Happy birthday, Matilda the Musical!
Look what I made today in art! Definitely not what I should have been doing but oh well, it was fun.
Gabe Ebert’s Last Performance of “Telly” - March 2, 2014
Happy Trails Ms. Emma Howard!! You’ve had a great run in Matilda- can’t wait to see you in Violet!
Happy Trails to Jack Broderick!! You will missed and we can’t wait to see your next project!
It’s a bittersweet day as today marks my last performance as Hortensia in Matilda. Here I am with my Crunchem Hall ‘Graduating Class’ which includes Judah Belllamy, Erica Simone Barnett, Frenie Acoba, Jack Broderick and Jared Parker. Also, Tony-award winner Gabe Ebert is moving on today, too.
Words cannot express the love and affection I feel for these guys and all the multi-talented actors, directors, crew and guardians that have been my extended family over the last sixteen months. Some of the pain is blunted by the fact that I will be back in NYC in a few weeks to start rehearsals for Violet, but I don’t see now how any other group will mean as much to me as my Matilda family.
I’ll have pics of the good-bye party in the next couple of days. Forgive me in advance as I’m sure I’ll be teary-eyed in all of them.
Dress: Roberto Cavalli
Hey everyone, I saw The Bridges of Madison County today! I cannot deal with Kelli O’Hara. She is too exquisite for words. Absolutely stunning. I’ll post a detailed review later, the Oscars are on now!
MATILDA x4. A REVIEW.
I LOVED Ava as Matilda. Ava is tiny and adorable. Her voice was incredible. She had no issue transitioning from whispering to belting during Naughty and Quiet. She makes THE cutest facial expressions. After Matilda superglues Mr. W’s hat, she made this little “HAHA look what I did I’m so proud of myself” smirk and it was amazing. She was just so endearing. My House was so sweet. I had chills during I’m Here. Her accent was a perfect British/American mix - she sounded British enough to sound like she was from England but American enough to have clear diction to an American ear. Ava had two slight mess ups: during Naughty, she ran out if breath a tiny bit at the end and sang “… and bear it” instead of “grin and bear it.” During When I Grow Up, she accidentally messed up the lyrics and started to sing “Just because you find that life’s not fair…” twice, but she caught herself and corrected the mistake. To be honest, I don’t care that she messed up a tiny bit. She was pretty much a perfect Matilda.
CHRIS HOCH: I’m a little mixed on him. He DEFINITELY was not as good as Bertie Carvel. Bertie was scary, funny, changed his voice, and had these little nuances and twitches that made the character. Chris had some good moments and not so good moments. I was not impressed with The Hammer at all, and it’s pretty much my favorite song from the show. However, he did get me to laugh during Bruce and “The dwarf called Zeke…” part of The Smell of Rebellion. Overall, he was good. Not great. I can’t wait to see what Chris Sieber does with the role late March.
JILL PAICE: I really, really liked her as Miss Honey. Earlier in her run, someone on here was saying how her facial expressions were too big, but that is not an issue anymore. She has a beautiful voice, she was very still, sad. I sympathized with her. I enjoyed her very much.
I’m so happy I won the ticket lottery and got to see Gabe and the kids again before they go. I love this show so much; however, I’m planning on going again ONE more time to see Chris Sieber as the Trunch and then I’m done with Matilda for a while. I’ve seen it 4x already, and there are still so many new shows I want to see (Cabaret, Les Mis, etc) but I’ll go back eventually. This show captivates you and charms you too much for you to stay away for long.