The children’s classic Matilda gets the Broadway treatment in the award-winning Matilda The Musical. It’s coming to West Palm this March for the Kravis Center’s Kravis on Broadway series.
Matilda The Musical
Production History: The Royal Shakespeare Company adapted Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book into a musical that eventually ended up on London’s West End, where it won a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical. It arrived on Broadway in 2013 and is in the middle of a wildly successful run at the Shubert Theatre.
Synopsis: Young Matilda Wormwood is neglected in her unloving family but comes alive in her imagination and at school under the guidance of her teacher, Miss Honey. Her intellect and special powers help her find her voice at home and at school, where she and her classmates stand up to their principal, the vile, devilish, and dictatorial Miss Trunchbull.
Why You Should See It: Whether you discovered Matilda through the book or the 1996 film starring Mara Wilson and Danny DeVito, Matilda the Musical is yet another whimsical incarnation of this charming tale.
- Go “Beyond the Stage” for a free pre-show musical perfromance by the Kravis Young Singers Afterschool Connection on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby. Tickets start at $28. For more information, call the box office at 561-832-7469, or visit kravis.org.
Photos by Joan Marcus