January 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: Matilda the Musical
Matilda the Musical, the first national tour, is coming to Albuquerque as part of the Popejoy Presents/Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, on January 12-15, 2017, for six performances only!
Winner of 70 international awards, including four Tony Awards® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards®, including Best Musical. Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel of the same name by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
Matilda the Musical is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production, with a book by Tony® Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician, and composer, Tim Minchin.
The production has sets and costumes by Tony® Award winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony® Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.
Performances run from Thursday, January 12, at 7:30pm; Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm; Saturday, January 14, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sunday, January 15, at 1:00pm and 6:30pm. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10:00am on Friday, November 4. Tickets are available at the UNM Ticketing Offices at the UNM Bookstore and The Pit, area Albertsons, by calling (505) 925-5858 or (877) 664-8661, and at popejoypresents.com or unmtickets.com.