‘Matilda’ cast prepares for performances


SIDNEY – The Sidney Repertory Theatre will present Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” at The Historic Sidney Theatre Aug. 5-7.

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 production includes numerous special effects and magical moments, over 100 members of the Shelby County community of all ages and backgrounds, over-the-top costuming, incredible music and singing, and much more.

Tickets can be purchased on The Historic Sidney Theatre’s website, www. Sidneytheatre.com.

Performance dates and times are Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 7, at 2 p.m.

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students/children/seniors. All HST-members can receive a $2 discount per ticket when they enter their HST-Member code at checkout.

All tickets purchased on the day of the show are $2 more.

The cast includes Anika Arcikauskas, Benjamin Arcikauskas, Mia Baldonasa, Marie Ballas, Adalyn Barger, Cory Blackford, Caylee Blackford, Alexa Blackford, Olivia Breinich, Cailin Briley, Kinsey Briley, Arabella Browning, Isabella Caudill, Emma Chupp, Charli Curtner, Adelaide Dearth, Ariella Dearth, Amelia Dearth, Lexi Dershem, Kate Dudgeon, Madison Ellis, Ava Fridley, Nathan Gailey, Kristal Garcia, Brendan Green, Grayson Haynes, Oliver Haynes, Lily Holobaugh, Tabitha Hughes, Raelyn Jones, Reese Jones, Remi Jones, Audrey Krites, Savannah Lamb, Ivy Laughlin-Jarrell, Sandy Lee, Makaylie Martin, Andrew McLain, Adalia Meyer, Cierra Mullennix, Austin Mullennix, Kendall Nichols, Scarlett O’Keefe, Mia O’Keefe, Jordan Parsley, Sarah Patten, Beau Paul, Eli Pence, Logan Ramnath, Leta Rank, Kaleah Reese, Will Rethman, Lealah Ross, Makenna Russell, Brianna Schneider, Keaton Shaffer, Dee Shamblin, Emily Sharp, Elizabeth Shaw, Logan Shaw, Jay Sherman, Isabella Sherwood, Gavin Spradlin, Cassandra Turner, Ellia Turner, Claire Turner, Oliver Vernon, Jayden Wentworth, Brandon White, Lily Wiford, Ella Wiford, Kade Wilson, Lake Woolley and Bill Zimmerman.

Tech crew members include Gabe Shroyer, Josh Stekli, Andy Wiford, Isaiah Elsass, Grace Randall, Kate Haines and Nathan Gailey.

The production is directed by Ian Wolfgang Hinz. It is musically directed by John A. Young and choreographed by Laney Jaye Shaw.

The cast of “Matilda the Musical” is preparing for this weekend’s performances at the Historical Sidney Theatre.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/08/web1_matilda.jpgThe cast of “Matilda the Musical” is preparing for this weekend’s performances at the Historical Sidney Theatre. Amy Chupp | Sidney Daily News

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