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Matilda in Chicago Details
Behold the charm and magic of Roald Dahl’s Matilda! This whimsical musical straight from its Tony award-winning Broadway run is an escape to the surreal as you follow the precocious 5-year old girl with special talents on her imaginative adventures, inspiring a revolution and proving that you too can change your destiny.
Matilda is based on the 1988 Roald Dahl novel of the same name and tells the story of a special little girl with a brilliant mind and the power of telekinesis. She is the daughter of less than ordinary parents who decide to send her to Crunchem Hall, a ghastly school with a tyrant for a head mistress. She learns to overcome the tough transition of student cliques and academics and befriends a teacher to help her reclaim her life. The musical features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin (Groundhog Day: The Musical) and Tony award-winning book by Dennis Kelly.
Matilda made its first debut in the Chicagoland area in April of 2019 at the Drury Lane Theatre. The play originally premiered on London’s infamous West End in 2011 and two years later made its debut on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre. The musical remained set in England even though there was pressure for it to be Americanized. The Broadway production closed in January 2017 after a successful 1,555 performances.
The Drury Lane Theatre is located in the Oakbrook Terrace area just minutes from Downtown Chicago. It opened in 1984 and consistently promotes an annual season of five shows. Drury Lane also is available for events. Its elegant restaurant, Lucille, is open for dining before your play in one of the themed rooms - The French room or the English room. At the Lounge, which opens two hours prior to the performance, you can pre-order cocktails to be ready when you break for intermission.
Since its London premiere, Matilda has received several awards including winning eight Laurence Olivier awards. It won five Tony Awards including Best Book of a Musical. At Australia’s Helpmann awards, it won in every single category - thirteen awards total. David Cote of the publication ‘Time Out: New York’ reviewed Matilda as “wickedly smart and wildly fun.”
The average resale price for a ticket to see Matilda in Chicago is $100, though this can vary depending on the day of week, time of show, and seating section.
Matilda in Chicago Dates
Matilda in Chicago opened on April 26, 2019.
Matilda in Chicago Performance Times
Matilda is playing at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago, Illinois five days a week. See below for a typical weekly schedule of performances:
- Monday and Tuesday: No performances
- Wednesday and Thursday matinee: 1:30pm
- Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:00pm
- Saturday matinee: 2:00pm
- Sunday matinee: 3:00pm
- Sunday: 6:00pm