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Drury To Perform 'Matilda the Musical'
01:05PM / Wednesday, March 08, 2023
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Drury Stage Company in conjunction with the Drury Music Department will perform Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical."
Performances will be held on Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
All performances will take place in the Drury High School auditorium, 1130 South Church Street in North Adams. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door.
According to a press release:
Based on the Roald Dahl classic, "Matilda the Musical" tells the story of 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!
The creative team behind "Matilda the Musical" is made up of Drury faculty. The show is directed and choreographed by theater teacher Liz Urban. Musical direction is by band teacher
Christopher Caproni. Technical direction is by arts tech teacher Greg Caproni. Art direction is by visual arts teacher Amanda Hartlage, and biology teacher Jackie Degiorgis serves as producer.
Roald Dahl's "Matilda the Musical" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
This project has been supported by a grant from the Gateway Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
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