"But the real find here is Mallory Hawks, who moves seamlessly from Eve Harrington to Clarice Starling and even Ratso Rizzo, to name but a few, with perfect cadences and comedic wit. Her varied portrayals all had the style of classic film at their core. She reminded me of the late, great Madeline Kahn…and that's about the nicest thing I've ever said about anyone."
- Jane Dentinger, NY Theatre Guide
"Mallory Hawks shines in the Eve Harrington track."
- Michael Block, Theater in the Now
THE HORSES IN CENTRAL PARK
"There is real, sophisticated human tragedy in Mr. Hufker's creation, and his directional choices - street clothes instead of costumes, no props, using female actors even though one of the horses appears to be male - are spot on. Ms. Firth does a very fine job conjuring up her equine but Ms. Hawks' work in that department is outstanding. The fluid motions of her head, neck and torso, the sadness in her eyes are transportive, demonstrating remarkable powers of observation, absorption and reinvention."
- Dmitry Zvonkov, www.stageandcinema.com
TIME STANDS STILL
" -- I was especially impressed with how the younger character of Mandy (played by Mallory Hawks) was handled. I can imagine Mandy easily being portrayed as too naive or as a caricature, but she held her own when expressing her views without losing her more positive outlook on the world."
- Behind The Curtain Cincinnati
"The entire cast is strong -- Bruce Cromer plays the friend and editor who delights in a frilly and naive new love, young enough to be his daughter -- Mallory Hawks rings true and likable as the sweet young thing."
- Jackie Demaline, Enquirer
LITTLE WOMEN : The Musical
"Mallory Hawks is exceptional as the headstrong Jo. Her demeanor is that of an adventurous and restless spirit on a quest for something bigger. Hawks displays a strong voice that is especially well suited to material like 'Astonishing' and 'The Fire Within Me'."
- Chris Gibson, KDHX
"Mallory Hawks rules the stage as Jo March. Although the original story was about the March sisters as they come of age, the musical version is clearly driven by Jo's singular personality. Hawks does a fine job expressing Jo's complex character, which ranges from self-centered extremes of ambition, petulance and pride to exuberant creativity, independence, eventual humility and tenderness. Some of the most delightful and illuminating scenes occur when Jo is telling and acting out one of her stories, with actors visible behind a screen portraying the scene she's describing, her characters matching her gestures in a kind of narrative dance that eventually spills out onto the main stage. Hawks brings Jo to life so well that the inefficiency effect of some of the music is only a minor irritation. The opening performance earned a standing ovation, which began the moment Hawks arrived on stage to take her bow."
- Eric Crump, The Marshall Democrat News
"The vocal talent across the cast was superb. The actor playing the lead character 'Jo' was Mallory Hawks. She captured considerable depth in the part and displayed a verve that never failed to charm. Her voice was exceptionally strong and clear."
- Gaussling Editorial
RUTHLESS! The Musical
" -- as her mother with a hidden past, Mallory Hawks is a marvel of manner and timing."
- Dennis Brown, St. Louis Riverfront Times
"We are first introduced to Judy Denmark (played deliciously by Mallory Hawks), a June Cleaver clone who deliriously answers every phone call and doorbell in her cozy suburban enclave."
- Mark Bretz, KDHX Theatre Review
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
"Mallory Hawks was brilliant as Esther Smith in the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre rendition of Meet Me In St. Louis -- at the July 11th matinee, Hawks nailed her performance as a supportive sister and love-struck teenager."
- Kelsey Alumbaugh, The Marshall Democrat News
A PIECE OF MY HEART
"Representing the Red Cross 'Donut Dollies' is Whitney, played by Mallory Hawks, who convincingly transforms from optimism to alcoholism."
- Deanna Jent, St. Louis Riverfront Times
OSCAR AND FELIX
"The Constazuela sisters -- Ynez is played by Elena Gronlund and Julia is played by Mallory Hawks -- very nearly steal the scenes they are in."
- Eric Crump, The Marshall Democrat-News
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
"Members of the audience who packed the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre for the evening showing of You Can't Take It With You Saturday, July 25th, were laughing from the first moments of the play when Essie Sycamore (played by Mallory Hawks) dances -- with the best grace a devoted amateur can muster -- across the stage. The Lyceum cast did a uniformly wonderful job portraying the joy of amateurism. It's difficult to single out performances, but the two that impressed me the most were Quin Gresham, as Ed, the hobbyist printer and xylophone accompanist and Mallory Hawks as his wife, Essie, the ballet dancer. Hawks has had dance training, but manages to be a convincing amateur, letting enthusiasm overwhelm the graceful movements she's no doubt capable of."
- Eric Crump, The Marshall Democrat-News
SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
"Mallory Hawks, who played Denise Sanders, had a beautiful voice throughout the production, especially when singing 'I'll Never Die (I'll Just Change My Address)'. She had a beautiful voice in this song; and even with June Sanders, played by Coco Sansoni, making comical sign language during her song and the audience laughing in delight, Hawks still managed to keep going strong."
- Alicia Spates, Herald & Review
WAIT UNTIL DARK
"Harry finds that his elaborate scheme is complicated by the wits of Sam's wife Suzy Hendrix, a character flawlessly brought to life by Kansas City native Mallory Hawks. Suzy is a housewife dealing with blindness as a result of a car accident. Hawks gives Suzy an engaging personality as the play opens, causing the audience to truly care for her and her well-being. She has mastered the actions and facial expressions that make her truly appear sightless."
- The Rolla Daily News
THE SECRET GARDEN
"Mallory Hawks' spunky chambermaid Martha is professionally assured in her singing and Yorkshire accent."
- Roy C. Dicks, The News & Observer
"As Martha, the third Yorkshire-ite, Mallory Hawks makes it easy for us to believe the influence that she gently exerts on Mary.
- Pamela Vesper & Kurt Benrud, Triangle Arts & Entertainment
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