Two Reviews In and NINE is SOLD OUT
Guide (Timothy J Barnes) and Carla (Samantha Sostarich); photo by Traveling Lemur Productions
Nine is SOLD OUT for the run! But what did reviewers have to say?
by Karisa Langlo for Milwaukee Magazine
8) Ridiculousness shines in good execution: the dancing.
Similarly, the cast’s dancing chops highlighted the production’s comedic ethos by being good. Carla’s (Samantha Sostarich) burlesque-inspired performance in “A Call from the Vatican” and Sarraghina’s (also Marcee Doherty-Elst) in “Ti Voglio Bene/Be Italian” seemed to critique the genre while simultaneously mastering it, bringing sexual undertones to the phrase “tongue in cheek.” It’s clear we’re laughing with the cast (and the characters!), not at them, a clarity that comes from an artful performance.
By Catherine Jozwik for Wisconsin Theater Spotlight
The director’s resilient and tough, yet supportive, wife Luisa (a wonderful performance by Rae Elizabeth Pare, Bonny Anne Bonny; Don’t Do the Crime) recognizes his genius, but has had it with his wandering eye and intense work and erratic sleep schedules. His lover, the sexy Carla (seductively played by Samantha Sostarich of Hairspray and Boeing Boeing who even employed a bit of burlesque dancing in the production), is pressuring him to divorce his wife so he can be with her.