Season Producers: Kay and Peter Bernon & Max and Pamela Berry
BY DENNIS KELLY, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TIM MINCHIN
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 kids’ saving grace! 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.
“ After plugging through years of slick but workmanlike musicals, crowd-pleasing song cycles and formulaic spirit-lifters..., Matilda seems to clear away the deadwood and announce a fresh start for the Broadway musical.” - Time Magazine
“Matilda turns out to be an explosion of joy, the most exhilarating and flat-out best musical since "Billy Elliot.”...Matilda comes with a ready-made audience via generations who have feasted upon the original story.” - Variety
“For once, you can believe the hype. A treat for ears and eyes, brain and heart, the glorious "Matilda" has it all - plus lasers!”- NY Post
WINNER! Tony Award® for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design
Drama Desk Awards® Winner for Best Musical
Executive Producer: Jeff and Susan Lucier. Producer: Nan and Chuck Geschke, Annie Bissinger, Mark Poor and Permits Plus.
Direction and Choreograhy by Sara Brians
Musical Direction by Jillian Zack