KATHY HALENDA QUOTE SHEET

 

AS ROSE IN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF GYPSY

 

RICHMOND.COM (VIRGINIA)

“Kathy Halenda commands the stage with a finesse that only the highest caliber of actor achieves."

 

YALE DAILY NEWS (NEW HAVEN, CONN.)

“Halenda — taking charge the moment she arrives onstage — brings exuberance, energy and physical bravado to her character, making Rose larger than life.”

 

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

“The star is clearly Halenda, who takes her place quite comfortably beside some of the legendary Mama Roses: Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell and Bette Midler. Halenda's voice is outstanding. Where Merman's voice was a brassy trombone, Halenda's is more a rich clarinet. “

 

THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE (SOUTH CAROLINA)

“Played by Kathy Halenda, Rose was controlling most of the action and emotion, even when she wasn’t on the stage. Her powerful voice and personality created a force that never backed down.”

 

LUBBOCK ONLINE

“Brassy, bold and captivating… this is a bravura performance, and one is blown away by her manipulation of so much energy. Halenda astounds.”

 

 

AS RINGMASTER FOR THE BIG APPLE CIRCUS 

 

THE DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK CITY 

"It’s all overseen by Kathy Halenda, replacing rhinestones with brass and belting out numbers like a red-hot mama."

 

THE VILLAGE VOICE, NEW YORK CITY

“Kathy Halenda is an Ethel Merman-style diva, belting out numbers…”

 

THE WASHINGTON POST 

“…Kathy Halenda, a Broadway style belter.”

 

AS MAGGIE JONES IN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF 42ND ST.

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“...Kathy Halenda steals the show with her magnificent belt voice and earthy charm.”

 

L.A. STAGE

“Kathy Halenda, a genuine powerhouse in the Ethel Mermen tradition . . . ”

 

THE BOSTON GLOBE

“Kathy Halenda backs up her wisecracking, been-round-the-track persona with a powerful set of pipes... ”

 

RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL

“Kathy Halenda is a knockout, a singer with a heart of gold.”

 

 LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL

“Kathy Halenda drew extra opening night applause for her game and lively turn . . . ”

 

LAS VEGAS SUN

“Kathy Halenda . . . contributes the comedic oomph.”

 

ATLANTIC CITY WHOOT

“Kathy Halenda is a winner!”

 

THE WEEKEND SUN (VANCOUVER)

“Halenda’s Ethel Merman blare and Broadway tough-mama style are just right.”

 

THE BUFFALO NEWS

“Applause, Applause to Kathy Halenda, whose raucous Maggie is a happy marriage of Rose Marie and Audrey Meadows crowned with Bette Midler’s voice.”

 

THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR

“Kathy Halenda is hilarious... she barks her way across the stage, spitting out barbed comments as she goes.”

 

 

AS MAE WEST IN THE NATIONAL TOUR OF ZIEGFELD: A NIGHT AT THE FOLLIES 

 

THE GAZETTE (MONTREAL)

“Kathy Halenda belts out her numbers in the best Ethel Merman tradition. She’s a superb soubrette, this miss!”

 

PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS

“Kathy Halenda vamped her way through her frequent appearances with true Mae West relish.”

 

MANCHESTER JOURNAL ENQUIRER (HARTFORD, CT)

“Halenda is especially valuable . . . she provides some of the great comic moments . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

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