Fairfield Center Stage continues its second season with the Tony Award-winning musical MATILDA, running October 11-20, 2019. All performances will take place at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield CT 06824. Fairfield Center Stage, under the leadership of Executive Producer Eli Newsom and Artistic Director Christy McIntosh-Newsom, has dedicated its mission to putting Fairfield “center stage” by highlighting several of Fairfield’s prominent venues with environmental theater.
Based on the immensely popular 1988 children’s novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA centers on a precocious young girl with the gift of telekinesis who loves reading and telling stories. Thanks to her clever thinking and bravery, she helps her fellow classmates muster up the courage to revolt against the (comically) evil Headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, MATILDA explores the revolution of “naughty” children against a tyrant through the power of imagination.
The cast of 40 local performers includes Nikki Adorante and MaddieKay Harris as Matilda (this role is double cast), Maggie Meath as Miss Honey, William Squier as Miss Trunchbull, T. Sean Maher as Mr. Wormwood, Lisa Dahlstrom as Mrs. Wormwood, Jonathan David as Michael Wormwood, and Betzabeth Castro as Miss Phelps. The “Little Kids” are double cast, and will feature Ainsley Dahlstrom and Maddy Alecia as Lavender, Ryan Morrill and Rhys Rader as Bruce, Luke Hatzis and Nathan Horne as Nigel, Natasha Schumann and Carly Mofenson as Amanda, Prince Sarr and Britton McGrath as Tommy, Ainsley Novin and Lila Kieley as Hortensia, Cassidy Meehan and Mia Carey as Alice, and Senna Lieber and Lowie Channell as Eric. The rest of the ensemble includes Tiernan Connolly, Nicholas Ferreira, Molly Forker, Bonnie Gregson, Emily Gregson, Charlotte Harrington, Bobby Henry, Emery Holden, Darin Horne, Felicity Horne, Marnie Kruse, Maria Mongillo, Nicole Mongillo, CJ Newsom, Katie Priscott, Emily Seanor, Genevieve Seanor, Krista Watson, Nora Watson, Rita Watson, Virgil Watson, and Virgil Watson IV.
The production is Directed by Christy McIntosh-Newsom with Music Direction by Brian Crook and Choreography by Jessica Rahrig.
The eight-performance run is as follows: Fri Oct 11 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night), Sat Oct 12 @ 2pm, Sat Oct 12 @ 7pm, Sun Oct 13 @ 2pm, Fri Oct 18 @ 7:30pm, Sat Oct 19 @ 2pm, Sat Oct 19 @ 7pm, and Sun Oct 20 @ 2pm (Closing). Seating begins 30 minutes before showtime. There are restrooms and concessions (soft drinks, juice, water, snacks), and ample free parking.
Tickets are $30 for Prime Center Orchestra, $25 for Regular Reserved Seating, and $20 for Side/Rear Center, plus ADA & Companion Seats. To order tickets, visit www.fairfieldcenterstage.org
FCS’s 2019/20 season kicked off with the free event on Fairfield Commons outside of Fairfield Museum, BARNUM The Musical in June. The rest of the season includes “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience,” A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE, Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life,” WIT and MAMMA MIA!
For additional information about Fairfield Center Stage, visit www.fairfieldcenterstage.org