On Friday, May 29, The Fringe @ CTG attended the first performance of Matilda The Musical in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre. Afterward, Fringe guests were invited to the Ahmanson Founders Room, where they were joined by Cassie Silva, who plays Mrs. Wormwood, Matilda’s mother, and Justin Packard, who plays the Escape Artist.
Guests enjoyed hosted drinks, like Lavender’s Cocktail (named after Matilda’s best friend) with vodka sponsored by Ketel One, and hors d’oeuvres named after foods that appear in the show like Matilda’s reading snack (cheese and crackers), Honey’s biscuits (cookies) and The Wormwoods’ TV dinner (flatbread pizza). For dessert, everyone got a slice of a chocolate cake labeled “Property of Ms. Trunchbull,” Matilda’s frightening headmistress.
Fringe guests were also invited to compete with one another to come up with responses to the question,” If you could say one thing to Ms. Trunchbull, what would it be?” Second prize, two VIP tickets to the GRAMMY Museum and a copy of the Roald Dahl book Matilda, went to “Did you skip leg day?” First prize was two tickets to The Fringe’s upcoming Girlfriend event at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and a copy of Matilda. The winning response: “Is your favorite scientist Sir Isaac Newton?” (a play on the newt Lavender slips into Ms. Trunchbull’s drinking glass).
It was a great evening for all—and luckily, Ms. Trunchbull wasn’t around to force us to finish our cake.