Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Matilda

Watching Matilda on Broadway felt like a new experience to me. Maybe it has been a long time since I read the book or seen the movie. I was reminded of the storyline as the play progressed. I thought the show was charming and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it, and it is very family-friendly.

The stage was artfully done. It was very interactive, and the shelves that made up the set was colorful and never boring. My favorite part would have to be the children on the swings during the song “When I Grow Up.” The actors were very lively, and there was never any lulls in the story. The play was funny and enjoyable and I left unconsciously humming the songs. I highly recommend watching this play if you ever get the chance!

A little snippet of Matilda at the Macy’s parade

Music Spotlight: WINNER

WIN stands for Who Is Next? It is a program that follows two groups in YG entertainment, and by the end of 10 weeks one group will be an official artist under the YG label. When I started watching this, I felt really invested in the trainees from both groups. There are many moments that showed their determination, hard work and all the things they gave up for their dream. I was moved, and by the end of it, I knew that I would be sad to see any team lose.

My recommendations:
Team A- Smile Again


Team B- Climax

Team A- Go Up

I loved this show and you can find all the episodes. Below is the first one.

Fall Picks: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

First off, I want to say that I’m always a fan of all things fairytale. When Once Upon a Time in Wonderland premiered, I was happy to be back in a world that was briefly touched upon in the Once Upon a Time series. Now that I’ve seen two episodes, I’m starting to get a feel for the show and here is what I think.

+ Grandiose costumes and settings are one of the best parts of the show. Nothing beats the elaborate designs and I truly enjoy seeing the setting from Alice’s point of view.
+ The villains are devious and for now, it seems they hold all the cards.
+ The modern England that Alice comes from has a sinister feel in response to her stories about Wonderland. In any case, this action is rational.

- Not much back story is given other than Alice’s. I feel at this point, we should have a bit more information about the Knave of Hearts, the Red Queen and Jafar. What are Knave and Alice friends? Why does the Red Queen want Alice on her “board”? Why does Jafar want with the Genie? What are Alice and Knave going to do now that the Queen and Jafar have the Genie and the lamp? The questions are endless.
- The mechanics of Wonderland does not make sense. Jafar is exceedingly powerful in a land that belongs to the Red Queen. What’s to stop him from destroying her, and getting everything for himself?
-The pacing seems a bit slow.

= Verdict: I will a couple more episodes before I decide whether or not to drop it.