Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical
October 21st – November 20th, 2022
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Directed by Emily Ranii
Music Direction by David Coleman
Choreographed by Larry Sousa
When an exceptional little girl is born into a family that does not value intelligence, honesty, or kindness, it will take some cleverness with a side of superpowers to put things right. Matilda inspires her classmates and even her teacher, Miss Honey, to stick up for themselves and change the narrative of their stories. After all, “sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty”. Click here to see a full plot synopsis and learn more about this production.
Recommended for ages 6+
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Run Time: Two and a half hours with one intermission
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In the Rehearsal Room
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
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Click here to view the Roald Dahl’s Matilda, the Musical Press Release. For more information, please contact Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Meissner, Jr.
Youth Guardian/COVID Safety Monitor
Eun Jeong Paik
Front of House
Pat Rice Rooney
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant
Scenic Construction: Ali Butts, Lily Mittnight, Addie Pates, James Rotondo III
Scenic Painters: Lily Mittnight, Addie Pates, James Rotondo III
Electricians: Ali Butts, Addie Pates, Melissa Smith, Sam Shotz
Special Thanks: David Craft, Neil Gustafson, Tom Madden, Rebecca Mailman, Ronen Mukamel, Jerry Wheelock