Reviews and Accolades: Violet
Violet is the little show doing BIG things!!
- Selected as Critic's Pick in Sunday's LA TImes
- Ovation! Recommended
- Half-page glowing review in the LA Times on Saturday
- Extended to add additional shows throughout the run
"Claire Adams' Violet is gloomy in the small town where people have always turned their heads and managed to say the wrong things. But as she travels farther from home and meets new people, her spirit lightens and her inquisitiveness broadens. Adams' dusky soprano fills with emotion as the journey progresses."
"Claire Adams as Violet is forceful and honest—she’s a full embodiment of this damaged young girl on a quest to be beautiful. Adams vocal interpretation of the score’s belty vocal demands eschews the typical musical-theatre-style vibrato bright sound for a vocal quality that’s rough around the edges, dark, gritty and infectious. Her transitions from dramatic speaking to singing are utterly seamless making for a portrayal that audiences can’t help but get lost in."
Tin Pan L.A.
"Her Violet is wounded, defiant, vulnerable, spunky, heartbreaking, and inspiring, with achingly beautiful vocals to match."
"Violet, starring a luminous Claire Adams in the title role, is [Director Richard Israel's] finest work to date."