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Coronado Playhouse Presents “Matilda,” Jan. 17 - Feb. 23

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2020 12:43 pm | Updated: 11:08 am, Mon Jan 13, 2020.

As part of the 74th season, around the world in eight shows, Coronado Playhouse presents “Matilda,” the critically acclaimed musical inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, opening Jan. 17 and playing until Sunday, Feb. 23 at Coronado Playhouse. This Tony Award-Winning musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, “Matilda” has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

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 lovable 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!

Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination in this high-energy romp.

Community theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and Coronado and using our public platform to help those in need. During the run of “Matilda,” Coronado Playhouse is honored to be partnering with Traveling Stories, a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to empower children to combat poverty by helping them to fall in love with reading. For more information, please visit

Tickets range from $12.50-$28 and are available through Coronado Playhouse’s Box Office at 619-435-4856 or online at Tickets for children 12 and under are $12.50 all shows. To accommodate families, evening performances of “Matilda” are at 7 p.m.

The Coronado Playhouse is located at 1835 Strand Way.

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