Central theater’s “Matilda” opens this week

Anthony Kramer Robertson, Staff Editor

Central theater’s major production for the spring semester, Matilda, will be taking the stage in the PAC March 11-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $5 for Central students and $10 for adults.

Matilda originated as a children’s novel by Roald Dahl in 1988. Eight years later, it garnered a film adaptation, and in 2011, Matilda the Musical first premiered.

“It is a newer musical that centers around an extraordinary girl with a sharp mind and vivid imagination, while the world around her seems to be a bit backward,” West Campus theater teacher and director Matthew Bridges explains.

Bridges also expressed how proud he was of both the production and his students’ commitment stating, “Every breath and movement each student takes on stage have been painstakingly rehearsed until the wee hours for weeks and weeks.”

Senior Laurel Holden, who stars as the character Amanda Thripp, says Matilda will be “one of the most well-done productions put on by Central.”

The Matilda cast and crew also offered a reminder that this is the last large-scale theatrical production for this year, so students, teachers, and parents should turn-out to enjoy the show.