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REVIEWS – “Ain’t Misbehavin'” at International City Theatre

Director Saundra McClain put s her personal stamp on the venerable musical revue….Wit h McClain in t he direct or’s chair, ICT ’s Ain’t Misbehavin’ becomes considerably more than a mere musical revue, ~ StageSceneLA “International City Theatre’s top-notch staging…fans … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “The Fantasticks” – Ensemble Theatre Company

“Small production makes big impact”…Under Saundra McClain’s direction, Ensemble Theatre takes what might have been a forgettable sentimental romance and makes it something deeper and darker.” ~ Santa Barbara Independent “absolutely fantastic…terrific…Real kudos are due to the snappy and imaginative … Continue reading

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REVIEW – “In the Continuum” at Ensemble Theatre Company

“…captures the magic of the original staging, this 90-minute mash-up promises to be a highlight of the season…This theme shows up powerfully in Ensemble Theatre Company’s new production of In the Continuum, which is directed by Saundra McClain…The brilliance of … Continue reading

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REVIEW – “Spunk” at Two River Theatre Company

“..vibrant production…finds the extraordinary in the ordinary and the wrenching human in the brutal stuff of everyday living….the play offers an engaging look at the work of Hurston”…Masks, mime and resonant musical riffs inform Saundra McClain’s direction.” ~ New York … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

“…truly hip and jivin’ show…” ~ Bridgeport News (Playhouse on the Green) “Wisely, Saundra McClain does not have her performers try to imitate the originals…McClain’s energetic staging is never overly frenetic, and allows the more muted colors of the musical … Continue reading

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REVIEW – “To Be Young Gifted, and Black” – Kennedy Center

“…gifted director Saundra McClain (also a cast member) has not only come up with all sorts of pairings and poses, but actually choreographed the entire piece. As a result, there’s a wonderful flow to the hour-long show. …this small ensemble … Continue reading

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