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MATILDA THE MUSICAL BEGINS PERFORMANCES IN TORONTO JULY 5, 2016
TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Canada! Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season. Performances begin Tuesday July 5 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at 6:45 PM. Tickets will be available for performances until September 4, 2016.
Tickets for MATILDA THE MUSICAL are now on sale online or by phone at TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Tickets can also be purchased in person beginning at 12PM at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Box Office, 260 King Street West. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.
The search for the cast of the Toronto production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will begin immediately.
Winner of over 50 international awards including four Tony Awards®, a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for each of the four girls sharing the title role, and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel 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.
MATILDA THE MUSICAL premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010, before transferring to London’s West End in October 2011 where it is now in its fifth year. The New York production, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened in March 2013 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. In 2015 the London and Broadway productions were joined by the North American and Australian tours. The production has now been seen by more than four million people worldwide.
THE RSC (Producer)
The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.
Everyone at the RSC - from actors to armourers, musicians to technicians - plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. All our productions begin life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring them to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.
We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre. We reach 530,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online. Registered charity no. 212481 www.rsc.org.uk.
THE DODGERS (Producer)
Dodger Properties is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends. From Brooklyn to Joseph Papp and the NY Shakespeare Festival to off and on Broadway, they are responsible for 175 productions in North America, London, Europe and Australasia, which have been blessed by a host of awards from Broadway’s Tonys (56), London’s Oliviers, Australia’s Helpmanns and the like. Current Broadway: Jersey Boys, Matilda. Other Broadway: 42nd Street, Urinetown, The Farnsworth Invention, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods (’87 original and ’02), The Music Man, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Dracula, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin, High Society, 1776, …Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ Hamlet, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon A Mattress, How to Succeed…, Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, The Gospel at Colonus, Big River,Pump Boys and Dinettes. In addition to Matilda and Jersey Boys on Broadway, the Dodgers are producers of current Jersey Boys productions in London’s West End, Las Vegas, and touring productions in North America and the United Kingdom. Their offices are in Times Square and London’s Covent Garden. Their president is Michael David.
The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.