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CBL Christmas National Tour Interview

I was beyond delighted to get to perform on one my favorite shows the beautiful BCPA, right in the backyward of my alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University, and getting to do this interview was the proverbail cherry on a delicious sundae!

http://www.pantagraph.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/iwu-theater-alum-digs-it-down-under/article_0f05b00e-8f81-5609-ac2d-d97d4a3338b6.html

Press Quotes

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"A Second Helping: A Church Basement Ladies Sequel" at Circa 21 Dinner Theatre (March 2010):

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"...a fearless physical comedian."

-- David Burke, Quad City Times

"Nicole Savitt also returns as Mavis - everybody's favorite church basement lady. Savitt is an adept physical comedian who manages to project her lines perfectly - no matter the awkward position she is in. She is delightful and I was thrilled to see her back in the role in which I first appreciated her."

-- Jami R. Smith, Clinton Harold

"She's so cheery and likable...for me, she alone was worth the evening out...There were times I couldn't escape the thought that she could be Kristin Chenoweth's mother. She has that spunk, that bubbliness and a higher pitched voice that's so trademark Chenoweth."

-- Thom White, WQAD Television

"Nicole Savitt (Mavis) -- one of two returning cast members from a wildly successful 2007 run -- literally puts her all into the show. From a repetitious joke of her opening a door with her rear end, to never-ending hot flashes and gradual stripping, to climbing in and out of a freezer, Ms. Savitt is an uninhibited physical comedian who really gets a workout. She's a hoot."

-- Jonathan Turner, Quad Cities Online

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"Church Basement Ladies" at Circa 21 Dinner Theatre (April 2007 and April 2009):

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"Savitt exudes a personality that can't be quashed. Seen in constant, bustling motion, and sporting a beaming smile that complements her good-naturedly dopey jokes -- she holds these grins a few beats longer than she should, doubling their comedic effect -- Savitt is an absolute delight."

 -- Mike Schultz, River Cities' Reader (2007)

"A scene-stealing Nicole Savitt is hilarious as Mavis -- the short, knife-wieIding and utterly countrified farmer whose penchant for using her rump to open a sticky door is only one of a dozen or so hilarious character traits she exhibits -- and Savitt earns almost as many laughs as everyone else in the entire show just by taking pans out of the oven."

 -- Ruby Nancy, Quad City Times (2007)

"Savitt is hilarious and she delivers the standout performance of this production. The guys around my table were hysterical with laughter every time Mavis had any kind of "episode." Although no woman actually built like Mavis would be nearly as agile, her antics never get old."

-- Jami R. Smith, Clinton Harold (2009)

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"White Christmas" at the Prather Broadway Palm and Dutch Apple Dinner Theatres (November 2007 and 2008):

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"Another performance well worth noting is Nicole Savitt's performance of Martha Watson, a tiny woman with a big voice."

-- Larry Alexander, Lancaster Online (2007)

"Every time Savitt is onstage, the show brightens up. She has a great big voice and perfect comic timing."

-- Jane Holahan, Lancaster Online (2007)

"Adding a dash of comedy as well as her huge voice is Nicole Savitt, who helps run the Vermont Inn. She really shines on "Let Me Sing and Be Happy"

-- Drew Sterwald, News Press (2008)

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"Funny Girl" at the Broadway Palm (January 2001):

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"Nicole Savitt as Fanny's mother likewise gives an admirable performance. She is a natural for the part."

-- Sandy Copperman, Sun Herald

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"Once Upon a Mattress" at the Texas Shakespeare Festival (June 2001):

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"At the top of the list is the fireball Nicole Savitt, who was born to play the role of the plucky Princess Winnifred."

-- Robin Galiano, Longview News Journal

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"South Pacific" at the Jenny Wiley Theatre (July 2000):

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"Audiences move forward whenever Nicole Savitt, as Bloody Mary, comes onto the stage. It takes a special talent to play this challenging character...Her movements are fluid, her timing is just right, and her singing is dynamic. She has tremendous presence and the ability to make the audience want more."

-- Pam Shingler, The Mountain Eagle