Time Magazine’s No. 1 show of the year, “Matilda the Musical,” will make its Nebraska premiere as part of the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Glenn Korff Broadway Series May 31 through June 3, 2017.
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of “Matilda the Musical” will perform a six-show run at the Lied Center, 301 N. 12th St. Tickets will be available as part of a season ticket subscription package starting May 12, 2016.
Winner of 50 international awards, including four 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.
“We are so thrilled to have the Nebraska premiere of one of Broadway’s newest and most popular family musicals,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “This magical show is going to be a huge hit with all ages and is one of the big highlights of our season.”
The Lied Center will announce the remainder of the 2016-17 season on May 12, when season tickets go on sale.