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NYC Revival -- Lucille Lortel Theatre
"'Sarah' is not merely excellent children's theater. It is excellent theater, period. The creatives place these elements in a world that supports the plot while evoking something bigger. Calarco invites us to see past the script's realism with his symbolic mise en scene, such images have a sophisticated theatrical power. And Calarco knows to tease our imaginations by only letting them linger for a moment."
"Director Joe Calarco approaches the musical — with a book by Julia Jordan, lyrics by Nell Benjamin and music by Laurence O'Keefe — with a steady hand that puts a premium on earnest, heartfelt performances, and he gets them."
"Highly satisfying. Splendidly acted and sung.
A virtual unalloyed delight."
"A wonderful adaptation… superb performances…
Joe Calarco’s direction is full of invention."
"Charming. This small musical comes together with seeming effortlessness,
thanks to a crack team of artists led by director Joe Calarco. The cast is
Broadway caliber. Marvelous entertainment."
"Joe Calarco’s direction advances the story with brisk efficiency moving
the action with wit and imagination."
"The most enchanting musical of the season."
"A tender, melodic, touching show… puts most of its competition to
"Extraordinarily impressive….sensitively directed by Joe Calarco…
puts many adult musicals to shame... an unusually thoughtful, cohesive, and
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