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CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER  by Tony Brown
The lone actress who plays multiple women in this Rogers saga also turns out to be the lone unmitigated delight of the entire show.

Her name is Christianne Tisdale, and she steals the show with a bravura comic turn as Ethel Merman, bellowing and braying and belting in the Gershwins' Broadway smash "Girl Crazy."

 

HERALD TRIBUNE by Jay Handelman
 Christianne Tisdale does some marvelous impersonations, including Ethel Merman...

  
SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES  by Lynn Ruth Miller
Christianne Tisdale is amazing as Ginger's secretary...

TALKIN' BROADWAY  by David Ritchey
Christianne Tisdale plays all of the other female characters. But her star turn as Ethel Merman almost stops the show.

CLEVELAND EXAMINER  by Kate Miller
The most memorable cast member is Christianne Tisdale, who sparkles into the many roles that she takes on in this piece. Her shining moment – her powerful and fun portrayal of Ethel Merman in the Broadway musical Girl Crazy. Ms. Tisdale truly has a powerful personality and a heck of a belt!

SAN JOSE EXAMINER  by David John Chavez
And with lots of impeccable comic timing, Christianne Tisdale took some hilarious cracks at oft-impersonated Ethel Merman, Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis.

SAN JOSE MET BLOGS  by Cynthia Corral
A surprise standout is Christianne Tisdale...

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS  by Charlie McCollum
Christianne Tisdale was a clear crowd favorite on opening night with her impersonations of Ethel Merman, Bette Davis and Katharine Hepburn  

THE BAY AREA REPORTER  by Richard Dodds
...the comically astute Christianne Tisdale scores...

FOR ALL EVENTS  by Charles Jarrett
 Christianne Tisdale plays a plethora of female characters so well that I had to keep looking back at my program to make sure that they were all done by this one really special talent. When she played the parts of Ethel Merman, Katherine Hepburn, Betty Davis or Marlene Dietrich or anyone else, you knew immediately who she was imitating. This lady can do it all: dance, sing and act!

 COOL CLEVELAND  by Elsa Johnson
The 3rd woman in the show, Christianne Tisdale, played a plethora of roles, both female and male, some minor — a script girl, a personal assistant – and some anything but minor – including a string of excruciatingly (in a good sense) priceless parodies of Ethel Merman, Katharine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich. We found Tisdale’s portrayal of Roger’s French husband, Jacques Bergerac, particularly choice (listen for the vibrato inevitable in francophone singers). Watch out for this girl; one minute she’s part of the scenery, the next minute she’s stealing the show.  

COOL CLEVELAND  by Lara Kennelly
An outstanding Christianne Tisdale sparkles as a host of comic characters (including Ethel Merman of the huge voice and Ginger’s fourth husband, a leering Jacques Bergerac).

THEATRE MUSE  by Allee Blair
Christianne Tisdale embodies the unmistakable voices of Ethel Merman, Katherine Hepburn, and several others without fear.

THE STAR BEACON   by Roger Smith
A fun, fun part of the evening was the portrayal of several characters by Christianne Tisdale. Her vocal rendition of Ethel Merman raised the roof with laughter and applause.

CLEVELAND JEWISH NEWS
Christianne Tisdale’s imitation of the inimitable Merman is spot-on...The heroes of the production are the four actors who play some 29 roles, particularly Tisdale.

BRADENTON HERALD by January Holmes
…to a spunky Ethel Merman (Christianne Tisdale who dazzled the opening night crowd with several character roles)
  
SARASOTA MAGAZINE by Kay Kiping
It's easy to single out Christianne Tisdale as Ethel Merman.

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THEATER MAVEN by Paul Shulak
But without a doubt, the actress who steals the limelight is Christianne Tisdale , whom you may remember from Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. In a wonderful tour de force, she provides us with fascinating impersonations of none other than Ethel Merman, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich. And if the audience applause during the curtain call is any indicator, she steals the show!

 SUN NEWSPAPERS by Kim Cool
Rounding our the troupe is Christianne Tisdale who can do Ethel Merman almost better than Ethel Merman. So good are her impersonations of several females, that she nearly steals the show, especially by holding notes as long as Merman ever did. Her gift for comedy was apparent with her first appearance as she sashayed across the stage holding signs for Chicago and Philadelphia...As Merman, she stepped...into stardom.

ARIZONA DAILY STAR by Kathleen Allen
And Christianne Tisdale completely seduced the audience with her quick, comedic sketches of actors such as Ethel Merman, Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.

  
SIERRA VISTA HERALD by Cindy Skalsky
Christianne Tisdale is a comedic slam-dunk in her portrayals of Bette Davis, Katherine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich.

TUCSON THEATER REVIEW by T. Ulises Soto
 Christianne Tisdale was boffo imitating a slew of famous starlets at a lemonade party. 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC by Kerry Lengel
...while Christianne Tisdale steals scenes with impersonations...

AND SO'S YA DON'T THINK I'S GOT A SWELLED HEAD OR NUTTIN...

Playing multiple roles, Christianne Tisdale... [is]humorous at times, but are only cringe-inducing when  attempting to impersonate Hollywood stars attending one of Ginger’s parties. Where is Rich Little when you need him?

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