Upcoming First Show


SHOW DATES JULY 10, 11 and 12 at 8:30PM.
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.

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Hollie Becker is a veteran theatre artist and educator. She has over 50 productions in her credits for directing, writing, acting, set design, costume design, and choreographing. She has been in education 20 years, her experience including pre-K-12 and higher education (undergraduate and graduate). She has BAs in Theatre, History and English, MAs in Education and Counseling Psychology, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at the Lansing School District and is an adjunct instructor for Baker University. Her favorite role to date has been “mom” to her two children. Most recently she has enjoyed working with elementary students through her theatre company, Queen Bee. Hollie loves working with people of all ages and helping them find their voice as an artist! She can’t wait to see you in The Park!

Dani Trebus is no stranger to GTIP. She has directed, costumed and performed in multiple productions AND she is the new Artistic Director for Gladstone Theatre in the Park. Please read her bio HERE

The rest of the staff will be announced very soon!