We really like to enjoy books together as a family. Sometimes we take turns reading them out loud. But, more often than not, we find them on CD at the library or on Audible. Listening to books during long car trips is such a great way to pass the time! We recently read Matilda by Roald Dahl and LOVED IT! We couldn’t wait to see the movie. We got a big chocolate cake and sat down to watch. And of course, we were very disappointed. It’s impossible to fit all of our favorite parts of a book into an hour and a half movie. But, still. It was bad.
So, when we went to check out Matilda the Musical at the Aronoff Center last night, we knew it couldn’t be as good as the book and were just hoping it was better than the movie. And it was absolutely spectacular! Breathtaking! Matilda the Musical did not disappoint! It was perfect. I loved that they kept so many of the aspects of the book intact. And of course some things had to be changed because of time constraints, and it was done flawlessly. You don’t need to have read the book to thoroughly enjoy the musical. But, we loved watching and knowing what was coming up next and I appreciated the surprising extra parts that were added to the musical to help tell the incredible story in two hours. It was absolutely unforgettable.
You need to see it!
The set was perfect, with books and swings and lots of fun, unexpected elements. The entire cast was just amazing. But, the children absolutely stole the show. Jaime MacLean was an incredible Matilda. She’s small and fierce with a breathtaking voice. And Dan Chambray as Miss Trunchbull was hilarious and just as I imagined when reading the book.
“Winner of 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.
The first national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be at the Aronoff Center April 4 – 16, 2017. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
photos: The company of MATILDA THE MUSICAL ©2016, Joan Marcus
MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play the Aronoff Center from April 4 – 16, 2017.
Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM,
Friday at 8:00PM,
Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM,
Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.
Tickets start at $30. They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.
For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInCincinnati.com.
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