Other mentionable talents include Andrea Diaz as Anita, she has an impressive voice to make the whole stage seem like her own territory. You just can’t rip your eyes off her when she is singing flouncing around in "America" and then immediately bringing earnestness to "A Boy Like That/I Have a Love." Her character get sexually assaulted in which came with a warning before the act by Critzer. Diaz handled the heart-wrenching moment with sobriety.
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The show has also nailed the top mark in the technical aspects with lighting by Ashley Laramore, prop design by Frank Siano, and Critzer's gripping inventive visualization. The most impressive of all is one moment during the reprise of "Tonight" by the end of Act I where the characters climb ladders that move around in a kind of ballet, as the music swells.
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