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MATILDA Announces 2017 North American Tour Dates

MATILDA Announces 2017 North American Tour Dates

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, announced today the 2017 North American tour dates after a twice-extended six-month sit-down production in Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre, which concludes its highly successful run on January 7, 2017. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, MATILDA continues its North American tour with an engagement in Albuquerque's Popejoy Hall January 12-15, 2017 before playing Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, the Civic Theatre in San Diego and ASU Gammage Auditorium in Tempe among others. Full tour dates are below.

Direct from Toronto, the three girls sharing the title role are Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean and Jenna Weir. The principal cast also features (alphabetically): Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood) and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood). Full casting will be announced at a later date.

Winner of over 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards 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.

2017 Tour Dates

Albuquerque, NM - Popejoy Hall - January 12-15, 2017

Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Hall - January 17-29, 2017

San Diego, CA - Civic Theatre - January 31-February 5, 2017

Tempe, AZ - ASU Gammage - February 7-12, 2017

Salt Lake City, UT - Eccles Theater - February 21-26, 2017

Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium - February 28-March 5, 2017

San Jose, CA - Center for the Performing Arts - March 7-12, 2017

Las Vegas, NV - Smith Center - March 14-19, 2017

Sioux Falls, SD - Washington Pavilion - March 22-26, 2017

Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre - March 28-April 2, 2017

Cincinnati, OH - Aronoff Center for the Arts - April 4-16, 2017

Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre - April 18-23, 2017

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center - April 25-May 7, 2017

Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - May 9-14, 2017

Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center - May 17-21, 2017

Raleigh, NC - Memorial Auditorium - May 23-28, 2017

Lincoln, NE - Lied Center - May 31-June 3, 2017

San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theatre - June 6-11, 2017

Fort Worth, TX - Bass Performance Hall - June 13-18, 2017

Tulsa, OK - Chapman Music Hall - June 20-25, 2017

Additional dates to be announced

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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 the initial foothold in Brooklyn, the Dodger family grew, migrated to the NY Shakespeare Festival, then to off and on Broadway, where their productions have garnered a host of national (Tony, Drama Critics Circle, Obie) and international (Olivier, Helpmann and Dora) awards. Current Broadway: Matilda, Jersey Boys, A Bronx Tale. Other Broadway: 42nd Street, Urinetown, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods ('87 and '02), The Music Man, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, 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, Jersey Boys and Bronx Tale on Broadway, the Dodgers are producers of current Jersey Boys productions in London, and touring productions of Jersey Boys and Matilda in North America. 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.

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