Quotes from the Critics
Seattle, WA ... Village Theatre
quality tribute to First Lady ...
warmth, humor, wisdom and some darned catch tunes to boot. Politics takes
a back seat to the personal in this story of the young Eleanor and her
evolving relationship with her cousin Franklin, whose interest in the
shy Eleanor led to their marriage, eventually bringing her into the national
spotlight. Tierney, Forster and Bolt's Eleanor is a fitting tribute to
Scott Bessho, The Seattle Press
show is stirring. The
production blends humor, pathos, high spirits, misfortune, history,
fiction, passion and ideas... the mix accumulates real power. Thomas
Tierney's tunes do the job... 'New Century Walk' has that early 1900s
Tin Pan Alley throwaway sound. A lovely sailboating song 'Running
Before the Wind' has metaphorical implications that are both erotic
Joe Adcock, Seattle Post Intelligencer
bright, sprightly entertainment...
lives for the moment. The show gives Eleanor flesh and blood, and a few
fancy dance steps to boot."
Tim Appelo, The Seattle Times
cast, strong story ...
The Village Theatre opened its new season in triumph with a standing
ovation for the new musical Eleanor ... the play proved to have both
substance and wit."
Freddie Brinster, Journal-American
Legendary compassion runs strong in Eleanor, a good-hearted
and inspiring musical. Tierney's music is well-crafted, and Forster's
lyrics are rich in exposition. Eleanor is an excellent musical - it might
become something enduring."
Bruce Jensen, Rave