Staging a Bonding Experience
Dec 13, 2018 08:32PM
● By Stephanie Wilson
At the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center this month, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is making its regional premiere and you’ll want to be there. The New York Times described it as “an exhilarating tale of empowerment, as told from the perspective of the most powerless group of all…little children.”
The Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl is described as a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring girl a kindergartner with psychokinetic powers who dreams of a better life, using her skills to outwit bullies.
The show is recommended for children age 6 and up, and it’s a wonderful way to bond with the little people in your life.
On select Saturdays, young emerging artists (age 6–13) can attend Musical Day Camps that entail a tour of the theater, hands-on experiences on the set, meet-andgreets with cast members even learning a dance number from the show. The special add-on package is $30, and tickets to the actual show itself are additional, with standard seats starting at $20. –
The show runs from December 6 through early January, with matinée and evening performances throughout the week. More details: CSFINEARTSCENTER.ORG