CYT Presents: Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

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Nov 5 – 6 at 7pm,
Nov 6 – 7 at 2pm 

CYT presents
Matilda the Musical





Roald Dahl’s

Matilda the Musical 

Nov 5 – 6 at 7pm
Nov 6 – 7 at 2pm

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.
Run time approx. 2hrs 10 mins. plus 20 min. intermission
Book: Dennis Kelly
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Based on book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Orchestrations and Additional Music: Chris Nightingale
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Ticket Prices:

Tickets are on sale at 

Contact VTOTA at 520-879-3925 for more info.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page

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Vail Theatre of the Arts

is proud to present

Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show

Saturday, Aug 7, 2021

7:00 pm


Vail Laughs Clean Comedy Show


Keith Ellis,

Danielle Williams and Roxy Merari

Saturday, Aug 7, 2021 – 7:00 pm

Vail Laughs

Vail Laughs is based on one simple idea:
Clean comedy for a good price.
Entertainment standards have definitely shifted over the years. As the world keeps moving faster, it takes more energy to get our attention in the noise. Unfortunately, much of our entertainment uses shock value and other cheap antics to get it. It’s almost a celebration of being rude and insulting, bringing the audience down right along with the entertainers.
But life is funny enough without having to be vulgar!
Think about this:
We drive to the gym so we can walk on a treadmill. We carry these high tech devices in our pockets, the knowledge of all the world at our fingertips and we use them to send each other videos of screaming goats. Or the irony of reaching adulthood and discovering our parents actually had a point about naps.
What a strange bunch of creatures we are!
Our award winning comedians are as committed to this ideal as we are, bringing you quality entertainment month after month and leaving behind all the vulgarity and cheap antics.  Quite simply, it’s high quality entertainment you can bring your entire family to. The most important decision you have for the evening is whether to leave the kids or the babysitter at home.




Keith Ellis has managed to turn many foreseen negatives in to positives with his witty ways of looking at what life has to offer, he touches upon subjects with a magic that is truly undeniable interesting and hilarious.

A simple bet with that friend led him to the stage at a comedy club, and Keith found himself in an open-microphone competition without a script. The result? Keith placed second out of approximately 16 competitors that night. “The owner asked me back, so I did.” He felt like a winner that night, although the friend never paid the $100 bet. From that day forth Keith has continued horning his comedic and acting skills, appearing in movies, print ads, commercials and working comedy clubs and casino’s across the country.

While comedy is his life ambition, the ??-year-old has many acting credits on his resume as well. He has been
cast in movies such as Waiting to Exhale, What Planet Are You From, Any Given Sunday, Twisted and Three
Kings. He has appeared alongside acting heavyweights George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx and
Samuel Jackson. He has also appeared in several commercials on the west coast.

Today, Ellis continues to reinvent himself as a comedian with the fast growing life changes:
His parents have always insisted that he stick to clean comedy material. That undertaking is now included in
his comedy mission: 100% Family Friendly Comedy!

Danielle Williams aka The Comedy Diva, is a television host, radio personality and stand up comedian with a unique take on wearing wigs, becoming “Divafied” and her love of pop culture.  Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest  and  has opened for NBC’s Last Comic Standing top 10 finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the the Chappelle show and comedian Godfrey from Zoolander at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy.  Danielle’s stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy has made her one of the most sought after up and coming comics on the scene.

Have you seen her on TV?  Probably:  she auditioned for the producers of THE GAME SHOW network. They were looking for a new face to be the guest co-host on their day time talk show GSN Live. Danielle won the producers over and was personally picked by the shows host Fred Roggin going to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on April 23, 2009.

Currently she’s the host of Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV 7 & 13 which you can watch weekdays at 8 am.  She’s also a traffic anchor for I Heart Media covering local and national traffic reports.

Roxy Merari is a Los Angeles native currently residing In Tucson, AZ.  A lifelong comedy fan, she stood up at her first open mic at Laffs Comedy Café in January 2015 and like so many others, was instantly hooked.  Roxy has also bridged the gap between her comedy and philanthropy work, producing  multiple comedy benefits for local 501(c)(3) organizations doing exceptional work for the community. Roxy enjoys producing as much as writing & performing; her distinctive and infectious laugh always fills the room during her shows. She loves to hear the audience laughing with her, but also enjoys the groans she elicits. She is one of the comics you’ll laugh as hard with off stage as on.



Tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the show or at Individuals $10, Families $30

For information call Richard at 879-3925.

Note: The Vail Theatre of the Arts is located on the southeast side of Tucson, 2 miles north of I-10 and 2 miles south of Valencia, about 1/2 mile east of Houghton on Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Turn at the entrance to Empire High School. If you haven’t been to the theatre before, we strongly suggest visiting our location page .


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