Discover why all ages LOVE Matilda the Musical

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I’ll admit that I didn’t have any prior knowledge of Matilda prior to watching the Broadway performance. I knew that the book and the movie were beloved by audiences of all ages. Now I understand why.

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I brought my 10 year old son with me and we were both blown away by the talents of kids in the show. They offered great dance numbers and songs with humor and high energy.

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The lead Matilda that evening, Jaime MacLean, was a phenomenal actress. Her ability to memorize and deliver her lines with such authority and conviction made me question her age. Her character is incredibly smart, brave, and bold who doesn’t let her circumstances keep her down.

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The Plot

Winner of 70 international awards including 4 Tony Awards ® and a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards ® including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox). It is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny.

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MATILDA THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award® winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage), who helms this production with a book by Tony Award®-winning playwright Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

The production has sets and costumes by Tony Award® winner Rob Howell, with choreography by Peter Darling, orchestrations, additional music and musical supervision by Christopher Nightingale, lighting by Tony Award® winner Hugh Vanstone, and sound by Simon Baker.

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MATILDA THE MUSICAL will play the Aronoff Center from April 4 – 16, 2017

Performance Times

Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30PM

Friday at 8:00PM

Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM

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Tickets start at $30.

They are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit

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*Photo credit Joan Marcus- images provided by Broadway Across America.

Disclosure: I received tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

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