"Passionate, inspiring, witty, dark, and playful" are words actress Darcy Stewart uses to describe MATILDA THE MUSICAL, which is coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on April 18-23, 2017. Stewart plays Mrs. Wormwood, an antagonist who is obsessed with salsa dancing. In the number "Loud" she gets shows off her choreography skills, however, the scene is based off the controversial notion that "looks are more important than books."
"It [Matilda] is more vulgar than what people expect. People think "Matilda" as a show about this little five-year-old, but it's actually darker than that. There's a lot of things that kids won't understand, like bullying and verbal child abuse. It speaks a lot about honesty and fighting for what you believe in, even if you're a kid," Stewart explains.BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre January 14, 2017
Let's go on a journey. Open your eyes to a place of wonder, excitement, and exploration. Thrill yourself into the lives of three women who travel through time and encounter the future. Blur the lines between your inner and outer worlds and allow yourself to understand that what we perceive is only what we're open to seeing.BWW Reviews: THE PROM Brings Joy to Atlanta Audiences September 21, 2016
Welcome to the halls James Madison High School! Here's the place where everyone's expected either a jock, cheerleader, band member, or a part of an elite club or organization. At JMHS, students are dealing with pressures from their parents, peers, and even themselves.BWW Review: 'DA KINK IN MY HAIR Uplifts Atlanta July 18, 2016
As I'm conditioning my hair and applying every essential oil known to man on my scalp, I am reflecting on the production I saw yesterday evening. I had the pleasure of seeing 'da Kink in My Hair at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta. The play was nothing short of amazing.BWW Review: SEX WITH STRANGERS Mesmerizes Atlanta Theatregoers April 25, 2016
We're taking you on a journey to the magical world of Beast, Belle, Gaston, and friends as we travel through time. Taking place in 18th century France, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve'sBeauty and the Beast is making it's way to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. I had the chance to sit down with Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek (Gaston) to talk about bringing this great book, turned film, and now theatrical play to life.BWW Review: INFORMED CONSENT Provokes Thoughts in Audiences of Atlanta October 12, 2015
Who are you really? Are you your genes? Or are you your memories? And when memory fades, who are you then? That was the question asked by Dr. Jillian Elliot, the main character of Informed Consent, which is this week's off-Broadway comedy drama that is being performed at the Horizon Theatre Company.BWW Review: THE FANTASTICKS Captivates Atlanta on a Rainy Night October 9, 2015
On a rainy night in September, at Northside United Methodist Church, magic was created.The Fantasticks ran, this weekend, and left audiences with memories that'll last a lifetime. As theopening song suggests, "Try to remember the kind of September, when life was so tender." Yes,tender moments were truly felt.