Mercy academy presents: Matilda
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 - Sunday, OCTOBER 30
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased through OnTheStage. $10 for students and seniors | $15 for adults.
The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical is the 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. 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.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also 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 thinking up new punishments for 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.
Mercy's nationally recognized theatre program has opportunities for all students: those who wish to be on the stage and those who prefer to work on the technical side behind the scenes. With three shows a year, students have the opportunity to act, produce the lighting and sound, play in a live orchestra pits during musicals, create costumes and design make-up, build the set and so much more!
Those who wish to delve deeply into theatre can join our Thespian Society. There are opportunities to participate in state and national performances. Mercy Theatre received all superior ratings and passed onto the International Thespian Festival with the production of Señora Tortuga, a bi-lingual musical where students and staff created original music. Students have also received superior ratings in individual acting events at the state and national level.
There are also opportunities for international travel as Mercy Theater has been accepted to American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland twice! Most recently, they performed a devise piece entitled, Mercy Me, at The Fringe Festival. This piece was an original script that portrayed the critical concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.
Opportunities for growth continue with masterclasses with top professionals in the field and service opportunities in local elementary schools. Experience is not required to get started in Mercy Theatre and all are encouraged to join.
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If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Simmons, Theatre Director.