Matilda playing now at the Stanley! May 16–July 14, 2019
The premise is irresistible. A feisty little girl uses her brains and courage, and eventually her superpowers, to challenge the warped adult world. Smart beats stupid, quiet beats loud, right beats might. Justice is restored and the wicked witch is dead.
Matilda The Musical, the West End and Broadway hit based on Roald Dahl’s superb 1988 kids’ novel, brings together elements of The Wizard of Oz, Little Orphan Annie and Supergirl in cleverly subversive ways.