"WILL ROGERS FOLLIES" - Betty Blake - FINGER LAKES MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
“The gorgeous voiced Elisa Van Duyne, is Betty Blake, Rogers' loving wife and requisite Follies peaches and cream all-American dream girl. “ -Len Fonte from the Post-Standard
"As Rogers' wife, Betty Blake, Elisa Van Duyne misses her man with show-stopping passion on 'No Man Left For Me.' " - David Wilcox of The Citizen.
“SOUND OF MUSIC” - Elsa Schraeder - FULTON THEATRE
“Elsa Schraeder (Elisa Van Duyne) holds the audience in her hand with her elegant, attractive, sophisticated wealthy socialite portrayal”
-Richard Cameron of The Examiner.
“Elisa Van Duyne, absolutely beautiful as the Baroness, has an elegant voice and looks like royalty. When she is on stage all eyes are on her.”
-Ronald Levitt of Florida Media News
“Actors like Elisa Van Duyne, who played the role of Baroness Elsa Schraeder, gave me a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the times and subtle occurrences and inner actions of the Baroness and the Captain than the movie.”
-Peg Richard’s Blogspot
"SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS" - Millie Braden - LYRIC THEATRE OF OKLAHOMA:
"Van Duyne is everything Stephen Vincent Bent intended when he wrote her. Strong willed, feisty and caring. She carries the character with such ease you almost wonder if she's running her own home on stage. And that voice, well, you'll just have to go yourself to hear Van Duyne's tremendous vocals."
-By Johnnie-Margaret McConnell in The Norman Transcript, OC
“CRAZY FOR YOU” - Irene Roth - SACRAMENTO MUSIC CIRCUS
“That plot has inept New York financier Bobby Child trying to become a song-and-dance man, much to the chagrin of his big-bucks mom (Alix Korey) and pretentious fiancé Irene (Elisa Van Duyne).”
-Marcus Crowder from The Sacramento Bee
”Climb the 'stairway to paradise' at the Sacramento Music Circus production of "Crazy for You." Featuring the best of the Gershwins' classic songs and brilliantly directed by James Brennan, the California Musical Theatre production takes audiences to musical theatre paradise with perfectly staged comedy, all sorts of impressive dancing and amazing vocals from a stellar, all-equity cast. Who could ask for anything more?
-Harmony Wheeler from Broadway World
COMPANY - Susan - GEVA THEATER
“Company’ is very much an ensemble piece and this is a fine cast. As the high powered revival now at Geva Theatre Center makes clear, “Company” belongs on the short list of great musicals. In the show, and in the production and performances as well, Geva has got a winner on it’s hands.” - Michael Lasser from Rochester City Newspaper.
"SONDHEIM: THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT" LINCOLN CENTER
"As the concert drew to a close, the aisles filled up with a chorus of young, black-clad Broadway performers joining to sing "Sunday," the climactic anthem from "Sunday in the Park With George." As Mr. Sondheim, with tears in his eyes, acknowledged the thunderous applause, he remarked, "Alice Longworth Roosevelt said, 'First you're young, then you're middle-aged, then you're wonderful.' This was wonderful, thank you all."
- Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES
"FINIAN'S RAINBOW" - BROADWAY
"...but permanent sunshine can confidently be predicted for the vicinity of the St. James Theater, where the joyous revival of "Finian's Rainbow" opened on Thursday night. Here is where you should head this fall to warm your soul amid the diversions of that ever-great and ever-endangered American art form, musical comedy. All the comforting pleasures of the genre — infectious song, exuberant dancing, jokes both lovably corny and unexpectedly fresh, and of course the satisfying pairing of a him and a her — are on abundant display in this thoroughly winning production, a welcome picker-upper in an uneven Broadway season."
- Charles Isherwood, NEW YORK TIMES
WORLD GOES ROUND - ALPINE THEATRE PROJECT
"Broadway showstoppers highlight Alpine Theatre Project's new production of The World Goes 'Round, running August 11 – 23 at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center. The sleek and stylish music concert celebrates the music of John Kander and Fred Ebb, and features a cast full of seasoned Broadway performers...such as Elisa Van Duyne, who has performed in the Broadway productions of '42nd Street' and '110 in the Shade'. Luke Walrath met Van Duyne while performing in 42nd Street on Broadway. 'It's a real joy to perform with her again,' says Walrath about Van Duyne. The two share a lengthy tap dance duet in the performance.'"
"RAGTIME" THE KENNEDY CENTER
"...More successfully than the lavish Broadway original, (Marcia Milgrom) Dodge manages to make the idea of a turbulently evolving America the star. It's the best-sung show the Kennedy Center has mounted in years, and the choral numbers ... fill the auditorium with harmonies nothing short of heavenly."
- Peter Marks from THE WASHINGTON POST
"The Kennedy Center's revival of "Ragtime" is nothing short of astounding."
-Mary Carole McCauley of BALTIMORE SUN
GREY GARDENS- Young LIttle Edie - TheatreWorks
"Little Edie (Elisa Van Duyne) is bright, vivacious and really brings out the realities of the socialite in those days. She couldn't have been better."
- by Lee Hartgrave of BEYONDCHRON, San Francisco's Alternative Daily
KISS ME KATE- PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
"Cole Porter's "Kiss Me, Kate" is back in fine form with ravishing voices, irresistible musical allure and an eyeful of spirited choreography that takes one's breath away."
- By Robert L. Daniels in VARIETY
"If I had to give a one word review for the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Kiss Me Kate, it would be "Wunderbar."... director James Brennan and choreographer Patti Colombo have done a bang-up job focusing on what is never out of date: Cole Porter's great score, and in bringing together a singing and dancing company that would be hard to beat."
- By Simon Saltzman in CurtainUp New Jersey