PAST PROJECTS, PHOTOS, & REVIEWS
"Heading the troupe as Heather, (the younger alter ego of Gretchen Cryer), the simply wonderful Erica Hanrahan-Ball performs Cryer and Nancy Ford's songs utilizing her amazing vocals (especially in the very sweet "Old Friend" and the balls out "Never There.")" - Broadway World, Gil Kaan
The Missing Pages Of Lewis Carroll: The Theatre At Boston Court
"Leo Marks portrays a most endearing, humbly playful Dodgson. The chemistry between Marks and Corryn Cummins as doe eyed, sassy, knock-kneed Alice is lustrous and palpable." -Stage Raw
"The production’s glowing light feels like a warm hug at dusk– just before sitting down to read aloud a story– and the reveal into Wonderland is a magical, textured space for play." -Stage Raw
"This project could have gone so wrong in so many ways. But Lily Blau and company have created an intriguing, visually fascinating, and perfectly portrayed vision of what might have been..." -ColoradoBlvd.net
"The remembered Alice (fetchingly played by an adult, Corryn Cummins) is a Victorian Lolita, who has a crush on Dodgson and coyly sets out to seduce him. Her mother (the imposing Erica Hanrahan-Ball) keeps stumbling in at inopportune moments and morphing into the shrill Red Queen." -LA Times
"Intriguing, well-acted and beautifully staged..." -Examiner.com
“Leo Marks IS Charles Dodgson, stuttering, hesitating, awkward, inappropriately sexual-all! Marks’ Dodgson charms and flatters the Liddell females while having enough education and smarts to win over Professor Liddell. Time Winters‘ perfectly scholarly and patriarchic as Dean Liddell. Erica Hanrahan-Ball gives Mrs. Liddell the proper upper crust attitude and posturing of a woman wed to a man in position. (And her many gowns stun! Many thumbs up to costume designer Garry Lennon!)” -BroadwayWorld
Pal Joey @ Arkansas Repertory Theatre
A BOLD AND BEWITCHING REINVENTION OF THE RODGERS & HART CLASSIC
Taking the stage in September is a re-conceived version of the Rodgers & Hart 1940 classic Pal Joey.
Edgy for its time, Pal Joey is perhaps best known for the 1957 film version starring Frank Sinatra. Director Peter Schneider’s production breathes new life into this classic tale and brings a modern day relevance to the story that unfolds amidst this richly romantic score.
"A near-perfect cast...the best of the original numbers...an absolute triumph."- Arkansas Democrat Gazette
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Weighty affairs will just have to wait....until you RUN to catch
'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
Here's what the critics are saying:
"A devilishly good cast..."
"Delicious direction and choreography.."
"This fantastic ensemble will have you jumping for joy.."
-Don Grigware (BWW)
"The laughter from the audience was non-stop!"
"BRILLIANTLY directed and choreographed..."
"Wildly entertaining songs.."
-Pat Taylor (The Tolucan Times)
"Crown City Theatre does not disappoint, bringing top quality musical theatre to North Hollywood."
"The entire cast is outstanding!"
-Dianne Williams (NOHOartsdistrict.com)
"Pure fun, wonderful humor, and wonderful performances..."
"Fun and funny for the whole family!"
"Cleverly directed and hysterically choreographed.."
-Lorenzo Marchessi (The Geek Authority)
And The World Goes 'Round
"CRITIC'S PICK" - Broadway World
"A gorgeous, stunningly gifted cast... beautifully and thoughtfully directed... exceptional staging and choreography. A magnificent, perfectly designed evening of Kander & Ebb at their very best." - State of the Arts, LA Talk Radio
“It is Kander & Ebb’s earlier work that proves their most enduring; Something which this ‘WOW’ of a revival makes abundantly clear.”
- Stage Scenes LA
“Director Gary Lee Reed celebrates the breadth and beauty of the Kander-Ebb songs and the formidable talents of his cast... Highly satisfying... with plenty of pizzazz and variety.” - Edge Magazine
“Dazzling, high voltage, and impeccably woven... Dynamic, funny, powerful and fabulous!” – Stage Happenings
The Magnum Opus Players Presents: The Yearbook
Dont just sit there!
Come see what Fringe audiences were raving about....
“Magnum Opus crushes it once again with "The Year Book".”
“Great concept with pitch-perfect delivery. Highly recommended!!!”
“This is like "The Room" of theatre. It is so painfully hilarious...”
“Magnum Opus' production of The Yearbook is nothing short of brilliant.”
“A sharp, crisp, clever production with comic actors at the top of their game.”
“The cast is brilliant and spot on!”