The award winning broadway musical, Matilda is now playing at the Aronoff in Cincinnati and it was spectacular! The Roald Dahl novel was brought to life and set to a music that carried the story beyond my imagination! Here are my top five reasons that you need to see this play!
1. If you are a fan of the book the show is incredibly true to the characters heart. The personalities that Roald Dahl perfected shine in brilliant detail in plot and in song.
2. The kids will make you feel like a kid again. The young talent in this production exceeded any expectation I could have put on them. The monologues that Matilda has to perform on stage alongside seasoned actors were brilliant every time. These kids absolutely made the show a joy to watch.
3. The music, plot and stage feel like an extention of the wit, whimsy and wonder of Roald Dahl himself. It was so on par with the personality of the book and the incredibly written characters it most certainly felt like it was the pages coming to life in the best way possible.
4. This production is family friendly. Children who are young and old will appreciate the timeless story, unforgettable characters and will leave singing and dancing out of the theater. I am so that that I was able to experience the show with my daughter.
5. Agatha Trunchbull. The character is played so true to the horribleness written of her character but still comes across delightfully awful which is the best! Truthfully, all if the characters both children and adult that were written for pages come to life on stafe in fascinating and wonderful ways! You absolutely will not be disappointed!
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 or www.cincinnatiarts.com
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 more information check out Broadway in Cincinnati.