SAN JOSE, CA — TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year (2013), Matilda the Musical, is coming to San Jose as part of Broadway San Jose’s 2016–17 season. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of the show will perform at the Center for the Performing Arts from March 7–12. (Click here for event information.)
Winner of 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards and a record-breaking 7 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). The show has 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.
This production is part of the 2016-17 Season of Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation.
THE RSC (Producer): The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. Everyone at the RSC – from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians – plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Their work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and they bring it 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. They encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre. They produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers. They have trained generations of the very best theatre-makers since the Company was founded, and they continue to nurture the talent of the future. They reach 450,000 children and young people annually through their education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online.
THE DODGERS (Producer): Dodger Properties is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends: Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff, Doug Johnson and Sherman Warner. 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. Broadway: Matilda, Jersey Boys. 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 and Jersey Boys on Broadway, the Dodgers are producers of current Jersey Boys productions in London, Las Vegas, and touring productions in North America and the United Kingdom