"With a deftly soaring voice that cuts to the heart, Kaelin Curran is mesmerizing in her role Ariel, the mermaid who yearns to be human. Her singing is an intense, wholly believable embodiment of longing to be with the man, Eric." - Tom Wachunas, ARTWACH
"Kaelin Curran is an appealing and lovely Ariel, who has fallen deeply in love with a human..." - Dan Kane, Canton Repository
"Kaelin Curran has a lovely voice... She is lovely as Ariel, embracing the wonder and curiosity of the young princess without making her into a caricature of a Disney princess."
"[Director Jon] Tisevich spoke with much enthusiasm about his “Little Mermaid” cast, which resulted from an unusually extensive audition process.
"We had a great turnout at the original open call... but we decided to expand the search and do a second round (for the roles of Ariel and Prince Eric), focusing on the northern market. We had people from all over the Cleveland area, Baldwin-Wallace, Kent students. A girl drove over from Indiana."
Playing the title character, Ariel, is Kaelin Curran, a 19-year-old Kent State University freshman. "She was singing "Part of Your World" and the minute she hit the money note at the end, the entire team knew 'there she is.' She has 'it.' I doubt she's going to be in Ohio for long after college." - Canton Repository
"Kaelin Curran, who was Ariel in the Guild's 2017 The Little Mermaid, is wonderfully appealing as an Irish lass who falls in love with another third-class passenger..." - Dan Kane, Canton Repository
"Kaelin Curran, Alexis Wilson, and Morgan Brown are deliciously animated as a giddy trio of young, third-class Irish women, each named Kate, each dreaming of the good life in America." - Tom Wachunas, ARTWACH
"The kids (both the young ones and the more mature variety) were universally outstanding. They acted and sang with high quality results. Their stage movement/dancing was very impressive." - Roy Berko, BWW Reviews
"[Choreography] is executed to perfection in huge production numbers by a terrific ensemble playing younger students and older students at Matilda’s school." - Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News
"Adding to the threatening atmosphere are the ensemble of scary older kids..." - Kerry Clawson, Akron Beacon Journal
"For any Sondheim musical to work, a production needs a strong cast to produce a cacophony of conversations on stage. Musical director Kevin N. Wines guides a gifted cast, led by Kaelin Curran (Beth)..." - Paul Batterson, BWW Reviews
"Kaelin Curran is super sweet as the authority-questioning Sally Brown, younger sister to Charlie Brown..." - Gwendolyn Kochur, Cleveland Jewish News
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