Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence… and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. 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!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
This two-week musical theatre program provides the opportunity to experience every aspect of staging a musical with onstage and backstage roles for everyone – singing, dancing, acting, creating sets, and assembling costumes – all in just 10 days! These shows are fully-licensed productions taught in a child-friendly musical theatre format.
July 17-28, 2023
Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Rd, Deep River, CT
Performance on July 28 at 7pm
Valley Regional High School | Free Admission!
10-17 | Enrollment is limited to 35 students.
2nd sibling- $500
Register by phone at (860) 767-0026, or in person (90 Main St, Centerbrook). Payment in full is due at the time of registration. An information packet describing the audition and role-assignment process, costumes, what to bring, etc., along with forms that need to be completed, will follow by email.
A limited number of scholarships are available. View or download our liability and media release form here.
Because each participant is integral to the production, we ask that all performers commit to attending each day for both weeks of the program.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A $50 fee for cancellations received on or prior to June 9th will be assessed. There are NO REFUNDS for cancellations received after June 9th.
Anastasia is Director of Choirs at Westbrook High School and is an award winning music director and professional pianist. In college she studied piano, harpsichord and organ, performing works by Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Bach and many others. She has also worked in Massachusetts as a high school choral director, private piano and voice teacher, and as music director for Belmont High School’s musical program, including 9 to 5 and Little Shop of Horrors. She was a piano and voice student at CMS for over 20 years, and is thrilled for the opportunity to give back and share her skills as pianist and vocalist with her new students. She is looking forward to making musical magic this summer!