The musical celebrated with four Tony Awards® in 2013 and crowned TIME Magazine’s No. 1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical is ready to bring its magic and charm to Starlight Theatre audiences May 24-28. Based on the beloved novel by best-selling children’s author Roald Dahl, Matilda will make its Kansas City premiere at Starlight.
Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. The three girls sharing the title role in the national touring production coming to Starlight are Sarah McKinley Austin, Lily Brooks O’Briant and Savannah Grace Elmer.
“This production will surely inspire audiences of all ages,” said Rich Baker, Starlight president and CEO. “With outstanding performances by a very talented cast, captivating costumes and sets, and many special lighting and sound effects, Matilda will literally make your head spin!”
Matilda The Musical has played continuously in London’s West End since October 2011 and on Broadway since spring 2013. Along the way, it received 50 international awards, including Tonys for Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design. In addition, the four young girls who shared the title role on Broadway received a special 2013 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater. Matilda also took home a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards® in 2012, including Best New Musical.
The show’s creative team is led by Tony Award-winning director Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), with a book by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. The production’s sets and costumes are designed by Tony Award winner Rob Howell, choreography was created by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision are by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker. The musical was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers.
Tickets for Matilda The Musical at Starlight Theatre are on sale now for $14 to $142. Tickets are available online at www.kcstarlight.com, by calling 816.363.STAR (7827) or at the Starlight box office at 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Discount prices for groups of 15 or more are available by contacting group sales manager Staci Shute at 816.997.1137 or email@example.com.
About Starlight Theatre
Starlight Theatre, a recent winner of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in Kansas City and the second-largest outdoor producing theatre in the country. Opened as a theater in 1950 and as a not-for-profit organization in 1951, Starlight presents and produces Broadway musicals and concerts. It also offers extensive community outreach and educational programming, including classes, scholarships and Starlight’s Blue Star Awards, one of the largest high school musical theatre award programs in the nation. Located on 16 acres in Swope Park, Starlight’s venue includes rehearsal halls, gift store, club area for dining, concessions, gardens, fountains and a 10-story, climate-controlled stage. For more information, visit www.kcstarlight.com.