Local Actress Takes the Stage in Children’s Theatre Company’s ‘Matilda the Musical’

by | Apr 2019

Julia Humphrey, star of Children's Theatre Company's Matilda The Musical

Photos: Children’s Theatre Company

Julia Humphrey performs in children’s musical.

Beginning this month, don’t miss a chance to see Julia Humphrey, a Maple Grove native, debut with the Children’s Theatre Company’s production of Matilda the Musical. Julia performs as Lavender, Matilda’s best friend.

Julia’s theater experience includes AnnieThe Little Mermaid; and The Wizard of Oz (Maple Grove Middle School). She also appeared in Into the WoodsMary PoppinsJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; and Seussical the Musical (Morris Park Players).

“Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is a phenomenal adaptation of the great book by Roald Dahl,” states director Peter C. Brosius. “Very few authors capture the unique perspective of children like Mr. Dahl; in terms of both their resistance, their independence, their willfulness, their resilience and ferociousness.”

The musical draws from Dahl’s classic story of Matilda and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood—who Carol and Mike Brady they are not! The parents are hateful toward young Matilda and leave her to her own devices much of the time.

On top of it all, she’s also faced with the wrath of her headmistresses, a tyrant to say the least.

Julia’s Lavender is a classmate of Matilda’s, and she has a few trick up her sleeve, as well—including a newt. Find out where the slippery salamander ends up!

Performances run April 28-June 23.

Matilda the Musical
Children’s Theatre Company
2400 Third Ave. S, Minneapolis


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