MATILDA, the Musical

R.E. Lee Auditorium 

Friday, March 20th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 21st at 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm. 


Adam Faw – Theater Teacher at Pinecrest and Director of the show
Kirsten Foyles – Vocal Director
Lindsay Douglas – Stage Manager (student)
Grace Robinson – Matilda (student)
Malachi McCaskill – Ms. Trunchbull (student)
Haley McLaurin – Properties Designer, Artistic Director, and plays “Bruce” (student)
Adam Caliri – Tech Director and Scenic Designer (student)
Austin Aponte – Orchestra Pit Player (student)
Jade Baker - "Lavender" and Costume Design Assistant (student)


The musical follows the general storyline of the Matilda movie with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman that most people have seen.

The musical is based on a book by Roald Dahl.  It is set in England and focuses on the character, Matilda, a brilliant and spunky child who is born into a family that is a bit less brilliant.  Her Dad is a used car salesman who has a “flexible” take on honesty.  Her mom is an amateur ballroom dancer more into looks than intelligence.

Matilda is sent to a school run by Ms. Trunchbull – a terrifying former hammer throwing champion.  She also meets a wonderful teacher who understands her, Miss Honey.

The message of the story is that everyone has the power to change their own story, and that being “little” is no excuse for not standing up for yourself.  One of the best lyrics is “Even if you’re little you can do a lot, you mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you.”

The musical is both hilarious and touching as it follows Matilda and her friends as they stand up for themselves against some wayward adults in their lives.

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10 years is a good time to establish a benchmark when creating a perspective.

This is the 10th Anniversary of the radio show, ALL THINGS MOORE COUNTY.

One of the guests on that very first show in August of 2009 was Kirsten Foyles.

Kirsten is a local attorney, a mother of 3 accomplished daughters and most recently has a newly minted Masters Degree in choral music.

I first met Kirsten Foyles as a real estate attorney when she was at Thigpen & Jenkins.  In the 20 years I have known Kirsten we have had a chance to work together in many different ways, and I’ve had a chance to watch her raise her family first hand.

The conversation with Kirsten flows easily.  When you have a history and a background it’s easy to compare notes over these past 10 years.

The last 10 years have been full of changes, perspectives and outlooks for both of us.

Thank you Kirsten Foyles for being a guest on this particular show.Continue reading



Moore County residents Betsy Saye, Kirsten Foyles and Dottie Black lend a heartfelt and articulate voice to the discovery, trials, tributations and small triumphs of what it is like to be the mother/parent/friend to their Type 1 diabetic children.  Their perspective and advice can serve as a valuable aid to families who have or are experiencing the presence of Type 1 diabetes with their own children.  From the symptom discovery to the management of this, as yet, incurable disease, Betsy, Kirsten and Dottie offer great information with many positive personal stories of their children’s special challenges and their siblings support.  They take us into the everyday lives of Lauren, age 9, Anna Grace, age 11, and Stephen, age 13.

JDRF was founded by parents of Type 1 children and is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone.

Betsy & Dottie speak about their 4th annual tennis fundraiser at the Pinehurst Country Club to be held Nov. 2nd & 3rd.

Kirsten Foyles speaks about their yearly fundraising walk as TEAM LOLO in Winston-Salem on Oct. 26th.  You can register at this link:, or support one of the 45 participating walkers at :

The Saye, Black, Foyles & Stokes families are committed to doing everything they can to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes in their children’s lifetimes.

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mothers day showMoore County friends and mothers, (L to R) Gayvin Powers, Amity Aldridge, Kirsten Foyles & Molly Johnston discuss the many joys and challenges of motherhood. Between them they have 12 children between the ages of 3 – 18 that includes two sets of twins. Their remembrances, inspirations, influences and experiences are brought to life in a heartfelt conversation. David Michael Wolff, joins us to discuss his Mother’s Day Pops Season Finale on May 12th at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Gayvin, Amity, Kirsten and Molly have some great stories to tell and their observations and lessons learned are memorable.


A Termite Primer for Homeowners – May 28, 2011

Art Parker, the owner of Aberdeen Exterminators and attorney Kirsten Foyles discuss the basics of termite identification, prevention and treatment. Although this show was originally aired in Feb. 2010, the reminders that homeowners should follow to insure their home is adequately protected against termite damage. The termite warranties available to home buyers is discussed by Kirsten Foyles and her own personal story about her own household experience provides a humorous and valuable lesson for all.

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