COCA presents its summer musical, Matilda live on stage!
Matilda Wormwood, a young girl with extraordinary powers, uses her love of reading and storytelling as an escape from her life with her neglectful and abusive parents. Matilda is sent off to school where she struggles under the reign of the school's cruel headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, who punishes children for not abiding by her strict rules.
Matilda befriends her kind teacher, Miss Honey, who realizes Matilda's talents and encourages her to embrace her uniqueness. Matilda learns how to stand up to the adults in her life and discovers her own remarkable powers.
Matilda stars local seventh-grader Riley Carter Adams. Adams is a member of COCA's Pre-Professional Division Theatre Artist Program, Ballet Eclectica, and COCAdance. She is a member of The Muny Kids Touring Troupe and her Muny credits include Camalot, Kinky Boots, Cinderella and the upcoming The Color Purple. She also portrayed Belinda in The Rep's A Christmas Carol.
Afternoon and evening shows run July 22-24 at COCA, Center of Creative Arts, in University City. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
For more information and tickets, go to cocastl.org
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
At this free art program for ages 3-6 the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.
LEGO Club at the St. Louis County Library is a free opportunity for kids to gather and have fun building with LEGO bricks. LEGOs are provided.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.