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Rated by 50 members
Vivian Thurman
Review from Vivian Thurman
361 events 57 reviews

Although I strongly disliked the show when touring at KenCen, I was extremely pleased to see many highly skilled DC actors take on the adult roles. Also impressive is the Matilda actress whose acting, emoting, singing and dancing showed signs of a...continued

reviewed Jul 19 2019 report as inappropriate
Rutie
Review from Rutie
66 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
105 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
41 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
59 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
12 events 4 reviews

Outstanding!!!

reviewed Jul 05 2019 report as inappropriate
Madeline Brincka
Review from Madeline Brincka
11 events 3 reviews

Wonderful show--high energy, humorous, very enjoyable.

reviewed Jul 25 2019 report as inappropriate
Julia St P
Review from Julia St P
6 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
Doug
Review from Doug
6 events 2 reviews

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
dwoskini
Review from dwoskini
14 events 2 reviews

The sets are fantastic. The adult actors are excellent.

Had trouble understanding the child actors. Matilda mumbled and was hard to understand.

We paid top dollar for a high school play.

I compare this to what Toby Orenstein does with child...continued

reviewed Jul 20 2019 report as inappropriate
Julia St P
Review from Julia St P
6 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
Laura
Review from Laura
9 events 1 review

Fabulous show!

reviewed Jul 28 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
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 1 review

It was amazing!!! Great talent left us wanting to see more!!! My kids truly enjoyed it !!!!

reviewed Jul 27 2019 report as inappropriate
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