Feb 06, 2020 9:50 PM

'Matilda the Musical' brings a little bit of naughty to the NP Community Playhouse

Posted Feb 06, 2020 9:50 PM
Children from the cast of Matilda the Musical rehearse the musical number "Revolting Children" at the  North Platte Community Playhouse. Performances are February 14-16 and 21-23.
Children from the cast of Matilda the Musical rehearse the musical number "Revolting Children" at the  North Platte Community Playhouse. Performances are February 14-16 and 21-23.

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-Matilda the Musical is the third production in the historic 65th season of the North Platte Community Playhouse.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 10th from 12:00-5:00. The performances will be February 14-16 and 21-23. Friday and Saturday curtain times are at 8:00 PM, while the Sunday matinees are at 2:00 PM.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for kids in advance and $20 for adults and $12 for kids if purchased at the door. Come enjoy this incredible show in the beautiful and historic FOX Theater. Call for more information 308-532-8559 or email us at [email protected].

This musical speaks about 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, you will not want to miss this show! 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 lovable 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.

Matilda's Storytime Pizza Hour Press Release:

In conjunction with the live stage production of Matilda the Musical, there will also be an afternoon event for kids of all ages. Matilda's Storytime Pizza Hour will be an afternoon of fun and food. On Saturday, February 15th from 11:30-1:30 PM characters from some favorite storybooks will be reading for kids and then the kids will be available for pictures and autographs immediately following each story. You will see characters from the Scarecrow to Belle, and Tacky the Penguin to an award-winning local author, Rajean Shepherd. You might even see Matilda and other cast members make an appearance! Pizza and drinks are provided in the ticket cost of $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. One free adult ticket is included for a family.

Matilda the Musical is directed by Scott Carlson with Musical Director Sue McKain.

The Cast:

Matilda Wormwood-Bella Harwager

Miss Agatha Trunchbull-Ben Hill

Miss Honey-Tia San Miguel

Mr. Wormwood-Andrew Lee

Mrs. Wormwood-Chasity Jenny

Mrs. Phelps-Jess Bertschinger

Michael Wormwood-Brandon Odle

Bruce-Henry Cline

Lavender-Chloe Ochoa

The Escapologist-Ben Pearce

Cook-Taedyn Steele

The Acrobat-Sydney Steele

The Doctor-Scott Carlson

Rudolpho-Ben Pearce

Sergei-Ben Pearce

Henchmen-Allison Guthrie, Makenna Modlin, Emmy Cassell

Judge-Taedyn Steele

Amanda-Layla Thomas

Nigel-Levi Luenenborg

Eric-Cooper Lange

Alice-Savannah Woodburn

Hortensia-Ruby Schow

Tommy-Declan Burrows

Children’s Entertainer-Angie Burrows

Kids Ensemble: Lybeigh Mills, Whitleigh Mills, Lydia Jenny, Alexa Jenny, Rie’ellah Ochoa, Avery Luenenborg, Camie Bertschinger, Greyson Kautz, Brett Pfeifer, Braxtton Songster

Big Kids-Evelyn Lewis, Emmy Cassell, Tuesday Allen, Ella Harmon, Allison Guthrie, Bella Mitchell, Talea Ochoa, Makenna Modlin, Nic Zurn, Marisa Pfeifer

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