Ballston Spa Middle School's
Launching Pad Productions Presents:
February 9, 10, 11 @ 7:00pm and February 11, 12 @ 1:00pm.
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to 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 (Maeve deFrancqueville) has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents, Mr. Wormwood (Liam Brooks) and Mrs. Wormwood (Lucy Dooling) but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey (Libby Stavers). Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull (Charlie Davis), 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.
Over 100 Middle School students are busy preparing for their fast approaching opening day, with 51 students performing in the cast and 60 backstage helping as part of the production crew.
The students will present five performances, including February 9th, 10th and 11th at 7:00pm and February 11th & 12th at 1:00pm at the Ballston Spa High School, 220 Ballston Avenue, Ballston Spa. Seating is General Admission and tickets are $5.00 for students/senior citizens and $10.00 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the door up to 45 minutes prior to each performance.
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Ballston Spa Rotary will be at each show for its annual Spread the Love Food Drive! Non-perishable food and monetary donations will be accepted in the high school lobby prior to the show. All donations will be distributed to food pantries right here in Ballston Spa. Please consider bringing a donation to help our fellow community members!
Don't go to Chokey, Go see Matilda the Musical Jr.!!