The cement of this production is the totally convincing
relationship developed by Snider and O’Neill.
Every touch, kiss, and extended eye contact screamed, “this is real love.” Very seldom do you see such
real interconnectedness on stage. Bravo!
-Roy Berko, RoyBerko.info
One could not ask for a more beautiful musical rendering of this
show, since the two leads, Trinidad Snider
as Francesca and Shane Patrick O’Neill as Robert, deliver Brown’s evocative songs with power,
tenderness and deep feeling.
-Christine Howey, Cleveland Scene
[Snider and O'Neill] are a genuine pleasure to listen to and watch,
particularly when singing duets such as “One Second and a Million Miles.”
-Bob Abelman , Cleveland Jewish News
Gevaart as Percy and O’Neill as Sheriff Sutter also come equipped
with gorgeous voices that turn mediocre material into something miraculous. His “This Wide Woods” and
“A Ring Around the Moon” (and everything else she sings) are wonderful.
-Bob Abelman, Cleveland Jewish News
Shane Patrick O'Neill was excellent as Sheriff Joe Sutter,
the hometown boy longing to get on the next train out of town, but held back by an unidentified need.
He has a strong singing voice that was well displayed in "Forest for the Trees."
-Roy Berko, RoyBerko.Info
Fabrizio cries out in song, in his native Italian, of the
impossibility of their sudden passion.
His cry is magnificent—an onrush of anguish and melody and bell-ringing clarity. The sound of the human
voice, perfectly placed, is distinctive.
To reach that level of expertise is in itself an artistic accomplishment. But to reach that mastery and
then let go of it - so that the heart's
emotional storm can be given free voice - turns a good sound into a soul-stirring whisper that reaches
through the music to touch our dreams. Shane
Patrick O'Neil plays Fabrizio with simplicity and vulnerability. His passion and superb technique are
-Tom Fulton, Scene Magazine
It was stunning. I have to say that I experienced that moment again
listening to Shane Patrick O'Neill
inhabiting the world of Fabrizio Naccarelli. When he sings, Il Mondo Era Vuoto, everything is left on
the boards. A magnificent celebration of
voice, character and dialect. Never losing his Italian accent for a moment of acting or singing. Through
his character we get to see lucid emotions
of love and honesty for Clara. We follow his struggle with both families, trying to follow his unfeigned
adoration for his love.
-Kevin Kelly , Tpography.blogspot.com
Shane Patrick O'Neill is absolutely charming as Fabrizio ...
-Bob Abelman , Cleveland Jewish News
O'Neill turns in a tremendous fun performance. He is so incredibly
connected to the audience. He has charm, skill and a voice that is liquid gold. He is able to show all
of his talents in this show, and he nails it.
-Kevin Kelly, tpography.blogspot.com
Shane Patrick O'Neill is the perfect person to play the store owner
Rob, a nice guy whose full of ambition and angst.
... and then there is 'Laura, Laura,' a nice ballad, performed
beautifully by our hero, the tall, skinny, handsome, Shane Patrick O'Neill, he of great voice and acting
-Roy Berko , RoyBerko.info
From the first lines of the first song, the actors and the material
grab your attention and let you know that you’ll have fun and that you shouldn’t take this show (or
yourself) too seriously. The humor is broad and campy. Jeff Blim and Kiley L. McDonald are delightful in
the first scene ... but it’s the supreme awkwardness of Kelsey White and Shane Patrick O’Neill that
confirm your solid appraisal of the show.
- Leah White, New England Theatre Geek
If you like laughing, head to the Palace: I recently checked out the
Palace’s first show of the season, I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change. I spent the majority of the
show stretching my jaw because it was getting cramped from laughing so much. This musical is highly
recommended for anyone who is married, has been in love or, heck, even if you’ve only been on a date.
The four stars - Kiley McDonald, Shane Patrick O’Neill, Jeff Blim and Kelsey White - are chameleons who
play so many different roles convincingly that at times it is difficult to tell who is who.
-Adam Coughlin, The Hippo