Matilda! - March 09 - March 12, 2023

Eden Middle & High School


ARTISTIC TEAM & CREW (continued)  
Matt Gould  
Program Book Ads Coordinator  
Carol Heffernan  
Lobby Team Lead  
Phoebe Kannisto
Lobby Tickets  
Katherine LaVerdi  


There is undoubtedly a list of names that we have missed in this program book...but the biggest thank you is reserved for the parents, guardians, and families of our cast, crew, and orchestra.  You bring your students to and from rehearsals, survive listening hours on end to all things Matilda (music, lines, and otherwise), volunteer backstage, in the lobby, and in many other areas...and without that commitment our production doesn't happen. THANK YOU!


A special shoutout to the Eden Music & Arts Boosters, who come alongside us each year with fundraising, budgeting assistance, and overall support. 

PLEASE consider getting involved with our Boosters organization.  

You can learn more about this very special group at


Thank you to our District Leadership, Mr. Sortisio, Mr. McDonagh,

Mr. Cervoni, Mr. Iwankow, Mrs. Thomasulo, and the entire School Board

for supporting our production each year. 






Kara is thrilled to be returning to the Eden stage. Upon graduating from Eden in 2003, Kara received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a Dance Minor from Clarion University. She pursued her performance dreams first in Chicago and most recently in Los Angeles.


Throughout the years she has worked in almost every aspect of the theater community  from touring the country as a performer to producing a long running sketch comedy show at the famous Nerdmelt Showroom on Sunset Blvd. (She even briefly joined the circus working at two famous Cirque Art companies in Chicago.)


After relocating back to Eden, Kara threw herself back into the Buffalo theater scene being a Kenny judge last year and choreographing The Oregon Trail at Alleyway Theatre last spring. She is overjoyed to be able to help a new generation of students at Eden fall in love with theater on the same stage that ignited her passion.



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