YPT Matilda Press Release

Proudly Presents…
Press Release (Press Release as a PDF)
For Immediate Release: March 15, 2022
Contact: Ane Richter, Producer [email protected]

YPT:  Theater by young people for people of all ages!
So professionally presented that you will experience the thrill of watching|
a Broadway production…   Right here in Ann Arbor!

YPT is BACK!!!  We have all waited two years and are coming back to the Power Center featuring original cast members! 
So excited to be back!  

Thank you to all of you who have supported YPT’s journey through COVID! 
We are so grateful to have survived it all to return to the stage to delight you with Matilda!

Matilda the Musical Performances: 
Friday, May 13, 2022  7:00pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022  1:00pm
Saturday, May 14, 2022  7:00pm
Sunday, May 15, 2022  2:00pm

Our Theatre Venue:       
Power Center for the Performing Arts
University of Michigan
121 Fletcher Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109

Ticket Information
Conveniently available by phone and online!  All seats reserved!
Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO*)
By Phone:  734-763-TKTS
In Person:  530 S. State, Ann Arbor, MI  48109
Online:  https://muto.umich.edu/ *

Advance Ticket Sales Begin Monday, April 11, 2022

MUTO Box Office Hours:
Monday – Friday:  9:00am-5:00pm  (Starting May 2:  11:00am-4:00pm)
Saturday:  Closed
Sundays:  Closed

Ticket Prices:
$15 for Adults/$10 for Children and Students 0-18/$10 Seniors 65+
No Refunds or Exchanges!
*Service Fees may apply

Prior to Each Performance at the Power Center for the Performing Arts Box Office
Any unsold tickets will be available at the Power Center Box Office 1 hour prior to each show

About Matilda the Musical…
The story of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Matilda the Musical!  Come!  Bring the Whole Family and Your Entire Friend Circle!

Matilda As the Critics See It…

“The real miracle… is Matilda, the wondrous new musical from London that has just arrived on Broadway.  It would be easy to call it the best musical since Billy Elliot, but that, I’m afraid, would be underselling it.  You have to go back to The Lion Kin to find a show with as much invention, spirit and genre-redefining verve.”  Richard Zoglin, Time, 4.11.13

“No one saw it coming.  A debuting musical theater team adapting a Roald Dahl children’s story about an unhappy girl whose life is saved by the magic of books…  Yet, Matilda turns out to be an explosion of joy! Gordon Cox, Variety, 4.11.13 

Join YPTers and Experience Musical Theater at its Best…

“My grandchildren loved YPT’s production of Beauty and the Beast here in Ann Arbor better than the one that I took them to see in New York City!  Thank You, YPT! Madeline, Beauty and the Beast, 2006

“I thought I was coming to a kids’ production.  Those kids were amazing and so professional and I loved every minute!”
Andrew, Seussical

 “Broadway could not have been more delightful than watching Dorothy and friends on the stage here in Ann Arbor, Michigan!  The show was incredible in every possible way!  I won’t miss another YPT production!”  DeDe, The Wizard of Oz

“Wow!  Totally amazing!  I forgot that I was watching really young people up there on that stage!  They were so professional and it was fabulous in every way!  Loved the set and the costumes and it was all just amazing!” Charles, The Little Mermaid

“YPT has been like a second home to me over the last 5 years.  It has given me a chance to learn and grow and do what I love best.  It has been a life-changing experience and I am so glad that it is here for young people!” Sue, YPT Young Person

Directions to the Power Center for the Performing Arts

The Power Center for the Performing Arts is located at 121 Fletcher Street (the corner of Huron and Fletcher on the University of Michigan campus), Ann Arbor, Michigan

Take I-94 to the State Street Exit (#177).  Go north.  Continue on State Street approximately 2 miles to the main campus area.  Take a right on Huron Street and go 1 block to Fletcher.  Turn right.  The Power Center is on the corner of Huron and Fletcher with a parking structure next to the building on Fletcher.

Parking:  Conveniently located across from the theatre!
University of Michigan Parking structure on Fletcher next to the Power Center for the Performing Arts
Parking Attendant on Duty 2 hours prior to Curtain/$5.00
See http://pts.umich.edu/index.php for further information

YPT and Matilda! At the Power Center for the Performing Arts!!!

Young People’s Theater 331 Metty Drive, Suite #3, Ann Arbor, MI  48103 734-222-4006  w   www.youngpeoplestheater.com  w  [email protected]