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A Man of No Importance - Father Kenny/Ensemble
"Solid performances abound...Commentary on the Church's intolerance of the piece, deemed "artistic" by Alfie, is hardly hidden in a heated exchange between Alfie and the parish priest, Father Kenny (Ryan Halsaver). Despite his character's message, Halsaver plays him sympathetically, as a dutiful underling who is just a messenger from the local higher-ups of the Church."
"Ryan Halsaver, who played Father Kenny, the priest in charge of Alfie's theater space, had a few laugh-out-loud moments of his own, which is essential in this play and great work as a minor character."
Making God Laugh - Thomas
"The ensemble, ..., Ryan Halsaver (Thomas), and Magarin Hobson (Richard) are all uniformly terrific in their roles. I found Ryan Halsaver especially endearing as the priest, Father Tom (who eventually leaves the priesthood to fall in love, marry, and have several children."
"Virtue is always hard to play, and seminarian Thomas remains a caring person throughout, never revealing ugly character faults. His conflict, which his mother cannot recognize, is that he becomes out of step with his vocation. Ryan Halsaver's comic opportunities might be smaller, but he scores big with some one-word lines, like "Monsignor".
"...Halsaver, as the saintly priest, does the most shaded work as Thomas quietly describes his struggle to understand his place in the world."
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah! - Man 3/Various Characters
"As the Bockman's neighbor, Halsaver sings the funny "Grow, Mrs. Goldfarb" (the melody is from "Glow Worm") as a musical ode to his wife's insatiable appetite."...."the performers blend beautifully and shine on their solos."
"Ryan Halsaver...really cuts loose dressed in drag as a female department store shopper hunting for bargains. He's also completely comically engaging as a man who actually encourages his wife to get bigger by the minute in the very funny, "Grow Mrs. Goldfarb."
"Ryan Halsaver, Eva Marie Mastrangelo, James Parks, Sarah Sirota, and Shane R. Tanner - are excellent vocalists who combine for some striking harmony. They slip easily into the silliness that was Sherman's strong suit."
"Ryan Halsaver, Shane Tanner and Sarah Sirota play almost two dozen characters collectively, upping the ante with each costume change."
Our Town - George Gibbs
"Ryan Halsaver brings a naïveté to George Gibbs that works beautifully alongside Katelyn Manfre's astute, quick-witted Emily Webb."
"His casting was excellent, beginning with the young lovers, Katelyn Manfre and Ryan Halsaver, who are at the center of the unfolding plot, and who evoked our deepest sympathy with their acting skills."
"The core actors proved successful, offering wit, charm and even deeply moving scenes... Ryan Halsaver as George...was a perfect foil for (Katelyn) Manfre's Emily."
Richard III - Catesby/Musician
"Kudos too to Ryan Halsaver, hilarious in the small role of the servant Catesby."
"On opening night, the versatility of the troupe is eminently clear. The talented band members (Christopher Coffey, Peter Collier, Ryan Halsaver, R. Alex Murray, Andrew Justin Smith) are also actors in the drama."
Young Frankenstein - Igor
"Ryan Halsaver is delightful, as Igor who gathers laughs every time he offers his wise, knowing smile that signals the mind of an idiot who is probably the smartest guy in the room."
“A stand-out in the humor and singing departments is Ryan Halsaver ... Here he plays Igor (eye-gore), the good doctor’s assistant. His absolutely hilarious expounding on this and that in a manner that instantly recalls and then passes-by Marty Feldman’s Igor in the film is perfectly wrought.”
"Ryan Halsaver is a delight as Igor, a hooded domestic servant with a hunch on his back that clearly has a mind of its own."
They're Playing Our Song - Vernon
"LEADS EXCEL… Under Michael Perreca’s direction and Victoria Casella’s musical leadership … the two hardworking leads are excellent… Halsaver is apoplexy incarnate, and his singing is top-notch throughout his range. The two give and take in equal measure."
"And one of the evening’s best numbers occurs with Halsaver and the guys in 'Fill in the Words'"
The Full Monty - Malcom
"Enter In" (Clock Strikes XII Original Song)
"I heard it, and I was blown away! I was surprised at how much I dug it, and the vocals...I really like it!"
"This is one of those rare occasions where I love metal vocals! I really like it."
“It has some great lyrics. 'This place is better than your bf's backseat' is just great."
"..."Enter In," showcasing singer Ryan Halsaver's uncommon range alongside guitarist Dusty Sky's instantly memorable ability to write a cutting melody line."
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - John Calhoun/Andrew Senior/Ensemble
"Playing a variety of roles in and out of costumes, the rest of the male ensemble is excellent. Particularly standout were Ryan Halsaver as John Calhoun..." berkshirefinearts.com
“If you didn’t know who John Calhoun or Henry Clay were before this show, you will definitely have a strong impression of who they were and what part they played after seeing Ryan Halsaver and Diego Klock-Perez, respectively. Yes, easily the best number in the show is “The Corrupt Bargain” for the chance to see the ridiculous scheming by these historical politicians.”
“Comic skills abound, but Joshua Pemberton (Martin Van Buren), Ryan Halsaver (John Calhoun) and Tom Hamlett (John Quincy Adams) are deserving of special mention.”
The Drowsy Chaperone
-SpeakEasy Stage Co (Gangster 1)
"And Ryan Halsaver and Joe Langthorne are comically threatening as the pun-spewing, faux-pastry chefs."
-The Theater Barn (George)
“Halsaver is delicious tapping his heart out and singing with large, broad gestures that deserve a larger stage.”
“The four talented stars of the Barn’s last show "The Andrew Brothers" also return. Lara Hayhurst is charming as the perky bride Janet, Tom Garruto is up-tight fun as the fiancé Robert and Ryan Halsaver is breathlessly enthusiastic as the best man, George.”
The Andrews Brothers - Patrick
"Broad playing is what the show's called for, and these three can play broad - so to speak - with a special nod to the triple-threat work of Halsaver."
“Peggy and Patrick, played by Lara Hayhurst and Ryan Halsaver, duet sweetly on "On a Slow Boat to China" in the first act, establishing a romantic atmosphere that the two manage to keep going through Act Two.”… “Halsaver’s character is shy, stutters, takes odd jobs as a living billboard and he genuinely seems to have fun playing on stage. The actor here is able to condense a lot of feelings and transitions into his music and that’s good.”
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - Man 2/Various Characters
“Both Tom Garruto and Ryan Halsaver bring charm and a remarkable ability to create different characters of various ages and types to the skits. They sing well but their acting skills are excellent.”
"Tom Garruto is adequate in assorted roles, while youthful Ryan Halsaver brings a wide-eyed look that progresses into impressive character work. All four do a good job capturing the tone of the material and making the characters distinct."