SELECTED REVIEWS

                                                                                                     JUDY in  9 to 5  at SDMT   SDUT- Pam Kragen  "Allison Spratt Pearce plays Judy, the divorced housewife who comes into her own as a working woman. Pearce starts out quiet and mousy, then explodes on her ex-husband in the second act with the big finish “Get Out and Stay Out.”"     Times of SD-Pat Launer  "Outstanding — powerhouse singers, able to create a compelling character and also move well. Triple-threats, all. Spratt Pearce is delightful as naive Judy.. Her character has the most profound arc and, as in her recent transformation from Louise to Gypsy Rose Lee in  Cygnet Theatre ’s “Gypsy,” it’s a joy to behold.

                                                                                                   JUDY in 9 to 5 at SDMT

SDUT- Pam Kragen

"Allison Spratt Pearce plays Judy, the divorced housewife who comes into her own as a working woman. Pearce starts out quiet and mousy, then explodes on her ex-husband in the second act with the big finish “Get Out and Stay Out.”"

 

Times of SD-Pat Launer

"Outstanding — powerhouse singers, able to create a compelling character and also move well. Triple-threats, all. Spratt Pearce is delightful as naive Judy.. Her character has the most profound arc and, as in her recent transformation from Louise to Gypsy Rose Lee in Cygnet Theatre’s “Gypsy,” it’s a joy to behold.

 Eliza in  My Fair Lady  at Capital Repertory Theatre

Eliza in My Fair Lady at Capital Repertory Theatre

Eliza in My Fair Lady at Capital Repertory Theatre

Times Union

"Allison Spratt plays Doolittle, a role that requires an enormous arc both linguistically and emotionally. Spratt is effective on both fronts, making a smooth transition from nattering flower girl to society lady."

The Record

"Allison Spratt is a luminous Eliza. Her progression from submissive flower girl to self-aware woman is genuine and endearing. She also has the most beautiful songs in the show and sings them as they are meant to be sung."

Eliza in My Fair Lady at Cygnet Theatre

Eliza in My Fair Lady at Cygnet Theatre

SD Uinion Tribune,  James Hebert

"Allison Spratt Pearce sings the stuffing out of them as Eliza Doolittle, the scruffy London flower girl who blossoms into self-possessed elegance through the efforts of the uppity language expert Henry Higgins. Pearce responds in kind with an admirable swagger, a quality that remains just below the surface even as she traces a convincing arc into the radiant and powerfully poised figure Eliza becomes. And Pearce seems to gently levitate as she unleashes her gorgeous rendition of “Danced” (and demonstrates her Broadway-honed vocal chops)."

SD City Beat,  David L. Coddon

"The lady is some kind of terrific, too. Allison Spratt Pearce’s Eliza Doolittle is saucy, sympathetic and courageous whenever the character of the Cockney flower girl needs to be. Spratt Pearce’s singing is warm and expressive. Of course, a stellar Eliza requires an equally stellar Henry Higgins, and Cygnet’s production has that, too."

 Debbie in  Old Jews Telling Jokes  at San Diego Repertory Theatre   

Debbie in Old Jews Telling Jokes at San Diego Repertory Theatre

 

Debbie in Old Jews Telling Jokes at San Diego Repertory Theatre

Times of San Diego, Pat Launer

"It’s all in the delivery. And the five performers in this comedy revue can deliver. Allison Spratt Pearce (no more Jewish than her name) is a terrific comic who, with a brown wig and a foul mouth, is a non-stop hoot."

Stage and Cinema, Milo Shapiro

"Voice talent varies greatly in the singing, but for once,  one doesn’t really care;  it’s just all in good spirit.  If there’s a stand-out in the cast, it’s Allison Spratt Pearce whose campy nature allows her to rise above even the lesser of the jokes."

SDGLN,  Jean Lowerison

"Local musical comedy favorite Allison Spratt Pearce raises the musical level of the show several notches with her clear-as-a-bell soprano, and shows joke-telling props as well."

 Jane Fairfax in  Emma  at The Old Globe   

Jane Fairfax in Emma at The Old Globe

 

Jane Fairfax in Emma at The Old Globe

Variety, Bob Verini

"The acid test is bringing life to the less colorful likes of Jane Fairfax, ethereal Allison Spratt Pearce for once justifying everyone's extravagant praise and Emma's antagonism."

LA Times, Charles McNulty

"Allison Spratt Pearce, who plays Jane Fairfax, an attractive visitor to the town, has one hilarious bit in which her all-around competence momentarily leaves Emma in the dust.”

 Maria in  The Sound of Music  at SDMT   CRIAG NOEL AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST ACTRESS       

Maria in The Sound of Music at SDMT

CRIAG NOEL AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST ACTRESS

 

 

 

Maria in The Sound of Music at SDMT

CRIAG NOEL AWARD NOMINATION FOR BEST ACTRESS

 

UT San Diego, Pam Kragen

"From the very first sung notes in San Diego Musical Theatre’s “The Sound of Music,” you know you’re in for something special. As Maria, Allison Spratt Pearce (a 2012 alumnus of The Old Globe’s MFA Shakespeare program) is fiercely determined but warm and maternal as well. And she sings with fearless ebullience."

San Diego Reader,  Jeff Smith

"Allison Spratt Pearce (Maria) sings with such command she could flatten the back row of the Birch North Park without amplification. Pearce, sprightly and surefire, charms throughout."

Pomerado News, Elizabeth Marie Himchak

"Broadway veteran Allison Spratt Pearce as postulant turned governess Maria Raineris perfectly suited for her role.Pearce is delightful as the optimistic Maria who refuses to follow protocol when caring for the seven von Trapp children. Randall Dodge portrays the right mix of sternness that softens to compassion and love as Maria breaks down the emotional barriers he erected following his wife’s death years earlier. Both have beautiful singing voices and live their parts"

SD City Beat, David Coddon

"Allison Spratt Pearce is both earnest and jaunty as Fraulein Maria, and her vocals are pure if not wowzer. "

Jazz 88, Pat Launer

"Joyously inhabiting the role of the obstreperous postulant, Maria, is ebullient and irresistible Allison Spratt Pearce, an alum of the Old Globe/USD MFA program."

SDGLN, Jean Lowerison

"SDMT has assembled the finest cast I’ve ever seen for this show, headed by the very best Maria. Pearce’s gorgeous voice is equaled only by the completeness of her interpretation of the role, by which I mean the whole panoply of speech, subtle expressions and gestures that make us feel the emotional rollercoaster Maria experiences. It’s a stunning performance."

The Examiner, Carol Davis

"From the opening scenes of SDMT’s “Sound of Music” showing the young and carefree postulant Maria Rainer sprawled out on the mountainside, thinking about her life in the Nonnberg Abby (“The Sound of Music”) to the “So Long Farewell” number at the end of the production with a more mature Maria, instant mother to seven youngsters, this particular show has heart and warmth, sincerity and accessibility written all over it.Watching Allison Spratt Pearce’s Maria transform herself from the bewildered postulant unable to find a place for herself in the Abby to a young governess playful and childlike to a woman confused and in love to a mature adult is like magic happening right before our eyes. And let us not forget her beautiful singing voice that convinces and mesmerizes. (“Do-Re-Me”)"

San Diego Story , Bill Eadie

"San Diego Musical Theatre’s production had me from the title number and held me enthralled through the last note.That’s because Allison Spratt Pearce, the Old Globe/USD MFA graduate who plays Maria, enchanted with her clear-as-a-bell soprano, her precise but not prissy diction (credit the excellent work of Musical Director Don Le Master), and a persona that inspires love at first sight.  With Ms. Pearce you never wonder why all of the von Trapps, children and father, are immediately smitten with the aspiring nun who’s sent to care for unruly youngsters."

 Viola in  Twelfth Night  at The Old Globe/M.F.A.   

Viola in Twelfth Night at The Old Globe/M.F.A.

 

Viola in Twelfth Night at The Old Globe/M.F.A.

UT San Diego, James Herbert

"Allison Spratt Pearce makes a splash, she brings a cool savvy to Viola."

San Diego Reader, Jeff Smith

"Allison Spratt Pearce's plays a wonderfully perplexed Viola"

 Pheobe in  As You Like It  at The Old Globe   

Pheobe in As You Like It at The Old Globe

 

Pheobe in As You Like It at The Old Globe

San Diego City Beat, David Coddon

"Allison Spratt Pearce makes a howling comic foil as the love struck (by the dressed-as-a-man Rosalind) Pheobe."

UT San Diego, James Herbert

"There also are memorable performances byChristopher Salazar as the besotted Silvius, opposite a comically hotheaded Allison Spratt Pearce as Phoebe."

 Originated Miss B. in  Enter Laughing  Off-Broadway      

Originated Miss B. in Enter Laughing Off-Broadway

 

 

Originated Miss B. in Enter Laughing Off-Broadway

 

The New York Times, Neil Genzlinger

"Several other numbers had the audience howling as well, among them a duet by Mr. Grisetti and Allison Spratt danced, as it were, on rolling office chairs."

New York Post , Frank Scheck

"Highlights include the opening number "David Kolowitz, The Actor," and "You," a love song composed entirely of lyrics from various standards."