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~~As Maria in WEST SIDE STORY~~

The Augusta Chronicle, by Jim Garvey
For what a Maria to sing about!  Christianne Tisdale is a vividly fresh, unaffected Maria, full of horseplay on I Feel Pretty, growing to tragic dimensions in the wrenching finale.  Her voice is clear, sweet and self-assured.  Together, Porretta and Tisdale are terrific.  The sparks between them, the shy touches, the kisses, the tenderness and passion all ring absolutely true.
~~As Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC~~
Eagle / Times, by Susan Pena
…the planter reveals his children by his deceased Polynesian wife.  Tisdale’s reaction is one of physical, gut-level revulsion, and is as disturbing as an act of violence.  Her Nellie, a skinny kid from Arkansas is a product of everything that is rotten in America’s dark underbelly.  But that reaction permeates the second act and gives the final scene of domestic tranquility a greater sense of triumph than the military’s impending victory over the Japanese.
Tisdale is a wonderful Nellie;  she is as natural and full of fun as your favorite college roommate, and she sings beautifully.
  
~~As Marion in THE MUSIC MAN~~
Oklahoma Gazette, by Michelle De Long
...with a delightful co-star in Christianne Tisdale.  Tisdale makes Marion the Librarian all her own, never cluttering up her performance with old-maid stereotypes.  Her Marion is all flesh and bone, completely real, down-to-earth, smart and a little sassy.
Tisdale voice is powerful, and her skill for phrasing is keen.  She infuses what are often rather slow musical ballads such as “My White Knight” and “Goodnight My Someone” with new gumption.
The Journal Record
…a role beautifully portrayed by Christianne Tisdale, she of the lovely figure, pretty face, superior voice and acting ability.
  
~~As Woman #1 in DOCTOR DOCTOR!~~
The Abingdon Press, by Mary Ann Slaughter
I have saved the best for last.  Christianne Tisdale as Woman #1 was riveting.  Her vocal range seemed boundless.  The facial expressions she used, the way she moved—and sometimes crawled—was pure entertainment.  She was wonderfully funny in all the musical numbers.  One favorite, however, was more serious.  She presented the theme of someone faced with a terminal diagnosis with just the right touch.  We did not pity the woman, but were made to think about what she was saying.
 A delicate balance well done.
  
~~As Cleo in THE MOST HAPPY FELLA~~
Cleveland Jewish News, by Fran Heller
...where Cleo, perky Christianne Tisdale, bemoans waitressing.  In the rib-tickling number, “Ooh! My Feet!” Tisdale’s comic rendition of her aching arches is a delightful warm-up for this bundle of talent’s other show-stopping antics…Bell and Tisdale’s crowd-pleasing number “Big D” is dynamite.

 

  

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