CenterPoint Legacy Theatre Presents Matilda, the Musical

by Discover Davis

If you have been to a show at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, then you know how great their performances are. After winning Utah’s Best of State in Community Theatre in 2020, 2021, AND 2022, it is officially official. We don’t want to miss a single show in 2023 after seeing this lineup, and if you’re like us and want to see them all, buy season passes here.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical

Matilda is the story of a sweet young girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers who develops a love of reading despite her odd, self-absorbed parents, the Wormwoods.  Matilda finds an advocate in her highly loveable schoolteacher 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 to recognize Matilda’s exceptional talents and captivating personality.  Unfortunately, Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing; the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and loves creating new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules.  Every bit her equal, Matilda displays courage and cleverness to be her schoolmates’ saving grace.  Packed with catchy songs and high-energy, children and adults alike will be delighted by Matilda, the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.”

Directed by Emily Wadley, Musical Direction by Tara Wardle, Choreography by Liz Christensen, and presented to you by two amazing casts and three rotating Matilda’s (Charlotte Witt, Sarah Monson, Penny Hodson).

Matilda, the Musical Production Poster

Did you grow up afraid of the chokey? Or do you maybe have a random fear of wearing pigtails?? What about an irrational fear of chocolate cake???! Newts?!!! If any of these things trigger you then you probably grew up with a fear of Ms. Trunchbull! The meanie headmistress of Crunchem Hall probably haunted many a dream out there, our own included. Never has such a great villain graced us from books, the screen, or the stage as Ms. Trunchbull. Her hatred of children, dark punishments, and suspected murder…she really is an evil entity to behold, and a hilarious one at that. Not only does Ms. Trunchbull shine on the stage, but young Matilda will steal your heart and you’ll be rooting for her even if you already know she will get her happy ending. Each character truly shines and you’ll be clapping along with songs, crying when Ms. Honey sings, and laughing at Mr. Wormwood’s well-deserved misfortunes with his hair at the hands of his young “boy.” If you’re a fan of the movie and have yet to see Matilda as a musical, don’t miss your chance to see this incredible production today! Aside from the massively talented cast, you’ll hear a wonderful score that will be stuck in your head for days to follow, a dynamic set, beautiful costumes, and more. Get your tickets below and thank us later.

Matilda reading book next to a stack of books
Photo: Kirsten Smith (CenterPoint Theatre)

Tickets: $19.00 – $37.00

Dates: March 17 – April 15 | Monday through Saturday

Time: 7:30 pm

Saturday Matinees: 2:30 pm

ASL Performance: March 25 | 2:30 pm

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Make it a date night

You’ve got two tickets for a show at the CenterPoint Theatre, now all you need is a dinner reservation! Here are our nearby favorites:

  • Hug-Hes Cafe. If you’re wanting a nice sit-down experience where you can get some good dinner and a couple of cocktails prior to the show then make your reservation at Hug-Hes.
  • Fuji Sushi. If you like sushi then look no further than Fuji Sushi. With more rolls than you can count, there is something for everyone.

Both of these restaurants are located 0.2 miles from the theatre so it’ll be easy to head right over after dinner. CenterPoint has a small concession stand so you can get a little treat and some drinks. Our favorite is the caramel chocolate-dipped pretzel rods from Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates.

If you’re looking for a nightcap after the theatre, without heading into Salt Lake City or Ogden, you can head slightly south to the Downunder Club in Bountiful (open until 1:00 am) or north to Stockmans Bar in Layton (open until 2:00 am). Both are dive bars with a fun mix of locals, pool tables, and music.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre presents the 2023 Season

She Loves Me Performance Poster at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

She Loves Me

Directed by Shelby Ferrin

She Loves Me is a charming, romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and old-world elegance that warms the heart.  It is a story of mistaken identity, letter writing, and two feuding perfume clerks who have no idea that they have fallen in love with each other.  Based on the Mikos Lazlos play The Parfumerie, which has inspired many adaptations including The Shop Around the Corner and the beloved film You’ve Got Mail, this lovely musical is a show over which you will all head over heels.

Dates: January 20, 2023 thru February 18, 2023

Roald Dahl's Matilda performance poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

Directed by Emily Wadley, book by Roald Dahl

Inspired by the strange genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of a little girl with incredible wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers who dares to dream of a better life.  She’s unloved by her odd, self-absorbed parents, but finds an advocate in her highly loveable schoolteacher Miss Honey who recognizes Matilda’s exceptional talents and captivating personality.  No story is complete without a villain and this story delivers in a big way with the school’s principal, Miss Trunchbull!  Packed with catchy songs and high-energy, children and adults alike will be delighted by Matilda, the story of a special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Dates: March 17, 2023 thru April 15, 2023

42nd Street Performance Poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

42nd Street

Directed by Kristin Callor

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved shows, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer from Allentown, Pennsylvania who arrives in New York City with tap shoes in hand and stars in her eyes.  Peggy’s talent is noticed by legendary director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of his newest show, Pretty Lady, starring Dorothy Brock, the quintessential Broadway diva who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast.  When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Peggy gets her chance to shine!  42nd Street is filled with crowd-pleasing tap dances, iconic music and show-stopping production numbers you won’t want to miss!

Dates: June 9, 2023 thru July 11, 2023

Something Rotten! performance poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Something Rotten!

Directed by Danny Inkley

Welcome to the Renaissance and this hysterical musical farce, Something Rotten!  Set in the 1590s, two brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom, set out to write a hit play but find it hard to break through and compete with the famed Will Shakespeare, known as “The Bard”. The brothers enlist the help of a soothsayer who predicts that the future of theatre involves singing and dancing.  Armed with this insider information, they set out to write the world’s first musical.  Hilarity ensues as this satirical spectacle pokes fun at everything that audiences adore about a Broadway musical.

Dates: August 4, 2023 thru September 2, 2023

Jekyll + Hyde Performance Poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Jekyll & Hyde

Directed by Liz Christensen

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the tale of a brilliant mind gone terribly awry.  Set to the beautifully written music of Frank Wildhorn, this is a powerful story of the talented physician Dr. Jekyll’s attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality.  Experimenting on himself, he inadvertently creates an alternative persona of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London.  As his fiancée, Emma grows fearful of the changes she sees in her beloved, a prostitute named Lucy finds herself dangerously drawn to the doctor and his alter ego.  Struggling to control the monster within, Jekyll must race to find a cure before the demon of his own creation completely consumes him.

Dates: September 22, 2023 thru October 21, 2023

Irving Berlin's White Christmas performance poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas tells the story of two song-and-dance men and their female counterparts who come together in 1954 to help save a snowless Vermont inn owned by their beloved former commander, General Waverly, from closing by putting on a Christmas show.  White Christmas is a tale of love, friendship, loyalty, determination, and pure joy set to the iconic music of Irving Berlin.  With songs like Sisters, Snow, Blue Skies, Happy Holiday, and of course White Christmas, this show is a must for your holiday season.

Dates: November 17, 2023 thru December 21, 2023

Leishman Hall Performances

The Lion in Winter performance poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

The Lion in Winter

Directed by Jansen Davis

What’s better than spending time with family at Christmas? Though any misstep you make can cost you your inheritance, your lands, or your claim to the throne. The royal family of King Henry ll gathers in the year 1173 when all of the intrigue, family secrets, and good wine start flowing. Queen Eleanor, Princes Richard, Geoffrey, John, and King Phillipe of France all have plots and schemes to mastermind if they want to win this political game of chess.

Dates: June 16, 2023 thru July 9, 2023

Dear Ruth performance poster at the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Dear Ruth

Directed by Wendy Oltmanns

Set in the World War ll era, a young girl secretly corresponds with a soldier overseas in an effort to support the troops and raise moral.  Recognizing that’s she too young to be taken seriously, she signs the name of her beautiful, but unwitting, older sister Ruth. The plot thickens as the love-struck soldier returns from the war to find that the object of his affection is already engaged.  Chaos, comedy and romance come together to create this timeless, delightful show.

Dates: July 28, 2023 thru August 19, 2023

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