Reviews

 

 

WEST SIDE STORY at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

 
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“BEN LOHRBERG’S SINGING IS A REVELATION.”

- Revue West Michigan

“[LOHRBERG] SEALS THE DEAL WITH A CHARMING DEMEANOR THAT MAKES HIM SEEM JUST A LITTLE OLDER AND MORE MATURE THAN HIS TESTOSTERONE-DRIVEN BUDDIES.”

- Encore Michigan

“[LOHRBERG’S] LONGING AND LOVE ARE PALPABLE IN HIS VOICE ALONE, PARTICULARLY HIS EXQUISITE HIGH NOTES.”

- Revue West Michigan

“LOHRBERG OFFERS NOT ONLY GOOD LOOKS AND A STRONG, EXPRESSIVE SINGING VOICE.”

- Encore Michigan

“THEIR [BEN LOHRBERG & SARA ORNELAS’] STRENGTHS TOGETHER MAKE FOR AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION AND A RELATIONSHIP THAT EMERGES, EVOLVES AND ENDS WITH GREAT EMOTION. AND, MIRACULOUSLY, THEY ARE CONVINCING TEENAGERS AS WELL AS TREMENDOUSLY SOPHISTICATED.”

- Revue West Michigan

“[LOHRBERG & ORNELAS’] VOICES BLEND BEAUTIFULLY.”

- Encore Michigan


 

INTO THE WOODS with Ten Thousand Things Theater Co.

 
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“[LOHRBERG’S] SONG IS AS FULL OF RAW REAL EMOTION AS I'VE EVER HEARD IT.”

- Cherry and Spoon

“…THE STRONGEST SINGING VOICE IN THE CAST- THAT HONOR MAY GO TO NEWCOMER BEN LOHRBERG AS JACK.”

- Broadway World Review

“…JACK (BEN LOHRBERG) AND THE WITCH (AUSTENE VAN) SUBVERT THEIR ARCHETYPES WITH SUBTLE GESTURES AS WELL AS BROAD COMEDY.”

- City Pages

“BEN LOHRBERG IS TERRIFIC AS JACK, A SIMPLE BUT GOOD-HEARTED LAD WHO DISCOVERS ADVENTURE ATOP A GIANT BEANSTALK, WHICH HE RELAYS WITH GREAT GUSTO IN "GIANTS IN THE SKY." LOHRBERG ALSO DOES FINE WORK AS THE STEWARD, LACKEY TO THE ROYAL FAMILY, WHO CASTS OFF RESPONSIBILITY BY DROLLY SAYING "I DON'T MAKE POLICY, I ONLY ENFORCE IT.”

- Talkin’ Broadway Regional Reviews

“…AN ADORABLY DIMWITTED BUT GOOD-HEARTED JACK, BEN'S PERFORMANCE OF "GIANTS IN THE SKY" (WHICH IS SORT OF A GO-TO SONG FOR YOUNG MEN IN MUSICAL THEATER) IS PERHAPS THE BEST I'VE HEARD.”

- Cherry and Spoon

“SHE [RAJANÉ KATURAH] AND LOHRBERG ARE THE ONLY NON-EQUITY MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE, AND THEY HOLD THEIR OWN ADMIRABLY.”

- Broadway World Review

“…AND BEN LOHRBERG ON TROMBONE (WHICH SPLENDIDLY ANNOUNCES THE APPROACH OF ROYALTY).”

- Talkin’ Broadway Regional Reviews


 

GODSPELL at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

 
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“LOHRBERG’S JESUS IS EXUBERANT AND CHILDLIKE. HE EASILY SEDUCES THE TRIBE WITH HIS BUOYANT PERSONALITY AND WISE TEACHINGS.”

- Encore Michigan

“LOHRBERG IS A CHARISMATIC JESUS, YET APPROPRIATELY GENTLE AND SINGS WITH A POWERFUL YET SWEET VIBRATO. THERE’S NO QUESTION WHY THID TRIBE WANTS HIM FOR THEIR LEADER.”

- Revue West Michigan


 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Titan Theatre Co.

 
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“BEN LOHRBERG IS CHARMING AS THE YOUNG, HOPEFUL SCROOGE BEFORE HE IS CORRUPTED BY WEALTH.”

- Queens Chronicle