Reviews: Casey Donovan Shines As Mama Cass

“However, without a shadow of a doubt the standout performance of the evening was Casey Donovan of Australian Idol fame. Her presence as Mama Cass was a force to be reckoned with and she tore down the house with her earth shattering vocals that reminded me why she was crowned the youngest winner of the reality TV talent show.Donovan brought a maturity to the role beyond her years, and delivered the goods as both actor and singer. This gorgeous young lady is both striking and funny in her performance and had the audience in fits of giggles on more than one occasion.” – Australian Stage

“The central cast were remarkable. Each is a fabulous singer in his/her own right – combined, they created the iconic sound and tight harmonies of The Mamas and The Papas flawlessly. Casey Donovan as Mama Cass was quite the surprise of the evening. I was in no doubt that she could sing the role, but it was fabulous to see her more than hold her own in the company of three seasoned performers. Donovan’s comic timing was apparent (she had the line of the night – I will never again see a muumuu in quite the same way!) and also her ability to give gravitas and commitment to the more heartbreaking moments.” –  Theatre Press

“Casey Donovan’s Mama Cass cultivates smart one-liners to mask emotional pain. These actor-singers possess fine technique and that they give such compelling performances, always well short of straight-out mimicry of the real-life celebrities they inhabit, is testament to the show’s direction by Aaron Joyner.”  – Sydney Morning Herald

To see Casey Donovan in Flowerchildren, tickets available through www.theatreworks.org.au

 

To see Casey Donovan in Casey Donovan Pays Tribute to Mama Cass:

Wednesday 28th September
The Basement, Sydney NSW
7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay NSW 2000
Tickets $30* presale | $35 on the door | dinner & show $78.80
Bookings: (02) 9251 2797 | http://www.thebasement.com.au
* booking fee
Friday 30th September
Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra ACT
Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra ACT
Tickets $50 * adults | $40* concession
Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 | http://www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au