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December 8, 2016

2016-2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season continues with MATILDA THE MUSICAL

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-The New York Times

“Once in a blue moon, a show comes out blazing and restores your faith in Broadway.”
-New York Post


TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC
TOMORROW, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016 at 10 a.m.

December 8, 2016 – Orlando, FL – TIME Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year, Matilda The Musical, is coming to Orlando as part of the FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, the first national tour of Matilda The Musical comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts May 9 – 14, 2017. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $33.75 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

Winner of 70 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,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”). 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 Tony® Award-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms the production with a book by Tony® Award-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

The production has sets and costumes by Tony® Award-winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darlin, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony® Award-winner Hugh Vanstone and sound by Simon Baker.

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The RSC – Royal Shakespeare Company – (Producer) creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. Everyone at the RSC – from actors to technicians, milliners to musicians – plays a part in creating the world you see on stage. Our work begins its life at our Stratford workshops and theatres and we bring it to the widest possible audience through our touring, residencies, live broadcasts and online activity. So wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s hometown. We encourage everyone to enjoy a lifelong relationship with Shakespeare and live theatre. We produce an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers. We have trained generations of the very best theatre makers since the Company was founded, and we continue to nurture the talent of the future. We reach 450,000 children and young people annually through our education work, transforming their experiences in the classroom, in performance and online. www.rsc.org.uk

The Dodgers (Producer). Dodger Properties is a producing partnership hatched at BAM in 1978 by six friends: Michael David, Edward Strong, Rocco Landesman, Des McAnuff, Doug Johnson and Sherman Warner. From the 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 (Tony®, Drama Critics Circle, Obie) and international (Olivier, Helpmann and Dora) awards. Current Broadway: Matilda, Jersey Boys. Other Broadway: 42nd Street, Urinetown, The Farnsworth Invention, Dracula, Jesus Christ Superstar, Into the Woods (’87 and ’02), The Music Man, Titanic, Wrong Mountain, Footloose, Mandy Patinkin, High Society, 1776, …Forum, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, Ralph Fiennes’ HamletGuys and Dolls, Once Upon a Mattress, How to Succeed..., Jelly’s Last Jam, The Secret Garden, Prelude to a Kiss, The Gospel at Colonus, Big River, Pump Boys and Dinettes. In addition to Matilda and Jersey Boys on Broadway, the Dodgers are producers of current Jersey Boys productions in London, Las Vegas and touring productions in North America and the United Kingdom.

The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando is presented in partnership with Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association. FTA is a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality touring Broadway productions and the promotion of arts education throughout the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 9 time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 41 markets with over 270,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Fiddler on the RoofFinding NeverlandMillion Dollar QuartetHairspray, On Your Feet!School of Rock and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. The Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.