Press

The Superlative
Spectrum
“…impressive…”
Arts America: Berkshires Broadway
(Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun)
“…lovely…”
The Wall Street Journal
(Polly in Cocoanuts)
“…extremely fetching…”
Howard Kissel – New York Post
(Wendy in Peter Pan)
“…adorably vacuous…”
Salt Lake Tribune
(Philia in …Forum at PTC)
“…charming…”
Indiana News
(Mariane in The Miser at IRT)
“…spirited and tender,
youthful, enthusiastic and
delightful…”
Asbury Park Press
(Wendy in Peter Pan)
“…appropriately bubble-
headed…”
Utah City Search
(Philia in …Forum at PTC)
“…perfectly adorable…”
Star Ledger
(Polly in Cocoanuts)
“…a standout…”
(Wendy in Peter Pan)
“…captivating…”
North Jersey Herald
(Wendy in Peter Pan)
“…winning…”
Theatre Week
(Polly in Cocoanuts)
“…warm and tender…”
Connecticut Post
(Abigail Adams in 1776)
“…verve and style…”
The Home Shore News
(Wendy in Peter Pan)
“…frosty…”
CurtainUp.com
(Dolly Tate in Annie Get Your Gun)
“…talented and beautiful…”
Essex Journal
(Wendy in Peter Pan)

Sweeney Todd

Human Race Theatre Company

“This production belongs to Mrs. Lovett, and Rebecca Watson give us an all-in performance.  She is little but fierce.” – League of Cincy Theatres

“Watson specifically magnetizes. I haven’t seen an actress skillfully weigh Lovett’s self-absorbed matters of pleasure and profit since being blown away by Imelda Staunton’s fiery portray in London.” – Most Metro

“Watson’s Mrs. Lovett is hilarious and heart-breaking all at the same time. Her chemistry with Toby during the show stopping “Not While I’m Around” brought me to tears.” – Kirk Sheppard/TheSappyCritic

“She has a nuanced line and lyric delivery, along with first-rate singing, forming a delicious take on the role that is a joy to watch.” Talkin’ Broadway

“Visceral and heart pounding.” – League of Ciny Theatres  “Vocally sublime.” – Most Metro “Magnificent.” – Kirk Sheppard/TheSappyCritic

The Realistic Joneses 

A.C.T. – American Conservatory Theatre

“Nothing short of inspired.” San Francisco Chronicle

“Rebecca Watson is terrific!” – Talkin’ Broadway

“A must-see production…Superb acting” USA News

 “Rebecca Watson is excellent.” Backstage

 “If the play has an anchor of stability, it comes from Watson’s heartfelt portrayal of Jennifer.” Huffington Post

“Truly striking.” – KQED    “Very Funny.” – Backstage

            “Stunning.” – Theatredogs   “Superb.” – USA News

“Pitch perfect.” – Culture Vulture

 

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Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

“Superb production…sublime…Rebecca Watson is regal.” – Malcom Gay, St. Louis Times

“Rebecca Watson has magnificent gusto as Titania…great double-casting…Ms. Watson utterly different from her god-like role in the forest, but still imposing, wise and just….a dream to remember…” – Richard Green, Talkin’ Broadway St. Louis

“Wonderous production…the entire cast does a splendid job of creating these amusing and engaging characters with Alvin Keith and Rebecca Watson leading the way…exceptional…must-see entertainment.” – Chris Gibson, BroadwayWorld.com St. Louis

“Breathtaking moments…intoxicating mix of style and fantasy, joyous entertainment…” – Lynn Venhaus, Belleville News Democrat

Much Ado About Nothing - Pioneer Theatre CompanyMuch Ado About Nothing
Pioneer Theatre Company

“Rebecca Watson (Beatrice) brings to life the play’s most complex character…this balance of strength and vulnerability is difficult to maintain, and Watson manages it with grace.” – Shawna Meyer, Daily UT Chronicle

“Rebecca Watson as Beatrice and T. Ryder Smith as Benedick shine as the unlikely lovers…They are exactly what these two should be.”  – Megan Crivella, UTBA

“…so effervescent and infectiously enjoyable…The on-again, off-again love affair between Beatrice and Benedick (delightfully played by Rebecca Watson and T. Ryder Smith) sizzles.  This production’s appeal undeniably stems from its performances.” – Blair Howell, Desert News

“Smith and Watson may be even better when tying their bodies into knots as Beatrice and Benedick try to convince themselves they’re not falling in love. The comedy is so delightful.” – Scott Renshaw, City Weekly

Something's AfootSomething’s Afoot
Pioneer Theatre Company

“From Colonel Mustard to the Mrs. Peacock portrayal of Lady Manley-Prowe, performed by Rebecca Watson, the board game Clue took new meaning…the perfect recipe for an entertaining play.” – Frances Moody, The Daily Utah Chronicle

“… stayed within just the right measure of melodrama. The same compliment is due to Rebecca Watson, as Lady Grace.” – Dave Mortensen, UTB

“…An exuberant cast to make Something’s Afoot tremendously entertaining…. it’s all made believable by the top-notch cast, an essential factor to make a spoof work.” – Blair Howell, The Desert News

“There is something deliciously appealing about a whodunit, especially in the right hands, and Something’s Afoot found the right hands in the skilled people at Pioneer Theatre Company.”  – Dan Nailen, SL Cene

And The Curtain RisesAnd The Curtain Rises
Signature Theatre 

“Rebecca Watson, in the leading lady role, is in superb voice – not too showy, never shrill. Her second act dresses alone are a sight worth seeing – a visual wonder on her flawless frame. But don’t forget to watch her face; she does so much, so economically.”  – Kyle Osborne (2 time Emmy Award winner) – The Examiner

“The strongest is Rebecca Watson…she lends a bright personality and a strong voice to the proceedings.”     – Brad Hathaway – The Connection

“Rebecca Watson shines as Cavendish.”    – David Hoffman – Fairfax Times

GaslightGaslight
The Fulton Theatre

“The cast is first rate. Watson gives a soulful performance as Bella…a weak character, but Watson gives her a core strength that makes her more than just a flaky Victorian housewife.”    – Intelligencer Journal

“Well-captured by Fulton, new comer Rebecca Watson, as Bella….it’s a thrill ride.” – Sunday News Lancaster

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Portland Stage Company

“Rebecca Watson…magnificently ambiguous…fuses the glamour, intrigue and arrogance of celebrity politics with more human motivating qualities of pride loyalty and sorrow.”  – Portland Phoenix

“Rebecca Watson took the role of conspiracy leader Cassius and ran with it, commanding the audience’s attention as she craftily convinced Brutus of the need to assassinate Caesar. She was in the face of her waffling colleague, accentuating her reasoning with the passionate, tough-girl stance of a seasoned politician who can play on a level field with any of the boys.”      – Portland Press Herald

“The interaction between respected Brutus and scheming Cassius, played by a surprisingly well-suited Rebecca Watson, was engrossing to watch…Casting Cassius, the play’s foremost mover and shaker in Caesar’s murder plot, as a woman was a fascinating choice. It paid off, but to Watson’s credit it had no thing to do one way or the other with gender — her commanding presence and ability through her words was captivating. Cassius says to Brutus of Caesar, ‘We both can endure the winter’s cold as well as he,’ and as Watson punches out the word ‘cold’ with restrained ire, it seems likely she could endure it 10 times better.”     – Times Record

“Watson’s fiery mien and coiled smile make the tension between Cassius and Brutus downright seductive.”     – The Bollard

To The LighthouseTo The Lightouse
Berkley Repertory Theatre
(Nominated American Theatre Critics Award)

“Watson brings just the right querying stare to Lily.  She warily regards Mrs. Ramsey’s marriage as an example of how women must subordinate their talents and truth for the sake of their husbands.  But her beauty is too distracting.  Mrs. Ramsey worries that men won’t find her friend desirable, but nothing could be more far-fetched.  Lily outshines even her fabled loveliness.”     – Los Angeles Times

“Woolf’s complex prose has been necessarily simplified for the stage, but the actors, especially Rebecca Watson as spinster painter Lily Briscoe and David Mendelsohn as testy scholar Charles Tansely, cast shadows that, like so may pieces of this show, feel authentically Woolfish.”     – Inside Bay Area

“The Final part…dominated by the resonant voice of Rebecca Watson as the painter Lily Briscoe…potently as Watson sings of the novel’s central metaphor…”     – San Francisco Chronicle

“Dresher’s keening string melodies are lovely (ditto female performers’ voices…)” – Variety

“Most successful is the independent-minded artist, Lily, luminously portrayed by Rebecca Watson in boho attire.  Lily’s sharp-eyed, painterly scrutiny of the world around her anchors the play.”     – San Francisco Examiner

“Lily Briscoe achieves a kind of transcendence at the novel’s close, succeeding at last in her attempt to make the moment something permanent.”     – The New York Times

“Rebecca Watson’s Lily Briscoe is called upon to do the same thing, but Watson brings such passion and good humor to the rumpled painter that it’s easy to chalk up her discursive observations to an artist’s keen and darting eye.”     – East Bay Express

“Lily (Rebecca Watson) is an amateur painter, yet her questions about art, its relevance and its eternity, are worthy of any course in aesthetics…and surprise of surprises is when Lily starts to sing…”     – The Ark

“The spinster artist on the beach (Rebecca Watson) who dutifully spends hours on the beach painting landscape is endlessly fascinating.”    – San Francisco Beyond Chronicle

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Broadway

“Standouts…Becky Watson’s girlish Madeline, twirling about giddily in the prettiest of Louise Belson’s costumes.” – Charles Isherwood – Variety

“Becky Watson makes Madeline amusingly into a British Betty Boop.” – Bruce Weber – The New York Times

“…of the actresses who portray the women in Wooster’s story, Watson is the funniest and most watchable.” – Mat Murray – Talkin’ Broadway

“Madeline is the breathless blonde with a baby-doll voice.” – Michael Kuchwara – Daily News

Annie Get Your GunAnnie Get Your Gun
Goodspeed Musicals

“After one of the most lackluster Broadway seasons in recent memory, Annie Get Your Gun is a welcoming tonic…notable performers include Rebecca Watson as the scheming Dolly Tate.” – Stu Brown – Stu on Broadway

“It’s a winning cast…Rebecca Watson’s sharp Dolly Tate.”     Dave Rosenberg – The Hour

Rob “Ruggiero has assembled a first-class cast, all with fine voices and performances…never a ragged moment…Jenn Gambatese and Kevin Earley are backed up all the way by Rebecca Watson as the mean older sister.”    – Irene Backalenick – Stamford Advocate

“Rebecca Watson is funny as Frank’s assistant, the churlish and jealous Dolly Tate”    – Susan Hood – The Hartford Courant

Ring Round the MoonRing Round The Moon
Barrington Stage Company

“The big battle is a furious fight between the impossibly insolent Diana (an archly catty Rebecca Watson)…”     – Jeffrey Borak – Berkshire Eagle

“As Diana, Rebecca Watson, is a thoroughly appealing vixen we are as ready to embrace as repel.”     – Ralph Hammann – The Advocate

“…without question – perfect.”    –  Herbet Wolff – Northeast Public Radio

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Goodspeed Musicals

“In the show’s most inspired strategy, we see and hear the warm letters he (John Adams) exchanges with his wise and knowing wife, Abigail, winningly played by Rebecca Watson.”  –  Sylviane Gold – The New York Times

“Rebecca Watson is a splendid Abigail Adams providing a counterpoint of sense and sensibility to Carey’s bombastic John Adams.”    – Tom Holeman – Wallingford Voice

“While there are only two women in 1776, Rebecca Watson and Teal Wicks as Mrs. Jefferson, they are both beautiful with singing voices to match.”      – Henry Josten – Pictorial Gazette

meandmygirl-posterMe and My Girl
Goodspeed Musicals

“She has a fresh, bright quality and a store of energy and enthusiasm.”  – Malcolm Johnson – Hartford Courant

“Becky Watson’s Sally effervesces and tap dances with rapture.”  Alvin Klein – The New York Times

“She is perky and charming as the ever-faithful Sally, winning us completely with the wistful ‘Once You Lose Your Heart’.”     Dan Bourret – The Reminder

Peter PanPeter Pan
Pioneer Theatre Company
Alabama Shakespeare Festival

“…an engaging Wendy, illuminating the character’s conflict between wanting to be a mother to Peter Pan or ‘Something more.'”   – Celia R. Baker – Salt Lake Tribune

“…with ease, she moves Wendy from a touching pubescence to a convincing maturity two acts later.” – Montgomery Advisor

“…especially Becky Watson, strikes just the right balance between youth and adulthood…her character comes off as the most ‘real’ in the show.”     – Alex Harvey – Birmingham News

“…she handles the demanding role with ease, and is especially effective as the older, grown-up Wendy in the final scene.”    Mike Stedham – Anniston Star