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MATILDA THE MUSICAL Launches National Tour in Los Angeles Tonight

The First National Tour of Matilda the Musical, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, launches tonight, May 29, with an official tour opening set for June 7, 2015 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The three girls sharing the title role are Gabby Gutierrez, Mia Sinclair Jenness, and Mabel Tyler. The principal cast also features (alphabetically): Jennifer Blood (Miss Honey), Quinn Mattfeld (Mr. Wormwood), Bryce Ryness (Miss Trunchbull) and Cassie Silva (Mrs. Wormwood).

The ensemble of Matilda the Musical includes Cal Alexander, Kayla Amistad, Cameron Burke, Brittany Conigatti, Michael Fatica, Wesley Faucher, John Michael Fiumara, Camden Gonzales, Shonica Gooden, Evan Gray, Cassidy Hagel, Meliki Hurd, Michael Jablonski, Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Stephanie Martignetti, Megan McGuff, Ora Jones, Justin Packard, Serena Quadrato, Aristotle Rock, Jaquez Andre Sims, Ian Michael Stuart, Danny Tieger, Kaci Walfall, Natalie Wisdom, and Darius Wright.

Winner of 50 international awards including 4 Tony Awards and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, Matilda the Musical 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.

Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, 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 Tony Award winner Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

For more information, including tour dates, cities and tickets, visit www.matildathemusical.com/tour.

ABOUT THE CAST:

GABBY GUTIERREZ (Matilda) National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Annie Who), Regional: South Pacific (Ngana) Papermill Playhouse.

MIA SINCLAIR JENNESS (Matilda) Broadway & National Tour: Les Miserables. Film/TV: The Sound of Music Live!, Celebrity Ghost Stories, A Letter to Momo, Pokemon. Off Broadway & NYC Workshops: Anastasia, Number The Stars, The Night Before My Wedding, Learning How To Drown, And A Child Shall Lead.

MABEL TYLER (Matilda) Credits: Tuck Everlasting (Alliance), Les Miserables, Mary Poppins (Aurora). TV/Film: "Nashville", A Sunday Horse.

JENNIFER BLOOD (Miss Honey) Broadway: Violet, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Off-Broadway: A Little Journey (Mint), Unlock'd (Prospect), Falling For Eve (York), Yeast Nation (FringeNYC). Regional: Sound of Music (Drury Lane-Jeff Nomination), Man of La Mancha (Sacramento), Steel Magnolias (Casa Mañana), Light in the Piazza (Maine State).

QUINN MATTFELD (Mr. Wormwood) Broadway: Pal Joey (RoundAbout) Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache), Boeing Boeing (Robert), Twelfth Night (Sir Andrew), Noises Off (Gary), As You Like It (Orlando) - Utah Shakespeare Festival.

BRYCE RYNESS (Miss Trunchbull) Broadway: HAIR (Drama Desk nom), First Date, Leap Of Faith, Legally Blonde; Off-Broadway: Long Story Short, Fly By Night, Around The World in 80 Days, See Rock City..., HAIR. Regional: Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Floyd Collins, Cabaret. Nat'l Tour: RENT. iTunes: RYNESS. Film/TV: Tangled (Thug), Peter Pan Live! (Starkey), Law & Order: SVU.

CASSIE SILVA (Mrs. Wormwood) Broadway: Matilda the Musical (u/s Mrs. Wormwood), Rock of Ages. Film: Hairspray (Brenda).

ORA JONES (Mrs. Phelps) Credits: Three Sisters (Olga), The Brother/Sister Plays (Moja/Oba), for Steppenwolf Theatre; My Kind of Town (Rita) for Timeline Theatre; Henry VIII (Queen Katherine), The Madness of George III (Queen Charlotte) for Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Rasheeda Speaking (Jaclyn) for Rivendell Theatre.

Photo of Silva by Amanda Friedman Photography


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