It’s opening week for Evan Gray, age 11, on the Matilda the Musical Broadway tour. Evan has graced the stage of Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine â€” at age 9 in Big River, and at age 10 in Oliver! (Oliver understudy and an orphan) and as Pugsley in The Addams Family.
This past winter, he travels in theÂ Broadway touring show of A Christmas Story The Musical playing Ralphie. In Matilda, he plays Bruce (the kid who is forced to eat the chocolate cake) and in the ensemble of singing and dancing children.
A stage veteran, Evan started acting at age 6 in Jacksonville with Broadway Kid Starz, under director Kathleen Myrick. Since that time, he has played various roles in musicals at Alhambra Theatre & Dining in Jacksonville, Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine, and Magic Box Theatre (Jason Woods) in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The tour opens this weekend (June 7) in California and travels across the United States for six months! For more information, go to www.matildathemusical.com/tour
From the story on broadwayworld.com:
“The three girls sharing the title role of Matilda are Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness and Mabel Tyler. The principal cast also features (alphabetically) Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood). The ensemble of “Matilda The Musical” includes Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael D. Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom and Darius Wright.
Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, “Matilda The Musical” is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (“God of Carnage”).
See the story and more photos: www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-MATILDA-First-National-Tour-Launches