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"Kelsee Sweigard is dynamite as Maureen, the out-there performance artist who turns the heads of all the boys and the girls. This is the role that made Idina Menzel a star, and Sweigard dives into it with full force. She does a great job with Maureen's protest performance piece "Over the Moon" and with "Take Me or Leave Me." 

Talkin' Broadway (Minneapolis), Arthur Dorman

"Maureen, played by Kelsee Sweigard, is bold, bawdy and ready to create change now. Sweigard is a powerhouse, vocally, and physically. She is a powerful presence who commands (and deserves) the spotlight."

- BroadwayWorld Houston, Pnina Topham

"Maureen Johnson (the spectacular Kelsee Sweigard) plans to stage a protest against Benny’s development plans. Her protest is really an over-the-top, avant garde cabaret act (“Over the Moon”) ... Sweigard, part Betty Boop innocence, part vamping torch singer, brings down the house. She is a real gem."

The Theatre Mirror (Boston), Michael Hoban

"Sweigard’s Maureen is the perfect mix of sass and sex without seeming like overtly fictitious character. Her introductory song “Over the Moon” can come off clunky and unnecessary, but her version is a hilarious few minutes that completely encapsulates the character."

UHCL The Signal, Emily Nichelle Wolfe

"Maureen sings "Take Me or Leave Me," which applies as much to each of the other couples as it does to her penchant for straying and flirting...this wonderful scene and Sweigard’s powerful rendition of the song are the heart of the play. ... Sweigard makes Maureen’s performance piece about the cow jumping over the moon a true highlight."

Calgary Herald, Louis B. Hobson

"Sweigard and Mbolekwa racked up big laughs with their over-the-top banter. As a whole, the cast mesmerizes with their acting and singing, delivering heartfelt performances and a rousing rendition of legendary anthem Seasons of Love."

BroadwayWorld Edmonton, Sarah Dussome

"Kelsee Sweigard’s performance as Maureen Johnson is unforgettable, especially as she delivers her monologue ... that literally encourages the audience to ‘MOO!’ at one point."

The Theatre Guide (Philadelphia), Amanda VanNostrand

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