Cello

Ben Wallace

Vocal Director
Ben is thankful to be part of one last RCMPI season before studying abroad next year! Selected direction credits: "Messe de Ste. Anne" (choral premiere), "Last Five Years" (DTP), "13" (GLT), "Cabaret" (RCMPI 2023).
Ben Wallace

Catherine Weddell

Costume Assistant

Donors

Thank you to our generous donors! 

The Estate of Sophia Podrozny 

 

 

Special Thanks

Thanks to Cathy Goudie (GLT), Lynne Barna (KWMP), Lisa Arrigo and Linda Amos (Theatre Unlimited Mississauga) for lending costumes.

Thanks to Debbie Sippel Eitzen, Jenn Rosen, Katarina Eitzen, and Filomena Raposo for sewing assistance. 

Thanks to Dana Bellamy for taking headshots of the cast and crew for the programme.

RCMPI would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to "Matilda: The Musical". Your generosity is greatly appreciated: 

  • Lisa MacNeil 
  • Mairghread Johnson
  • Businesses and individuals who donated to this year's silent auction
  • Businesses and individuals who have sponsored this production
  • Guelph Saultos Gymnastics
  • Paul Barson for providing videography services
  • Heather Lee for creating the Magic Writing effects
  • All RCMPI committee members for their hard work in promoting the show

 

 

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for this production:

 

Markle Consulting

 

Michael Bennett Realtor

 

Skyline

 

Prime Care Pharmacy

 

Movati Athletic Guelph

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