NYC Nite Life Exchange, Rob Lester
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"Hays and Lauto captured nuance after nuance, detail after detail in phrasing, gestures, asides, hugs and hurrahs of Garland and Liza. Very impressive. Hays had plenty of persona down to bring us up to our feet to cheer"
"[The actors] are refreshingly right, sharp, loving, diligent, and spot on, without at all making the show seem like a dusty or conservatively cautious museum piece or veering into caricature."
around the town chicago, alan breslov
"Nancy Hays is a powerful Judy Garland as she opens the show with “Once In A Lifetime” and Liza is played to perfection..."
"The stunning ladies show all the emotions that one would expect from the real duo. In particular when “Judy, aka Nancy” does “Over The Rainbow”. Both of the ladies find themselves in tears (as did many of the audience members). This was a highlight as I felt that the real mother and daughter were expressing their true love for each other in a special and rare moment."
"I defy anyone to see this show and not walk away with the feeling that they have just been witness to a trip down memory lane that will stick in their minds forever! These are two special talents!"
Chicago SunTimes, Hedy Weiss
Chicago Theatre and Concert Reviews, colin douglas
"As Judy Garland, Nancy Hays is terrific. Returning to her theatrical roots, Ms. Hays has a fantastic, professional voice. She’s matched by Michelle Lauto in her portrayal of Liza Minnelli. Both eschew the temptation to play their iconic roles as caricatures, while still portraying the essence of these women. The mannerisms, the voices, the demeanor and charisma are all there".
NWI Times, Phil Potempa
"Cabaret star Nancy Hays is sensational as Garland"
Stage and Cinema, Lawrence Bommer
Chicago Critic, Tom Williams
"Nancy Hays, besides bearing a striking resemblance to the real Garland, sings with the nervous, but defiant belting she is remembered for".