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

    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 fifteen years. 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. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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