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Figaro

“”…his engaging cast embraces the mischief and mayhem without a weak link. Jeremy Guskin and Angela Sauer are well matched, he brash, she wily, as Figaro and Suzanne, giving their maneuvers to subvert his boss’ plans to seduce her on their wedding night an escalating comic velocity.”

“…an ensemble that knows just how far to push for laughs and gets them, resulting in a knee-slapping blast.”

Critic’s Choice

- David C. Nichols, LA Times (March 13, 2015 – Critic’s Choice: A ‘Figaro’ that crackles and pops at A Noise Within)

Angela Sauer‘s Suzanne provides a most suitable foil to this Figaro – strong, sardonic, and wise.”

“‘Figaro’ seems destined to be a solid hit. It’s just that funny.”

- Frances Baum Nicholson, Whittier Daily News (March 10, 2015 – Review: A Noise Within’s ‘Figaro’ is French farce done right)

“…a wily and saucy Angela Sauer…”

“This production is sure to be remembered as one of the funniest of 2015. Don’t miss it!”

Five Stars

- Rob Stevens, Haines His Way (March 11, 2015 – Figaro reviewed by Rob Stevens)

“The acting is exquisite across the board – what a tremendous comedic ensemble!”

“…Sauer‘s playful and powerful Suzanne…”

“The farce and wit of the story and rendering is enough reason to see the show. The acting and intelligent direction push the play to the realm of delight. And the design and playful opulence are the theatrical cherry on top.”

Recommended

- Vanessa Cate, Stage Raw (March 12, 2015 – Figaro Reviewed by Vanessa Cate)

“Director Michael Michetti has assembled a superbly talented cast to tell the tale of servant, Figaro (delightful Jeremy Guskin), who must outwit his master, Count Almaviva (Andrew Ross Wynn in a winning lascivious performance), so he can marry his fiancé Suzanne (gamin Angela Sauer) who serves Countess Almaviva (vivacious Elsye Mirto).”

“Plenty of sexual innuendo, brilliant physical comedy (especially the kiss-go-round with the gals and Cherubin) and exceptionally funny vocal gymnastics such as the “in the garden” sequence make this a dazzling show.”

Five Stars

- Candyce Columbus, Examiner (March 9, 2015 – Chock full of fun “Figaro” is a fast-paced, colorful and witty romp)

Othello

Sauer, whose flawless clarity and steadily growing intensity make Emilia – properly – the heroine of the tale. She is an actor I cannot wait to see again.”

“And at the climax, it is not innocent Desdemona who brings me to tears but Emilia. Her world is swiftly and sharply torn from her, yet she holds true to herself and her one surviving love, amid disillusion and death. ‘That,’ I realize, ‘is how I hope to live — and die.'”

- Mark, Theatre Ghost (November 3, 2014 – Tragic in Black and White: The Illyrians’ “Othello”)

Angela Sauer‘s Emilia gives that part its full potential weight for the first time in my experience. Not an accident that in this horrific tragedy that unfolds, so many tears as well as so much blood would have gone un-spilt had anybody asked for the low-born woman’s counsel.”

- David MacDowell Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses (November 4, 2014 – Othello (review))

“If all […] actors had the vocal presence and command of the language that Angela Sauer (Emilia) had”

- Ellen Dostal, BroadwayWorld (November 11, 2014 – BWW Reviews: The Illyrian Players Take on OTHELLO)

Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite

Angela Sauer sent chills through my body as she details her life in a seedy rooming house in NYC.”

- Rose Desena, The Los Angeles Post (February 4, 2014 – “Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite” Review by Rose Desena)

“Superb acting paired with great storytelling…”

“The entire cast gives excellent performances throughout—this is a highly entertaining evening that is worth seeing.”

“…a troupe of high caliber actors who expertly relate the macabre stories with just the right amount of (occasional flashes of) humor to offset the mostly chilling tone of ineffable horror.”

- Pauline Adamek, Arts Beat LA (February 3, 2014 – “Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite” – spooky horror at the Lex – Los Angeles theater review)

“It makes for an almost refined version of wandering through a house of horrors on Halloween, one that eschews any cliches involves rattling chains or powered up chainsaws.”

“…a worthy and entrancing odyssey into fears we don’t expect.”

- David MacDowell Blue, Night-Tinted Glasses (February 6, 2014 – Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite (review) REDUX!)

Timon of Athens

Angela Sauer as Lucullus almost stole the show.”

- M. Jarrett Christensen, The Tolucan Times (May 9, 2013 – Timon of Athens)

“The ensemble has wonderful female performers that include some witty and sharp characterizations (playing multiple Shakespearean roles), including Angela Sauer as Lucullus and Phrynia”

- NoHo Arts District (May 8, 2013 – Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company Is Back With Shakespeare And It’s The Bomb!)

Boeing Boeing

Sauer sizzles as the super sexy and fiery Gabriella. She’s the most sympathetic, albeit ignorant, character in the play. Beyond looking stunning, and, like the other two fiancées, she does, Sauer exudes star power by refusing to allow her relatively small role to get lost in the speedy shuffle. When Gabriella demands something, you take notice.”

- Wade Tatangelo, Bradenton Herald (January 22, 2011 – Asolo Rep soars with ‘Boeing Boeing’)

Angela Sauer is drop-dead gorgeous as Gabriella, the Italian stewardess in an Op-Art dress (and stockings) you’d best put on sunglasses to look at. Fine comic timing.”

Marty Fugate, Critic on the Run (January 22, 2011 – ‘Boeing Boeing’ Takes Off)

“Gorgeous, Angela Sauer alternates between cajoling and cuddly as Gabriella, who can be sexy even in a ‘psychedelic’ uniform.”

Marie J. Kilker, Aisle Say (January 22, 2011 – Aisle Say: Boeing Boeing)

Angela Sauer rings true as an emotional, loving Italian.”

Paula Atwell, Pelican Press (February 4, 2011 – Lots of boing going on)

Angela Sauer is fetching as the Italian Gabriella”

Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (January 22, 2011 – REVIEW: ‘Boeing’ flies in some laughs)

“Expect effervescent performances by actresses Angela Sauer, Kate Hampton and Kim Hausler.”

Heidi Kurpiela, Longboat Key Observer (January 26, 2011 – Hot Tickets: ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Asolo Rep)

Machinal

“This is a white hot production. The young actors bled their lives, souls and hearts into this thing.”

– Marty Fugate, Critic on the Run (March 3, 2010 – Welcome to the Machine)

The Mystery Plays

Angela Sauer is a lot of fun as Joe’s ebullient agent”

- Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (October 29, 2009 – Review: Conservatory Builds a Mystery)

“Good turns by […] Angela Sauer as a hard-boiled, fast-talking agent (is there any other kind?)”

Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine (October 29, 2009 – The Mystery Plays)

The Comedy of Errors

“Kevin Asselin, as Antipholus of Syracuse, and Angela Sauer, as Adriana’s sister, Luciana, pair up for a stunning performance of a scene in which Antipholus falls in love with Luciana.”

- Andrew S. Hughes, South Bend Tribune (August 18, 2006)

Anne of Green Gables

“Adding to this array of good performances, Angela Sauer as Anne’s ‘bosom’ friend Diana is right on the mark”

- Tom Helma, Lansing City Pulse (July 13, 2005)

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