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"There’s a breadth and a brightness to the movement of the show, to the almost balletic sense of many parts moving precisely when and where they are meant to. The big dance numbers are a delight – especially when the kids are unleashed at full-wattage adorableness – but even the transitions are fluid in an aesthetically pleasing way. There’s an underlying sense of well-executed timing that makes this show tick along delightfully.”

–Allen Adams, The Maine Edge

Matilda the Musical


“Matthew Shaffer has written the kind of book I wish I would have had available to me as a young dancer.  This is a great guide for young dancers and parents alike to understand the many different aspects of this crazy world we call show business.  If you are a dancer wanting to know more, I recommend you read this book!”

–Mandy Moore, Emmy winning choreographer

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