"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom."
Cadden Jones gave Olivia the layers she needed to be sympathetic and convincing as she lets down her pretty serious guard, becomes terribly vulnerable, yet never loses her inner strength.
Also superb are Jayson Speters as Hal and Cadden Jones as Claire. Ms. Jones makes a stylish, sharply-defined foil for the tomboyish younger sister she cares about…
Leshner has performed in 15 productions of “West Side Story,” including a national tour, but says she has never seen a Tony and Maria with the chemistry of this pair….
…the humor and lively performances are so engaging that it’s hard not to feel a strong rooting interest for these very modern, very funny lovers.
The energy between the four of them is contagious. They’re in sync, and they play together very well. It’s so well-rounded…
Cadden Jones has just what it takes to make Tony, a Polish-American of the opposing Jets, fall in love with her. More importantly, she has what it takes to make us all fall in love with her.