Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Wesley Williamson (In Loving Memory)
August 14, 2021 - August 14, 2021
Landers Center Theatre, 4650 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Kudzu’s journey with Matilda the Musical began in January 2020. We were so excited to bring this magical story to life later that summer, but when COVID-19 hit, we were forced to postpone the show. We had hoped to stage it in summer 2021 until our beloved director, Wesley Williamson, passed away unexpectedly in January 2021.
For the cast that Wesley hand-picked to be able to perform this year, we have made the heartfelt decision to present this show as a benefit concert on behalf of the new Wesley W. Williamson Memorial College Scholarship at Kudzu Playhouse. We hope you will join us and donate in memory of Wesley to honor the profound impact he left on our local theatre community.
Thank you to our incredible sponsors:
Steen, Gertsch & Brown Wealth Management Group
Grady and JoAnn Phillips and Family
Concorde Career College
Dr. Richard & Mrs. Haley Kelly
Donate directly to the Wesley W. Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Kudzu Playhouse: CLICK HERE.
Commemorative Show Shirt
While the pre-show order period has closed, you can place an order for a one-of-a-kind commemorative Matilda Benefit Concert show shirt and have it shipped to your home after the concert. Order by August 30 to have it shipped to your home in September. All proceeds go to the Wesley W. Williamson Memorial College Scholarship Fund at Kudzu Playhouse. ORDER HERE
See below to get tickets to the concert and for more details.
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 lovable 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!
This event is a Pay-What-You-Can, general admission, fundraiser but we hope you will secure your seat in advance and consider making at least a $20 donation.
- Matilda Wormwood - Sophia Fleer
- Miss Agatha Trunchbull - Jason Eschhofen
- Miss Honey - Cate Amis
- Mr. Wormwood - Justin Bixler
- Mrs. Wormwood - Jacquelene Cooper
- Mrs. Phelps - Rose Fleer
- The Escapologist - Kashaun Wortham
- Doctor - Will Brown
- Swing - Kashaun Wortham
- Lavender - Emily Armistead
- Bruce - Mac Collins
- Amanda - Hailey Brown
- Tommy - Max Thompson
- Nigel - Robert Zellich
- Eric - Parker Steele
- Hortensia - Ella Scott
- Elani Bailey
- Daniel Davis
- Isabella Fleer
- Addison Rennaker
- Erin Scott
- Gabe Smith