“Matilda The Musical” at Drury Lane

**** Recommended **** When I saw “Matilda The Musical” the first time, I didn’t understand what all the buzz had been about. Child abuse as comedy just didn’t work for me. Since I really didn’t like touring “Matilda”, I couldn’t imagine a way I’d like Drury Lane’s production, but they proved me wrong. While it was still really, really mean, Mitch Sebastian’s vision was surprisingly funny and even kind of endearing – in an off-the-wall way! His choreography was spectacular, too. 3 ½ Spotlights

“Matilda The Musical” runs through June 23rd at the Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Parking is free, but valet service is available. Running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 and 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. Tickets range from $55-$70. FYI (630) 503-0111 or www.drurylanetheatre.com.

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