Matilda The Musical Orlando Tickets
About Matilda the Musical
Known as “Broadway’s biggest little hero,” Matilda continually tops Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year. Based on Ronald Dahl’s award-winning novel Matilda, written in 1988, the story follows this young heroine through gaining magical powers, navigating childhood and dealing with despicable family members. Throughout many of her personal and public struggles, Matilda remains positive, enthusiastic and optimistic. This stage adaptation includes fan favorite characters such as the ever-so-sweet Miss Honey and the malicious Miss Trunchbull.
Originally opening in Stratford and London in 2009, the crew recruited Tim Minchin as the adaptation author, Matthew Warchus as director and Rob Howell as designer. Opening on Broadway in 2013, Matilda was received with excellent reviews. Winning a slew of awards, this musical is an event dubbed by critics, “one of the best shows for years to come.”
Since its inception, Matilda has won a total of 25 awards for its London production and Broadway adaptation. With a record high, Matilda is one of the top earners in the field. Awards include Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Honors for Excellence and Outstanding victories in genres such as Director, Lyrics, Set Design and more.
Important contributors include Dennis Kelly, the author of Matilda the Musical. He’s won Best Book of a Musical twice and has also worked on other theater entertainment including From Morning to Midnight, The Prince of Homburg, Orphans and Things That Make No Sense. Tim Minchin, the composer, has won two out of three nominations. Wins include London Newcomer of the Year and Outstanding Lyrics. Minchin has also worked on Jesus Christ, Superstar and the 2016 adaptation of Groundhog Day.
Matilda the Musical is at The Walt Disney Theatre at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, which is at 445 South Magnolia Avenue. The theater can seat over 2,700 patrons. With its renovated opening in 2014, this theater occupies over two blocks in downtown Orlando. With a variety of shows and events such as jazz series, opera, comedy, blues, dance and education, this venue plays host to numerous organizations, educational groups and entertainment purposes.
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This Walt Disney Theatre had two phases of construction. Phase one of renovations cost more than $380 million and phase two cost over $180 million.
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