Recent Reviews

Sweeney Todd, 2016

“As Johanna, Whittenberger is alluring, exhibiting a lovely soprano voice on ‘Green Finch & Linnet Bird.'”MD Theatre Guide
“displays a wealth of vocal training… as Johanna.” DC Metro Theater Arts
“…uses her operatic training to advantage… Whittenberger makes the most of such musical numbers as “Green Finch and Linnet Bird.” Baltimore Sun
“The chemistry…feels authentic…Whittenberger’s
classical voice is both dulcet and delectable. “Green Finch & Linnet Bird” is carried with her rich soprano sound and contains notes of melancholy as well as jubilation.” Theater Bloom
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The Pirates of Penzance, 2014

“…as Mabel, Laura Whittenberger seems ideally cast and displays the finest operatic voice heard in recent memory at Toby’s…negotiates coloratura passages with ease and agility.” Baltimore Sun 
“An aural enchantress…displays a keen knowledge of performing opera with truth and emotional intent…sublime; the finest female soprano sound to cross the Toby’s stage in many a year.” DC
Metro Theater Arts
“…securely soars in such musical numbers as “Poor Wandering One!”…makes the exclamation points in those song titles seem warranted… impressive voice….”Baltimore Sun 
“…reaches notes that haven’t even been discovered yet.  Her renditions of “Poor Wandering One!” and “Sorry Her Lot” are worth the price of admission alone.” OUTspoken
“…exquisite… nothing is synthetic…makes all the runs, vocal trills, and high notes seem easy and therefore, all the more impressive…great vocal clarity and conviction. ” MD Theatre Guide 
“…adds an irresistible element to what already was well-nigh irresistible.” BroadwayWorld
“Sorry Her Lot”…is the evening’s musical and emotional highlight. Whittenberger’s voice stands out. She has exactly the coloratura soprano chops needed for “Poor Wandering One,” which she executes spectacularly well… She brings welcome decisiveness to her character…” DC Theatre Scene 
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The Pirates of Penzance, 2016

"Awesome soprano..."  DC Metro Theater Arts

"...lovely and vocally impressive Mabel..." Philadelphia Magazine

"...a tiny blonde with a huge voice" Broad Street Review

"...statospheric cadenzas...Whittenberger’s high notes have a beautiful vibrato."  Phindie

Ruddigore, 2015

“… a dream both musically and comically: her voice is rich and nimble… expressive eyes and face…”Portland Phoenix

“possesses a pure, bell-like lyric soprano, which suits the proper heroine” Talkin’ Broadway

“…impressive soprano talent is coupled with some fine understated comedic ability.” Sun Journal

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