© 2018 by REBBEKAH VEGA-ROMERO

West side story //

the 5th avenue theatre, Seattle

"Maria (Rebbekah Vega-Romero) and [...] Tony (William Branner), […] are an attractive couple and perform with conviction. [...] It's a big plus that both have the pipes to hit the soaring heights of classic, demanding songs like the giddy fire-escape duet “Tonight,” Tony’s love-drunk solo “Maria” and Maria’s cri de coeur, “I Have a Love.”

[...] And the couple’s somber vow, “One Hand, One Heart” (which niftily steals from Shakespeare) is quietly, poignantly prescient." - Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

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As Tony and Maria, William Branner and Rebbekah Vega-Romero both have fine voices, [...] and Vega-Romero conveying the child/woman Maria is [...] funny but never too brash in "I Feel Pretty," and their duets "One Hand, One Heart", and "Tonight" are luminous."
- David Edward Hughes, Talkin'Broadway

“Rebbekah Vega-Romero’s part was probably the most enjoyable for me, as she presented Maria as innocent, enthralled and captivated by the seemingly unescapable draw of romantic love, but still able to understand the complex, troubling realities of living in a culture that openly codified its prejudices. Her character has enough depth to make her emotional arch believable and powerful by the climactic scene. And her voice….yes, her literally booming-from-the-rafters voice, honors and celebrates everything that is best about West Side Story’s powerful score.”

- Doug Bursch, The Moderate Voice