Frances Baum Nicholson

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Reviews (5)
Los Angeles Daily News

for a previous production "Under director Joe Mantello, the whole thing is more of a costumed lecture than a standard play. But it works...It is very funny. Hayes is terrific...I thoroughly suggest going to see 'An Act of God'. It’s worth it just to watch Sean Hayes do what he does so well, but it is also a chance to hear with great humor an alternative to the narrow conservative dogma which has so divided this nation." Full Review

Stage Struck Review

for a previous production "This thing is just fast-paced, cleverly designed fun. Nothing in it, especially the Catholic hierarchy is intended to be accurate. By the same token, do not expect the moments of a cappella religious-sounding music to be as tonal as you expect. The vocal approximations work, because the whole thing is a bit 'off' on purpose...'Pope! An Epic Musical' is that oddly delightful mix of comic books, Monty Python-esque satire, foolishness, and good ol’ 'innocent goodness defeats calculating villain... Full Review

Everything You Touch
West Village
Stage Struck Review

for a previous production "'Everything You Touch' delivers that remarkable combination of satisfaction and conversation starter that makes for one kind of excellent theater." Full Review

Midtown W
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

for a previous production "The play remains compelling watching from start to end...In short, go see this. The tale is compelling, deeply emotional and essentially true. The acting is top-notch from start to finish. The minimalism of setting makes the story the star. And the ending is one of the most moving of recent memory." Full Review

Happy Days
Stage Struck Review

for a previous production "There is much about social standards, marriage, and the elemental nature of womanhood, all to be gleaned as the evening matures...Director Andrei Belgrader balances the grim, unforgiving quality of set and situation with just enough humor to keep the darkness from descending too soon. " Full Review