January 2015 Elléments Magazine Feature
a theater artist whose work is a "Must-See!" -L.A. STAGE TIMES
I wasn't aware of this svelte mass of talent, so my mouth dropped when I heard her sing. I'm actually still in the theater in my seat wondering what happened to me.
-Corey Wright, STAGELIGHT MAGAZINE
"Natalie Wachen cements the tragic downfall of her character, a discriminated-against mulatto, with a stirringly real performance of Bill. ...creating an overwhelmingly emotional experience."
-Tim Malcolm, TIMES-HERALD-RECORD
"Natalie Wachen has leading-lady looks,
yet her accomplished work radiates with character-actor moxie."
-Les Spindle, BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE
"Handling the more demanding female choreography with aplomb, Wachen also shows off powerhouse vocal chops in "Off-Time," and provides a well-acted portrayal of a reformed bad-girl in
"Keepin' Out of Mischief, Now.""
-Philip Bres, LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Highlights include gorgeous dazzler Wachen, a star on the rise, singing "Yacht Club Swing" deliberately and adorably off-key, being flirtatious in "How Ya Baby," and singing the dickens out of
"Keepin' Out of Mischief Now.""
Steven Stanley, STAGE SCENE L.A.
"In the person of Wachen, it would appear [Ken Page] has entrusted the show to good hands, indeed."
-Wenzel Jones, BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE
"Natalie Wachen tempers her own voice to achieve [Deena Jones'] "lighter" pop crossover sound. She channels [Diana] Ross in mannerisms and vocal styling, especially in the second act."
-Jennifer Chung Klam, SAN DIEGO ARTS
"Natalie Wachen is perfectly cast as the sexy and sultry Sonia"
-Jeanne Lerner, THE STAR PROGRESS
"Natalie is a favorite new comic in my show at The Hollywood Improv. Her quick wit and ease on stage prove that you can have beauty and a sense of humor! She blew me away with her improvisation when I cast her on BET's "Hell Date," and I can't wait to work with her again."
-Leslie Wolff, Casting Director & Comedy Producer
"...always (Always!) funny. ...brilliant... a highly skilled improv actor."
-EMMY WINNER, DAVID CROSS - BROOKLYN VEGAN
"Winning the biggest ovations and loudest laughs of the evening, whoops and hollers and cheers greeted Meloney Collins, Carly Turner, and Natalie Wachen for their thumb-snapping, toe-tapping R&B harmonizing in "Necessity.""
Steven Stanley, STAGE SCENE L.A.
"Perhaps the "voice" of the company comes with Natalie Wachen as the heroine Tigre Savoy. Not only lovely to look at, Natalie Wachen's soprano has the stretch and range to put across one of the loveliest melodies in the show- "So Beautiful." Add to that the belty "Makin' It" (along with the show's other divas), and her solo tour-de-force in "Riffs and Breaks," immediately followed by an opera-style duet- "Was It Real?" ...a very talented artist to be lauded."
-SAN DIEGO THEATRE SCENE
"There is no shortage of talent on stage, with the first-rate ensemble notably including Natalie Wachen as love interest Tigre Savoy.
...an outstanding performance."
-KSDS FM San Diego
"Mildred Kayden's tunes and lyrics are lively and stand on their own, colored by excellent vocals from Wachen. ...a standout performance."
-Martin Jones Westlin, WANE, San Diego
"Unbelievable. What a voice!" -Emmet Russell, XETV
THE BREAK UP NOTEBOOK
"The best actresses don't seem as if they're acting. This makes Natalie Wachen, who plays Helen's new girlfriend, a best actress, for she's completely natural."
- Peter Filichia, THE STAR-LEDGER