Matilda was played by 14 year old Genevieve Cooper. She has a beautiful voice and did an excellent job in her lead role. She definitely has a bright theatrical future ahead.
Matilda The Musical is very dark story about a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda an d Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however, - the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupil's saving grace.
Amanda, played by our Ava Grace is one of the unfortunate, revolting school children who often incurs Miss Trunchbull's wrath.
These are the many expressions of Amanda.
In Ava Grace's cast, the part of Miss Trunchbull was played by 15 year old Gavin Campbell.
Gavin did an amazing job of keeping what could have been a very scary and tragic story, by keeping us the audience in stitches.
Here Amanda is getting in big trouble for wearing her hair in braids.
This is a scene from the really nice song, "When I Grow Up."
This is how Miss Trunchbull conducts Phys-Ed Class and every scene was hilarious.
Amanda is still receiving the wrath of the headmistress for her braids.
And that's a wrap for this summer performance by the North Texas Performing Arts Dallas Troupe.
Ava Grace and her whole cast did an amazing job.