By SALINA POST
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda The Musical is taking the page to the stage.
Experience this captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.
On this episode of "King in the Community" I talk with the director of the musical and executive director of Theatre Salina, Michael Spicer about how this show came to life and what takeaways he has in regards to rehearsals leading up to the first weekend of performances.
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Original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.
Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
MATILDA – Caroline Hiatt / Maya Brown-Mereles
TRUNCHBULL – Nathan King
MS. HONEY – Kristina Freeland
MR. WORMWOOD – Tim Burns
MRS. WORMWOOD – Mary King
MRS. PHELPS – Gin Hoffman
PARTY CLOWN/ESCAPOLOGIST/SERGEI – Michael Freeland
ACROBAT/COOK – Tasha Deiser
MICHAEL WORMWOOD – Parker Anderson-Kepley
DOCTOR/RUDOLPHO – Alex Engelland
HENCHMAN – William Howe
BRUCE – Dominic Freeland
LAVENDER – Ryleigh Showman
TOMMI – Vivienne Hoffman
ERIC/RUSSIAN HENCHMAN – Atticus Reynolds
NIGEL – Sam Reynolds
HORTENSIA – Bristol Dooley
AMANDA – Kahlan Metcalfe
ALICE – Lily Leonard
Production Sponsor – GREAT PLAINS MANUFACTURING
Costume and Orchestra Sponsor – HERITAGE REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, LLC
NEXT TIME IT COULD BE YOU!
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