(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) will present Matilda the Musical for their 2023 spring production. Four performances will be held June 2-4. The show will be directed by Cathy Roy, MPAC Education Director, with music direction by Charles Santoro. Auditions will take place at MPAC February 5, 6 and 9. An audition information session will be held via ZOOM on Sunday, January 29 at 6:00pm for anyone seeking further info about the auditions or the production.
Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
"We're thrilled to be back for our 9th Annual Main Stage production at MPAC and even more excited to be presenting Matilda the Musical!,” said Cathy Roy, MPAC Education Director. “This critically acclaimed musical is a heartwarming and moving show with high energy dance numbers, catchy songs, lively characters and strong messages. The show revolves around an extraordinary little girl with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination who discovers she has the ability to change her own story. I am particularly drawn to the power of this story and its messages of resilience, determination and strength of character. I'm thrilled to bring this to life on our MPAC stage!"
The production will feature a cast of young performers ranging from age 9-25.
MPAC is seeking: Triple threat performers ages 9-25 for Principal roles and Ensemble. They are looking for experienced performers of all types and backgrounds to play a variety of interesting characters. This is a very challenging show. All performers should be excellent actors who are very strong singers and dancer/movers.
Additional information about the production, available roles, a link to the ZOOM informational session, and online audition sign-ups are available here.
Tickets will go on sale in the spring.
For the second consecutive year, Trend Motors will serve as thelead sponsor of the production. “Trend Motors VW is thrilled to return as the proud Lead Sponsor of MPAC’s spring musical production,” Said Adam Greene, President of Trend Motors. “Since 1965, our company has been passionately dedicated to supporting our local community, and over the past few years, we have become a major sponsor of MPAC and their wonderful programs that make Morris County the best place to live, work and visit. MPAC’s Spring Musical is a corporate sponsor’s dream. Sponsors of this production help provide an opportunity for young local performers to nurture their talents and learn from MPAC’s outstanding Education Director, guest artists, and more, and in return, our businesses receive tremendous exposure by being associated with this family-friendly community event. I encourage other local businesses to join me in sponsoring Matilda at MPAC – seeing thousands of smiles on people’s faces as they flock to MPAC in June for the production’s weekend-long run is truly priceless.”
Any individual or business interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for Matilda should contact MPAC’s Development Office.
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) is located at 100 South Street in Morristown, New Jersey. MPAC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2022-2023 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.