Matilda at the Ahmanson

"Matilda The Musical" CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
‘Matilda’s’ L.A. opening a family affair

 

 

The event: For some Angelenos, the June 7 opening performance of “Matilda the Musical” at the Ahmanson Theatre was a Family Affair.

Comedian Jack Black brought his two sons; “Scandal” actor Dan Bucatinsky and screenwriter Don Roos brought their son and daughter; TV personality Kyle Richards had her daughter; and plenty more families could be spotted at the show and after-party at nearby Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar.

Still, judging from the audience, the four-time Tony Award-winner is just as much for adults. As further evidence, Tim Minchin – the play’s composer and lyricist – noted that he’s often seen grown men getting teary-eyed.

The play: Based on Roald Dahl’s novel “Matilda,” the play tells the story of a precocious girl…

"Matilda The Musical" CTG/Ahmanson Theatre
Click here to read my whole story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.

 

Top photo: The author’s daughter, Lucy Dahl and composer/ lyricist Tim Minchin with the three Matildas, from left, Gabby Gutierrez, Mabel Tyler and Mia Sinclair Jenness at the musical, Matilda at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Second photo: Actor Dan Bucatinsky, left, and screenwriter Don Roos with their children Jonah Bucatinsky and Eliza Bucatinsky attend the musical, Matilda at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

Third photo: Actor Jack Black brought his boys to see the musical, Matilda at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (Photo by Ryan Miller/ Capture Imaging)

 

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Matilda at the Ahmanson
Published July 20, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, SocietyNewsLA.com