Arika won the 2019 Gregory Award in the category of Outstanding Performance in a Musical.
"Ok. Hands down, this woman steals the show with every scene she is in. Ms. Matoba looks like a tiny innocent creature but her stage presence is strong and delivers a wallop. [Little Sally] appears sweet dripping with the innocent sarcasm of a jaded kewpie doll, and yet hers is the character delivering some of the best lines of the show. Brava, Ms. Matoba, Brava!" - Eric Andrew-Katz Equality 365