"Their teen- aged daughter Natalie has both her own challenges and the pain of family complications to navigate. Laurel Gregory and standby Lucy Sutcliffe create a moving role with delicacy and assurance."
Flat City Field Notes
"About three quarters of the way through the show, the performance was stopped and standby Lucy Sutcliffe, in the audience for opening night, was raced backstage to be prepped to go on. This is a huge ask for any actor, let alone someone in the early stages of their career. Kudos to Sutcliffe for knocking this challenge out of the park like a seasoned pro, and to the rest of the cast for picking up the emotional energy as the show heads towards its climax, and carrying the audience to the finish – almost as if it had never happened"
"Lucy Sutcliffe was cast as 'standby' Natalie and in the building when summoned unexpectedly to the stage. In an unforeseen performance, she was great."
"The real stars of the show though, for me, were The Penguins. The cast make puppetry look easy, effortlessly showcasing The Penguins and their resourceful curious nature while these cute little ‘formal-dressed fowls’ caused chaos in the cutest and funniest way possible. Skippper, Rico, Private, and Kowalski played by Cole Johnston, Lucy Sutcliffe, Geena Hutton, and Ezra Williams respectively did an incredible job throughout the show manning various puppets, but specifically with The Penguins, the voice acting was so convincing, I never thought the actors any different than those from the original film. They were perfect and I couldn’t help but smile whenever they took to the stage with these characters."
"The ensemble members that play the highly irreverent quartet of penguins — Kowalski (Ezra Williams), Rico (Lucy Sutcliffe), Private (Geena Hutton) and Skipper (Cole Johnston) — give equally memorable performances with their four-part harmonies and perfectly animated puppetry."
"The Madagascar ensemble, (tonight’s cast comprised of Cole Johnston, Lucy Sutcliffe, Geena Hutton, Ezra Williams, Cody Green, George Hiku), was a tour de force of performers, bringing to life zoo keepers, members of the New York public, a group of scheming and scene stealing penguins (just smile and wave, boys) and a variety of lemurs in spectacular puppet form, all such different and ranging roles, with such ease and incredible skill, they were truly a wonder to behold."