Through August 11, 2019
Although I adore Roald Dahl’s darkly satirical children’s book, “Matilda,” I am not a fan of Dennis Kelly’s musical adaptation. And yet there is much to love about the Beck Center for the Arts’ production of it.
“Matilda The Musical” is the kind of show that many will like, especially kids who have read the book. Wonderful performances by the kids in the cast and creative choreography make the show a pleasant sit, in spite of not being able to understand much of the dialogue due to the poor sound system and English accents.
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Everything’s colorfully off-kilter in Roald Dahl’s wacky worlds, from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” to “Matilda,” whose musical version is bursting with subversive fun at Beck Center for the Arts. Under Scott Spence’s direction, the cast thoroughly embraces both the cartoonish and the dark humor in this fantastical tale of a gifted little girl who discovers she has the power of telekinesis.
To see a full review of this show, see https://www.ohio.com/topics/clawson.
With it being summer and the kids out of school this could be an opportunity to expose the little ones to live musical theater. As long as you are not a stickler for being able to hear and understand each and every word you will be fine.