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Matilda the Musical


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published May 30, 2019

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Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical comes to the Wagon Wheel Theatre for eleven performances June 5-15.

A captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.

Nicole Scimeca, a Chicago native who recently secured a spot in the upcoming Netflix series Messiah, plays Matilda, a little girl with astonishing wit and intelligence who is unloved by her parents but is beloved by her schoolteacher, Miss Honey.

While together at school, Matilda and Miss Honey create a powerful bond as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. The school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, leading to an unforgettable story packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs.

Matilda is a family-friendly production that touches on subjects relevant to today’s kids: bullying, lessons of being fair and honest, and the importance of being a role model. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

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