"Intelligence, perception and equanimity are the hallmarks of Jones’ portrait. Even as she blossoms under the warmth of an education, her Jerusha is no bright-eyed, eager beaver, but pensive, and highly inquisitive. Through Jones’ work, one sees Jerusha’s sense of feeling isolated and different."
“There’s nothing stuffy or remote in director Mary Jo DuPrey’s staging, with Jones and Nicandros’ superb acting bringing the story’s themes to the forefront and their characters’ concerns down to earth. The result is a sweet, skillfully told story of two lost souls who somehow find an oddly kindred spirit, and someone to love, in one another. […] All told, “Daddy Long Legs” is a beautifully lyrical tale grounded in the realities and complexities of human nature and the human heart.” (Eric Marchese - OC Register)
“Jones as Jerusha sing[s] emotively and excellently, sustaining the complex notes of [her] songs […] Jones expresses Jerusha’s growth beautifully through her singing.”
“Artistic direction and the actors’ talents combine to create an immersive, unusual and riveting emotional experience that will carry you away on its long legs.” (Anita W. Harris - Signal Tribune)
"Ashley Ruth Jones embodies this wry and clever character physically, musically and psychologically.” (Ben Miles - Beachcomber)
“Jones is a vibrant, impetuous, and eminently lovable Jerusha. She anchors the production with a solid vocal performance and brings the audience with her every step of the journey.” (Michael Van Duzer - ShowMag)
"Jones is delightful vocally as she portrays the naive young woman’s budding interest in learning and frustration [...her] spirited transformation from unsophisticated miss to confident young woman gives the story resonance.” (Melinda Schupmann - Arts in LA)
“Jones’ endearing voice guides most of the musical […] Without a doubt, “Daddy Long Legs” is an impeccable musical comedy with a brilliant cast.” (Francisco Reyes - LOL-LA)
“Ashley Ruth Jones and Dino Nicandros prove themselves more than capable of handling the material. Their charming performances are easily worth the price of admission. They have exquisite singing voices, both individually and when they sing together." (Chris Carpenter - Grunion Gazette)
“Ashley Ruth Jones and Dino Nicandros are brilliant together singing flawlessly and passionately to tremendous effect. [...] When they are together as Jervis and Jerusha, they move together in subtle, synchronous choreography. And once again, their singing is glorious and deeply moving.”
“Daddy Long Legs is a triumph for ICT, and fully deserves the spontaneous standing ovation rendered by the audience on the evening I saw the show.” (Paul Mryvold - Theatre Notes)
"The musical is strongly and admirably held together by a two-person cast – Dino Nicandros as Jervis and Ashley Ruth Jones as Jerusha – who share a lovely camaraderie and chemistry"
"Ashley Ruth Jones is relatable, heartfelt, and inspiring as the orphan who yearns to grow out of her past to become the woman she was always meant to be [...] Jones is excellent at portraying her persona’s burgeoning individuality by capturing a breadth of feeling that is of impressive and affective range. Jones is also able to get across very discrete sentiments when uttering the words of a single letter that she is writing [...] or when she uses the beautifully clear coloratura and vibrato in her voice.” (Imaan Jalali - LA Excites)
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