SWEENEY TODD at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
SYRACUSE.COM by Tony Curulla
character of Lovett is really the plum role in the piece in that it requires a
tough wittiness, mixed with a bit of lunacy, to carry out the several ironies
around which the story spins. Tisdale is a "spot-on" Lovett, physically
and vocally, as she virtually bounces about the stage, delivering exacting
pronunciations of the myriad ironies that are embedded in the lyrics. Her
rendition of "A Little Priest" at the end of Act I is duly noted as a vocal (and
mental) exercise well worth waiting for.
|NY THEATRE GUIDE by Natasha Ashley
|Christianne Tisdale is pure perfection as Mrs. Lovett. She is a phenomenal character actress and plays off of Ludwig's Sweeney every time they are together. Their chemistry is undeniable. Their duet, "A Little Priest." is pure perfection as she flounces about the stage, revealing her comedic charm. Her other standout moments are "The Worst Pies in London" and "By the Sea."
|ITHACA.COM by Barbara Ashley
|Fortunately, Christianne Tisdale's splendid Mrs. L., with her tarty-sweet face and gravelly voice, is so quirky, expressive, and winsome that she overpowers...
|AUBURN CITIZEN by David Wilcox
|.Tisdale has more success carving Goldin's "Sweeney Todd" a tone apart...With a heavy helping of understatement and elastic facial expressions, she's perfect comic relief for Ludwig's brooding, his bloodlust. From the mordant musings of "A Little Priest" to her unreciprocated daydreaming in "By the Sea," their chemistry is good to the last drop.
|SYRACUSE NEWS TIMES by Barbara Haas
|Mrs. Lovett (the deliciously malicious Christianne Tisdale)
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