"... Ancient history, mythology, romance, intrigue, philosophy
... .. a meditation on the facts behind the myths of ancient cultures .... obviously
a labor of love ... this production has a haunting quality that won't go away
Journal Enquirer (source)
".... clearly deserves a much wider audience ... Rich music ..
set decoration is striking ... features just the right balance between lyrics
and drama which makes musicals entertaining and greater than the sum of any
of their parts ..."
East Hartford Gazette (source)
"...There is nothing like this show available at this time...a
powerful, resource and teaching tool that makes basic social studies concepts
come alive in a highly realistic, theatrical setting."
Dan Gregg, Director of Social Studies -- Connecticut State Department of Education
"...This is a musical-theater presentation with an unusually wide scope
and depth -- conveying basic concepts and ideas very important to the American
system -- especially today. And I believe it also has the ability to capture
and engage a young student audience -- which is an important element in itself..."
Gary LeBeau, State Senator, Teacher: American History ( see other excerpts - endorsement letter)
" We look forward to working with you in the future-- and your
program of early history ..... it is important for our youth to understand the
early forms of government and how they came about so they can truly appreciate
living in America and the freedoms our democracy provides. "
Steven McLeary -- Exec. Director, Special Operations Warrior Foundation
" .. a beautiful production ... this would be a great supporting
project not only for volunteer recruitment, but also for public awareness of
basic American viewpoints ..."
Craig Hancock, Development Coordinator -- Citizen Corps, Conn. Chapter
" ... One of the best things is the portrayal of average people
within the context of ancient history ... We would like to request tickets for
underprivileged students in particular programs in the Hartford area. "
Dr. Martha Risser -- Classics Dept., Trinity College
"...has clearly done his homework on the
ancient Athenian and Cretan cultures, and political unrest .... The bull-dance
becomes both a central symbol of the sophisticated Cretan culture and a metaphor
for its political intrigues, as democracy and monarchy battle for control ....
a work that could garner serious attention in musical theater ... "
" ..... Here is a production with everything a family audience
could ask for .... music, characters and a story that actually means something
... it's too bad that current producer's have totally abandoned the middle-class
Bo Decker -- Showcase News, New York City
".... The music, in particular, stayed with you ... it really lived up to its billing as a 'musical for all ages'.......... ... children enjoyed the characters ...."
"...the character of Theseus .. superb as a Hamlet-like figure
caught up in a clash between the elite island culture and the brewing revolt
among the palace's indentured gladiators training for the famous bull-dances
... ...... East Hartford's Main Street Playhouse could attract a broader following
Bill Doak -- Editor, New Britain Herald Publications