DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Matilda the Musical opens tonight at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
The stage musical is based on the 1988 novel by Roald Dahl, who also wrote Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and James and The Giant Peach.
The musical has won 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards. It’s about a smart young girl – Matilda Wormwood – who loves to read and has a wild imagination. She learns to overcome obstacles, including hardships at home and school.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
CBS 11’s Elizabeth Dinh interviewed Quinn Mattfeld, who plays Matilda’s dad, Mr. Wormwood.
Matilda the Musical opens September 23 and runs through October 4, before continuing on an American tour. Click here for ticket information.MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting
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