REVIEWS

 "Jonathan Hoover, as the unlucky-in-love and neglected wife, displays a marvelous vocal range, falling somewhere between high tenor and mezzo, in a brilliant interpretation of 'Falling in Love (With Love)' that breaks the heart” - Nightlife Exchange

"Jonathan Hoover as Adriana was formidable. A soaring tenor that sounded soprano – 'she' owned the stage with her Anna Vintour style and sass." - Showbiz.com 

"At the center of the action is Bat Boy himself, played with feral abandon by New York actor Jonathan Hoover. It's difficult to overstate how good a performance Hoover turns in; he leaps, he frolics, he squats, he howls. He's a suspicious, lurching golem in one scene, an over-educated Oxbridge fop in the next.

Sometimes he's glowering in a dirty loincloth, other times he's holding forth in a plummy British accent, resplendent in a pressed velvet coat. In researching Mr. Hoover, I was taken aback by just how different his natural appearance was from the conflicted fiend that he conjured onstage. There was not a moment in the life of Hoover's mournful beastie that wasn't worth watching. Hoover is a great find for OCT, and we look forward to seeing what else he can do." - Ashland Daily Tidings

"Jonathan Hoover, as the Bat Boy, is especially captivating. He looks like a bat, moves like a bat. He smoothly transitions from a cowering, frightened cave-dwelling creature to a confident, brilliant gadabout who speaks with a British accent learned, he quips, from listening to BBC broadcasts, but he is always physically a Bat Boy. He makes seemingly impossible physical moves: squatting, hovering, lurching and crouching. Bat Boy’s pain and hopes are expressed in Hoover’s heartfelt rendering of “Let Me Walk Among You."- Herald and News.

"A lean, graceful actor outfitted with a set of prosthetic pointed ears and sharpened incisors, Hoover totally inhabits the title role, bringing pathos and charm to every stage of Edgar’s Evolution. His sharp, savage, untamed movement and frightened, darting eyes create a skittish animalistic orphan. He deftly transforms this bizarre outcast into a handsome, courteous and sophisticated young man whose burning desire to be accepted is all too human." Grants Pass Daily Courier

"The best performance in this production is Jonathan Hoover as Billy, delivering Porter's witty lyrics with a rakish charm and delivering a duet of "De-Lovely," with Trisha Hart Ditsworth's Hope Harcourt, that lives up to the title." - AZ Central

 

"As Reno's conniving cohort Billy Crocker, Jonathan Hoover has the right looks, demeanor, and style of early 1930s Manhattan and brings plenty of charm to the part, along with some lovely vocals that make an overall winning performance."

- talkin’ broadway

"At the helm of the successes last night on board the S.S. American…with equal doses sincerity and slapstick clowning, Jonathan Hoover as Billy Crocker shone. Having a pocketful of comedic timing that kept the story clipping at good speed and sent repeated chuckles out in waves. Musical highlights included Billy's 'Easy to Love.'"

- The Examiner. 

 

"As Billy, Jonathan Hoover dances with verve and sings impressively." - Curtain Up Phoenix

“Jonathan Hoover, who played Joseph, brought a lot of energy to the stage and had many occasions to showcase his impressive dance skills. Hoover took a novel approach to the score and ensured that his performance would be a unique experience.”-  Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

“Front and center in “Joseph,” of course is Jacob’s favorite son, played by Jonathan Hoover…Hoover had pleasant tones and was an excellent choice to be the star of Jacob’s eye and this production.” – Desert News

"As Brad and Janet, the initially reticent couple attempting to navigate their way through a cartoon fun house of macabre characters, Jonathan Hoover and Amanda Andersen are great; Hoover's Brad is all bespectacled earnestness and feigned bravado in his attempts to protect Andersen's Janet from the lecherous proceedings to which they are both unwittingly exposed." -Grants Pass Daily Courier

Paul Rocco (Jonathan Hoover), the chief of Santa’s elves. When confronted by the fact that Sophiana has no clue about Santa or Christmas, he goes into the wonderfully acrobatic song “The Great Santa Claus.” Hoover taps into all of his elfishness to make Paul Rocco a fun and worthy companion as Sophia’s adventure begins.- Santa Maria Sun

 

“Jonathan Hoover does a topnotch job as Mike especially with his opening solo number “I Can Do That,”- New England Theatre Mirror

"Jonathan Hoover, who plays Mike, has an infectious enthusiasm and incredible energy that’s interjected at the perfect moments in the play." - Pawtucket Times

“Mark is the sensitive one with an "attention to detail" and has some of the show's funniest moments. Jonathan Hoover milks those moments for laughs and steals the show, especially in his solo "Epiphany."- Mail Tribune

“[Jonathan Hoover] stops the show with a look, and brings the house down with his number Epiphany.”- Talkin Broadway

“Jonathan Hoover brings an incredible intensity to the role of Henrik”-  Backstage

"Jonathan Hoover stands out as Fredrick's angst ridden son Henrik. The trio set the tone in their song "Now/ Later/ Soon." Santa Maria Sun

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