Matilda: An Online Musical Showcase

SPEF's annual 5th grade musical transforms into an online musical showcase. Any donation to SPEF gives you access to view the show.

South Pasadena News | "I can't! I have rehearsal!" Some of the cast of SPEF's 5th grade musical, Mathilda.

South Pasadena Educational Foundation and Upstage Theatre Schools present the South Pasadena Unified School District production of Matilda: An Online Musical Showcase!  Fifth grade students from all three elementary schools have been recording ‘Best Takes’ of their lines, songs and dance numbers which are being edited together to make this year’s Online Performance.

South Pasadena News | Rehearsal for SPEF’s 5th grade musical, Mathilda

The annual Fifth Grade Musical is part of SPEF’s Afterschool program and is a South Pasadena tradition. In past years, productions have been self-sustaining with all staff and expenses covered by ticket sales and student tuition.

South Pasadena News | Ms. Alison from Upstage directs the choreography

Even in a pandemic, the show must go on! The 5th Grade Musical Performance may look a little different this year, but our fifth-graders have been working hard to bring you the show.  Please show your support:

South Pasadena News | Ms Deb and Gary from Upstage with two Mathildas

Donate any amount* to SPEF by Jan. 29 to support SPEF’s 5th Grade Musical (*no amount is too small) and we’ll say “Thank You” by sharing a link to watch the fifth-grade stars of this year’s musical.

Donate here to the 5th Grade Musical

The show would not have been possible without the amazing Upstage Theatre Schools Team who helped make sure the show would go on:

Director: Patrick Hallahan

Musical Directors: Debra Kay Lee & Cait Leow (joining from Ohio)

Choreographer: Alison Smith

Production Director: Gary Rolin

Artistic Director & Upstage Founder: Adrian Cohen