Reviews

For me, the major delight of this production was discovering soprano Michelle Jennings, who played the role of Marian. Jennings has an expressive voice of great beauty and power that would be at home on any stage, and she is an accomplished actress whose every word was clearly intelligible.” – Baltimore Sun

“Jennings’ Yum-Yum is a remarkably flighty, self-absorbed creature, full of giggles and herself. But when she sings, the effect is close to magical.” – Tulsa World

“For a change, I could actually understand the words sung by the sopranos, particularly those of Michelle Jennings. The latter is marvelous as the spunky Mabel, whose bel canto trills in ‘Poor Wandering One,’ qualify her for grand opera.” – Town & Village (NYC)

“Jennings as Nellie is an excellent contrast [to Loyd’s Emile]. She moves about the stage with a kind of gawky grace, as if literally feeling her way through the world.” – Tulsa World

“ … a young singer of exceptional talent, pretty Michelle Jennings used her lovely soprano effectively … her vocal ease and tone quality in the coloratura ornamentation were extraordinary.” – Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Michelle Jennings (Nellie Forbush) is a perfect fit as the optimistic young nurse from Little Rock, establishing herself as our heroine in her first number.” – Honolulu Star-Bulletin

“Michelle Jennings was a sparkling, tempestuous Musetta who could flirt outrageously and fight passionately, and her more serious moments were a model of first-class acting and singing.” – Asheville Citizen-Times