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The first reviews are in!

On Friday June 27, we posted an interview with Carly Street, an up and coming young Canadian stage actress. Carly plays the role of Amy in Theatre 20’s production of Sondheim’s Company. The play has opened in Toronto and the weekend reviews are in: Her Ladyship’s conviction she was taking tea (digitally!) with a great and versatile actress is confirmed by early reviews. Her Ladyship is delighted!

Carly Street is good Company
In last season’s Canadian Stage hit Venus in Fur, Carly Street starred as Vanda, a fearless actress/dominatrix. Her latest role, in Stephen Sondheim’s Company, has her swapping black leather for white satin to play Amy, a bride-to-be who’s freaked out by the prospect of marriage. “Amy way over-thinks things,” says Street of her neurotic character, “which is problematic when it comes to relationships. She’s certainly very different from Vanda, who’s living right in the moment.” Martin Morrow, TO Gird Read more

Company: A happy hit for Theatre 20 to build on
“Theatre 20’s revival of Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical about modern marriage, easily justifies its existence in four minutes flat. Those are the sharp 240 seconds or so that Louise Pitre’s Joanne takes to sing her perfect, pitiless rendition of Ladies Who Lunch – the show’s famous skewering of rich and unemployed women …  Carly Street, star of Canadian Stage’s recent Venus in Fur, provides the musical comic high not long after as Amy, Globe and Mail  Read more

Other reviews, too many to follow, include this accolade:

” … Carly Street also does a knockout job as Amy, who decides on her wedding day she’s not crazy about the idea of “Getting Married Today,” in Sondheim’s psychotic notion of a patter song. Street delivers it with amazing conviction and even better diction. You have to love a woman who’s got all her theatre tools working in such excellent shape. …”  Toronto Star

Carly Street as Amy in Theatre 20's production of Company; credit TO Grid

Carly Street as Amy in Theatre 20’s production of Company; credit TO Grid

 

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