Roosevelt Intermediate School is proud to present Matilda: A Musical, March 19, 20, 21. Inspired by the beloved tale from literary legend Roald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Matilda (Andrea Hanchuk), an extraordinary girl who, armed with spirit, intelligence, and magical powers, takes a stand to change her destiny.
Matilda Wormwood is a little girl with astonishing intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Unloved and unwanted by her cruel parents (Ben Dickerson and Domenica Allarde), Matilda finds solace and compassion at school from kind-hearted teacher Miss Honey (Annabel Barker) who recognizes Matilda’s extraordinary gifts.
But Matilda's school life isn't all smooth sailing as she comes face-to-face with tyrannical headmistress, Miss Trunchbull (Skyler Lipkind), who despises all children and takes pleasure in delivering cruel and unusual punishments. Can Matilda’s imagination, wit and powers save her classmates from the wrath of the wicked Trunchbull?
Bursting with revolting fun and naughtiness, Matilda is packed with high energy dance numbers and memorable tunes. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
“The story’s themes of courage and standing up for what you believe in are timeless, relevant and important lessons for our children,” said Director Annie Brzozowski. “I am so proud to work with such an amazing group of talented and dedicated students.”
Other featured cast include: Kate Bloom, Kelsey Dix, Ryan Glenn, Owen Ing, Ella Katz, Angie Mora, Sophia Payne, Danny Pierce, Arden Rappoport, Ethan Roosevelt, Keaton Shepard, Gustavo Suris-Zayas, Julia Surowitz, Sienna Tan, and Hudson Wilcomes.
Performances are Thursday, March 19, at 4 p.m., Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m. All performances are at Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark St., Westfield, New Jersey. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased advance at ris.booktix.com or at the door. Advance purchase is recommended.