Sometimes You Have to Be a Little Bit Naughty if
You Want to Change Your Story
The streets of Great Falls will be filled by the smell of rebellion when Act I presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.,Based on the beloved book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl and adapted from the award-winning full-length musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
“One of my favorite moments early on in the show is when Matilda sings, ‘Even if you are little you can do a lot’. It’s such a powerful reminder for each of us, tall and small, to take ownership in how we can create our reality,” says Cohen. “Through the process of putting on this musical, these students are doing just that: they are joining together and working hard to create this extraordinary event for their community. We think they deserve a standing ovation for all their work,” he adds.
Organization name presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. on dates at times at show location. Tickets are price. For more information: insert where public can go for more information. Those who attend just may receive the biggest hug in the world, one that even might hug all of the air out of them.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is adapted from the full-length musical which was based on the book by Roald Dahl, and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013. The musical earned seven Olivier Awards, including “Best New Musical,” and five Tony awards, including The Tony for “Best Book of a Musical.”
Matilda, a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers, lives with cruel parents who find her to be a nuisance, a lousy little worm, and a bore. When Matilda enters her first term at school, she captures the attention of Miss Honey, a kind teacher, and the two form a wonderful friendship. Unfortunately, the school is ruled by a tempestuous and mean headmistress named Miss Trunchbull, who hates children and delivers cruel and unjust punishments to all her charges. Matilda is determined to change her story, but will her cleverness and courage be enough to withstand the reign of Miss Trunchbull?
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR. is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-541-4684, mtishows.com.
Theater for young people can be found with our Act I Theatre Company, Co-Directed by April Wendt, Kaylee Osentowski and Miss Linda with Steve Olson as Musical Director.
This class explores acting and singing through structured weekly classes. Students will learn stage terminology, acting and improvisation techniques, vocal warm-ups, singing, basic movement and choreography.
They then take this work and apply it to their own fully produced musical in a local theatre. Act I members also play the character roles in Miss Linda's all studio Spring Production. They have many performances throughout the year.
This company and its directors specialize in building confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and group oriented goals resulting in strong students and great productions. This is an energetic, fun and personalized experience for students.
Director, Linda Fuller
Director, Kaylee Osentowski
Director, April Wendt
For many years Great Falls had a thriving community theater scene that offered wonderful opportunities to young, aspiring performers. In recent years this scene has declined and there was a gap in a much needed area of learning. The creation of Act One was a way for Miss Linda's to help fill this gap.
Act One Theater Company is open to anyone. Classes are for kids ages 8 and up.
No previous experience is required.