Saturday, September 18, 2010

Matilda, a Musical

I got an email today from the Royal Shakespeare Company and am so freakin' excited about their announcement about an upcoming production of a musical adaption of Roald Dahl's Matilda at The Courtyard Theatre. You can see the trailer here. Not only did I love the book Matilda growing up and think that all of Roald Dahl's stories contain enough whimsy and magic to justify a musical, but it also boasts a book by Dennis Kelly and songs by Tim Minchin. A couple years ago, Tim Minchin was playing a show at New World Stages, and I had a very memorable experience hearing him sing a particularly... "touching" song at Cast Party at the Birdland:

With the cleverness, humor, and slightly dark twist Minchin will undoubtedly bring to the mix, I think this is going to be a great show. If you're between the ages of 16 and 25 and you book on a Tuesday, you can use the code 1625 to get a free ticket. For any other day, 16-25 year olds can use the same code to get a ticket for just 5 pounds! The show will be running November 9 - January 30. If you're lucky enough to be in England and see it, please report back!

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