Matilda the Musical

Joan Marcus


Tue., Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 21, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Jan. 22, 1 & 6:30 p.m., Tue., Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Jan. 28, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 29, 1 & 6:30 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA  92626
Two iconoclastic mad geniuses worked independently on the subversively surprising collaboration that is the award-winning musical Matilda. The original story of the precocious Matilda who insists on a vigorous intellectual life despite her horrible family and school was written in 1988 by that great literary provocateur Roald Dahl. In a typically Dahlian world of irredeemably stupid grownups our empathetic, smart rebel-girl role model finds a mentor in a singular librarian, locating her particularly vivid power in the application of anti-authoritarian skepticism to the hoorah of organized and oppressive reality. Decades later, the celebrated atheist wit and musical phenom Tim Minchin channeled the spirit of Dahl into a smart, funny musical with something to delight kids of all ages, and frighten naughty administrators of childhood who want to ban books and the imagination, all why they sing along.


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