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  • Writer's pictureJoe Lyons

Tonight is the Night: Experience an Exciting Evening of Entertainment and Fun with Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. at The Ashland Theatre


Are you ready for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and fun? Look no further than Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. at The Ashland Theatre in Ashland. Get ready to be transported into the world of Matilda, an extraordinary girl who dares to challenge her destiny armed with her vivid imagination and sharp mind. Presented by The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, this enchanting production promises to captivate audiences of all ages, so grab your tickets and get ready for a night you won't forget!


Ashland's streets will come alive with rebellion as the youth of The Salvation Army Kroc Youth Theatre present Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. Inspired by the beloved book "Matilda" and adapted from the award-winning full-length musical, this production promises an electrifying experience for everyone attending. Immerse yourself in the tale of Matilda, a remarkable girl who challenges the status quo and strives to change her own reality. This powerful story teaches us that no matter how little we may be, we can still make a big impact in the world.


"One of my favorite moments early in the show is when Matilda sings, 'Even if you are little you can do a lot'. It's such a powerful reminder for each of us, tall and small, to take ownership of how we can create our reality," says Major Billy Francis. The inspiring message of this musical resonates with audiences of all ages, urging them to embrace their capabilities and strive for greatness. Matilda's journey encourages us to step out of our comfort zones and challenge the norms, reminding us that we have the power to shape our own destinies.


Through the process of putting on this musical, the youth of The Salvation Army Kroc Youth Theatre are coming together, working tirelessly to bring this extraordinary event to their community. Their dedication and hard work deserve a standing ovation. Major Billy Francis acknowledges the effort of these young performers and is proud to see them take ownership and create an exceptional experience for their audience.


Performance Details


The performances of Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. will take place on the following dates and times:

    Friday, January 12 at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, January 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

    Sunday, January 14 at 3 p.m.

Tickets for this captivating show range from $12 to $18. To secure your seat, visit The Ashland Theatre's website ( or purchase tickets in-person at their box office. Don't miss out on this remarkable opportunity to witness the talent and passion of Ashland's young performers.


Dan Lawson, PhD, Director of Community Relations and Development for the Ashland Kroc Center, expresses his gratitude to the Ashland community for their unwavering support of this production. Numerous local organizations, including the Ashland County Community Foundation, Masterminds Escape Room & Game Library, Donley Ford, The Ashland Theatre, and Vinyl Marketing, have contributed to making this event a success. It is the collective effort of the community that allows these talented young individuals to showcase their abilities and bring this production to life.


Thrilling, captivating, and unforgettable – these are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing the experience of watching Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. Witnessing the dedication and passion of the young cast and their supporting team during dress and tech rehearsals has flooded my heart with joy. Every accomplishment achieved is a testament to the hard work and determination of these incredible children, not forgetting the unwavering support of their parents. This production deserves a resounding standing ovation!


Tonight is the night! Prepare yourself for an exciting evening of entertainment and fun as The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center presents Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical Jr. at The Ashland Theatre in Ashland. This extraordinary production brings Roald Dahl's beloved story to life, inspiring audiences to embrace their own capabilities and challenge their destinies. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this magical experience that will leave you wanting more. Grab your tickets now and join us for an unforgettable night at The Ashland Theatre!


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