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This past week, the touring production of Matilda the Musical came to Hartford, and being a fan both of Dahl's novel (when I read it 15+ years ago) and the peppy jazz influenced score, I decided not to miss it. Anyway I had a blast. Like many musicals, it gets a little bogged down in act II, some of the numbers aren't as strong as others, and the whole finale is a little rushed, but there are some wonderfully inventive staging techniques, the high parts soar, and the many parts for kids are well written and demanding without being too challenging. There were a couple times when some of the you