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Matilda the Musical take the stage at MMS - March 25, 26, 27

 

 

Millburn Middle School presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, March 25-27

 

 

The Millburn Middle School Spring Musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, will be held on Friday, March 25th and Saturday, March 26th at 7 p.m.  A Sunday matinee will be presented at 1 p.m. on March 27th. The production staff is thrilled to have their cast and crew return to the MMS stage after two years without a spring musical, and this year’s much-anticipated show will prove to be worth the wait.

 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical opened on Broadway in April 2013 and was the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Book for a Musical for Dennis Kelly. It is based on the popular 1988 children’s novel written by iconic author Roald Dahl. The music and lyrics were written by Tim Minchin, the Australian comedian, musician, and writer who is also known for his work on Groundhog Day the Musical in 2016. The story of a young girl with magical powers, Matilda combines clever lyrics with rousing musical numbers and plenty of comedy to surely provide an evening of fun entertainment for all ages. 

 

Theater teacher, Mr. Mark Oppel, is the show’s director, and he is also responsible for the choreography and technical design. Mr. Miles Messier serves as the vocal director. The MMS musical is co-produced by Mrs. Marina Reilly and Mr. Dominick Pisa whose responsibilities include set design, costumes, box office, and stage crew. The set decoration has been completed by art teacher Mrs. Claudia Sohr. The set for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical has been constructed by Mr. Matthew Bach. The production involves 154 Middle School students in the cast and crew.

 

The show is open to the public. Tickets are $15 and are on sale online at mms.booktix.com. They will also be available at the door on the day of the performance.

 

 

Middle School Musical Cast and Crew:

The Middle School musical cast is made up of students from all three grades, with a strong 6th-grade contingent each year. Many students participate in the Spring Musical for all three of their middle school years.

 In addition to the actors, many students participate as stage crew members, taking on roles as stage managers, assistant directors, backstage crew members, artists, and sound & lights crew members. 

 

Participating in the spring musical is a wonderful experience for our students, and it is often described as their favorite part of middle school. This is evidenced by the number of students involved (over 150 total students in the cast and crew -- about 12% of our student body) and by how many of them return to rehearsals or performances years after they have left MMS.

 

 

 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

CAST

Matilda Wormwood…………………………………….……………..…………Jordyn Gulliford

Miss Agatha Trunchbull……………………………………………….....…William Sieczkowski

Miss Jennifer Honey……………………………………………………….…...Sanjana Krishnan

Mr. Wormwood……………………………………………………………....……Reese Solomon

Mrs. Wormwood…………………………………………………………...…....……Ava Alcosser

Bruce……………………………………………………………………....………….........Alex Ege

Lavender……………………………………………………………...…………....…Chelsea Daxl

Tommy/Rudolpho..……………………………………………..………………....….….Ryan Hoh

Eric……………………………………………………….…………………...……Jonah Callahan

Nigel………………………………………………………………………...………....…Akiv Shah

Amanda……………………………………………………………....………....…Malia Baumann

Alice……………………………………………………………………..………....Olivia Shannon

Hortensia………………………………………………………………......………....…Lily Speltz

Michael Wormwood…………………………………………………...……....………Saul Zeitler

Doctor....................................................................................................................................................Liam Murphy

Mrs. Phelps..............................................................................................................................................Ari Crofton

The Escapologist/Sergei…….....................................................................................................Veer Chander

The Acrobat…………………………………………...………...………………..Violetta Wiggert

Girl with Pigtails……………………………………………………....…………....…..Sofia Ghelfi

 

Featured Maggots:

Ava Bernstein                         

Lily Boidman    

Riley Burke                             

Logan DelaCruz

Jeff Lin

Stella Meiler                         

Teddy Oberliesen  

Kedaar Shankarnarayan  

Daniel Sinoway     

John Tan      

Gabriella Volpicelli

Leilani Westfall-Kwong




The Ensemble: 

Krisha Aima

Devna Bobbilla

Talia Brookhim

Aren Campbell

Orla Clark

Lorelei Courtney

Jamie DeRosa

Hazel Durand-Proud

Rebecca Green

Lillian Hark

Emma Hills

Mia Jacob

Julia Ketkar

Praveer Ketty

Anya Kumar

Richa Kurup

Lea McKenna

Vivian Palomo

Araiya Patel

Ashna Swaroop

Kaia Talathi

Sophia van Roon

Mischa Williams-Owolabi

 

Stage Crew:

Aanya Aggarwal

Lucia Arrufat

Arushi Asrani

Naomi Badgley

Eliana Barker

Kathryn Baxter

Eric Berg

Yoganidhi Bhargava

Gauri Bhatia

Arabella Braca

Daisy Bredlau

Thomas Bredlau 

Max Brett

Victoria Cardoso

Sophie Carlton

Rian Chadha

Saatchi Chattopadhya

Nathan Chen

Minaxi Chinnan

Ayan Dalmia 

Nysa Daru

Souri Daver

Annika Debur

Anya Debur

Sojourner Dedaa

Alex DeLorenzo

Caroline Desoe

Jia Doshi

Diana Efremenko

Diya Gaglani

Abhita Gajbinkar

Samuel Ge 

Noa Goldman

Sam Gordon 

Sonya Gordon 

Daniel Han 

Julia Huie

Shriya Iyer

Annette Johnson

Anusha Kadyan

Guneet Kapur

Ela Karakurt

Ethan Klein 

Maya Krotkov

Sanay Kulkarni

Riddhi Kunta

Chloe Lee 

Chason Lee

Emma Levine 

Isabella Li

Sara Li

Maggie Li

Clytie Lin

Sofia Liswan 

Sophia Mahfouz

Krisana Manglani

Priyana Manglani

Griffin Maurette 

Margo McNally

Sanya Nagpal

Arianna O’Connor

Riana Parekh

Avneet Pattar

Bevin Perdue

Verneesh Pierre-Louis

Kelsey Quane

Sophia Raiski

Evy Rakhlin

Elle Reilly

Rebecca Riggers

Olivia Rosales

Gia Sachan 

Sormeh Saghari

Tyra Sandstrom

Riti Sarje

Saanvi Saxena

Lilian Schwartz

Krisha Shankarnarayan

Ellis She

Myra Shrivastava

Nandini Shukla

Zunaira Shukoor

Kaden Shum

Thomas Sieczkowski

Sanjana Srivastava

Anne Stiska

Eliza Strike

Avani Sudev

Shaurya Tanna

Morgan Tobin

Shivi Tunk

Grace Wagner

Finn Wall

Lila Watzky

Amelia Xie

Patricia Yan

Senna Yi

Owen Yones

Aaron Yu

Grace Yu

Linda Zhai

Arik Zhang

Christine Zhou