SV Drama Presents "Matilda: The Musical"

The Steel Valley High School Drama Club is excited to present its production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda: The Musical” as its spring production. The show premieres on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Steel Valley High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or via Additional shows are Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m.

The show stars Shaterra Meadows as Matilda Wormwood, a little girl unloved by cruel, dismissive parents who fail to recognize her precocious intelligence and burgeoning powers. Mr. Wormwood (Ryan Packer) and Mrs. Wormwood (Alaina Hanley) are wrapped up in selfish endeavors, but Matilda finds a kind hearted soul in teacher Miss Honey (Rebekah Kleiber). Can the two of them help the rest of their school overcome the wickedness of headmaster Trunchull (Theo Coyne)? Or will this be a story without a happy ending?

The cast also includes Stephen Guyer as Michael Wormwood, Paige Perhac as librarian Mrs. Phelps, Andy Diep as Bruce, Shatyra Parker as Lavendar, William Coyne as Rudolpho and the doctor, Cianna Shakle as Sergei, Layla Rager as Hortensia, Emma Conard as Alice, Peter Bos as Nigel, Kylie Kern as Erica, Ashley Bulger as Amanda, and Janine Clark as Tommy. Josie Strom, Mars Hale, Paige Yura, Kayte McNeely, Pe’Shince McCarrell, Zakiyya Berts, Hailey Rager, Morgan Schempp, and Skylar Fitzgerald perform as the ensemble.

The production is produced by Austin Riley with Riley co-directing alongside Betsy Novotny. Helen Reusch serves as music director, Fran Savolskis as choreographer, Christine Schott as technical supervisor, Tony Besh as costume designer and fabricator, Bobby Barko as sound designer, and Barko and Michael Altman as set constructors. The student stage crew features Elaina Fedoris as stage and prop manager, Loki Brown as assistant stage manager, Alex Brown as light board operator, Austin Blick as spotlight operator, and Max Holby, Corise Fry, Hannah Lesser, Diego Moura and Matthew Fulmore as stage crew.

“Matilda: The Musical” is produced by special arrangement through Music Theatre International.