POSTPONED: Potsdam High School Drama Club to present Roald Dahl’s 'Matilda the Musical' March 13-14
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:05 am

POTSDAM -- The Potsdam High School Drama Club will present Roald Dahl’s "Matilda the Musical" on March 13 at 7 p.m. and March 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. They can be purchased through a cast or crew member, in the PCS middle school or high school main office, or at the door prior to the show.

To reserve tickets, email [email protected].

Matilda (Maddie Wheeler) is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, said a school press release. She's unloved by her cruel parents (Connor Gray and Louisa Moosebrugger), but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey (Abby Hughes).

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 (Ryan Hayes), 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 and catchy songs, children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Matilda Wormwood: Maddie Wheeler; Miss Agatha Trunchbull: Ryan Hayes; Miss Honey: Abby Hughes; Mr. Wormwood: Connor Gray; Mrs. Wormwood: Louisa Moosebrugger; Michael Wormwood: Nolan Anderson; Mrs. Phelps: Kayla Giffin; Bruce: William Moulder; Lavender: Isabella Nocetti; The Escapologist: Austin Hughes; Cook and Mum: Brooke Mackey; Sergi: Derek Grant; The Three Henchmen: Evan Hoover, Carter Murtagh, Gabe Kessler; Doctor: Gabe Kessler; Rudolpho: Halle Varney

Little Kids are played by Maria Tartaglia, Anthony Jimenez, Jay Baycura, Grace Austin, Brianna Grant, Juliana Batich, Keely Towne.

Big Kids are played by Mallory Greene, Olivia Huntley, Evan Hoover, Brooke Mackey, Chiara Frascatore, Derek Grant, Alyssa Allen, Clare Sullivan-Catlin.

Parents are played by Brooke Mackey, Carter Murtagh, Kayla Giffin, Derek Grant, Austin Chase, Halle Varney, Clare Sullivan-Catlin.

Nurses are played by Abby Hughes, Alyssa Allen, Mallory Greene, Isabella Shatraw, Maggie Akin, Olivia Huntley.

Dancers are Elise Deuel, Keira Moore, Emma O’Geen, Ariana Chiarenzelli, Halle Varney.

Crew Members are Ella Hinckley, Emma French, Jack Carroll, Katie Theobald, Margaret Wallace, Ryan Shipp, Claire Murphy, Andrew Wellings, Charlotte Clark, Michael Busch, Kathy Yu, Morgan Busch Mr. Matthew Gayle, Theo Hughes, Daphne Morrill, Shannon Todd, Paul Heer.

The production staff includes Laura DiMatteo as the Director, Michelina DiMatteo as the Assistant Director, Emily Hollis as the Student Director, Jill Rubio as the Musical Director, Laura DiMatteo, Halle Varney and the Dancers as Choreographers, Emma French as the Stage Director, Katie Theobald as the Assistant Stage Director, and Abby Hughes as the Director of Publicity.