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Meet the four young stars of Broadway's new musical 'Matilda' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Move over, Annie! Broadway has some new pint-size leading ladies vying for the spotlight: the four very young stars of the stage musical version of Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda, which begins performances March 4 before an official April 11 opening at the Shubert Theatre. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, already a hit in London, follows a precocious little girl who must overcome bad parents, a lonely childhood, and a vicious headmistress.

Nine-year-old Sophia Gennusa and 10 year-olds Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro will share the role Billy Elliot-style, rotating performances. In this exclusive clip, the quartet of Broadway first-timers display both an imaginative energy and a sense of mischief that helped get them the gig. As the girls sing in the show, “Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty.”

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'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': Exclusive clip from season 3's royal finale

After weeks of waiting, the mane event is finally almost here. Tomorrow morning, Twilight Sparkle will finally earn her wings and become a princess in Friendship Is Magic‘s third season finale. (Well, technically the coronation won’t happen until later in the episode…but who’s counting?)

First, though, the unicorn will have to grapple with a curse that switches around all of her friends’ cutie marks — thus messing with their destinies. “Twilight uses her wits and her love of her friends and ingenuity to figure out what’s going on,” voice actress Tara Strong (who plays Twilight) explained in an interview this week. “It’s a very exciting episode. There’s a lot of twists and turns, and things that you think are going to go wrong, and wonderful music.”

Speaking of that music: “Magical Mystery Cure” features a full score and seven different musical numbers by composer/lyricist Daniel Ingram and lyricist M.A. Larson, who doubles as the episode’s screenwriter — all in about 21 minutes and 45 seconds of airtime. Here’s a sneak peek at the opening number, an “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” style tune about starting a day off in Ponyville:


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