Emily Spindler – MATILDA Senior Spotlight

Emily Spindler

What is your name? Emily Spindler

What is your cast role or crew position in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical? The Acrobat’s Sister, Dancer, Prep Crew

What is your favorite Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical quote, song or scene — and why? “Nobody but me is gonna change my story.” I like this quote because it makes me feel in control of my life and my decisions. I love how it deems life as being like a story and portrays us as our own authors.

How many Gibson Southern Theatre productions (including Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical) have you been a part of while in high school? 8

What is your favorite role, act, or show that you have been a part of in high school? Sister Act. I loved the plot, humor, and music. It was my first GSTD musical I was involved in, and it made me fall in love with the department.

Do you have a favorite story from your time spent in theatre? Everyday during Cinderella rehearsals, Max would dead leg me. One particular day, he did it and I almost fell into the pit. Luckily, I am still alive.

What are your plans after high school? I am attending Murray State University with plans to major in Dietary Science and become a registered dietitian.

What words of advice do you have for those thinking about joining Gibson Southern Theatre? Join theatre! You will make friends and cry a lot!

Do you have anything else to add? Try out for that skit in Vaudeville or that role in the musical! I did not get the confidence until my senior year to try out with a skit, so I never even had a mic until this year. I wish I would have pushed through my fears freshman year.