Press

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The Lake George Examiner

August 2016

 

"...the story begins, and Boudewyns pulled the letter “B” from a suitcase to represent the baby Babar. Long tubes of gray fabric swinging from stands represented elephants and Boudewyns changed hats to become different characters in the story."
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November 2015

 

"With a series of excerpts, punctuated by the merry stage presence of actor Michael Boudewyns as host, orchestral imagery was spelled out for families."
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RhapSSOdy Magazine

May - Aug 2014

Singapore Symphony Orchestra quarterly newsletter

 

"An element of child-like wonder came with this performance of The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant as Michael, Sara and Antony charmed the audience with their lighthearted story-telling and ingenious use of everyday objects such as umbrellas, shuttlecocks and broomsticks as props."
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October 2007

 

"using simplicity as a form of genius...immensely likable and wonderfully adept...(bringing) a tone of enchantment, using household items as stand-ins for the animals....you can imagine the possibilities"
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February 2010

 

"we were tickled...household items charmingly turned into ad hoc puppets.  {They} knew not to let theatrics overshadow the music itself. And the simple but effective props may well inspire children to find objects around their own homes and create their own versions of Peter."
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November 2012

 

"The National Symphony Orchestra presented an illuminating multimedia production of Dmitri Shostakovich’s fourth symphony at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall...actor Michael Boudewyns portrayals of the shy composer and his oppressed compatriots resonated"
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October 2008

 

"In (The Story of) Babar...there was much to savor. It's a piece that asks for multitasking - with its accompanying narration, taken by the wonderfully boyish Michael Boudewyns, and acting with partner Sara Valentine."
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Broad Street Review

April 2015

 

"...at Saturday's Philadelphia Orchestra children's performance, the narrator was...Michael Boudewyns, who unveiled an elaborate array of props in an effort to offer the audience something for eye as well as the ear without sacrificing the symbolism...The whole thing works surprisingly well, to judge from the intense interest of my five- and seven-year-old grandchildren, whose attention...never wavered."
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Limbic Resonance

April 2012

 

"The Harrisburg Symphony Chamber Ensemble was joined by three actors who first made Toy Symphony by Leopold Mozart interactive and then performed Green Eggs and Ham. "
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What's Up Kids magazine

October 2011

 

"The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra...is performing two children's classics on October 29th at Maryland Hall."
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Cheeky Cognoscenti

March 2011

 

"...you should have been at the Belk Theatre this morning for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra's...Green Eggs and Ham."
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Charlotte Parent Magazine

March 2011

 

"...the music was awesome, the acting was terrific, and the show was educational and fun!"
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