"It's a charming piece. I have every confidence that you'll find a place for a work of this quality here in NYC."
“Perry's lyrics and music were absolutely beautiful...It was absolutely worth the experience—the story got my mind thinking about the 1920’s and how the experience of the Enchanted April female characters translates to contemporary women.”
"We have enjoyed reviewing your materials for ENCHANTED APRIL and are quite taken with the style of your writing. It is great to see this story adapted with heart into a musical...the premise of this piece is fascinating as a lively journey with a great message..."
“One of my favorite songs in the show, which is altogether too short, is 'Solicitors Wife.' It reminds me a bit of “Hymn to Him,” from My Fair Lady, in tone—a song that shows a very limited point of view and is ripe with sexism, but in a way that the audience knows how very misguided the singer is being. It’s a very clever song, perfectly illustrating Mellersh’s character and I wanted more!”
“Hansen’s book was quite good too. There were so many unexpectedly funny moments in a show that could have been dowdy and slow. Overall, I felt this was a solid, solid show and certainly worth seeing. Grab a friend and go celebrate the power of friendship and love.”
“Elizabeth Hansen said she wanted to write a show that was beautifully simple and lyrical. With the help of C. Michael Perry, who wrote and directed the music, she succeeded.”
“(The character of) Mellersh...transforms himself, while still keeping the essence of his original character. This is something I was quite impressed with throughout the production, and I praise director Elizabeth Hansen for. It’s not easy to have nearly every one of the characters go through that much of a transformation while not having them seem too different to have it out of bounds for the character. As the writer and the director, Hansen hit this balance well.”