Reviews 

  • Then there's the show's breakout star, the fetching Isa Briones, as ...Natalie. (Briones payed the the role before, last summer at Pico Playhouse, and she has a lock o it.)

-Margaret Gray, LA Times

  • ...teenaged daughter Natalie (the glorious Isa Briones) 

-Michael Quintos, Broadway World

  • Isa Briones as the daughter Natalie is in full command of this role, floating through this show with drive and teen fury-I remember her original performacne last summer at the Pico Playhouse, she was impressive then, and now she is extraordinary 

-Ryan M Luevno, Tin Pan LA

  • Briones exhibits a maturity and assurance that seems way ahead of her years. Her performance as the troubled, confused kid who lives in the shadow of her dead brother and her mother's illness is simply heart rending and, when she breaks into song, the stage lights up.

-Ticketholder LA, Travis Michael Holder

  • "Isa Briones is lovely as Mistress with her one number 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall'." 

-Broadway World.com

  • "This girl’s voice will blow your mind. She is young, but she is one of the best moments in this musical, as she performs the Mistress’ touching song “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” Absolutely fabulous moment."

-Dena Buroughs, The Fume of Sighs

  • "In a singularly enchanting moment, Isa Briones, with talent beyond her age, stands out as a mistress shoved aside by Eva and reduced to singing “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” anticipating the dreary life awaiting."

-Rita Moran, Ventura County Star

  • "Also very strong was Isa Briones as the mistress.  She has one scene and one song, and she just nails it beautifully. I hope to see more of Briones in future productions in Southern California."

-CAhighways.org

  • "The extraordinarily talented Isa Briones provides one of the show’s most moving moments as Peron’s unnamed mistress , who sings 'Another Suitcase in Another Hall'."

-Cary Ginell, Thousand Oaks Acorn

 

  • Isa Briones, who is a high school student in real life, was simply sensational as Natalie, nailing the emotional arc of her character while singing songs such as “Superboy and the Invisible Girl” with a beautiful, crystal clear voice. I found seeing such a young actress in the role really added something to the character, and I suspect Briones’s name is one we will be talking about a lot in years to come. 

-Erin Conley, OnStage LA

 

  • Isa Briones (Natalie) is an impressive and raw young actress that at 17 years old brings so much realism and drive to her role. Every scene is chock full of subtext and teen angst…her performance is natural in the best way possible. Additionally, her singing voice is the best dramatic singing you’ll hear—“Superboy and the Invisible Girl” and “Maybe (Next To Normal)” are superb.

-Ryan M. Luevano, Tin Pan L.A.

 

  • Briones as Natalie is completely engaging and likable throughout. Natalie is headstrong yet fragile, and, with what Briones brings to the role, it is hard not to feel sorry for her, as she experiences her mother's crisis as well as her own coming.of.age. 

-Dan Grigware, BroadwayWorld *critics pick

 

  • High school senior Briones makes a radiant professional debut as an “invisible girl” unable to compete with her “Superboy” older brother. Beauty, acting chops, and Broadway-caliber vocals. Briones has them all. 

-Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

  • Briones gives a disquietingly effective, achingly nuanced portrayal of [Natalie] this very important character. 

-Cary Ginell, VC onstage

 

  • The actors' performances were so good it seems unnecessary to single anyone out, although I do have to mention Isa Briones who plays the daughter Natalie. She is astonishing and when you consider she is still in high school, that's quite something.

-Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros, Nonoartsdistrict.com

 

  • Briones eloquently sketches Natalie’s emotional torments 

-Neal Weaver, Stage Raw *Recommended

 

  • Natalie (the lovely, impressive newcomer Isa Briones),

-Margaret Gray, LA Times

 

  • There is something very charming about Isa Briones as Natalie as she negotiates her way through teenage angsts. Briones is always in the moment and brings forth a character with a tremendous amount of backstory and rich history. The photograph scene touched a marvelous chord with me - where she decides that showing the pictures is best for her mother’s mental health.

-Joe Straw #9

  • “…the two most outstanding singers are Meloeny as the erstwhile son and especially Briones as the troubled daughter. Considering she is only entering her senior year in high school, Briones shows a great maturity in portraying the impatient peevishness of disaffected youth — and her voice is just terrific. I hope we see more of her."

-David Maurer, Culture Spot LA

 

  • The performers are all excellent, with a special shoutout to young Isa Briones, who is entering her senior year of high school.

-Eric A Gordon, Peoples World

 

  • Isa Briones plays Natalie the daughter and with her performance came anger and resentment as well as frustration in this youthful offspring who is doing her best to cope with the situation. Isa is heartfelt and emotionally connected to her family but this creates a negative and bitter dynamic with her new boyfriend – who is struggling just to be her friend. She has an amazing voice as well as wonderful chemistry with Blaine.

-Geek authority #396

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