Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Matilda the Musical at the Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre is known for being the country's oldest theater, and while the building is dripping in fascinating history, there is nothing outdated about the energy and vibrancy of it's theatre company.  Top notch shows and professional performers make their live theater experiences nothing short of endless entertainment.

Running throughout the holiday season, adults and children will enjoy a timeless classic set to music in Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical.  Following the ups and downs and eventual triumph of a brave little girl with a huge and magical imagination (a role shared by Ellie Biron and Jemma Bleu Greenbaum), Matilda demonstrates what can happen when you refuse to let the problems in your life dictate who you can become.  It's story of hope that has the audience leaving the theater more determined to see the good and make the good in their own lives.

Running through January 6th, Matilda the Musical is packed full from beginning to end with an unbelievable amount of talent.  From a cast comprised largely of children and teenagers comes singing, dancing, and acting skills that are incredible and almost unbelievable at times! The sheer ability to not break character in moments that keep the audience howling was very impressive.  The adults of the cast also shone as both worthy and unworthy characters with so much comedic energy that even Christopher Sutton and Lyn Philistine as Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood and Ian Merril Peakes as a truly unforgettable Miss Trunchbull were beloved to the audience.  Heartfelt, heroic, and hysterical, Matilda the Musical is a must-see in Philadelphia this holiday season!


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