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“Parks, the production’s incandescent Laurey, may be the descendant of Hollywood royalty, but even without such stellar forbears, the leading lady is both a spectacular opera-trained singer with an exquisite trace of vibrato and an actress of grace, power, and depth.”


“Madison Claire Parks’ headstrong Laurey, Bryant Martin’s cocksure Curly, and Christopher Newell’s smoldering Jud are ideal in person, voice and chemistry.”

-LA Times

“Parks' Laurey is at once level-headed, sharp-tongued, wistful, sharp-witted and defiant. Her lovely, classically-trained soprano expresses Laurey's longing and delivers deeply expressive vocals.”

-The Orange County Register

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"Ms. Parks as Laurey Williams was truly outstanding in every way. Her voice was bright, powerful, and technically perfect, and her she truly inhabited the character of Laurey."


"Parks [has a] soaring, crystalline soprano… they bring both playfulness and warmth to “People Will Say We’re in Love.""

-Boston Globe

"Madison Claire Parks resembles and sings like a young Shirley Jones. Parks’ voice soars off the charts to a high A in the reprise of the love song. Price and Parks’ portrayals of this young [couple] in love will captivate you thoroughly."

-Theatre Mirror

Madison Claire Parks uses her strong, clear soprano voice to breeze through a graceful performance as Laurey. “Many a New Day” sounds delicious when she performs it. The power in Parks’ soprano is on full display as “People Will Say We’re in Love” closes out the evening."

-Wicked Local

"Madison Claire Parks [as] Laurey has the vocal chops to do justice to the music and exhibits the necessary sassiness and spunk of a young woman not willing to take a back seat in a man’s world.."

-On Stage Blog

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