As Romeo and Juliet, actors Dylan Paul and Laura Rook look very good and speak with clarity and purpose…Paul is especially good at communicating Romeo’s tempestuous youth and overwhelming passion, and I found him both moving and appealing throughout…the balcony scene and the final tomb section are especially vibrant in this production.
-Julie Kistler, Champaign News-Gazette
Wild Oats…was directed, superbly, by Gus Kaikkonen and starred Dylan Paul in a compelling performance as an actor/cowboy….I was seated in the first row, about three feet away, and thought, “Uh oh”, here is an actor’s quandary: if he froze he would be out-of-character, and if he moved he would steal focus from the central dialogue. What Paul did was to make, almost invisibly, a tiny gesture of adjusting his cuffs, as though to make himself a shade more French. An insignificant moment? Of course, but God is in the details.
-Jim Tommaney, Houston Press
“Words He Doesn’t Say,” performed by [Paul], plows some deep emotional furrows, revealing the loss of romance in marriage as a source of pain and separation.”
-Sarah Young, Lawrence Journal World
Though there are no slackers among them, the standout performer is tenor Dylan [Paul] who takes the lead on “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and “Maria”. He almost looks as though he’s about to burst from having so much fun, and it’s easy to get caught up in his enthusiasm.
-Dean Bevin, Lawrence Journal World