"Younger sister Gladys Herdman (Grace Malloy) steals several scenes with her exuberant take on the Angel of the Lord – not so much a Heavenly Messenger as a “Shazam!” shouting Dark Knight."
"Seventh grader Malloy shines as the studious granddaughter who surprises everyone (including the audience) with her newly discovered song and dance prowess. Along with Malloy, the four smaller children in the cast are shameless scene-stealers..."
"Grace Malloy (as the Munchkin Mayor and Ozian Guard) delivers her lines with a sparkling clarity that sets the standard for the rest of the “smaller” roles – her short stature hides a mature and seasoned actress."
"There is a constant struggle between Dahlquist, Malloy, and Karli Winters to see who will steal the show –Malloy with her spunky intelligence and unstoppable voice (that girl can sing!)...In the end, there’s no need to choose – each shines alone, and together they are simply brilliant. The show has lots of fun songs, few truly memorable, with the exception of Dahlquist and Malloy’s “Alone in the Universe” – an anthem to imagination and friendship the wraps up the stories’ key themes in four minutes of touching connection."
"And to give credit where credit is due, there are some nicely rendered performers in smaller roles that shine, including the Gatekeeper of Oz, they shine, as well, proving again, the old adage, “there are no small roles…”
“Forest Grove sophomore Grace Malloy plays Judy perfectly: You believe she’s actually still a kid – her physical demeanor and even the way she speaks are spot-on – and she has a knack for subtle but hilarious physical comedy.”
"Strengths: Grace Malloy, a Forest Grove High School Student, and Ethan Thompson, a sixth-grader at Gresham's Gordon Russell Middle School, nail their roles as Judy and Stink, achieving a nice balance of sibling friction and loyalty.'
"The kids in the major roles of Peter (Ryder Thompson) and Wendy (Grace Malloy) carry the play well.'
"Thompson and Malloy, as Pan and Wendy, deliver the right magic for the roles. The music is pleasant and my favorite numbers were... the lovely duet I’ll Not Leave You by two strong singers in Wendy and Peter."
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