MATILDA on stage of The Studio Theatre from June 6 to 23

Image may contain: 5 people, indoorThe Studio Theatre, in proud partnership with Barnes & Noble, presents MATILDA the MUSICAL June 6-23, 2019! C

urtain for evening performances is 7:30pm, and 2:30pm for matinees. Box office opens one hour prior to curtain.

MATILDA the MUSICAL is sponsored by: Arkansas Women’s Center, The Wonder Place, Advanced Allergy & Asthma, Apartment Hunters, and The Toggery!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality.

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!

The cast includes Berkeley Courtney-Moore, Marcia Brown, Duane Jackson, Rosalyn Williams, Cory Williams, Maggie Garrett, Isaac Sides, and Harper Keith.

Others in the cast are Jake Coffman, Brooklyn Courtney-Moore, Maddie Lentz, Gabrielle Neafsey, Ethan Patterson, Matthew Sewell, Sharayah Wallace, Hailey Weiner, and Bryce Wrote.

There are two casts of children playing students, one the Naughty Cast, the other the Miracle Cast.

The Naughty Cast plays June 7, 8 (evening), 13, 15 (matinee), 16, 21, and 22 (evening). It includes Sydney Crary, Libby Golleher, Erin Johnston, JD Kirby, John Isaac Small, and Beckham Wolf.

The Miracle Cast plays June 6, 8 (matinee), 9, 14, 15 (evening), 20, 22 (matinee) and 23.  It includes Reagan McCartney, Melissa Hutchinson, Emily Jones, Eli Lancaster, David Garrett and Xander Lucas.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Final Weekend to go SINGIN’ ON A STAR

Tonight at 7 and tomorrow at 2 and 7 are the final three times to catch the Arkansas Rep Young Artist production of Singin’ on a Star. The show is all about the actor’s journey from stardust to stardom, set to a toe-tapping soundtrack of modern song selections from the top pop charts and the Great White Way.

The production is directed by Nicole Capri, who is the Rep’s Resident Director and Director of Education.  Karen Q. Clark serves as Music Director.  Choreography is provided by Capri, Stacy Hawking, Marisa Kirby and Stephen K. Stone.  The design team includes Mike Nichols (sets), Shelly Hall (costumes), Dan Kimble (lighting), Lynda J. Kwallek (props) and Allan Branson (sound).

The cast is composed of of over 50 junior high and high school students who will literally fill the stage with their acting, singing and dancing.  They include: Skylar Bartlett, Cross Brandon, Matthew Carey, Calvin Chester, Cayla Christian, Jacob Clanton, Drew Clark, Andrew Curzon, Drew Dame, Spencer Davis, Anna Bliss Dean, C.J. Fowler, Jennifer Fuller, Melody Garrett, Zach Graham, Kayla Gray, Katie Greer, Christian Hickingbotham, Matthew Hugg, Sydney Ippolito, Mary Kate Jackson, Grace Jackson, Nia Jackson, Jackson James and Dalton Johnson.

Others in the cast include Riley Knight, Bailey Lamb, Julia Landfair, Maddie Lentz, Malik Marshall, Cass Martin, Annie McCurdy, Damon McKinnis, Elena McKinnis, Helen Melhorn, Henry Melhorn, Ella Moody, Angela  Morgan, Michael Myers, Annie Niswanger, Yasmin Newman, Caroline Osborn, Adrianne Owings, Cassidy Ratliff, Marina Redlich, Molly Russ, Kennedy Sample, Sterling Saul, Allie Scott, Jake Scott, Abby Shourd, Heidi Sohl, Alyssa Sowers, Sheffield Spence, Shelby Spooner, Mary Katelin Ward, Mia Waymack, Jhonika Wright and Charl Young.

For some observations from one of the summer performances of this production, click here.