Paelyn Miller plays Matilda in one of the three unique casts.

BEREA, KY – The Spotlight Playhouse is excited to announce its upcoming production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR., a charmingly witty story celebrating the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. The musical follows the journey of Matilda, a young girl with incredible wit, intelligence, and special powers. Despite facing neglect from her cruel parents, Matilda finds support in her loving schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Together, they stand up to the school’s malicious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who despises children and delights in devising brutal punishments for rule-breakers. Matilda’s courage and resourcefulness may just prove to be the saving grace for her fellow pupils.

Directed by the talented trio of Sarah Jeck, Kelly Fischer, and Jazzlyn Threlkeld, with Letha Hembree as the Musical Director, this captivating production promises to have audiences cheering for the “revolting children” as they teach the grown-ups a lesson. Performances will take place at The Spotlight Playhouse in Berea, KY on May 26, 27, 28, June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, and 11, with varying showtimes.

Tickets are available for purchase at, by calling 859-756-0011, or at the door. In keeping with The Spotlight Playhouse’s mission to bring the performing arts to everyone, Friday evening performances will be “Pay What You Can.” This initiative allows patrons to determine their own ticket price, whether it’s spare change for a night at the theater or a generous donation to support the playhouse’s mission.

Don’t miss this enchanting tale of resilience and imagination at The Spotlight Playhouse – secure your tickets today!

About The Spotlight Playhouse: The Spotlight Playhouse is dedicated to providing high-quality theatrical experiences for audiences of all ages. Our mission is to make the performing arts accessible to everyone, fostering creativity, collaboration, and community engagement. For more information, visit