Matilda on Broadway

I bought tickets to Matilda the Musical in May, and finally saw the show on Saturday night.


I have a really strong attachment to the story: It was my first favorite book. All of Roald Dahl’s books (but especially Matilda) cemented not only my love of reading but also my desire to grow up to be a writer.


So while the first song, “Miracle,” was definitely the funniest, it was the opener to act two (above), “When I Grow Up,” that most touched my heart.

The four Matildas. (Milly is far right.)

The four Matildas. (Milly is far right.)

But most impressive of all were the kids who carried the show, dancing and singing the story to life. Milly Shapiro, who played Matilda, is only 10!

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