RAHWAY, NJ - Sarah Mattle, an 8-year-old Chatham resident, will be performing in the first production of the musical "Matilda Jr."

Mattle will be playing the role of "Chloe" on the Mainstage of the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

Pixie Dust players has joined with Music Theatre International and the Union County Performing Arts Center to produce the show. In addition to the Friday opening, performances of Matilda Jr. are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

Matilda Jr. follows the Broadway production chronicling the adventures of young Matilda as she uses her intelligence and secret powers to navigate her challenging home life and the wrath of the mean Miss Trunchbull at school. With the help of her teacher Miss Honey, Matilda and her clever ways just may be able to save the day!