A Chorus Line
"Madeline Fansler, who nails the world-weary and sarcastic Sheila, joins Julia Garber and Amanda Phillips in the soulful "At the Ballet."
-Kevin Zimmerman, Times Ledger (full review here)
"Madeline Fansler is feisty as Sheila. Fansler has a bitter bite that furthers Sheila's jaded persona."
-Michael Block,Theater in the Now (full review here)
"Due to the size of the stage, the production is by default rendered intimate, and while stagings in larger venues can allow the audience some distance...in this one we are so close to the action that we can see the sweat beads form on nervous Sheila’s (a revelatory Madeline Fansler) forehead."
-Jose Solis, Stage Buddy (full review here)
"Two dancers mesmerized by superficiality are well played by Madeline Fansler and Devon Frieder. By story's end, their emotional epiphanies take strikingly different directions."
-Cliff Kasden, The Queens Courier (full review here)
"Madeline Fansler appears to relish every opportunity to display an attitude as Sheila, who, at 30, is one of the older chorus hopefuls."
-Mark Lord, Queens Chronicle (full review here)
"Madeline Fansler and Monté J. Howell are in superb voice as Joanne and Tom respectively. The grand duets "I'll Cover You" and "Take Me or Leave Me" shine."
-Jon Sobel, Blogcritics (full review here)
'"Rentheads" will want to make their way to Staten Island's Snug Harbor Cultural Center for a blazingly energetic, wonderfully performed staging of the Tony-winning musical, produced by Harbor Lights Theater Company. With an extraordinarily talented cast of 15 young performers, and dynamic direction and choreography by Alex Perez, this Rent will likely have you humming "five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes" all the way home."
-Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania (full review here)
"A satire, devoid of a love story, it lacks sentimentality, but it has pizzazz as it tells the story of Roxie Hart (a perky Kacie Burns) and Velma Kelly (a sharp Madeline Fansler) who become celebrity murderesses in jazz era Chicago. I cannot recommend this production enough. You are getting Broadway-quality theater for a fraction of the price."
-Craig Thornton, WWNY TV 7 (full review here)
The Drowsy Chaperone
"I might also mention Madeline Fansler who came into rehearsal just a few days before opening night to replace an actor. Madeline played Trix the Aviatrix who flies her bi-plane in just in time to officiate the marriages that occur at the end of the play. Madeline learned and performed the part to perfection. Like Trix in the show, Madeline arrived just in time. She has an outstanding voice I might add."
-John L. Woodfin, Rolla Daily News (full review here)
"But like all good shows, there must be something to upset the applecart of our young lovers and Ave Q supplies that with Lucy T. Slut played by Madeline Fansler who is so far removed from her previous 4th Wall production as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George that I marveled it was the same woman. What a talent!"
-Gregory G. Allen, Broadway World (full review here)
"As Lucy T. Slut, Madeline Fansler sashays around the stage much as her vampy puppet would; she's outrageously seductive as she raunchily sings about making everyone she meets feel "Special"—given her name, you can figure out just what she means!"
-Ruth Ross, New Jersey Footlights (full review here)
"Femme fatale Lucy T. Slut (Madeline Fansler) has a forthright manner that grabs you by the lapels and Fansler’s honey-dark vocals evoke a visceral response in the objects of her affection."
-Sherri Rase, [Q]onStage (full review here)