Dmae features a membership drive show of Matilda, the Musical at Northwest Children’s Theatre. She’ll talk with NWCT artistic director and director Sarah Jane Hardy and actress Ella Carson who plays Matilda. We’ll be giving away three pairs of tickets for your membership donation. Matilda runs Dec. 7-Jan-5, 2020.
Based on the book by beloved children’s author Roald Dahl, the smash hit, Tony Award-winning, Matilda the Musical is a wildly funny, sometimes
heartbreaking, and always inspiring tale about the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and a girl who won’t let being “little” stop her from putting an unjust world right.
NW Children’s Theatre presents…
Matilda, the Musical, Based on the Book by Roald Dahl. Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Book by Dennis Kelly
SHOW TIMES: Noon & 4:30pm
DEC. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-23, 26-30, JAN. 1-5 *Noon Shows Only: Jan. 1, 2 & 5
SENSORY FRIENDLY SHOW DEC.: 15 @ 4:30pm
ASL INTERPRETED SHOW: DEC. 21 @ Noon
AUDIO DESCRIBED SHOW: DEC. 21 @ 4:30pm
TICKETS & INFORMATION: 503-222-2190 • NWCTS.ORG
The Story: The young students of Crunchem Hall must deal with the child-hating, bully headmistress Miss Trunchbull (played by Portland comedian Kevin-Michael Moore), and in true Roald Dahl
fashion the circumstances go from bad to worse. The situation becomes so dire that Matilda Wormwood (Ella Carson), an unassuming and brilliant bookworm, has no choice but to start a revolution. Matilda becomes a superhero, and she inspires her classmates to stand up for themselves as they sing “Never again will she take away my freedom, and we won’t forget the day we fought for the right to be a little bit naughty.”
NWCT’s Matilda the Musical features an award-winning cast and creative team. Hardy, a recipient of Drammy and Portland Area Musical Theater (PAMTA) awards for outstanding direction (most recently for Mary Poppins) is back at the director’s helm. NWCT’s 2019-20 season offers sensory friendly performances for all productions this
season, free of charge. Featuring shorter run times, no intermission, reduced or removed lighting and sound cues, and the constant presence of house lights, these performances are specially designed for children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities. Each production also includes audio-described and American Sign Language interpreted performances.