Bourne Middle School Drama department completed a successful run of “Matilda, Jr.” on the Bourne High School stage.

Running from Friday, June 3, to Sunday, June 5, the show brought to life Roald Dahl’s “Matilda” in a musical fashion, albeit in a condensed version of the longer Broadway musical.

“We are so thrilled that our students put on three fun and successful shows for the Bourne community. Our students worked so hard on this show, and it is rewarding to see all their hard work pay off,” director Rebecca Salgado said.

The play featured 6th grader Shea Reilly in the title role, plus a large ensemble cast totaling 50 young actors. The musical was performed in the Bourne High auditorium.

“Bourne has such a rich and accomplished tradition of performing arts, and to see these students grow into their roles shows that our drama program is better than ever,” Principal Cristine Borning said. “I can’t wait to see what these fine young actors and actresses do next as they progress through our district and congratulate them on a terrific run of shows.”

Ms. Salgado served as director, music director, and choreographer for the show, which is the fourth she has directed with BMS Drama. Other members of the Bourne faculty who took part in the musical included Keri Boisclair as assistant director, Jay Gary as assistant music director and Michelle LaFlamme as secretary.

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