SHOW REVIEWS & PHOTOS

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

“Genie Klein”

Broadway & 1st National Tour

“Mom Genie Klein is hilariously played by Suzanne Grodner.”

QUEBEC SUBURBAN

“Grodner...is quick witted and carefully expressive when the heavier moments come into her character’s court. Playing for sincerity, Grodner gets laughs and heartfelt moments out of Genie Klein.”
HIPPODROME - THEATRE BLOOM

“...had charming stage presence and delivered a layered, standout performance.”

LA DANCE CHRONICLE

“...gets the best lines and delivers them with Post-War Brooklyn Jew comedic power.”

AURORA SENTINEL

“...balances out the sweet emotions of the musically inclined characters with her salty personality and ripe sense of humor. Grodner delivers a refreshing burst of nagging humor.”

KENNEDY CENTER - THEATRE BLOOM

“There are delightfully funny moments in many scenes, often delivered by Carole’s stalwart mother...”
BUFFALO THEATRE GUIDE

“.....adds a nice Brooklyn dollop of meddlesome mothering as Genie Klein, King's loudly steadfast mom. “
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“...zings home a lot of motherly wisdom as Genie Klein.”

D.C. METRO

Listen to Suzanne's radio interview with KALW HERE. (Interview at minute 36)

Listen to Suzanne's radio interview with KGO Radio HERE.

VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE

“Sonia”
Cincinnati Playhouse & St. Louis Repertory Theatre

“...The work’s most memorable moment is a stunningly poignant scene with Sonia conversing with a gentleman whom she met at the party... Sonia charms one and all as she escapes briefly her bland existence. Grodner’s range of emotions in that one scene is breathtaking, affecting and immediately etched into one’s memory with its brilliance.”

LADUE NEWS

“Best of all is Grodner, a subtle performer, when Sonia gets an unexpected phone call. Alone on stage, Grodner runs through a pastel rainbow of emotions, modulated and persuasive and very touching. You find yourself rooting for her — and her whole family.”
ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH

“Grodner is a stand-out as poor, put-upon Sonia... Based on the audience’s and my reaction to the second act phone call, Grodner certainly had us rooting for Sonia’s happiness.”
BEHIND THE CURTAIN

THE GREAT PRETENDER

“Carol”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

“...a hilarious, spot-on delivery by the always excellent Suzanne Grodner.”

SF EXAMINER

“...Grodner controls the stage and brings the house down.”

FOR ALL EVENTS

“...the standout character is Grodner’s Carol. With a strong and versatile performance, she leaves the audience unsure whether to root for Carol or hate her.”
METROACTIVE

“The play has some very funny passages...most of them from Grodner as the sardonically inappropriate Carol, who has a hilariously ludicrous screenplay idea and a penchant for dialect humor....Grodner’s appealingly obnoxious Carol is a perfect foil for...well, for everybody.”

KQED.ORG/ARTS

“Grodner steals scenes as abrasive, manic Carol...she won me over with her brilliantly impassioned pitch for a movie about a baseball-playing feline.”
PALO ALTO WEEKLY

“Grodner — often seen at TheatreWorks — is hilarious as Carol.”

TRIVIANA

“...a pitch-perfect Grodner.”

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

“Smee”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

“...with split-second timing, Suzanne Grodner’s Smee is the perfect off-set of drollness and hysteria.”
SF EXAMINER

“...sparkles as Stache’s servile minion Smee.”

MERCURY NEWS

“...brilliantly funny as Smee... Grodner's comic timing is very impressive.”

REGARDING ARTS

“...the delightfully malaproping Smee, the captain's right-hand “man”. “

SF. THEATER BLOG

JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA

(FOUR PRODUCTIONS)

 

“Miss Bates”

 

TheatreWorks (World Premiere)

The Old Globe
Cincinnati Playhouse

St. Louis Rep & Arizona Theatre Company

“Grodner hilariously and poignantly runs off with every scene in which she appears...”

VARIETY, 2011

“...an especially comical Suzanne Grodner as good-natured chatterbox spinster Miss Bates.”

VARIETY, 2007

“...the villager, Miss Bates, is all simplicity and very well played in her open-hearted way by Suzanne Grodner.”
UT SAN DIEGO

“...is delightful as the good-natured chatterbox Miss Bates”

TALKIN’ BROADWAY, SAN FRANCISCO

“...strikes the perfect note as the talkative Miss Bates.”

TALKIN’ BROADWAY, ST. LOUIS

THE PLEXIGLASS SLIPPER

“Cinderella's Stepmother”

Asolo Repertory Theatre

“She’s mean, she’s vain, and she’s very, very funny. She's Suzanne Grodner, who as Cinderella's nasty stepmother almost steals the show in this treat of a musical, The Plexiglass Slipper.,,,Grodner is a caricature come alive -- a scheming, steaming matriarch who's part Joan Crawford, part Cruella De Vil, and part Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate... Grodner owns this evil stepmother, plays her with so much panache, you'll swear she's the real thing,
CREATIVE LOAFING

The teenagers are raised by the wonderfully wicked and vindictive stepmother played by Suzanne Grodner. Dressed in Cruella de Ville chic, Grodner is hilariously menacing as a woman in desperate need of some pampering...”
SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE

“The other highlight is the bitchy “Motherhood” sung by Grodner, who makes the most of the comic evilness.”
VARIETY

TWENTIETH CENTURY

"Ida Webb”

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

“Grodner plays Oscar’s personal manager with the smart, tart, brittle edge of a classic Hollywood screwball comedy dame.”
SF CHRONICLE

“Speaking of sassy, Grodner outdoes herself as Jaffe’s hard-boiled assistant Ida, a droll dame with a ready comeback.”
MERCURY NEWS

“Grodner as Jaffe's long-suffering business manager Ida Webb brings a likable world- weariness to her role...”
OUT AND ABOUT MAGAZINE

“Grodner is perfect as Jaffe's opportunistic assistant, Ida Webb, who turns submissive assignments into show stealers.”
TALKIN’ BROADWAY

ANNIE

“Miss Hannigan”

Pioneer Theatre

“The best surprise among the...cast was Suzanne Grodner as Miss Hannigan, playing the orphan supervisor for petty dominatrix that's a sight to behold....made an unctuously fine oil- slick of ill intent."
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE