December 1, 2023

UMW Theatre’s ‘Matilda’ Broadens Audience Appeal With Sensory-Friendly Performance

With a smart, magical young heroine, UMW Theatre’s production of ‘Matilda the Musical’ is a family-friendly spectacle. It’s fast-paced, funny and just defiant enough to satisfy anyone who’s ever faced a bully.

The production runs through Nov. 19. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays and on one Saturday. All shows are in Klein Theatre in duPont Hall.

For its matinee on Saturday, Nov. 18, the production aims to open live theatre to an even wider audience – children, teenagers and adults who, for whatever reason, aren’t comfortable sitting quietly, close together, in a darkened space for two-plus hours. Read more.