The MES Drama Club presented “Matilda, Jr.” under the direction of Loren O’Connell-Kelly this past week on Thursday, February 9th and Friday, February 10th. A student assembly was held during the school day on February 9th as well.
Matilda, Jr. is based on the book written by Ronald Dahl. It is a dark comedy set in England about a little girl, Matilda, who relies on her own power to overcome incredible obstacles as she learns to stand up for and rely on herself. Dennis Kelly wrote the musical with Tim Minchin writing the music and lyrics.
“The daughter of abusive parents, Matilda finds refuge in library books, which she reads quickly and in creating her own stories. Things are no better at school, where Matilda also must face a tyrannical and cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who believes in Crunchem Hall’s motto: “Bambinatum est Magitum,” or “Children are Maggots.” She finds companionship in her teacher, Miss Honey, who, though well-intentioned, is shy and fragile. Brave little Matilda knows she has to stand up against the adults in her world, and in doing so, discovers her own remarkable powers. Matilda’s bravery teaches Miss Honey and her classmates an important lesson — that even though life can be hard, “nobody but me is gonna change my story” so “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.” https://stageagent.com/shows/musical/19076/matilda-jr
The students enjoyed putting on the show which brought a bit of Broadway to Union Avenue in Montgomery!