Lafayette - Kidz Performing Arts Company presents Matilda JR. Performances are June 18 through June 27 at Cité des Arts (109 Vine St., Downtown Lafayette). Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination, based on the story by Roald Dahl! This musical story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence and even special powers! She is unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey. However, Matilda’s school life isn't completely smooth sailing as the school's mean headmistress, Miss
Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who do not abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts and could be her classmates’ saving grace!
The cast of 37 ranges from age 7 to 16 and rehearses during a rigorous two-week production camp to present the musical for a two-weekend run. This production is directed by Travis Guillory and Madelyn Kelly with vocal direction by Abby Boudreaux.
Tickets are $12 and available for advance purchase only at www.citedesarts.org.
Cité des Arts is a non-profit organization that supports community-based theatre and arts endeavors. Cité des Arts began operation in 2000 and has experienced community support and engagement through the years. We are always looking for ways to expand our patron and user base. We offer open, accessible and affordable space for grassroots development of theatre and other arts. Cité des Arts commits to being a grassroots incubator of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the arts and culture. These fundamentally human values support the arts as a communal act opening a window into our shared reality. We commit ourselves to giving equal and affordable access to create and consume art that builds and sustains the diversity of voices in our community.
START DATE: MAY 13, 2021
END DATE: JUNE 27, 2021