The Area Stage Company has announced the South Florida premiere of Matilda the Musical on Friday, Sept. 13, in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Area Stage Company is bringing the show to life for Miami audiences, opening on Sept. 13.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning 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.
Performances are Sept. 13-29: Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Area Stage Company is located at 1560 S. Dixie Hwy. In Coral Gables.
Tickets: $15-$45 are available at areastagecompany.com or by calling 305-666-2078.
The production will be directed by the innovative and versatile Miami native Giancarlo Rodaz.
“Roal Dahl’s fiercely original work is about doing whatever it takes to stand up for what’s right,” Rodaz said. “Growing up as an avid reader, I appreciate a story that makes a strong case for the magic of books. I’m proud and excited to be working on this incredible musical with such a talented cast, most of whom have started right here in our own conservatory.”