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A Whole Lotta Flash: Lesli Margherita In "Matilda: The Musical"

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    The hit musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda is currently running on Broadway at The ShubertTheatre. The show, which was first staged and is still running in London, features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Matilda is the story of an extraordinary young girl whose voracious reading habits help her to dream of a better life - as her current life is full of bullies and disregard for her well being - starting from the moment she’s born when her mother, Mrs. Wormwood played by Lesli Margherita, declares: "This the worst day of my life!"

Lesli Margherita won an Olivier Award for her performance in Zorro the Musical in London’s West End. Her national tour/regional credits include Kiss Me, Kate; Show Boat and Man of La Mancha.

Her portrayal of Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda is flashy, funny - and fully cruel. She joins us to talk about the show, social media love, and her Muppet inspiration.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over a decade. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show.
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