Looking for a quick weekend getaway activity that will help you relive a little slice of your childhood? I’ve got just the thing . . . (and full disclosure: it does not take place in Philly!)
For Christmas this year, my mom got our family tickets to attend Matilda on Broadway. This past weekend, we drove up to NYC for some shopping, some chomping and the play! While I am a huge fan of theatre and love going to see plays to begin with, I thought Matilda was truly spectacular.
We attended one of the Preview Performances (March 4 – April 14) at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th St.). We were in one of the top center rows, but could still see everything on the stage perfectly. The sets were beautiful and so well done, and the special effects were fantastic. As most of the songs were performed by children, I wasn’t immediately in love with any of the music when I heard it. However today, I have been listening to this song on repeat . . . so it has definitely grown on me!
We were truly so impressed with the child actors (we saw the adorable Oona Laurence as Matilda) and thought they outshone most of the adults (except, of course, the hysterical Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull – and yes, that’s a man). We were even lucky enough to run into two of these adorable little nuggets (Jack Broderick as Bruce & Ted Wilson as Eric) outside of the theatre after the show! How cute are they?
Matilda runs through early December and tickets range from $32 – $147. They also offer student tickets for some performances. The play runs about 2.5 hours with intermission – the perfect length! I highly recommend Matilda on Broadway (and a weekend in NYC!) as a great getaway option for Philadelphians of any age.
Have you attended any Broadway plays recently? What’s your favorite?