This particular touring cast are all aces with great charisma, personality and musicality.
Jersey Boys, the 2005 jukebox musical featuring music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, has been wowing audiences worldwide. Reviewing the London production, The Times‘ critic Benedict Nightingale echoed the general belief that “there were times when…the performers were making even the Beatles sound somewhat…
Cabrillo Music Theatre has outdone themselves this season with their hilarious and perfectly casted troupe of actors in their winter production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Julia Macchio’s Alex is the perfect leading lady and carries the show effortlessly with her skillful dancing and singing. She reminded me of a young Jenn Gambatese (circa Fame/Disney’s Tarzan) and hopefully there’s a turn on Broadway or an equity national tour in the future.
Sarah Marie and Jennifer Ridgway as best friends, Missy and Suzy, are 100% pure joy and charm.
Gold cast starring the sensational 10 year old Marissa Margolis as Mary Lennox who conveyed the perfect combination of childlike joy and cynicism with a megawatt smile that can light up the entire theatre. She is a young lady who’s career it will be worthwhile to watch.
There is hardly anything poor to be said about the cast and acting/singing.
The Simi Valley company wins with entertaining performances from George Chavez (Gomez), Natalia Vivino (Wednesday), Andrew Metzger (Uncle Fester), and Lori Lee Gordon (Alice Beineke).
There were five reasons to see the show — leading man, Andy Mattick, supporting lady, Sara Marie Calvey, and supporting actors, Autumn Ericson, Christine Adams and Reign Lewis.
There is something memorable and tantalizing about the winning combination of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross’ songs, Kirsten Chandler’s direction and John Todd’s playful choreography.