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Rated by 34 members
Rutie
Review from Rutie
65 events 42 reviews

Disclaimer: i am not a fan of musicales, but i LOVE Roald Dahl.
So all in all, i did not like the musical.
I would probably have enjoyed it more if i could understated what's going on. the kids - especially - were instructed on some fake British...continued

reviewed Jul 04 2019 report as inappropriate
Sheila Manes and Bruce Pirnie
Review from Sheila Manes and Bruce Pirnie
104 events 27 reviews

The voices of many of the actors were so high pitched that I couldn't understand a word said, particularly Matilda., and the group singing hurt my ears. The sound system needs some adjustment.

I saw the show in London about 6 years ago and...continued

reviewed Jul 06 2019 report as inappropriate
Joan Rubin
Review from Joan Rubin
58 events 25 reviews

The performers were exceptional but the story is very grim and definitely not appropriate for children. The head mistress is too real for some.

reviewed Jul 05 2019 report as inappropriate
Leigh R.
Review from Leigh R.
22 events 18 reviews

Overall the show is super fun and Roald Dahl would love it! The only reason I knocked off a star (really would only knock off a half star, but that's not an option) was because the accents make it a bit hard to understand what some of the kids...continued

reviewed Jul 17 2019 report as inappropriate
CAROL
Review from CAROL
39 events 7 reviews

I I loved it. There was a lot of talent and a great I would highly recommend it

reviewed Jun 26 2019 report as inappropriate
Karen
Review from Karen
58 events 4 reviews

I've never seen the show or even read the book so I went in with no expectations. The Olney production was absolutely delightful. My only qualm was with the over amplification which made it hard to understand some of the lyrics, especially from...continued

reviewed Jul 03 2019 report as inappropriate
Michael Rossiter
Review from Michael Rossiter
10 events 3 reviews

Outstanding!!!

reviewed Jul 05 2019 report as inappropriate
Julia St P
Review from Julia St P
5 events 2 reviews

I loved this production! The set, lightening and staging is beautiful and original. The cast is fantastic, Matilda is spunky and genuine, and the children’s cast is stellar! I love the broadway version and honestly loved this one just as much if...continued

reviewed Jun 22 2019 report as inappropriate
Julia St P
Review from Julia St P
5 events 2 reviews

We loved Matilda! The actors are amazing! They bring the story to life in a beautiful way! We saw the broadway version and this one has been completely reinvented. Many clever additions, it’s such a great show!

reviewed Jul 17 2019 report as inappropriate
Janet Blumer
Review from Janet Blumer
4 events 1 review

Could not understand lead performer. Thought the content was a bit too dark for children.

reviewed Jun 29 2019 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
1 event 1 review

Excellent production . Best I’ve seen at Olney with one exception. Matilda actress had lovely voice, moved well but we could not understand one word she said. I do not understand how they could not have taught her to speak/sing clearly.

reviewed Jul 06 2019 report as inappropriate
Lori Westcott
Review from Lori Westcott
1 event 1 review

Great show! First time at Olney Theatre Center and I was very impressed! I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house.

reviewed Jul 10 2019 report as inappropriate
Cate
Review from Cate
11 events 1 review

High quality performance, staging and sets. Fun show.

reviewed Jul 14 2019 report as inappropriate
sbk
Review from sbk
5 events 1 review

I enjoyed Matilda! I thought the sets and actors did a great job. I did not like that the production had the actors use an English accent which I felt was unnecessary. The actress who played Matilda was hard to understand and I think having to...continued

reviewed Jul 03 2019 report as inappropriate
Sara
Review from Sara
2 events 1 review

It's SUCH a good show, and this was a pretty strong production. I'm an adult who attended without children - it's a show that works on children and adult levels. Extremely clever lyrics, requisite Dahl-style darkness, and a great sense of...continued

reviewed Jun 26 2019 report as inappropriate
Doug
Review from Doug
2 events 1 review

Olney puts on great productions. Matilda is no exception. For those of us in rows closer the back of the theater, better amplification of the children's voices would have been much appreciated.

reviewed Jul 14 2019 report as inappropriate
Lauren Winning
Review from Lauren Winning
5 events 1 review

Phenomenal cast.
Perfectly staged.
As good as the Broadway production.

reviewed Jun 22 2019 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

The actor playing Matilda needed to enunciate more. It was difficult to hear her words clearly, especially with a British accent. The actor playing Miss Honey had a wonderful voice. The actor playing Trunchbull was fantastic.

Would not recommend...continued

reviewed Jul 05 2019 report as inappropriate
Dawn Teeple
Review from Dawn Teeple
1 event 1 review

Wonderful venue, the process of purchasing tickets and picking them up at the venue was very easy. We look forward to our next purchase!

reviewed Jun 29 2019 report as inappropriate