Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical Cast
Aadliah Semakula (Tomi)
"Aadilah is very excited for the play. She has been in Moana Jr. (Sina/Moana’s Mother), The Lion King Jr. (Scar), and now Matilda the Musical (Tomi). ‘I think playing Tomi is very interesting because they are a very fascinating to play a character. They are different from my own personality too.’ Out of all of the characters she has played, her favorite one would be Scar. Aadilah would like to give a shout-out to her Mom, who rearranged her work schedule just so Aadilah could come to practice. ‘I also would like to give a shout out to Mr. Gariepy He’s responsible for all of these amazing productions! Last but not least, I’d like to give a shout out to my friends Lucas, AnaBella, Avah and Adrianna Davis, Emma Bane ,Mariah, Emma R., Mia, and Izzy. ❤❤❤❤❤ #DramaClubFam’”
Abigail White (Hortensia)
"Abigail White is playing Hortensia in tonight's production, Matilda. She is very excited to perform in the show because this is her first time having her own character, meaning that she has been a double cast in the chorus concert (Chief Ancestor 3 in Moana). Abby would like to give a shout out to her wonderful Dad and her amazing Step-Mother."
Adriana Davis (Matilda (Double Cast))
“Adriana has made many dances with her sister Avah to the song Fight Song, and to Cake by the Ocean. Adriana is also a gymnast and can do many contortion moves. ‘I am very helpful, I'm supportive, and if you feel like people are bringing you down, just know that you're amazing, you are beautiful, you are successful, and you don't need the people who are bringing you down. They’re just jealous! Any person would be lucky to be friends with you, even me! Enjoy the show!!’”
Alex Urrutia (Ensemble)
"Alex is excited about playing in the Ensemble in tonight's production of Matilda. He is very excited to perform in the show because this is his first musical with his sister. Alex also wants to give a special shout-out to his parents for their support. Enjoy the show!"
Alexis Therrien (Ensemble)
"Alexis is excited to be in the Ensemble for Matilda, and this is her first experience with acting and singing. She loves live theater and loves watching musicals whenever possible! She hopes to continue being a part of the JGW Drama Club throughout middle school."
AnaBella Brewer (Amanda Thripp)
"AnaBella enjoys being on stage. She thinks it's very fun and amusing. AnaBella also thinks it is very fun to learn lines, songs, and choreography. 'It's more fun to learn it with my friends!' AnaBella enjoys Drama Club and she hopes she can do it forever."
Analia Rivera (Alice)
"Analia is playing Alice, a lead ensemble role, in tonight's production of Matilda. She is very excited to perform! Analia is also the treasurer of the JGW Drama Club and wants to thank every adult helping us in this show."
Ariana Manzano (Mrs. Wormwood)
"Ariana is playing Mrs. Wormwood in tonight's production of Matilda. She is very excited to be here with everyone, and she hopes you enjoy the show. She is very thankful to be the President of The JGW Drama Club."
Avah Davis (Michael (Double Cast))
"Avah Davis is performing in their first play at JGW. She is extremely excited to perform this weekend. Being part of this production has opened her eyes to many different things; 'I made new friends, I LOVE the dancing and singing, and I can't wait for my family and friends to see my performance.' Also, Avah hopes this opens up more opportunities for her in the future. 'See you there!'"
Baylee Purcell (Mrs. Phelps)
"My name is Baylee, and this is the 2nd year I’ve been with The JGW Drama Club. I play Mrs. Phelps in our musical, Matilda. I’m also the Vice President of the club. I’m really excited to preform this production with everyone!"
Belle Martinelli (Erica)
"Izabelle is playing Erica in tonight's production of Matilda. This is her first ever show and she is super excited! Belle would like to thank her family for supporting her and her mom for always being there to help out, 'I love you, Mom! I hope you all enjoy the show!'"
Cassidy Ortiz (Mr. Wormwood)
"Cassidy is playing Mr. Wormwood in the show and this is their seventh show. They've been doing shows for 5 years and is very hyped for the Matilda production. Cassidy wants to do their best and be a role model for the younger kids."
Ella Cobbett (Ensemble)
"Tonight Ella is part of the Ensemble in this production of Matilda. She is very excited to perform in tonight's show because this is her first musical. She also wants to give a special shout-out to her Mom: 'I love you!' ...and she also wants to thank Jess for everything she does for her. ❤️
Emma Bane (Ensemble)
"Emma is playing Ensemble in tonight's production of Matilda. She is very excited to perform. This is her fourth production with Mr. Gariepy. She would like to give a shout-out to her wonderful friends AnaBella, Aadliah, Abby, Avah, Josie, Lucas, Nora, and Vivian."
Emma Rosignoll (Ensemble/Big Kid)
"Emma R. is playing Ensemble/ Big Kid in this tonight's production of Matilda.This is her first ever show and she is very excited to be a part of it. Emma would also like to give a huge shout-out to Mr. Gariepy for his support and his hard work. 'Last but not least, I’d like to give a shout out to my friends Adriana, Anabella, Belle, Josie, Lucas, Mia, Mariah, Milana, Avah, and Aadliah ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ I hope you all enjoy the show!'"
Emma Swift (Ensemble/Big Kid)
Erin Curley (Michael (Double Cast))
"Erin is playing Michael on Saturday at 7 pm & Sunday at 2 pm. She is very happy to be in this show. Erin hopes you enjoy our production of Matilda."
Hadley Morin (Ensemble)
"Hadley is playing Ensemble in tonight's production of Matilda. She is very excited to perform in tonight's show because it is her first musical production and combines two of her favorite things- singing and dancing. She wants to give a shout out to her family and friends for coming to watch her performance tonight."
Ino Espino (Children's Entertainer/Ensemble)
"Inocencia or Ino is the Secretary of the JGW Drama Club at JGW! Ino is playing the Child's Entertainer/Big Kid in tonight's musical Matilda! Ino has been in the past two shows, The Lion King Jr. and Moana Jr. Ino wants everyone here to please enjoy the show!"
Jamilah Zikanda (Ensemble)
Jaylin Rochleau (Miss Trunchbull)
Jewliette Martinelli (The Nurse)
Jewliette is playing The Nurse. This his her first ever show, and she is so happy to be a part of it. She would like to give a big shout out to her sissy for always helping her and a big thank you to Mr. Gariepy for including her and being awesome!
Josie Smith (Lavender)
"Josie is so excited to be playing the role of Lavender in this year's Matilda production. This is her second show with the JGW Drama Club having previously played Hei-Hei in last year's Moana Jr musical. She is a musical theater enthusiast who loves all things Broadway and loves to perform on stage with her drama club friends."
Kenzie Powers (Ensemble)
"Kenzie is part of the Ensemble and is playing Henchman 1. This is her second play with The JGW Drama Club. She is very excited to be a part of Matilda! She'd like to thank Mr. Gariepy and Miss Hanson for all their hard work on this production and teaching us all about theatre! She'd also like to give a shout out to her friends, Jewliette who is The Nurse (she gives the biggest hugs). Also, Ella, Belle, and Milana. 'Enjoy the show!'"
Logan Poirer (Ensemble)
Lucas Fairbrother (Bruce Bogtrotter)
"Lucas is playing Bruce in tonight's production of Matilda. They are very excited to perform in the show because this will be their fourth musical with Mr. Gariepy. Lucas also wants to give a special shout-out to the best friends in the world Avah, Aadliah, AnaBella, Emma B., Josie, Nora, and Abby."
Maddie Hanson (Miss Honey)
"Maddie is very excited to be playing Miss Honey and co-directing for this production! This is her first year working full-time at JGW but her third musical with The JGW Drama Club. Maddie tries to help students achieve their goals on a constant basis, both in the classroom and on the stage. She is very proud of this cast for coming so far in such a short amount of time!"
Maggie Williams (Ensemble)
"Maggie is playing Ensemble in tonight's production of Matilda. They are very excited to perform in the show because this is their first musical. They have loved meeting all of the people in the cast and can't wait to perform in another musical!"
Mariah Hanagan (Matilda (Double Cast))
"Mariah Hanagan is playing Matilda in the Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm productions of Matilda, she will perform with Ensemble during the other two performances. This is her third show with JGW Drama Club and she is excited to get back on the stage. In the past she has played the characters Moana in the Moana Jr. production and Shenzi in the Lion King Jr. production. She would like to thank Mr. Gariepy for the opportunity to be a part of these amazing productions and all the cast and crew for their hard work!"
Mia Crimmins (Ensemble)
"Mia C. is 10 years old and lives in Haverhill. She loves the color pink!! 'My interests are cheerleading, acting, and dogs. Fun fact: my favorite Netflix movie is Matilda.' Mia has a little sister named Avery and a dog named Bear. 'Enjoy the show!'"
Mia Nazzaro (Ensemble/Big Kid)
"Mia is very, very excited to perform in the show because this is her first musical. 'I also want to give a special shout-out to Mr. Gariepy for helping me and to all of my cast-mates.'"
Michelle Rodriguez (The Acrobat)
"Michelle is excited to be playing the role of The Acrobat in JGW Drama’s production of Matilda. They are very excited to perform in the show and they have performed in musicals before. I want to say that I’m so proud of everyone who has put in the effort to bring this show to life as well as thank my parents for their support. Enjoy the show!"
Milana Pelosi (Ensemble/Sergei)
"Milana Pelosi is playing Sergei in Matilda. She loves doing musicals and plays. Her favorite play that she has done before Matilda is The Lion King Jr. 'I've done lots of musicals before Matilda. Enjoy the show!'"
Mr. Gariepy (The Doctor)
"Mr. Gariepy is the music teacher at JGW and has been directing musicals in Haverhill for the past five years. Tonight, he is playing The Doctor and he is very excited to perform on stage with his students. Mr. Gariepy wants to thank all of the kids and directors for helping him during rehearsals. Enjoy the show!!"
Nora Sanzi (Ensemble/Henchman 3)
"Nora is playing Ensemble in tonight's production of Matilda. They are very excited to perform in the show because this is their second musical. Nora also wants to give a special shout-out to her friends and family. 'I love you!!'"
Olivia Pettingell (Ensemble)
Percy Rivera (The Acrobat/Rudolpho)
"Percy Rivera is playing The Escapologist (the guy who Matilda tells stories about) in this production of Matilda the Musical (he is also playing Rudolpho, Mrs. Wormood's dance partner from Italy). The Escapologist is a generous, kind-hearted stunt performer who loves his daughter more than anything. It's too bad he wasn't alive long enough to show her that."
Spencer Cobbett (Nigel)
"This is Spencer's fourth play he has participated in. Spencer has done Moana Jr., The Lion King Jr. and is now in Matilda, all with Mr. Gariepy. 'I love Mr. Gariepy. He is an awesome instructor and he let me do plays in 4th grade. I hope you LOVE the show!'"
Vivian Potts (Ensemble)
"Vivian is VERY excited to be here tonight, this is her first time in a JGW play and she can't wait!!! Vivian wants to give a shout out to her best friends, Shea and Evangelina. Vivian wouldn't be here without you! This has probably been the hardest play to put together that I've ever been in, but it's worth every minute."