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'Matilda' named 2020 Schmeckfest musical production

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'Matilda' named 2020 Schmeckfest musical production

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The program committee of the Freeman Academy Auxiliary has announced “Matilda” as the 2020 Schmeckfest musical production. It will be presented March 20-21 and March 26-28.

Will Ortman of Marion will direct the musical, which is adapted by Dennis Kelly and features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Based on Roald Dahl’s popular children’s novel, the musical version of “Matilda” garnered five Tony awards when it appeared on Broadway in 2013.  

Auditions for children will be held in December; adult auditions are scheduled for January. More details will be forthcoming. “Matilda” is produced in cooperation with Music Theatre International of New York.