Matilda The Musical takes charge in Tulsa

The company of “Matilda The Musical”. Photo by Joan Marcus.

by Rob Howard
Associate Editor

Matilda The Musical “Is even more glorious than we were promised. It is the most satisfying and subversive musical ever to come out of Britain. In its melding of song, dance and story, it’s as classic as Oklahoma!” says the New York Times’Bill Brantley.

Celebrity Attractions brings this amazing musical to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center June 20-25. It is the Winner of the most Olivier Awards in West End history, four Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Best Musical and 50 international awards.

"Matilda The Musical" comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center June 20-25.

Matilda the Musical is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox).The enchanting story of a young girl who takes charge of her destiny has wide appeal across generations with witty lyrics and wonderful new music.

Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. She is a genius who is born into a less brilliant family.

Her dad is a car salesman with few scruples. Her mom is an amateur ballroom dancer who values looks over books. Not a great match for a girl who reads Dostoyevsky in the original Russian.

Things only get worse when Matilda’s parents send her to school at the ghastly Crunchem Hall. There she meets the tyrannical head mistress, Miss Trunchbull. Faced with these ridiculously rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to take action.

With the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda inspires a little revolution, proving that everyone has the power to change their story.

Matilda The Musical is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage). The book is by Tony Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin. The musical is produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers.

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. From their 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 and international awards.

Celebrity Attractions is a Tulsa based company that has become a nationally recognized leader in the Broadway industry by presenting six Broadway Seasons in a four-state region.

Matilda The Musical has eight performance at the Tulsa PAC, June 20-25. Tickets may be purchased via phone (918) 596-7111 or (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa PAC box office or online at

Ticket buyers are reminded that for Celebrity Attractions’ productions, the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions are the only official retail ticket outlets.

Copyright 2017 The Gayly – June 12, 2017 @ 1:15 p.m.