H.M.S. Pinafore at The Actors Theatre of Louisville
"More complications ensue given that the captain expects Joseph to accept the marriage proposal of the high-ranking and pompous Dame Jo-Anne Porter (Lauren Vogel). The male character of the Gilbert and Sullivan original is Sir Joseph Porter, KCB, First Lord of the Admiralty. With The Hypocrites, Vogel gives a wonderfully over-the-top portrayal depicting pomposity in a silly and hilarious extreme."
-Elizabeth Kramer, Louisville Courier-Journal
The Mikado at American Repertory Theatre
"Acting standouts were comically craven Matt Kahler as Pooh-Bah of many jobs and Lauren Vogel as nervous Pitti-Sing, who ran her voice into dog-whistle territory for laughs."
-Joel Brown, The Boston Globe
"The cast’s moments of complete adherence to refined pronunciation and classical style acted as a collective reminder of the iconic nature of “The Mikado” score... As Pitti-Sing, Vogel buoyed the sopranos with reliable high-notes."
-David J. Kurklander, The Harvard Crimson
All Our Tragic, The Hypocrites
“Often stealing the show is the female chorus, the “Odd Jobs,” who introduce major sequences with music. Erin Myers, Lauren Vogel and Kate Carson-Groner are bravura singers who move brilliantly from hymns and folk songs to opera”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“There is a chorus of three charming women, played by Kate Carson-Groner, Erin Myers and Lauren Vogel, who sing, play and pull us through.”
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune (4/4 Stars)
“Erin Myers, Lauren Vogel, and Kate Carson-Groner) who provide an astonishing wide array musical accompaniment (everything from old fashioned rock to folk songs to a rendition of “The Flower Song” from Lakme that will simply take your breath away) the company tumbles from one role to another with never a lost step or overshot joke.”
“All Our Tragic takes shape as four movements, we’ll call them, of two acts each; they’re introduced by a chipper trio of “Odd-Jobbers” (Erin Myers, Lauren Vogel and Kate Carson-Groner) who also provide musical accompaniment in the form of folk songs and lullabies”
-Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago (5/5 Stars)
“With its unerring positivity and energy, the Chorus, aka "Odd Jobs," became a crowd favorite as the show progressed.”
-Mike Ewing & Ben Cannon, Gapers Block
The Mutilated, A Red Orchid Theatre
The ensemble is filled with “stars” in cameo turns and includes Doug Vickers, Shade Murray, Natalie West, Morgan Maher and Dominique Worsley, as well as the angelic-voiced Ciera Dawn and Jennifer Glass, three actor-musicians — charismatic Lauren Vogel (violin), Roy Gonzalez (guitar), Mario Hernandez (bass) — add magic by way of composer-music director Brando Triantafillou’s beautiful scoring.
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
Core of the PUDEL, Trap Door Theatre
“Shadow puppets, a paper "cranky" providing the "chapter" titles, and Lauren Vogel's live solo violin accompaniment and snippets of German oompah music add piquant and sometimes-sardonic touches”
-Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
This was the show were I had to sing the patter song, play the banjo, act, dance, and be funny all at the same time. IT WORKED OUT OKAY!
What they don't know is that I am not really a dog person.
This review is from Harvard. What else do you want from me?
This was the show when we were nurses in a pit for 12 hours.
I still have to type the word piquant into Google. Looks like I'm spicy!