LISA SHRIVER

director/choreographer

PRESS




on INTO THE WOODS in London

“An enchanting off-Broadway production of Sondheim and Lapine’s fairytale musical, stripped back to its origins with a warm and folksy feel.” - Ann Treneman


on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

on MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL

"I can’t think of a mother, present and probably future, who wouldn’t get a good laugh out of the new and polished musical revue called Motherhood the Musical, the touring show that Society Hill Playhouse opened over the weekend.”

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

“Go down to La Jolla Playhouse and observe the benevolent gift of this revival, which has had the miraculous effect of turning even an Andrew Lloyd Webber denier like me into a momentary believer.”

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

"This production is an absolute miracle."

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

“A revelation. The brilliantly fluid staging responds to the eclectic variety of Lloyd Webber’s score.”

on INTO THE WOODS in London

“...seeing a stripped down production of Into The Woods highlights the show’s exploration of parenthood, transformation and desire more than ever. The emotion creeps up and catches you at the end.”

on MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL

“Motherhood marks the directorial debut of Manhattan-based Lisa Shriver, who choreographed GFour's ‘Ring of Fire’ in 2005. She provides some classic girl-group choreography, but her real achievement is the smooth fluidity and polish that imbue the production...When it’s not cracking wise, which is most of the time, ‘Motherhood’ is a slick, polished work that embraces genuine sentiment without becoming manipulatively sentimental. It disguises itself as nothing more than an entertaining evening of chuckles and tears.”

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

“Jesus Christ Superstar was the surprise hit of Stratford's 59th Season, boasting a completely sold out run (including a one week extension) and visits from Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice.”

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

“A sparkly production literally pulsing with life.”





on CABARET at The Cape Playhouse

“From her lively opening number, “Don’t Tell Mama,” to the salacious “Mein Herr,” impressively choreographed by Lisa Shriver as a precise swirl of foot-stomping cabaret boys and girls perched on chairs, Gibson nails Sally’s desperation and self-preservation.”

 

“Creating a sense of the escalating menace outside Berlin’s tawdry Kit Kat Klub is essential to successful stagings of the classic John Kander and Fred Ebb musical “Cabaret.” Through Aug. 20, The Cape Playhouse presents a stellar production that mixes humor, energy, sexual bravado, and enough edge to send a chill down the spine.”


on INTO THE WOODS

“Into the Woods,” the 1987 reworking of classic fairy tales by James Lapineand Stephen Sondheim, is now appearing in the unblushing altogether at the McCarter Theater on the campus of Princeton University. And though this show has usually inspired warm but mixed feelings in me whenever I’ve encountered it, this time I fell head over heels."
                            -Ben Brantley

on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

“Put your hands together and say Hallelujah for the breathtaking new production of Jesus Christ Superstar.”

on THE TEMPEST

"The production that opened Friday night is scrupulously honest to Shakespeare's text but manages to bring a fresh approach to the work, allowing us to look at it and listen to it like we never have before."