Monday Morning Smile: "When I Grow Up" from Matilda the Musical

I finally had a chance to see Matilda the Musical recently and I'd recommend seeing it if musicals are at all your family's thing.  (The show recently closed on Broadway, but a touring production continues to make its way across the country.)  Based on the Roald Dahl novel, it's obviously kid-friendly enough for the youngsters and.... based on the Roald Dahl novel, it's obviously subversive enough for the no-longer-youngsters who tag along.  The music and lyrics from Australian comedian Tim Minchin (who's also done the music and lyrics for the new musical of Groundhog Day) do a good job of matching Dahl's tone.

One of the musical's high points is "When I Grow Up," which features wistful lyrics that will sound quite different to kids' ears than to adult ears.  Matched with some gorgeous choreography on swings, it's a moving moment in the show.

London Cast of Matilda the Musical - "When I Grow Up" [YouTube]