Fall Musical: Melissa Theatre to present ‘Matilda’ in November


Melissa High School Theatre

Cast members learn choreography during summer dance camp.

Caitlyn Christe, Reporter

This year’s fall musical will be “Matilda,” written by Dennis Kelly; it is based on the 1988 children’s novel “Matilda.” It takes you on a magical journey about Matilda, a 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis. Matilda overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and she helps to reclaim her teacher’s life.

The cast consists of the following:

  • Matilda Wormwood – Alyssa SaboMiss
  • Agatha Trunchbull – Makenna Worsham-Bowen
  • Miss Honey – Halle Heywood
  • Mr. Wormwood – Dax Laber
  • Mrs. Wormwood – Stella Rose
  • Michael – Deacon Laber
  • Bruce – Meagan Tubbs
  • Rudolpho – Kolby Schulz
  • Children’s Entertainer/Nigel – Hudson Ross
  • Lavender – Maisy Gustaveson
  • Mrs. Phelps – Kyah Wells
  • Escapologist – Nathan Rose
  • Acrobat – Avery Greene
  • Doctor – Maddie Brown
  • Alice – Bailey Thornburg
  • Amanda – Briley Neu
  • Eric – Riley Woods
  • Hortensia – Haley Schmidt
  • Tommy – Samuel Call
  • Ensemble – Cici Allo, Samuel Barton, Bella Bollack, Eric Bosely, Ella Breaux, Layla Burch, Scout Burrus, Elisabeth Call, Emily Dalton, Logan Dalton, Pablo Delgado, Zoe Dickinson, Kaylee Edwards, Katie Erickson, Reese Farrow, Korinne George, Maggie Haddock, Addie Hume, Addison Ibanez, Gabi Jones, Kara Jones, Aria Lewellen, Abby Lynn, Kylie Martinez, Chelsea Mwangi, Malaika Reed, Joseph Stock, Addie Thomas, Riley Thornburg, Cecilia Tran, Emerson Trevino, Avery Ward, and Patrick Wilcox

There will be four performances: Thursday, Nov. 10; Saturday, Nov. 12; Thursday, Nov. 17; and Saturday, Nov. 19. All shows will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at melissaisd.org/melissatheatre.