Barber, the splendiferous one . . .she has the fire and clarion
voice that shoots through the theater and yet is tempered
with the dulcet tones to make the deathbed reprise as meltingly
affective as it must be."
NEW YORK TIMES”/ MAN OF LA MANCHA
of much of the production can be attributed to the lovely
voice and the fine acting of the play’s heroine,
Joan Barber. She slips gracefully between the bawdy toughness
and nobility required."
OF LA MANCHA
has a Broadway styled voice that’s rich and mellifluous,
clear and charismatic."
“ROBERTA ON THE
ARTS”/A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
"The production is at its liveliest in the hands
of Joan Barber . . . who approaches her performance with
an engaging exuberance, gusto and style.”
“ Joan Barber as “Timid Frieda” is funny and touching”
"THE NEW YORK TIMES"/
"The heart-stirring guest singers were led by Jonathan Dokuchitz and Joan
”THE NEW YORK TIMES”/WEST
SIDE STORY SUITE“
"Joan Barber (is) Constance, Aurelia's mad friend.
Constance hears voices from her home appliances. She speaks
with a delivery that is utterly hysterical. If her character
makes no sense, it is balanced by how drop-dead funny she
“Joan Barber looks and acts sexy and sings and
dances up a storm.”