Ripley Sobo's final quiet (incl. 'Big fat bully!')
  • Ripley Sobo's final quiet (incl. 'Big fat bully!')

can we talk about how badass little ripley sobo is?

the poor kid was pretty audibly sick, and during i’m here she was clearly having some trouble.  i was nervous for her, thinking “how the hell is she going to pull off quiet with a frog in her throat?”  that song is hard as hell to sing even when you’re feeling 100%. 

well let me tell you, i underestimated her.  i don’t know HOW she did it, but she pulled off the most gorgeous performance of that song i’ve ever heard from her.  absolutely beautiful.  i had goosebumps. 

not doing a full review of the show because i think i’ve said everything that needs to be said about ripley as matilda.  she’s brilliant. 

a couple of things though:

marcus was on for nigel; i thought he’d already left.  a pleasant surprise for sure.  i’ll miss him, too.  he’s just so cute and funny.  i was hoping for ted to be on for nigel since i’m dying to see him play the part in full, without heather covering most of the track, but marcus was adorable as ever.

christian is taller than i expected for a new eric - taller than the other boys were when they started, anyway.  he seems good in the role, though i wasn’t paying him too much attention to be honest.  too much else going on.

i ended up sitting one seat over from the sobos - nice to finally meet all of them! - and right next to matilda-the-musical, who is delightful in person.  totally coincidental.  


Matilda The Musical performs at Ralph Lauren kids fashion show 2014 FULL performance :-)

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Surprise! ‘Matilda the Musical’ stars love ‘Frozen’ 

What happens when you get the four girls who share the titular role in Broadway’s Matilda the Musical together for an interview? You find out which one of them is allowed to watch Grimm (Ava Ulloa), who’s keeping your love of Saved by the Bell andFull House alive (Ripley Sobo), and who can tell you all about Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge and Face Off (Paige Brady and Gabriella Pizzolo).

You also learn that they joke about jazz hands and that there are still kids you’d like to hear sing songs from Frozen.

Newtildas are coming to 54 Below on October 10! 

Following their triumphant performances as “Matilda” in the Broadway smash “Matilda The Musical”, come see 11 year old Paige Brady, 11 year old Gabriella Pizzolo, 11 year old Ripley Sobo and 9 year old Ava Ulloa (aka the “Newtildas”) perform some of their favorite songs from Broadway and beyond. These 4 pint-sized Broadway leading ladies will blow you away!