‘Matilda Jr.’ to be staged


Apex Theatre Studio will present “Matilda Jr.” March 31-April 2 at The Waterworks, 184 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Show times are 7 p.m. March 31, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1, and 2 p.m. April 2. Tickets are available at apextheatrejax.com/events.

“Matilda Jr.” tells the story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the “revolting children” who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.

Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence ... and special powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey.

Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however — the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up 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 pupils’ saving grace.

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, “Matilda Jr.” is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Admission is $20. Tickets are available at apextheatrejax.com/events.