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.