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Awake and Sing! – Reviews

Los Angeles Times
CRITIC’S CHOICE… A sensation is back, fiery as ever!” — F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

Cultural Weekly
A GEM OF A REVIVAL… expertly staged… perfectly cast… capture[s] our undivided attention” – Sylvie Drake, Cultural Weekly

On Stage Los Angeles
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… tour de force is too mild term… Odets’ voice rings brilliantly in every character under Elina de Santos’ deft direction.” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes
SIMPLY SMASHING… a revelation… vibrates with high stakes tension… Expertly played by veteran performers under the guidance of director, Elina de Santos, ‘Awake and Sing’ is gripping.” — Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

Stage Raw
RECOMMENDED… director Elina de Santos helms this show with consummate perception and skill… this excellent revival is powered by superb cast performances.” — Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw

STRONG. GRITTY. REAL. APPEALING. EMOTIONAL… among the ‘Awake and Sing’s!’ out there, this is one for the books.” — MR Hunter, EyeSpyLA

Arts In LA
SKILLED CHARACTERIZATIONS… thought-provoking.” Melinda Schupmann, Arts In LA

RAW AND REVERENTIAL” — Gil Kaan, BroadwayWorld

Colorado Boulevard
A MAJOR TREAT” — Carol Edger Germain,

Living Out Lout
GRIPPING…  intense and charming, and well worth a watch.” — Marvin Vasquez, Living Out Loud

Total Theater
VIVID LANGUAGE [AND] DRAMATIC POWER… Director Elina de Santos and her excellent cast have combined to bring Odets’s masterpiece to life.” — Will Manus, Total Theater

FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS… Director Elina de Santos achieves an enthralling and moving revisit to this landmark American classic.” – Les Spindle, Frontiers

Will Call for Theater
CONSTANTLY FASCINATING… ingenuously directed… a superb cast… [a] masterpiece” — Ingrid Wilmot, Will Call for Theater

Santa Barbara Independent
ENJOYABLE AND FASCINATING… For those who crave a theater experience that’s alive with possibility, Awake and Sing! at the Odyssey is just the ticket.” — Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent