Matilda: The Musical has a cast of extremely talented kids, a catchy score and a story that will touch your heart.
The first time I felt the urge to see Matilda on Broadway was when I saw the cast perform Revolting Children on the Tony Awards. I did some Youtubing and found some videos of other bits from the show then I did some Spotify-ing and listened to the soundtrack, I was hooked! I had to watch this show.
Finally, I got the chance! The cast is mostly children and they did an excellent job acting and singing. There was definitely a lot of energy to the show and Miss Honey and the Trunchbull were excellent, though I think my favourite adult actor in the show was the Librarian, she was so funny!
The set was decorated with letters and sometimes had some amusing bits (“Soot” in the fireplace). The kids did a lot of the rearranging of the set, moving props on and around the stage. I think my fave part was the school gate when they sang the School Song and stuck the letters in the gates. That’s one of my favourite songs in the show.
I can go on, it really is one of the cutest shows on Broadway. And can I add that they made a Doctor Who reference? Awesome!
[Image from broadway.com]
Something has changed within me, something is not the same. I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game. – Elphaba; Wicked