"...Katz throws himself into the performance of this show with tremendous verve..."—Chicago Sun-Times
Reviews from PRESENTERS:
“...the buzz at intermission nothing short of electric...”
“...without question, your performance of MUSE of FIRE will go down as one of the greats on our historic stage. The audience was riveted, the buzz at intermission nothing short of electric—rarely have I seen an audience so enraptured by a performance...I wish all nights here could be as fused together by laughter, tension, great music and such strength on stage.
"If your travels bring you this way again...I'd like to be able to expose more audiences to the story of Charles Bruck and his students and to you. It was an exceptional evening."
—Cathy Sherrill, Managing Director, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor (ME)
“...MUSE of FIRE riveted our audience..."
“The focus and staminia required to perorm MUSE of FIRE riveted out audience, who sat engrossed by the creation of scenes, dialogue, multiple characters, all from one actor...a dramatic and engaging work."
—Imperial Theater, St John, New Brunswick, CANADA
“Firstly, the show was absolutely wonderful. The audience embraced you from the very first dramatic moments couched in beautiful recorded classics, and stayed with you (and the ever-present Charles Bruck) to the very end and the well deserved standing ovation. Your work was professional, heartfelt, creative, and most impressive...Your timing, acting chops and theatricality was something to be inhaled and savored.
"From the publicity materials and absolutely seemless and timely support you provided...through to the load-out afterwards, you made everything for us as producters an easy and a most positive experience.”
—Kerry Hadley, Manager, Camden Opera House (ME)
“...a truly memorable evening...”
“...a truly memorable evening of theater. The play was both profoundly moving and, at the same time, an intense, gripping and exciting theatrical experience.”
—Richard Morrison, Bonim Co-chair, Temple Shalom of Newton (MA)
“...an intensely felt theatrical experience...”
“...I was so gratified to see the audience reactions that ran from laughter to tears…
the audience was really connecting to you, the play, and its powerful message. At the "talk-back", my feelings were confirmed. The number of people who stayed and the questions that were asked, all spoke of an intensely felt theatrical experience...This speaks volumes about the quality of the play and the power of the acting."
—Anthony LaGruth, music director, Garden State Philharmonic (NJ)
“...great humor and great compassion..."
“...a fine and compelling evening of theater...the play is a heartwarming, funny and touching tribute. Skillfully directed by Charles Nelson Reilly, the performance moves quickly and deftly through passages of great humor and great compassion. And Mr. Katz definitely has the “chops” for this show...moving through character voices, emotional peaks, punch lines and passions with great expertise.”
—Kenneth Stack, Artistic Director, Acadia Repertory Theater, Mt Desert (ME)
"...fit the bill perfectly...”
“I knew right off the bat that this was a show that would appeal to our membership and the community at large. Our goal is to bring in professional programs and productions and yours fit the bill perfectly...Our ticket sales for this event were one of the highest this year.”
—Amy Smith, Administrator, JCC in Sherman (CT)
“...a bravura performance...the audience had nothing but praise for the dramatic and emotional power of this one-man tour-de-force. A spellbinding evening of topnotch theater.”
—Eliot Morrison, Director, Active Adults, United Jewish Center (CT)