KENILWORTH, NJ – Thursday, October 3, Applause Theater came to the Kenilworth Public Library to present a review of Matilda The Musical. The novel Matilda, written by the well-known Roald Dahl, centers around a precocious little girl who has extraordinary powers. Matilda was later turned into a tony award-winning play with script by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Directed by Krystle Tomlinson, the musical performance included upbeat and catchy songs from the show. The children and their families enjoyed the interactive music and learning about Matilda’s secret world. At the end of the performance, members of Applause read stories and presented interactive theater games for the audience members. Applause is a theater group based in Scotch Plains that strives to inspire youths in the arts. For more information, please see their facebook page at