ATLANTIS whisks us away to an isolated, mysterious island days before it disappears forever. A young refugee washes ashore on the eve of a sacred solstice, igniting political chaos and giving birth to an unexpected new leader. The first production of ATLANTIS comes to Virginia Repertory Theatre opening April 12th 2019, in collaboration with Greg Schaffert Productions and Glass Half Full Productions. Helmed by Tony nominated director Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), with scenic design by Jason Sherwood (FOX's live television adaptation of Rent) and costumes by Amy Clark (Heathers: The Musical), Matthew's score will come to life on stage for the first time set to a story created by Disney Theatrical's Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Ken Cerniglia, Australian performer and writer Scott Anderson Morris, and Matthew himself. Tickets are now available HERE.
ATLANTIS has previously been developed at the 2018 Tuacahn New Works Festival in Utah, and in New York City readings with developmental feedback from Stephen Schwartz and representatives from Disney Theatrical Productions, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stuart Thompson Productions and The Araca Group. These readings were financially supported by Greg Schaffert Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, the Australia Council for the Arts, and Power Arts. A Melbourne outing of ATLANTIS - IN CONCERT was the recipient of the Theatrepeople Pro Choice Award for Best Concert Presentation.