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CHS Theatre Wing places third in Region 1-AA

Congratulations to the Cook High School Theatre Wing on their 3rd place win at the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Region 1-AA One Act Play Competition for their performance of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical.”

The GHSA One Act Play Competition was held at Cook High School on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Six high schools competed.

CHS Theatre Wing also had several students receive individual awards, including Best Supporting Actress: Megan Lawrence – Matilda Wormwood; Best Supporting Actor: Jordan Daniels – Bruce Bogtrotter; GHSA Region Cast Member: Maliq Vickers – Mr. Wormwood;  and GHSA Region Cast Member: Savanna Hodges – Miss Agatha Trunchbull. 

“We are so incredibly proud of these talented students,” said Elizabeth Powell, CHS Theatre Wing advisor. “It was an incredibly competitive season this year, and they shined!”

The Theatre Wing’s public performances for Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” began Friday evening, Nov. 3. Graduating Thespian Seniors were recognized at the opening night performance.

The public performances of this award-winning production will continue this week at the Carolyn Harris Performing Arts Center with shows on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and can be purchased on MySchoolBucks or at the door. Box office will open 15 minutes before showtime. 

Please come out and support these incredible students!

“Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty!”

Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” Cast:

Matilda – Megan Lawrence; Ms. Trunchbull – Savanna Hodges; Miss Honey – Emily Smith; Mr. Wormwood – Maliq Vickers; Mrs. Wormwood – Jayley Moore; Michael Wormwood – Rylan Flanders; Bruce – Jordan Daniels; Lavender – JaKayla Jackson; Amanda – Julia Joiner; Mrs. Phelps – Morgan North;

The Escapologist – Maliq Vickers; The Acrobat – Julia Joiner; Rudolpho – Rylan Flanders; Nigel – Rylan Flanders; Amanda – Jayda Washington-Williams; Alice – Trinity Scott; Hortensia – Morgan North; Reggie – Ja’Destine Patterson; Eric – Tiffany Moyer; Cook – Josie Lawrence; and Ensemble – Jordan Daniels, Emily Eisenhower, JaKayla Jackson, Josie Lawrence, Tiffany Moyer, Morgan North, Ja’Destine Patterson, and Trinity Scott.

Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” Crew:

Student Director: Emily Smith; Production Stage Manager: Z’mya Thompson; Assistant Stage Manager: Jenaya Tucker; Assistant Stage Manager (backstage SR): Raeona Turner; Assistant Stage Manager (backstage SL): Josie Lawrence; Lights: Johnny (Junior) Redding; Sound: Jenaya Tucker;

Student Choreography: Jayley Moore and Emily Smith; Spotlight: Johnny (Junior) Redding and Maggie Crosby; and Run Crew: Ty’Rei Adams, Vinterria Brown, Izzy Carter, Rashaun Deboyd, JaKayla Jackson, Jaydin Keller, Josie Lawrence, Marlee McDaniel, Tiffany Moyer, Ethan Rayburn, Jaliah Redding, Johnny (Junior) Redding, Cristan Richardson, Trinity Scott, and Tavae Tolbert.


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