This production's most viruoustic stand out is the slyly staccato GAYLE SAMUELS' extended burst of comic frustration as Louise …. whose high pitched riff sounds like Ornette Coleman taking over the room…it was sharp and rhythmic and caustic and jubilant and it brought down the house.
Bob Hicks Oregon Arts Watch
GAYLE SAMUELS embodies the love, anger, anguish and grit of Rose exhausting as much courage standing up to her husband as she does standing by him.
Evansville Courier and Press
GAYLE SAMUELS' sensitivity breaks through Holiday's coarse and crusty shell to reveal the vulnerability of the legendary performer… Intimate and enveloping the music lingers on Samuels' lips before drifting long and lasting in our minds. She's good - one of the best.
Joanne Greco Rothman -Waterbury Republican - American