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Michael Englebert

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Matilda - The Musical - Ed Mirvish Theatre July 5th to October 16th 2016

This past week the Canadian production of “Matilda the musical opened in Toronto and I had a chance to see the show. This Canadian production of Matilda dazzles, 4.5 stars out of 5. The show has a fabulous cast of kids, standout choreography and precision by the kids. This musical is based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. Many of us know the story from the movie version and so Tim Minchin who wrote the music and lyrics and Dennis Kelly the book had the challenge of creating a musical that is a little different in its emphasis but it succeeds with a show that has had rave reviews. As has been the case in other productions there are multiple actresses playing the lead role of Matilda, it is a very demanding role with the actress in a large majority of the scenes; in Toronto we have 3. At the official opening I saw Hannah Levinson who was absolutely fabulous. With a huge cast of children, at least 16 this is not a show that will that will have repeat productions so I urge you to experience “Matilda the musical”. The show is currently playing in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Michael Englebert / radio