Byron Civic Theatre in Byron, Ill., opened its 25th season last weekend with Matilda the Musical, a captivating production of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s story.
With an ensemble cast of 60-plus children and adults from the community, Matilda features energetic music and witty dialogue set on a backdrop that’s just as extravagant as its colorful cast of characters.
“It’s a fun and exciting show for all ages,” said Jen Wygant, Director. “This heartwarming story is chock full of moments that will make you laugh, make you cry, and even make you ask, “How did they do that?”
Byron Civic Theatre’s production of Matilda the Musical opens this weekend, July 26-28 and continues Aug. 2-4, with shows at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are available at the door, online at or by calling the box office at 815.312.3000.
The Story
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit who is unloved by her parents. She impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey, but Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing.
The school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and loves thinking up new punishments, e.g., The Chokey. Matilda musters her courage and cleverness to be the schoolchildren’s saving grace – and to change her own story.
History of Matilda
Matilda the Musical is a highly successful stage musical written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. It opened in England in 2010, where it is still produced. Matilda was also performed on Broadway from 2012-2017, along with multiple U.S. and international tours. It won seven Olivier Awards in 2012 including Best New Musical, and five awards at the 2013 Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical.
About Byron Civic Theatre
Byron Civic Theatre (BCT) is located in Byron, Ill., an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Entering its 25th anniversary season, BCT produces four quality shows each season using local talent from throughout northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Shows are performed at the Byron Middle School Theatre, 850 N. Colfax, Byron.

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