April Woodall

Souvenir a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins

Courtland Repertory Theatre

 

"If April Woodall's interpretation and impersonation of the real Mrs. Foster Jenkins isn't the definitive, it has to be one of them. Her striking visage, broad, animated body movement...convey, not only the extremities of the human voice, but, more importantly, the dedication to her art"...

                           - Tony Curulla, The Syracuse Post Standard 

 

Grey Matters

MITF

 

"As Sarah Gray, April Woodall carefully deals with the phases of grief that the loss of one’s faculties causes.  Her arc from fearfully frustrated to confidently conformed is no small feat." 

 

                               - Patrick Carrigan, TheatreOnline.con

 

 

 

Sound of Music

 

"April Woodall is perfect as the Mother Abbess, singing beautifully in her own key and portraying the role with a warmhearted tenderness. Her “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” is sung with amazing strength and beauty, taking her vocal notes to the very top — and then some. She provides the perfect closing to both acts."

 

 

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Media Theatre

 

"The character of whom the audience cannot see enough, the ingenious Mrs. Meers, is played with assured aplomb by April Woodall who brings out both the haughtiness and hammyness of the show’s designated villain. Woodall goes with shrewd smoothness from the pidgin Chinese Mrs. Meers affects to hide her identity from those who may be too curious to a brassy, unaccented English. In either voice, Woodall has an edge to her voice as well as to her purposeful comedy. She anchors every scene in which she appears while admirably resisting giving into excesses that are built into the character. Woodall manages to be consistently funny while conveying evil. Her croon of “Sad to be all alone in the world” and her trouper’s rendition of “They Don’t Know” are highlights of Media’s “Millie.”  

         

                              -Neal Zoran, Delaware County Daily Times

 

April Woodall
April Woodall

Sound of Music

The Fulton Theatre

 

"For chills down your back there’s April Woodall as the Mother Abbess who delivers “Climb Every Mountian” as if she’s singing with the angels after reaching the peak of Everest.

                       

                          – Marty Crisp, Lancaster News

 

 

Everybody Loves Opal

Montgomery Theatre

 

"The cast wouldn’t be complete without the title character, played brilliantly by April Woodall. Woodall strikes a perfect balance between the boisterous nature of the play and the elfish tendencies of her character."

 

                                    -Kaitlyn Foti, Montgomery Media

 

 

(Photos: GREY MATTERS  and SOUVENIR)