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"Samantha Helmstetter is irrepressible as Eliza [and] makes a believable transformation from the rough and tumble flower girl into a refined, self-confident English lady. The young actress has a beautiful voice. She pours emotion into her enchanting rendition of 'I Could Have Danced All Night' and delivers a spirited 'Show Me.'" - The Barnstable Patriot

“Samantha Helmstetter as sweet daughter Marsinah [is] a delight. Every song the lovers do, especially the show's main hit, 'Stranger in Paradise,' is a highlight...” - Cape Cod Times

"Helmstetter, a terrific soprano, rendered a fabulously captivating, character-consumed 'I Wait for a Ship' pulsating with seduction and strength. It is no surprise she is a semifinalist in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s esteemed Lotte Lenya Competition." - Dayton Most Metro

"Helmstetter steers the show in the right direction whenever she’s front and center. Her sublime vocals and earnest emotions are saving graces. “Think of Me” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” are poignantly rendered, but I found “Twisted Every Way,” an underrated yet potent moment, to be her finest number in terms of depth." - Dayton Most Metro