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Matilda - The Musical (FUSE Productions)

  • Schwab Auditorium, Penn State University E. Pollock Rd University Park, PA 16802 (map)

FUSE Productions presents “Matilda - The Musical.” Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, “Matilda” follows a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. Matilda is discarded and belittled by her dimwitted parents. With an ever-growing imagination and sharp mind, Matilda dreams of a better life, daring to take a stand against unjust forces, and to grasp her destiny in her own, tiny hands.

Running time for the performance is 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission. Tickets are required through FUSE productions Tickets are required and are available through FUSE, or phone 814-380-8672; ask for reduced ”student” price). Please reserve the A-D service with the SLSG office (814-238-238-0132 or by August 24th, and please be seated in Schwab Auditorium by 7:15pm after obtaining your equipment at the box office.

From FUSE Productions:

“Matilda, the Musical”: Rated: PG-13, Book by Dennis Kelly. Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl

Venue: Schwab Auditorium on PSU Campus

Synopsis: Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Content Warning

Adults threatening physical and psychological violence against children

Adult language

A depiction of an act of childbirth

The use of theatrical haze

Bright, flashing lights

Loud noises