In continuation of my partnership with Broadway in Fort Lauderdale for the 2017-2018 season comes Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical. I was invited to attend the opening night and was excited to take Emily on a Mama & Daughter date night to see a true classic come to life on stage. Matilda The Musical is enchanting audiences with her smart wit in South Florida through May 7, 2017.
Matilda, Matilda, Matilda
Go. Run. See It. And bring the entire family with you. I’ve never seen Matilda The Musical and wasn’t sure what to expect – I have seen the movie, but it’s always different, especially from the book. What can I say except that I was enchanted the entire time, as was Emily. From beginning to end there wasn’t a moment when my attention drifted. Jaime MacLean starred as Matilda and was just screaming to be loved – smart, funny, and in need of a big hug she owned her role.
Another notable was Dan Chameroy in his role as Miss Trunchbull – his animated character as the mean old grumpy child hating headmaster was worthy of an award. The show-stealer award goes to Gabrielle Beredo who played Lavender – Matilda’s best friend and the most adorable kid I’ve ever seen on stage. Truth be told, my heart was stolen by all the child actors on stage – they were all incredible. Like Annie, you’ll want to put this one in the books as a must see show.
The set was fantastic – I found myself searching out the words spelled out in blocks all across the set on the stage.
Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical at the Broward Center
Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards, Matilda The Musical is inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl. It’s a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares to change her destiny. Get ready to REBEL. BE LOUD. REVOLT! Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to get what you want. Matilda has thrilled sold out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End and she in South Florida to do the same.
The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of Matilda have done the impossible—triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”
“Welcome to the deliriously amusing, heartwarming, head-spinning world of Matilda The Musical. You won’t want to leave.” – Bloomberg News
Matilda is my spirit animal – she is daring, she is bright, she is awesome! Even if you missed the ticket lottery, you can find some deals on Living Social, or otherwise get your tickets at the box office with tickets starting at $35. Whatever you do, get your tickets NOW and go see Matilda The Musical. In fact, make sure you take the entire family because it’s that good.
The parental guidance lists this show as appropriate for ages 6+. I think it’s perfect for those 5 and up. Be sure to grab a booster seat so they don’t miss any of the action. Just remember that the evening shows can be a little for little ones as the show runs until 11pm. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes, which includes one (1) fifteen-minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Food is not permitted inside the theatre for this performance.
There are plenty of show times to choose from, including matinee options, with the last performance on May 7, 2017. Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is playing at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312. Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at 954.462.0222. Be sure to visit Broadway Across America for details about upcoming Broadway shows coming to South Florida! Photo Credits:
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