Theatre and Music


Akira Buske

This year’s Performing Arts will be facing multiple challenges with the ongoing pandemic. One of Gordon Central’s main goals is to keep it possible to continue GC’s outstanding Performing Arts masterpieces. Although it will be a challenge, the staff and classmates of GC have faith in and will continue to support the Performing Arts students.

“One challenge for the One Act crew is going to be getting the students excited and hopeful about what they will be allowed to do this year.”

  • Kim Waters

 “We look forward to defending our region title in One Act competion, currently scheduled for October 28th. “

  • Richard Bristow

Matilda, the musical, based on the book by Roald Dahl, centers on Matilda, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life. Through a series of obstacles and complications the story unfolds set to the music of Tim Minchin.

After surviving a tragic and isolated childhood, Amelie heads out on her own, joyfully finding her way through Paris and making friends from all walks of life. Living in her imaginary world of make-believe and whimsy has been safe, but Amelie knows it is time to step out of her dreams and find joy for herself. With a romantic score, colorful characters, and a world of fantastical fun, Amelie is a beautiful tale for the dreamer in everyone. Based on the movie. Amelie is a musical based on the 2001 romantic comedy film with music by Daniel Messe, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas.

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. That is just the beginning of the shenanigans of this musical based on the super-group ABBA’s music.


Cast List 2021-2022

The following is this year’s cast list for Gordon Central Performing Arts:

Matilda Cast

Date: October 7th, 8th, 9th at 7 PM and October 9th at 3 PM

  • Matilda – Aubry Dorsey
  • Trunchbull – Breanna Morris
  • Miss Honey – Haley Sloan
  • Mr. Wormwood – Nathaniel Wolfe
  • Mrs. Wormwood – Anna Guider
  • Michael Wormwood – Jude Clance
  • Bruce Bogtrotter – Tyler Waits
  • Mrs. Phelps – Keean Sexton
  • The Escapologist – Addison Baker
  • The Acrobat    – Catherine Hughes

Ensemble – Jalynn Marshall, Aliyah Mills, Itzel Lopez, Madelyn Goble, Kelsey McReynolds, Noah Bell

CREW – Lindsey Lowrance, Ava Perez, Kaylin Reid, Karlee Penland, Neveah Hambrick, & Annaleigh Evans

Amelie Cast

Date: February 10th-12th (2022) at 7 PM and February 13th at 3 PM

  • List Narrator – Catherine Hughes
  • Young Amelie – Madelyn Goble
  • Amelie – Aubry Dorsey
  • Nino – Addison Baker
  • Raphael – Nathaniel Wolfe
  • Bretodeau – Jude Clance
  • Amandine– Catherine Hughes
  • Philomene – Sadie Holmes
  • Hipolito – Tyler Waits
  • Joseph – Noah Bell
  • Collignon – Kelsey McReynolds
  • Dufayel – Itzel Lopez
  • Blind Beggar – Amy Lopez
  • Garden Gnome– Catherine Hughes
  • Lucien  Bobby Hicks
  • Suzanne–Keean Sexton
  • Gina–Anna Guider
  • Georgette –Haley Sloan
  • Silvie – Breanna Morris
  • Mysterious Man – Nico Gaines
  • Elton John – Jalynn Marshall

Stage Manager – Lindsey Lowrance

CREW – Kaylin Reid, Karlee Penland, Neveah Hambrick, & Annaleigh Evans

 Mamma Mia Cast List

Date: (weekend one) April 28th – April 30th (2022) at 7 PM and May 1st at 2 PM

(weekend two) May 5th- 7th (2022) at 7 PM and May 7th at 2 PM

  • Donna – Jalynn Marshall
  • Tanya – Haley Sloan
  • Rosie – Catherine Hughes
  • Sophie – Aubry Dorsey
  • Ali – Itzel Lopez
  • Lisa – Keean Sexton
  • Sam – Addison Baker
  • Bill – Jude Clance
  • Harry – Tyler Waits
  • Sky – Nathaniel Wolfe
  • Eddie – Bobby Hicks
  • Pepper – Nico Gaines
  • Priest – Kelsey McReynolds

Ensemble – Anna Guider, Breanna Morris, Aliyah Mills, Madelyn Goble, Noah Bell, Sadie Holmes, Amy Lopez, Ava Perez, Addy Sisson

CREW – Lindsey Lowrance, Levi Townsend, Kaylin Reid, Karlee Penland, Neveah Hambrick, & Annaleigh Evans

Congratulations to all cast and crew members, we are looking forward to watching your extraordinary performances. Break a leg Warriors!