Benefit performances of ‘Matilda’ to be presented March 21

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In a special fundraising event, the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy
Center are offering 200 tickets to Roald Dahl’s “Matilda The Musical” for two shows on
March 21 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Ocean Township.

Tickets for the 2 p.m. performance are $60 and include chocolate milk and cupcakes at
intermission.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. performance are $75 and include a wine and dessert reception at intermission.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, according to a press release.

The Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center in Freehold Township offers an integrated, multidisciplinary, child-friendly approach to the investigation and treatment of victims of child abuse and has served more than 7,000 children, according to the press release.

This abuse includes sexual abuse, physical abuse, serious neglect and witness to domestic violence, according to the press release.

The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center is a volunteer-driven
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

“We are absolutely thrilled to fundraise with this fun-filled, unique theatrical experience,” said Peter Boser, representing the Friends of Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center.

“Matilda speaks to adults as well as to children and its themes resonate with our mission to provide support to children suffering from abuse. Like the main character Ms. Honey, every child needs an advocate,” Boser said.

“Matilda The Musical” will star New Jersey native Elle Graper as Matilda and Broadway’s Brian Charles Rooney (“The Threepenny Opera”) as Agatha Trunchbull.

Tickets for the March 21 performances may be purchased at www.axelrodartscenter.com. Group rates are available for parties of 10 or more. The theater is at 100 Grant Ave. in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township. The theater is handicap accessible and provides free parking onsite.