TAP Completes Run Of ‘Matilda’ Show At Wellington High School

The cast of Matilda on stage at Wellington High School.

Theatre Arts Production (TAP) performed Matilda The Musical on Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 at Wellington High School.

The Free-4-All concept was a huge success with large, boisterous crowds and many families in attendance. The goal was to expose live musical theater to a larger segment of the community, especially those who may not have been able to afford the usual ticket price.

“We had a lot of kids at the shows, and that’s an audience we want to reach, because exposing them at an early age can start a lifelong love for performing arts,” said Artistic Director Jaycie Cohen, adding that there was also a large number of senior citizens attending the show, and families came from as far away as Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Boca Raton and Delray Beach.

“I think the Free-4-All concept was successful, judging by the size and diversity of the crowds, but in order to continue, more community and business support is necessary, because these productions are expensive to produce,” Cohen said. “Our partnership with the Village of Wellington has enabled us to cut some costs, and we passed that along in the form of free tickets.”

Upcoming shows include TAPShorts, an evening of short plays, along with winter and spring main stage productions. For information on upcoming classes beginning in September, contact the Village of Wellington at (561) 791-4000 or (561) 363-7905, or Theatre Arts Productions at (561) 723-6154 or tapstars.info@gmail.com.