Giveaway: Matilda the Musical is Coming to Olney Theatre this Summer!

Those of you who went and saw Elf this past winter know that Olney Theatre Center has become a real hotspot for high-quality, professional theatre. This summer, they’re mounting a new production, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, directed by Peter Flynn, who earned rave reviews for his recent production of Into the Woods at Ford’s Theatre downtown. Matilda is that rare creature: a musical that entertains both kids and adults, in keeping with the spirit of the original book.

From Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, comes another unlikely hero: Matilda Wormwood. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge…a genius. Maybe even a magical one. However, she and the rest of the school are under the tyrannical rule of a deliciously devious villain, principal Agatha Trunchbull. Matilda embraces the fearful and terrifying moments of childhood with humor, hard-earned optimism, and astoundingly witty musical numbers. Songs like “Miracle,” “Naughty,” and “Revolting Children” will ring true to adults, and belong in the survival kit of any child making their way through pre-adolescence and beyond.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical runs at Olney Theatre Center June 21 – July 21. Tickets are $54 – $99 and can be purchased online or through the Box Office. You can also try winning 4 tickets to the performance on Saturday, June 29, at 8pm through the giveaway below.

When you go, bring a new children’s book to donate!
One of the themes in Matilda is how books can change your life, how stories can inspire us to reach for our dreams, and how important it is to have adults in your life who can lift you up. That’s why Olney Theatre is partnering with two area organizations Velocity of Books and Maryland Book Bank to make sure every kid in our region has access to the stories that can help them be their truest selves. Bring a new children’s book with you when you come to see Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical at Olney Theatre. They’ll deliver the books to local organizations that promote literacy and educational opportunity in our region.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical at Olney Theatre Center on Saturday, June 29, at 8pm, simply leave a comment below naming your or your child’s favorite children’s book. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through June 23, 2019, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Olney Theatre Center, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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73 Responses to Giveaway: Matilda the Musical is Coming to Olney Theatre this Summer!

  1. Rosie

    My son’s favorite Roald Dahl book is the BFG, but my daughter is a Matilda in the making.

  2. Shannon

    Harry Potter books

  3. Lori S

    My daughter’s favorite book is wonder

  4. Will

    The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation

  5. Jessica M

    Where The Sidewalk Ends

  6. Sadie Hendrickson

    The Giving Tree is a favorite of everyone in our family.

  7. Meredith

    Magic Treehouse

  8. Sarah P

    Harry Potter

  9. Sam

    The Gruffalo is the favorite in our family.

  10. Cheri

    My daughters love Harry Potter and the Unwanted books – looking forward to seeing this production!

  11. Sue Long

    James and Giant Peach

  12. Andrea Travis

    Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  13. Eleni

    Harry Potter & Dork Diaries (have to represent both girls of mine) 😊

  14. Cindy

    All the Roald Dahl books, listen to them over and over on road trips also.

  15. Walter

    Room on the Broom!

  16. erinmalia

    Both of my boys love the “Origami Yoda” series.

  17. Alex Simbana

    She loves all the Harry Potter books!

  18. Laura

    Charlie and chocolate factory and others by Roald Dahl.

  19. Jamil

    Elephant and Piggie

  20. Jeff Melia

    My daughter watched the Matilda movie at her birthday party a month or so ago and read the book after that, so she would really love this! If this isn’t her favorite book, I’d be surprised.

  21. Olga Yefimov

    Matilda is definitely in the top!

  22. Lane Windham

    The BFG is a definite favorite.

  23. Shonya

    Curious George

  24. Karen

    My daughter’s favorite book is actually Matilda! I think she has read it at least a couple dozen times!

  25. Leida M

    Dork Diaries

  26. Jean Holman

    James and the Giant Peach

  27. Rhea Marshall

    My daughter’s favorite book is The Runaway Bunny.

    Thanks for the opportunity and the great info.

  28. My 6 yo loves the princess in black books, and my 9 yo loves Harry Potter.

  29. Lindsay

    Goodnight Moon

  30. John

    My 4 year old loves Star Wars and Dr. Seuss books.

  31. Kristin Redmon

    We love Piggie and Elephant!

  32. Kristin Redmon

    We love piggie and elephant in our house!

  33. Dana Turnage Chong

    The BFG is my favorite. My son’s favorite children’s book is My Side of the Mountain.

  34. The Ramona series and also Ivy and Bean

  35. Eve McCarey

    Harry Potter and Matilda of course

  36. Danielle brasure

    All of Dahl books – sleeper hit is The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me.

  37. Jason Wenrich

    The Lorax

  38. Stanza

    My child’s favorite book is The Gruffalo

  39. Terri Jo Bauer

    My son’s favorite children’s book(s) are the “Big Nate” series.

  40. Vanesa

    Definitely fantastic mr Fox or any David Walliams books

  41. Sarah

    My sons current favorite is Harry Potter

  42. Paula

    Harry Potter

  43. Sonia Mena

    Beanie and June

  44. Michael Halenar

    Our daughters favorite book right now is “The Gruffalo”!!

  45. Matilda is my son’s favorite book. We were fortunate enough to get tickets to the musical when it was at the Kennedy Center, I would love to take his younger brother now . . . guess we will have to start reading it to him!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  46. Susan lewis

    The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle stories are great favorites here – along with anything by Roald Dahl!

  47. Marcela

    Even as my daughter gets older Dr Seuss is always a joy to read.

  48. Tuula

    George’s marvelous medicine!

  49. Erika Balleza

    My daughter likes Fancy Nancy and my son Fly Guy!

  50. Carlea Bauman

    Black Beauty was one of my first favorite books as a child. 🙂

  51. Thi-Lai Simpson

    All the Rick Riordian books, esp. Trials of Apollo

  52. Cindy

    My son loves Harry Potter, my daughter Little House in the Prairie

  53. Pallavi Raviprakash

    My 9 yr old daughter is an avid reader and loves all books – classics, fiction, science but, her favorite one is Harry Potter. She enjoyed reading all of Roald Dahl’s books as well, her favorite being Matilda 🙂 For fans of Roald Dahl, the Roald Dahl museum near London is awesome!

  54. Amber Keipper

    Princess in black

  55. Rachael Sondak

    Matilda is one of my guys favorites, which would make winning these tickets super exciting! He also loves the Land of Stories series and Harry Potter!

  56. Robert Millwater

    Any Curious George Book

  57. rachel wood

    My daughter’s favorite book is Book Uncle

  58. Naomi

    My oldest is obsessed with all the Penderwicks books!

  59. Yuan

    Because of Winn-Dixie!

  60. SC

    My kids love all Dahl books, Harry Potter, and Dogman!

  61. Edyta Walkuska

    My daughter and I both love Dr. Seuss books cause you can understand them on so many levels.

  62. Mpbelser

    We are in a big Harry Potter phase lately, but the Chronicles of Narnia were a huge favorite as well.

  63. Morgan

    Are You There God? It’s Me

  64. Patrick McCambridge

    Great White vs Killer whale

  65. Lance

    The Cat in the Hat is our family’s fave

  66. Lori

    Our daughter loves Fancy Nancy books

  67. Deborah Perlman

    Wonder is beloved here!

  68. Holly Learmouth

    Goodnight Moon–a favorite of us both!

  69. Jennifer Gajdosik

    Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Siverstein

  70. KC

    elephant and piggie

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