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 of Waller, whether familiar with the show or not, will want to snap up tickets …

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 direction.” ~ Montecito Journal “This is the first time that the confines of the Alhecama …

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 In the Continuum comes forth in the almost innumerable multiplicity of its perspectives. Most notable …

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 rainbow on hand to achieve full resonance.” ~ Talkin’ Broadway Regional News and Reviews (Two …

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 of seasoned professional actors, which has previously performed moving, youth-oriented adaptations of ‘Death of a …