Photo Call: First Look at Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull and More Stars of the Matilda Tour

News   Photo Call: First Look at Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull and More Stars of the Matilda Tour
Bryce Ryness (Hair) stars as Miss Trunchbull in the national tour of Matilda The Musical, which officially opened June 7 after beginning previews May 29 in Los Angeles. Young actresses Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler share the title role.

Gutierrez, Jenness, Tyler and Ryness are joined by fellow principal cast members Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).

The ensemble includes Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael D. Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.

Based on Roald Dahl's beloved children's book about a precocious bookworm with magical powers, the elaborate stage production first played a technical preview run at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT (May 16-23), prior to an official launch in L.A.

For complete tour itinerary, click here. Matilda premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Courtyard Theatre in November 2010 and later transferred to the West End's Cambridge Theatre, where it continues to run. The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers present the Broadway run, which opened on Broadway April 11, 2013, at the Shubert Theatre after previews that began March 4.

Read reviews for Matilda here.

Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing, La Bête, Ghost) staged the inventive, kid-packed musical that has a book by Dennis Kelly and a score by Tim Minchin.

Matilda received four Tony Awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor (Gabriel Ebert), Best Lighting Design and Best Scenic Design.

According to producers, Matilda "is the story of an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning filled with rotten parents, a terrifying school and a vicious head mistress, her story is going to be an astonishing one. With the help of her teacher, her friends and a little bit of imagination, Matilda proves that even if you're little, you can do big things."

The production has set and costume design by Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker. 

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