The show was absolutely delightful! Having been musical theater actors and afficionados for many years, we're some of the toughest theater critics around. The book was fresh and original, which is a rarity these days. The show was fun and engaging from start to finish with many heart-warming moments. The music and lyrics were beautiful and poignant. It was extremely well cast and well acted. We would definitely recommend it to our friends, especially those with children. Sophia was on the edge of her seat the entire time, and has been singing songs from the show all day.
I Loved 'Helen on 86th Street.' The production stayed true to Wendi Kaufman’s original story in The New Yorker, making it the perfect combination of art and entertainment: a moving and meaningful story told by talented young actors. Best of all, it captivated the whole family, from the 10-year-old son to the 40-something husband. I can’t wait to be able to say, 'I remember when it was a small hopeful venue. Now look at it!'
The show is a total charmer. And it's beautiful how out of such a humble story, the themes resonate---like ripples in a pool. Very inspiring. Have a great run!
I really loved your play. I can't get the songs out of my head. I have been really annoying my family by singing them all the time. I loved Helen on 86th Street so much that I would love to be considered for future presentations. I know that loving a play won't necessarily get anyone considered for a play so I am prepared to give you my resume. I think I look a lot like Vita. Especialy when I put my hair in braids. But if you do consider me I am up for any of the parts really.
The cast of the musical "Helen on 86th Street" was marvelous, for sure, and the play was very original! It was funny, yet touching at the same time. The vocals were superb, and I liked the way the two instumentalists hovered above the show and were actually an active part of the show itself. Very entertaining overall!
I was literally humming songs from Helen this morning. Dave and I talked about the story, the funny, touching and believable performances by the actors, the music, the beautiful choreography practically all the way home on our bus ride. We had such an amazing time. The final song had all three of us in tears - it's such a beautiful message - eloquently worded and beautifully scored.
Stay true to your dream and your vision - they are magical and there are so very many people who need to see Helen and fall in love with it like Dave, Aunt Connie and I did (and everyone in Sunday's audience, I'd say).
I didn't want to gush last night, but now I do want to congratulate you on your wonderful achievement. The show is just fantastic. We laughed, we cried. The songs were lovely. The cast was sensational. The numbers were great. I don't know how many ways to say it! The show is terrific, and I hope it has a long and happy life. I can't wait to see what happens to it next!!! Who wouldn't want to produce such a fun show??!!
Every person that I have brought to this show has absolutely loved it. Yesterday, my Mom, Mom in Law, my friend and I were all in tears after the show - we all loved it so much! I can't get the songs out of my head - even when I am listening to other songs on my IPod!
I loved the show! Everyone in it was amazing. I am so glad that you have included me in the "loop".
I ran out of your dress rehearsal pretty quickly Wednesday night to make it to a class (plus you had to stage curtain call!), but I wanted to once again tell you what a great show you have on your hands. I was thrilled to be a part of the final dress's audience and witness firsthand what a fantastic collaboration you two have! The cast and story were equally amazing and OH MY GOD the music - beautiful!!
Sorry to ramble on and on, but really I was so proud to be there and so happy for the two of you and the incredibly talented cast.