Final week of a beautiful show – Bright Star plays at Surflight Theatre until Sunday, 9/8! Reviews below!
What a successful summer it’s been! Surflight Theatre on Long Beach Island in NJ has reopened and we couldn’t be happier! Had a wonderful summer, did some awesome shows and met some great people!
Happy holidays from South Korea! Having such a wonderful time on the World Tour of Jekyll & Hyde!
Company at the Lyric Stage Co. in Boston is going smashingly! Check out the reviews below!
Big news!!! I will be playing April in the the Lyric Stage Co. of Boston’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company ! Show runs 9/2-10/9!
There is more news to come, but one thing at a time!
Happy new year! This just in – 2 exciting engagements!
-I will be participating in a reading of parts of Richard Pearson Thomas’ new opera, Blood of Angels, in NYC in March!
-I have been asked to perform as a featured soloist with the Choir of the College of William & Mary, my alma mater, in April! Stay tuned for details!
I will be heading back to the “South Pacific”, reprising my role as Nurse Nellie Forbush at The Wick Theatre, in Boca Raton, FL!! So excited to get to do my favorite show again, and to spend the winter in Florida! We run January 7-February 14! Hope to see you in Boca!
Get your tickets soon because we are selling out at the Ivoryton Playhouse!
It’s opening week of South Pacific at the Ivoryton Playhouse! I’m flying as Nellie Forbush!
Less than a week until I start rehearsals for Ivoryton Playhouse’s production of South Pacific ! I can’t wait! www.ivorytonplayhouse.org
Performing to packed houses in the Fireside Theatre’s Sensational 70’s!
For Bright Star, Surflight Theatre
“If you don’t get to Surflight Theatre to check out its last musical of the 2018 summer season, “Bright Star,” then you are going to miss out on one of the best, perhaps the best, performance by an actress at the Beach Haven landmark in the last 30 years. Adrianne Hick’s portrayal of the show’s pivotal character, Alice Murphy, is nothing short of spectacular.
Hick also showed she can sing in more than one musical style. She’s a musical theater performer, but in “Bright Star” it seems she’d be just at home in Nashville.”
“The joys of Surflight’s Bright Star are many. First and foremost a stellar cast lead by Adrianne Hick who plays Alice Murphy in a tour- de- force style on steroids!”
For Company, Lyric Stage Co. of Boston
“I’ve never seen the plum role of April (Adrianne Hick) done better.”
-Wall Street Journal
“In “Barcelona,” Robert and April’s yearning bedroom duet, Ambrosino and Hick wonderfully cover the emotional feints and parries that grant Robert the misfortune of getting what he wants.”
-The Boston Globe
“Hick shows a genuine flair for comedy in the role of the flighty flight attendant who Bobby brings home for the night, only to be flummoxed when she succumbs to his (not-so-sincere) plea to play hooky and stay (“Barcelona”). Hick’s lovely singing is icing on the cake. ”
“April – a heavenly Adrianne Hick”
“Adrianne Hick’s rambunctious “Barcelona”…worth the price of admission.”
-Joyce Kulhawik, JoycesChoices.com
For South Pacific, The Ivoryton Playhouse
“She is, quite simply, a delight…Some actresses can sing the role, while other actresses can act the role, but Hick does both with style, aplomb and an infectious glee that makes you yearn for and anticipate her next appearance on stage. One senses that with each of her numbers — “A Cockeyed Optimist,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “A Wonderful Guy” and “Honey Bun” — the audience had to restrain itself from calling for encores. She’s just that good.
Adrianne Hick’s performance, in itself, makes it worth the drive out to the tiny, picturesque town of Ivoryton.”
-Geary Danihy -CT Critics Circle
“Hick is a natural charmer, funny, kind, up-beat and easy-going and she neatly lands her solos including “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair” and “Wonderful Guy.”
-Frank Rizzo, Hartford Courant
“Playing opposite Emile as the vivacious nurse from Little Rock, Ensign Nellie Forbush, is the delightfully enthusiastic Adrianne Hick, who grabs us immediately as she describes herself as “A Cockeyed Optimist” and continues to enthrall us with washing that man out of her hair and “Honey Bun.” She has a crystal-clear vocal range that is perfect for those melodic Rogers and Hammerstein songs.”
-Don Church and Tony Schillaci, Critics On The Aisle
“Leading this cast as Nellie Forbush is the gorgeous, statuesque blonde, Adrianne Hick. She does an excellent job as Nellie, the spunky nurse. Adrianne’s lovely voice is heard in “Cock-eyed Optomist”, “My Girl Back Home”, “Wash That Man” and “Wonderful Guy” and she makes the transition from wide eyed hick to mature woman when she overcomes her prejudices by the end of the show. Her comic side is seen in “Honey Bun” with Billis while her dramatic side is shown when she thinks Emile is dead. This gutwrenching moment moves the audience to tears. ”
-Tony Annicone, The Theatre Mirror
For South Pacific, The Wick Theatre
“Adrianne Hick sparkled as Nellie Forbush, with a great voice and a solid range of emotions from her early giddy romantic swoons to the later real fear of losing her Frenchman…”
-Marie Speed, Boca Magazine
“…when Hick lets loose her unabashedly ecstatic declaration “I’m in love with a wonderful guy,” the audience is a goner.”
-Bill Hirschman, Florida Theatre On Stage
For The Sensational 70s, Fireside Theatre
“Picking out the most memorable numbers is difficult when there are so many outstanding ones, but here are a few that were especially well delivered: Foote and Hick’s soulful rendering of “You Don’t Send Me Flowers” and Hick’s beautifully nuanced “Send in the Clowns,” Sondheim’s best ballad.”
-JULIE McHALE – TimeOut Theater Critic, gmtoday.com
For Other People’s Money, Hampton Theatre Company
“As Kate, Ms. Hick uses all her feminine wiles to play up the come-hither-and-then-I’m-going-to-tear-you-into-bite-sized-pieces character. She’s quite convincing and a little scary, oozing sex appeal all the while. The word “maneater” comes to mind, but in a good way…”
-Dawn Watson, The East Hampton Press
For Sondheim’s You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow, The Bickford Theatre
“Now, the absolute highlight of the evening is the overall performance of Adrianne Hick. She displayed star-quality in every number, but her “Send In The Clowns” was a major showstopper. Director Hafen mentioned to us that Hick was a walk-in at the open auditions. No one on the Bickford casting team knew anything about her. Wow, a star is born.”
-Rick Busciglio, Examiner (source)
“Adrianne Hick, whose interpretation and vocalization of Sondheim’s lyrics are consistently strong, does full justice to “Send in the Clowns.” I regret that her “Another Hundred People” is truncated here as it seems that she is on the way to delivering the terrifying, escalating desperation that too few interpreters bring to this musical masterpiece.”
– Bob Rendell, Talkin’ Broadway (source)
“But there are some lovely, familiar touches as well, such as “Send in the Clowns” from “A Little Night Music.” It’s hauntingly sung by Adrianne Hick, a super talented singer who also plays the cello. Her interpretation of “Being Alive” and “Another Hundred People” from “Company” are also winners.”
The Alternative Press, (source)
“Adrianne Hick powers her way through “Another Hundred People” (from “Company”) and returns for the climactic “Clowns” showstopper.”