Performances in NYC
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"Kayla Starr Bryan is an actress whose resume is dance-heavy with musical theater credits. The delightful New York resident is one of the staff members at Feinstein's/54 Below, and though they perform nightly feats of ballet as servers, her recent appearance in the 54 Below staff show brought some bona fide dance to the cabaret room.
–Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld, April 28, 2020
54 Does 54 Review:
Particularly memorable in this night of excellence were... Kayla [Starr] Bryan bring some flawless dance to the 54 Below stage by doing Michael Bennett's original choreography when singing "The Music and The Mirror." Thrilling.
-Stephen Mosher, BroadwayWorld, February 22, 2020
A Chorus Line
Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT
"The choral numbers — the opening “I Hope I Get It,” the concluding “One” — are sung with gusto and charm, and solo lines from...Kayla Starr Bryan... and others reveal just how much talent is behind that unified sound. Ms. Bryan, Tracey Mellon and Sarah Kozlow offer a shimmering, heartfelt “At the Ballet,” an early assurance that the show is going to be just fine."
–David DeWitt, The New York Times, June 24, 2016
"The "At the Ballet" trio of Tracey Mellon (Sheila), Kayla Starr Bryan (Bebe) and Sarah Kozlow (Maggie) provided subtle yet beautiful harmonies in a number that always gets to me emotionally, and last night was no exception."
-Joseph Harrison, Broadway World, June 19, 2016
"Kayla Starr Bryan shined as Bebe"
"She [Mellon] is wonderful with the insecure Bebe, played by the talented Kayla Starr Bryan, and the vulnerable Maggie, played by a terrific Sarah Kozlow, in 'At the Ballet.'"
-Pillow Talking, July 2, 2016
"You feel more like you're onstage with these talented characters, watching them sweat as their confidence erodes and they express their fears ("…And…"), desires ("I Hope I Get It") and prevailing passions ("What I Did for Love"). This is "A Chorus Line" up close. Ain't that a kick in the head?"
-Christopher Arnott, CT Now, June 21, 2016
While you’re watching them you’ll wonder how someone collected this roomful of actors with so much presence. They don’t just stand there. They inhabit their roles. They dance like masters. What you’re seeing is an ensemble production, and everyone is a featured player.
-Tom Nissley, Connecticut Critic's Circle, June 19, 2016
Nice Work If You Can Get It
1st National Tour
'Top Notch Entertainment... The depth of talent presented, even in smaller roles is very impressive"
–James McDonald, Red Carpet Crash, Sep 4, 2014
"These incredible young actors are completely up to par with their Broadway predecessors"
"An ensemble that makes the elaborate, non-stop dance numbers smooth and easy"
"Spirited performances, vibrant vocals, and dazzling dance routines turn this touring version of Nice Work If You Can Get It into a must-see musical"
"The entire ensemble is overflowing with talent"
"Superbly Excellent! Dazzling Dance moves...A date with “Nice Work…” is like meeting the love of your life"
On The Town
Lyric Theatre, Boston, MA
'The capable multi-taskers on the distaff side include Kayla Bryan... [Maurice Parent] danc[es] a moving Pas de Deux with Bryan."
–Nancy Grossman, BroadwayWorld.com, May 14, 2013
"'On the Town' is a breath of fresh spring air after a long, long winter. Performed by an exuberant (and rather extensive) ensemble cast, it's a pleasure to watch but, even more, a pleasure to listen to as it hints so tellingly of music to come."
"I could keep on gushing about this productions, but I am running out of superlatives. This is a not to missed show... The entire talented 21 member ensemble cast is flawless. This is a dancing/singing entertainment with few equals. Many in the cast play several roles and each is well portrayed and significant to the story...
Three cheers for the spectacular On The Town cast and crew."
"Beg, borrow, go AWOL if necessary, to get tickets to this show."
-Jack Craib, South Shore Critic, May 16, 2013