THEATRE REVIEWS

 

ANNIE

 

"As gruff tycoon and billionaire Oliver (Daddy) Warbucks who wanted an orphan boy with whom to spend the Christmas holidays, Brent Gill is grandly imposing when he first appears, and this works to his advantage as the chemistry between he and Ms. Andrews is believably engaging when Warbucks allows the little girl to touch his hardened, business like heart.."

-- Joe Szekeres (OnStage Toronto)

 

"Brent Gill is absolutely sensational as Oliver Warbucks. In fact, his is my favorite interpretation yet. He plays Warbucks as lonely and regretful. Of course there is moments of bluster and bad temper, but this is always underpinned by a sense of melancholy. Gill's rendition of 'Something Was Missing' was the highlight of the show for me. His rich soulful voice fills the room. Warbucks' loneliness is palpable. It's  poignant moment, this proud man baring his soul because he can't stand the thought of life without Annie. The stirring vocals; the rousing music, and the waltz with Annie provides an emotional crescendo that culminates with the two embracing. This is the moment that Warbucks realizes he needs Annie as much as she needs him. It's beautiful and Gill excels here."

-- No More Mush (Annie Musical Fan Page - London, U.K.)

 

 

THE THREE MUSKETEERS

 

"The three inseparables, Aramis, Athos, and Porthos, were just that. Played by Justin Michael Carriere, Nathan Schmidt, and Brent Gill respectively, these men were individually talented and strong but together, their charisma was overwhelming. They won my heart during their first entrance and it never wavered."

-- Vicki Trask (OnStage)

 

"Gill's Porthos is a strutting peacock, vain, proud and lustful who is able to attack an aria with as much finesse and gusto as he does a duel."

-- Louis B. Hobson (Calgary Sun - 4 Stars)

ROMEO AND JULIET

 

"One of the things that seems to elevate every Shakespeare Company production are the sparkling performances that come from the company's emerging actors, with plenty of notables here, including Brent Gill's raucous Mercutio..."

-- Stephen Hunt (Calgary Herald - 4.5 Stars)

"The first hour of Romeo and Juliet overflows with pure bawdy tomfoolery thanks in huge measure to Elizabeth Stepkowski-Tarhan's Nurse and Brent Gill's Mercutio, so to watch each of these clowns show their deeply serious sides later on is staggering."

-- Louis B. Hobson (Calgary Sun - 5 Stars)

 

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

 

"Brent Gill gives an exceptional performance as the frustrated, ill-favoured Gooper..."

-- Brenda Babinski (E-Know.ca)

 

 

OTHELLO

​"Jenkins' Othello is not without its humour which it owes to Brent Gill as the lovesick Roderigo who is putty in Iago's hands and a wonderful buffoon."
-- Louis Hobson (Calgary Sun - 5 Stars)

"A youthful supporting cast provides an evening full of showcase moments, particularly Gill’s Roderigo..."

-- Stephen Hunt (Calgary Herald - 4 Stars)

 

 

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL

​"Brent Gill as Jake, the guy in the woods, manages to turn a role that is mainly tasked with swearing and cussing into an unaffected and unforced comedic romp that results in his character getting most of the laughs."
-- Jessica Goldman (Applause! Meter/CBC EyeOpener)

"Brent Gill steals his scenes as redneck Jake..."

-- Jason Clevett (GayCalgary.com)

"Notable performances are Mallory Minerson’s pun slinging Cheryl, Brent Gill's Jake, and Alyssa Billngsley’s Annie. All of the ensemble are vocally proficient and the harmonies were spot on."

-- Joe Vermeulen (The Charlebois Post)

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

"Brent Gill may be born to play the part of Gaston. With his booming baritone and self-assured grin, he shows no guile in knowing that yes, he is the fairest of them all."

-- Monica Harker (Temple City Star)

 

 

LEND ME A TENOR

"Brent Gill struts impressively as the Italian opera star Tito Merelli..."

-- Mike Redfern (Cranbrook Daily Townsman)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

"Brent Gill brings humour, pathos and passion to the role of Phoebus..."

-- Louis B. Hobson (Calgary Sun)

THE BUTLER DID IT, SINGING!

​"I particularly enjoyed Brent Gill's highly stylized performance as detective Chandler Marlowe..."

-- Sandra Albers (Kimberley Daily Bulletin)

WHERE'S CHARLEY?

"The actors' voices may be great, and they are, and the songs may be good, which they are, but this show will be remembered for two outstandingly funny characters and the hilarious slap-stick comedy.... Andrew Cownden, who wowed Kimberley audiences last year as Charlie Brown, is quite wonderful as Charley, spending much of the time in drag impersonating his aunt and trying to escape the amorous attentions of Mr. Spettigue, an over-the-top comic character played superbly by Cranbrook-native Brent Gill. Now there's a young man with an entertaining future!"

-- Mike Redfern (Arts on the Edge)

"Brent Gill proved to be an audience favorite on preview night as the uncle/guardian Mr. Spettigue. Gill's lopsided leer and matching gait are something to behold in the realm of great physical comedy."

-- Sandra Albers (Kimberley Daily Bulletin)