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Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical!
The 80th Annual Dolphin Show
By Bonnie Kenaz-Mara
Here at ChiIL Mama, we've been fans of Northwestern University's excellent productions forever, and this year we were beyond excited to catch opening night of Matilda: The Musical with family and friends.
My kids grew up loving first the book, then the movie, and finally the musical adaptation on stage. It's a favorite of ours and this production is excellent in every way.
We were wowed by this aerial arts, stage magic, and dance filled production of Matilda. With a full orchestra and the best and brightest on stage talent, this show is a must-see. Creative casting with a black Matilda and her father, and a nonbinary Miss Honey, makes this fabulous triumph over bullies even more poignant and powerful. We love that Miss Honey uses "they/them" pronouns. Props to the props department and set design for a delightfully imaginative playground for this storytelling.
Bonnie is a Chicago based writer, theatre critic, photographer, videographer, actress, artist and Mama. She owns two websites where she publishes frequently: ChiILLiveShows.com (adult) & ChiILMama.com (family friendly).
Based on Roald Dahl’s timeless novel, this story of an extraordinary girl who uses her brilliant mind and imagination to change her destiny comes to life on the stage. Catch this production on Northwestern’s campus January 20-28, 2023. Click Here For Tickets.
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, MATILDA is a joyous celebration of youth on stage!
Purchase tickets online at www.nudolphinshow.org or in person at the Norris University Center Front Desk.
Cahn Auditorium is the largest performance venue owned and operated by Northwestern University. Located on Northwestern's Evanston campus, Cahn hosts university productions, and is also available for rental.