TIME Magazine’s Show of the Year, “Matilda the Musical,” is coming to Franklin as part of the Act Too Players professional company, ATPRO.
The first regional production will be at the Franklin Theatre from Aug. 2-11.
Winner of 50 international awards including 4 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” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”). The book is by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly, and music and lyrics are by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.
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 Sondra Morton, theatre arts director for the Act Too Players. Reece Benton and Reagan Schmicker will share the title role of Matilda, New York-based actor Thomas Demarcus will lead the way as Ms. Trunchbull and Megan Murphy Chambers is set to play the wacky Mrs. Wormwood. Jeremy Maxwell will play the corrupt Mr. Wormwood, Erica Haines will be the kindly Ms. Honey and Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva will play the lovely Mrs. Phelps.
The show features the talents of several Act Too students and children. Jamey Green is musical director, while Jayme Smith serves as the production’s stage manager.
Tickets run from $20-49, available at www.franklintheatre.com or by calling the box office at 615-538-2076.