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PRAISE FOR LAUREL ONSTAGE 

"In New York City, one expects that any Shakespearean actor will be of a certain quality to begin with, but such was the deep textual knowledge of this cast that they were able to fly through the Bard's words and retain clarity, intelligence and passion...As Juliet, Laurel Andersen shone with hope, even in the face of adversity."

Emily C.A. Snyder, Classical NYC

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 As Helen in HOLLYWOOD ARMS 

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As Juliet in ROMEO AND JULIET (Match: Lit) 

"The clear bright spot is Andersen, who as the older Helen is loaded with energy and confidence. She shines in the strongest scene when Helen acts out a memorable night at her movie theater job. Andersen mines several needed laughs with her physicality, and she balances that lighter side with undertones of sadness about a world Helen wants to escape."

Jeff Favre, The Daily Breeze

"...it is Andersen who simply soars as the grownup Helen, just bursting with a blazing talent. Her monologue from the movie theater where she recreates every character in the Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy film is sheer delight." 

Don Grigware, Grigware Reviews 

 As Jacqueline de Severac in MURDER ON THE NILE (The Player's Theater

"Laurel Andersen plays

a terrific scorned lover, creating the three-way controversy of the love-plot.

Evan Seplow, StageBuddy

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As Adam in AS YOU LIKE IT (Hamlet Isn't Dead) 

"And last, but certainly faaaar from least, Laurel Andersen...take[s] on the heart-on-his-sleeve Adam, Orlando's faithful retainer.  This role is so easily ignored, since the character slips off into that eternal slumber half-way through the play, but Andersen is the master of making you care.  And Laws' direction for Adam's slow journey across that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns is tender, sweet, aching and painful."

Emily C.A. Snyder, Classical NYC

"Particular stand-outs include Laurel Andersen, doubling the French Princess Katharine with the Chorus.  With clarity, precision, and joie de vivre, Andersen's presence was always welcome on the stage, deftly making a full character out of various herald and French roles to create a princess active in her own kingdom, narrating the events of the play as she experienced them."

Emily C.A. Snyder, Classical NYC

Branch

 As KATHERINE/CHORUS in HENRY V (Occupy Verona)