Kids Commute - Young Voices Week! Friday

Oct 13, 2017

Kids Commute Episode 29, Young Voices Week- Bruce, from Matilda: The Musical
Credit Roderick Eime

Happy Friday! Welcome to the last day of Young Voices Week on IPR's Kids Commute - classical music for kids!

The music throughout the week featured children’s choirs singing songs from different cultures and in different languages.

Today, we'll take a trip to England, and a school with the worst headmistress ever. The Broadway cast of Matilda: The Musical performs.

Friday, October 13, 2017, Ep. 29
Matilda the Musical
Original Broadway Cast




Today, we go to England, for a song from “Matilda: The Musical.”  

Matilda goes to a school with an unbelievably awful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull.  Just to give you an idea of what Trunchbull is like: she’s huge, mean, and used to be a professional hammer thrower.  Well, in Matilda’s class, there is a young boy named Bruce Bogtrotter.  Bruce is a very big kid who likes to eat a lot, and he makes the terrible mistake of stealing a slice of Miss Trunchbull’s chocolate cake.  She decides to force him to eat the whole cake as punishment for his actions. The other kids think if he can do it, Trunchbull will leave them - and him - alone, so all they all cheer him on while he eats.

Will you help the kids cheer on Bruce to finish the cake?

Music piece for today:
“Bruce” from Matilda the Musical

Listen to the Kids’ Commute live on Classical IPR every weekday morning at 7:40am or listen to the archived episode at the top of the post.

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Here's a fun clip from the non-musical movie of Matilda, upon which someone has cleverly superimposed the audio from the muscial...take a look at that CAKE!!!