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Matilda Jr The Musical At Cannonvale State School

Our ever-ambitious local state school is taking on, not only one of the best children’s books ever written but also one of the best musicals in the world, with its upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

This classic children’s story was given an edgier, modern reincarnation when it was transformed into the multi-award-winning stage performance written by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin.

With sing-along songs that many will remember, a feisty cast of characters and a relatable school setting, tickets are already selling fast for what is expected to be a sell-out event.

Over 200 students from every year level are participating in the musical, either as the on-stage cast or back-stage in areas such as lighting and sound.

Rehearsals have been a big part of the lives of both students and teachers over the past few months and everyone in the school community is looking forward to seeing all their dedicated hours of practice come together in front of the audience.

Matilda Jr the Musical tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results.

She is a girl who loves reading and is inspired by her favourite teacher Miss Honey to overcome obstacles caused by her family and school and especially by the villain headmistress Miss Trunchball.

WHAT: Matilda Jr The Musical

WHERE: Cannonvale State School

WHEN: Friday, September 8 at 6.30pm

Saturday, September 9 at 2pm and 6.30pm


The cast of Cannonvale State School is excited to perform their interpretation of Matilda Jr The Musical. Photo supplied

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