Reviews for Bettina Devin!
“Devin’s voice is exquisitely sweet. Her phrasing enables her to caress a tearjerker and carve into some pleasant R&B. Devin has a special kind of impish sexiness. A promising and entertaining artist.”
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Greg Ptacek: L.A. Music Critic C.C. News
“Devin’s shining quality as a singer is her diversity of style, sounding like a young Ella Fitzgerald or Edie Gorme. Devin’s own unique personality added the extra something that made the show more than just an exercise in good singing
Gerald Nachman: former theater critic and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Daily News. Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Drama-Logue award winning writer and author of 2 books and many humor pieces.
“Bettina Devin is an endearing and instinctive performer, a charming bundle of wit, warmth, and performing wiles, who somehow blends sweetness, humor, and sex appeal- ingredients that faintly recall Judy Holliday and Bernadette Peters, but that she turns into a memorable and delicious singing style very much her own.”
David Galligan: Los Angeles theater director/producer and former Drama-Logue critic/columnist
“Bettina Devin has the kind of voice that can cradle a lyric or produce goosebumps on a whim. Whatever her mood, as a singer, she’s up there with the very best of them.”
Pat Craig from Contra Costa Times (of her starring role in “Moon Over Buffalo”):
“Amazingly funny, drawing every bit of comedy out of the Ken Ludwig script.”
Betty Garrett: Starred in films such as “On the Town” (with Frank Sinatra), “My Sister Eileen (with Jack Lemmon), and “Words and Music” for MGM. She is best known to television audiences as Irene Lorenzo in “All in the Family” and Edna Babish DeFazio in “Laverne and Shirley”. Her many Broadway shows include “Call Me Mister”, for which she won a Donaldson Award (the forerunner of the Tony), “Something for the Boys”,”Follies”, and “Meet Me in St. Louis”.
“I had the pleasure of working with Bettina Devin in a Los Angeles production of “A Little Night Music”, in which she played the role of Anne, the virgin. I found her an extremely talented actress, but in addition, she has a phenomenal voice and a delicious sense of comedy. I can’t wait to be in another show with her.”
“A great voice and superb comic finesse”
Greg MacKellan: Co-founder/Director/Producer of the award winning Forty-Second Street Moon Theater, San Francisco
“Bettina Devin’s talents as an actress and singer have no bounds. She can belt, scat, soar as a lyric soprano, or happily carry off rich mezzo roles. This diversity of vocal ability combined with uncannily spot-on acting instincts makes her one of the more memorable performers around.”
Michael Bruno: L.A. theater critic
“This gal, with her TNT voice and amazing stage presence, all but chews up the scenery.”
Bay Area Reporter
Michael Michetti: Many time theatrical award winning Los Angeles director/producer. Mr. Michetti is a two-time L.A. Ovation Award winner, L.A. Weekly Award winner, four-time Drama-Logue Award winner, and more.
“Bettina Devin has that rare, thrilling voice which can startle you with its power and then grab you with its subtle nuances. She’s also a first-rate actress, so she can turn a standard which you thought you knew by heart into a three-minute play, with delightful surprises along the way.”
Rita Abrams: Composer, lyricist, and humor writer whose honors include 2 Emmy Awards, 17 Ascap special awards, and 3 Bay Area Theater Critic Awards. Recently she has composed the music and lyrics for “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”. Since her international hit single, “Mill Valley”, she has done many children’s albums, film and video scores, humor books, and comedy albums with D. Elmo (Gramma Got Run Over by a Reindeer)
“Bettina was in a musical revue I co-wrote. You could not ask for a better, more talented, engaging, energetic, funny, and all-around professional performer. She delights audiences, and gives total co-operation and support to the creators and producers. And despite her standout talent, she is a total team player who places ensemble above ego. Bettina would be a true asset to any production.”
Michael Chapman: Award winning producer and director of Broadway musicals including New York’s longest running hit musical satire, “Forbidden Broadway”.
“Bettina’s vocal pyrotechnics combined with her loving treatment of anything from ballads to sexy R&B , never fail to amaze even the most jaded audience
Morris Bobrow: Award winning writer/director of musicals. Multiple Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards, 2 Drama-Logue Awards, New York Backstage Bistro Award.
“Bettina Devin is one classy singer/actress. She is a natural comedienne who gets every ounce of meaning out of a lyric, and mesmerizes audiences with her impressive voice and engaging personality.”
Ed Bogas: Grammy-nominated television and film composer (“Garfield”, “Fritz the Cat”, “Barbie Nation”)
“Bettina “Devin has a marvelous range as both an actress and a singer.”
Sue Gaetzman: L.A. theater producer
“I honestly believe there’s nothing she can’t sing, whether it’s Betty Boop or Carmen. The ease with which she performs is nothing short of amazing.”
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