Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR
Matilda – a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers – lives with cruel parents who find her to be a nuisance, a lousy little worm and a bore. When Matilda enters her first term at school, she captures the attention of Miss Honey, a kind teacher, and the two form a wonderful friendship. Unfortunately, the school is ruled by a tempestuous and mean headmistress named Miss Trunchbull, who hates children and delivers cruel and unjust punishments to all her charges. Matilda is determined to change her story, but will her cleverness and courage be enough to withstand the reign of Miss Trunchbull?
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR is adapted from the full-length musical and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music & lyrics by Tim Minchin. That show opened on the West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013. The musical earned seven Olivier Awards (including ‘Best New Musical’), and five Tony awards (including ‘Best Book of a Musical’).
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR is presented through special arrangement with (and all authorized materials are supplied by) Music Theatre International (423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019, 212-541-4684, mtishows.com).
Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.