Highland Community College is excited to bring to the stage the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” for Summerset 48. Production dates for “Matilda the Musical” are June 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30, and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. There is a matinee at 3 p.m. on July 2 in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center located at 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
“Matilda the Musical” is a captivating and inspiring story of a little girl with big dreams of a better life. With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, the production has won 47 international awards and continues to excite audiences of all ages around the world.
“We are excited to produce ‘Matilda the Musical’ at Highland,” said Laura Early, Director, and Theatre Arts Instructor. “Matilda’s story of overcoming obstacles and creating a better life will inspire the entire family. Matilda finds the safety and respect she deserves.”
Early adds, “Matilda, based on the novel by Roald Dahl, is a wonderful musical about a young girl leaving her grim present towards a hopeful future. The score is both moving and lively.”
Summerset is a collaboration of the theatre and music departments at Highland Community College.
The cast list is:
Matilda Wormwood played by Gemma Musser, Freeport
Miss Agatha Trunchbull played by Joy Hotchkiss, Freeport
Miss Honey played by Davida Sanders, Freeport
Mr. Wormwood played by Jeff DeLay, Freeport
Mrs. Wormwood played by Joy DeLay, Freeport
Michael Wormwood played by Luke Wilson, Lena
Bruce played by James Wilson, Lena
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (60 and older), and $10 for students and children. Purchase tickets at the box office in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center on Highland’s campus, highland.edu/boxoffice or by calling 815-599-3718. Tickets will also be available for a half-hour before each performance in the lobby.