Theatre Arts Division

The Stapleton Theatre Company is the Theatre Arts division of the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts. It is brought to you by the same team who operated the San Anselmo Town Players as part of the San Anselmo Recreation Department from 2001–2006. The same type of program, artistic quality, production values, instruction, nurturing and care that you came to know from the Town Players continues at Stapleton Theatre Company.


Roald Dahl's


The Musical

Directed by Ashley Kimball
Musical Direction by Judy Wiesen

This summer we are proud to present a full-length performance workshop for young actors. 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.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. 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 show is packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs and many great roles for all. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Cast Performance Schedule

All students perform in all shows, regardless of cast

"Hammer" Cast
Performs July 24 & 26 @ 7pm; July 27 @ 2pm

Matilda: Violet Weill
Miss Honey: Claire Johnston
Miss Trunchbull: Connor Farrell
Mrs. Wormwood: Maggie Maloney
Mr. Wormwood: Ewan Benefield
Bryce (Bruce): Hailey Rabb
Lavender: Lily Green
Eric: Jackson Gaunt
Mrs. Phelps: Alexis Paras
Michael: Dillon Parsons
Escapologist/children's entertainer: Logan Barr

"Telly" Cast
Performs July 25, 27 @ 7pm; July 28 @ 2pm

Matilda: Sienna Kraft
Miss Honey: Ariana Pilliteri
Miss Trunchbull: Connor Farrell
Mrs. Wormword: Makena Mitchell
Mr. Wormword: Logan Barr
Bryce (Bruce): Daphne McCracken
Lavender: Ziza Rafieetary
Eric: Dillon Parsons
Mrs. Phelps: Sidney Labovich
Michael: Jackson Gaunt
Escapologist/children's entertainer: Ewan Benefield

Performances July 24-28
Wednesday, 7/24 – 7pm
Thursday, 7/25 – 7pm
Friday, 7/26 – 7pm
Saturday, 7/27 – 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, 7/28 – 2pm

Doctor: Sophie Adachi
Amanda Thripp: Samantha Rabb
Rudolpho: Carl Robinett
Hortensia: Kira Kraft
Alice: Willow Benham
Tami (Tommy): Jade Holmes
Nigella (Nigel): Madeleine Brady
Nurses: Lana Greenburg, Kacia Walker
Acrobat: Isabel Sonneborn
Cook: Dylan Greenburg
Ensemble: Zoe Csizmadia-Zinnes, Kariana Edrington, Annabelle Green, Kaya Katznelson, Olive Koren, Eva Mohtashem, Clover Paul, Sunshine Paul, Ione Warren, Daana Ordonez, Roxanne Richmond

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)