Ricardo does get a chance to shine with “Too Much for Me,” and “While I Still Have the Time,” and her velvety voice is perfect for how one imagines Hamlisch would have wanted his compositions performed.
NEW ENGLAND THEATRE MIRROR
'Elena Ricardo plays Peter here and she soars, capturing the childlike amazement and innocence of the boy who vows to never grow up. The role is demanding, but she successfully navigates the physical and vocal gymnastics with ease. Did that operatic passage really come from that tiny pixie?'
THE DAILY ITEM
'Ricardo glows in her role as King, giving a convincing vocal performance and
demonstrating a wide range of emotions.'
TOLEDO CITY PAPER
'As Wendla, the young miss to whom he's attracted, Elena Ricardo is masterful in showing adolescent confusion. Watch her as she looks in the mirror, both attracted to and fearful of what she sees.'
'...it’s Ricardo who most effortlessly combines a vocal prowess and a clear portrayal of someone emotionally f*cked up. Whether botching a
recital or debating smoking pot, she is believable and honest during her downward-then-upward spiral.'
'I was instantly captivated by Elena Ricardo’s voice, who was portraying Sophie Sheridan. I was really impressed by how this girl seemed to just effortlessly belt out one beautiful sounding song after the next.'