Matilda - Cast List

Brenna Collins as


This is Brenna’s 8th year at Showstoppers Academy of Performing Arts. Along side of theatre, Brenna is also a competitive dancer and swimmer. She hopes you enjoy the show.

Ashley Dezura as


Ashley has been involved with Showstoppers and Musical Theatre since the age of 7. She fell in love with it after her first role as the Seahorse in "The Little Mermaid". Ashley is very excited to have been cast as Trunchbull in Showstoppers upcoming production of "Matilda". Enjoy the Show! 

Isabelle Fox as


Izzy has been in 5 theatre productions and has a passion for acting and singing. Some of her favourite past roles include Ursula in The Little Mermaid and Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical The Musical. She loves being apart of Showstoppers and hopes you enjoy the upcoming performance of Matilda. 

Makayla Gallacher as


Makayla has been acting since she was 4 years old.  Some of her favourite past roles include Belle in "Beauty and the Beast", Hodel in "Fiddler on the Roof", and Aladdin in "Aladdin". She also recently got cast as Vivienne in “Legally Blonde” at Garibaldi Secondary School. Outside of theatre she also takes piano, guitar, and vocal lessons. She hopes you enjoy Matilda!

Jaya Hong as


Jaya has been a student at Showstoppers for 10 years. Some of her favourite past roles were Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast Jr”, Mrs. Brill in “Mary Poppins Jr” and Moana in “Moana Jr”. On top of performing, Jaya has also been a part of the Showstoppers staff for the last 5 years. Although she is graduating from the masters program this year, she plans on continuing as an instructor and start a new chapter at UBC in the fall. 

Dara Coulter as 


Dara is 16 years old and is in her 9th year at Showstoppers. Some of her favourite past roles include Lioness in “The Lion King” (2017) and Ms Brill in “Mary Poppins” (2018). She has loved to dance since she was little, then found a passion for theatre after joining Showstoppers. She’s so happy to be able to continue performing safely and hopes you enjoy the show!

Ava Eliason as


Ava has been in Showstoppers for 5 years and has had a passion for theatre for as long as she can remember. Her favourite past roles have included: Gingy in "Shrek the Musical Jr." and Mrs. Mayor in "Seussical Jr.". Ava hopes to one day play Sharpay in "High School Musical" and dreams of being on Broadway.  As well as theatre, Ava also plays piano and sings in her school choir.

Abby Franco as


This is Abby’s fourth year in Showstoppers. Some of her favourite shows she was in were Hairspray, Shrek, Frozen, and Moana. Showstoppers is a lot of fun and a great experience. Abby has made lots of good, long-lasted friends thanks to Showstoppers and it has helped her with her confidence. Abby is super excited about future shows and hopes you are too!

Dawson Gill as


Dawson Gill has been performing since he was 7. His favorite past roles are Sandy in "Annie" and Michael Banks in "Mary Poppins" and Hei Hei in "Moana". He hopes you guys enjoy the show!

Naomi Jukes as


Naomi has been in Showstoppers for 3 year now, and she is very grateful for the encouragement, and support  from her teachers and fellow theatre friends. She is very excited to do Matilda as it has been a dream for her. She wants to thank you for watching the show.

Tiara Cross as


This is Tiara's fourth show at Showstoppers Academy and her first show in the Masters Program. Other Musicals she has performed in were "Hairspray Jr", "Wizard of Oz" and "Shrek Jr" 

Bella Fitzgerald as


Izabella has done theatre for five years and has played roles such as Iago in "Aladdin" and Lefou in "Beauty and the Beast". She is very excited to play Nigel in Matilda! Enjoy the show.

Autumn Fuller as


Autumn fuller has been in showstoppers for 8 years. Her favourite past roles include Gertrude in “seussical” and Tracy in “Hairspray”. She hopes you have an amazing time and enjoy the show.

Ciara Henderson as


Ciara has been acting since she was six. Her favourite past roles have been the Hero Boy in “The Polar Express” and Ursula in “The Little Mermaid.” On top of theatre, she also is part of the Girl Guides of Canada and sings in her school’s Concert Choir. She very much enjoyed being a part of Matilda and hopes you enjoy watching it too.

Elianna Jukes as


Elianna has been performing with Showstoppers for 3 years. She has made many great memories with her friends at theatre and is very grateful for her teachers encouragement. She is very excited to be performing Matilda Jr and hopes you enjoy the show.  

Savannah Kozak as


Savannah has been in Showstoppers for 8 years. They have enjoyed every production she’s been in, but had the most fun after joining the Masters Program. She met a countless amount of friends and got to perform some of the most enjoyable shows. Their favourite shows she’s been a part of were Mary Poppins and of course, Matilda. Their favourite roles have been Deb in Elf the musical and Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda. They hope you enjoy the show :)

Emma Moon as


Emma has been performing since she was 4 years old and has been with Showstoppers from age 7. Her favourite past roles were Young Simba in "The Lion King" and Lumiere in "Beauty and the Beast". She’s 16 and currently in her 10th year with Showstoppers. She’s always had a passion for music and performing, and through Showstoppers, found her love for theatre. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Bennett Renaud as


Bennett’s love of theatre was ignited at an early age as a chorus member in Aladdin for Showstoppers. Other past highlights include Lumiere and the Cowardly Lion. He is very excited to be the evil Trunchbull  in Matilda, one of his favourite musicals.  He is thankful for all the support he receives from his family and from the Showstoppers team.

Gemma Seguin as


Gemma has been singing and dancing since her introduction to The Doodlebops at 3 years old.  She is in her 5th year with Showstoppers and is thrilled to be in Masters this year.  Her favourite past roles were Olaf in “Frozen” (Nov. 2019) and Flounder in “The Little Mermaid” (Apr. 2019).  This year she is super excited to share her role as Lavender in “Matilda” and she hopes you enjoy the show!   

Zahra Squalli-Houssaini as


Zahra has been with Showstoppers for 8 years now! Her favourite past roles have been Jane in Mary Poppins and Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. Outside of Showstoppers she also really loves dancing. She has had so much fun in Matilda Jr this year, and hopes you enjoy the show, even if it may be a little different this time around!

Gavin Making as


Gavin has been with Showstoppers for three years but has had a passion for theatre all of his life. His favourite role was “Corny Collins” in Hairspray in 2019.

Zaya Philip as


Zaya has been doing theatre since she was 3 and she loves it so much. Her favourite roles have been Mayzie in Seussical, Nala in The Lion King and Maurice in Beauty and the Beast. She is so happy to be Lavender in Matilda. 

Katelynn Schmidt as


Katelynn has been in Showstoppers for 8 years. Some of her past roles include Young Simba in The Lion King, Sour Kangaroo in The Seussical, and Ursula in The Little Mermaid.  Katelynn hopes to continue acting into university and achieve her Fine Arts degree. She hopes you enjoy the show. 

Cael Sumbo as


This is Cael's second year at Showstoppers Academy. Last season he played Donkey in the hilarious Musical "Shrek". He is very excited to be playing Bruce in Matilda and hopes you all enjoy the show!

Madison McNee as


Madison has been at Showstoppers for six years now. She started Musical Theatre at age six and has continued it ever since! Madison has loved working with everybody and considers Showstoppers as her second family.  It has been the place she can come to relax and indulge in her true passion for theatre. Her favorite roles have been Simba in the "Lion King Jr," the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," and Lefou in "Beauty and the Beast." Madison is so excited to be back with her family to do Matilda, and she hopes you enjoy the show!

Alyssa Pretzer as


Alyssa has been in theatre ever since she was 7. Her first musical she fell in love with was ‘’The Sound of Music’’.  One of Alyssa’s favourite roles she has performed was Motormouth Maybelle in ‘’Hairspray”. Besides theatre, Alyssa loves hanging out with friends and spending time with her family. She hope you enjoy Matilda Jr!

Madelyn Seaman as


Madelyn has been involved with Showstoppers for 12 years .  Her favourite roles have been Hook in “Peter Pan” with Showstoppers and Gomez in her high school’s “Addam’s Family” show.  She is also involved in choir and dance. She has really enjoyed preparing for “Matilda” and is thankful to Showstoppers for continuing to provide a safe space so that the cast can put on another great play.

Mia Shewchuck as


Mia has been performing in theatre for over 8 years. She loves the camaraderie and supportive environment of the Showstoppers family.  Outside of Showstoppers she is a singer, film and tv actress and martial artist.