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"Cailin Stadnyk shares the stage and plays the role of Sophie's mother Donna Sheridan. Stadnyk steals the show, giving one of the most hilarious and raw performances I've seen in a WCT production. She gave a measured and soulful performance that made her character the strong single mother that anyone can look up to. Along with her excellent voice that carried us through the disco-infused tunes, Stadnyk gives us empathy for her character while making us laugh out loud."
- Jennifer Will, The Omega, November 29, 2016
"The actors' ability to transfer the emotions of the lyrics to the stage, particularly Cailin Stadnyk's show-stealing "The Winner Takes It All," is why this production is so magical."
- Lori Littleton, Hamilton Spectator, April 24, 2017
*Photo of Cailin Stadnyk and the cast of Mamma Mia! by Barbara Zimonick
"He's matched by an equally strong performance by Cailin Stadnyk as his wife Vi. From her first moments, the warmth and wry humour of this character shines through, the perfect foil for Ariel and the Reverend, but nevertheless a person in her own right, with her own feelings to work through."
- Andrea Rondeau, Cowichan Valley Citizen, June 14, 2016
" Cailin Stadnyk and Sarah Carle are masterfully restrained in Learning to be Silent."
- Lacouvee, June 28, 2016
*Photo of Cailin Stadnyk by Cim MacDonald.
"You'd think that Cailin Stadnyk would have not only sensible but large shoes to fill as Mary but Julie Whats-her-name is a distant memory because Stadnyk truly is absolutely perfect in the role, brimming with confidence, singing wonderfully and keeping the sense of fun and mystery around her."
- Cam Fuller, Saskatoon Starphoenix, April 26, 2016
"Cailin Stadnyk last appeared with WCT as the tragic Fantine in Les Miserables. As Mary, she is practically perfect in every way. After Saturday's opening, an elderly woman came up to her and told her "I think they must have found you in Never-Neverland because you are Mary Poppins." It's fair to say many in the audience would agree with the woman."
- Dale Bass, Kamloops This Week, December 1, 2015
"Mary Poppins and her adorable love interest Bert, played by Cailin Stadnyk and Leon Willey, embraced their characters so well it was difficult to imagine they could be anyone else".
- Tahirih Foroozan, KamloopsBCNow, November 27, 2015
*Photo of Cailin Stadnyk by Stephen Rutherford.
" Cailin Stadnyk does a dynamite Dusty Springfield in Son of a Preacher Man."
- Andrea Rondeau, Cowichan Valley Citizen, June 17, 2015
"The ensemble lets loose in Shout (expertly handled by vocalist Cailin Stadnyk leading the audience in a call-and-response) and the assembled crowd jumps to its feet..."
- Janis La Couvee, www.janislacouvee.com, June 18, 2015
*Photo of the cast of Twist and Shout by Cim MacDonald.
" Galahad's efforts are complicated by a number of blondes - a wealthy heiress, a femme fatale, a seductive songstress, and a homeless woman - which are all portrayed by Cailin Stadnyk. Stadnyk was lovely as she sang her way through her various roles."
- Jeff Dedekker, Leader Post, April 10, 2015
*Photo of Kevin Aichele, Cailin Stadnyk, and Steven Greenfield by Darrol Hofmeister of Sharpshooter Photography.
"But Cailin Stadnyk shines through her smaller role as Francis' love interest and sassy proto-feminist, Dolly."
- Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun, January 30, 2015
"The women's roles, with the exception of Rachel/Rosco's twin, aren't really big but are excellently played by Lauren Bowler (as dumb blonde Pauline) and Cailin Stadnyk (as well-endowed, sexy Dolly)."
- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier, February 6, 2015
*Photo of Cailin Stadnyk and Andrew McNee by David Cooper
"Putting this show right up over the top is Cailin Stadnyk as Hedy LaRue, Mr. Biggley’s ‘bit on the side’. Stadnyk in a skintight red dress and matching elbow length gloves sashays on stage in red spike heels – and all the male characters start to salivate. Stadnyk does that squeaky New York little girl voice so convincingly and the woman can sing which she does with Wirkkunen in “Love From a Heart of Gold”."
- Jo Ledingham, On The Scene, August 7, 2013
"And Cailin Stadnyk is perfect as Hedy Larue, the hip-swinging, va-va-va-voomish blonde bombshell with an IQ in negative numbers. Stadnyk, who has a terrific voice, hardly sings at all. "
- Jerry Wasserman, Vancouverplays, July 2013
"Other notable standouts include Cailin Stadnyk as the hilariously ditsy bombshell Hedy..."
- Jay Catterson, The Charlebois Post, July 17, 2013
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"The muses are spectacular...Cailin Stadnyk is effervescent."
- David C. Jones, OUTtvblog, June 29, 2012
"A terrific supporting cast fills every moment with memorably goofy bits of business. Beatrice Zeilinger and Bonnie Panych make the most of a Mutt-and-Jeff pairing as Kira’s vile sisters (you’ve never heard Evil Woman sung quite like this), and Cailin Stadnyk is especially funny when, as wife to Zeus in a spoof of the equally cheesy movie Clash of the Titans, she relates the tale of Achilles and his heel."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2012
"Cailin Stadnyk as Euterpe, who was exceptionally engaged and electric in her execution of support roles."
- BrokenLegReviews, June 28th, 2012
"And if Cailin Stadnyk were to ever play Circe, I guarantee that Odysseus would break his bonds at the mast."
- Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, A Thousand Words, June 27th, 2012
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"Cailin Stadnyk has the onerous responsibility of singing Memory and fortunately she has the pipes and the stage presence to pull it off. She attacks those high notes with ease and confidence."
- Louis B. Hobson, The Very Best of Calgary, March 10, 2012
"And then of course there’s that song. The one we’ve heard a million times and the one everyone in the audience is waiting for. Grizabella, the old decrepit cat does deliver a snippet of Memory in the first act, but it isn’t until the near end that Cailin Stadnyk belts it out in full. It’s a make or break moment in the production and Stadnyk delivers it with a clear and powerful voice for sure..."
- Jessica Goldman, Applause! Meter, April 13, 2012
"Those iconic anthems are well presented by the cast in this production, particularly Tory Doctor’s Rum Tum Tugger, Cailin Stadnyk’s Grizabella, Devon Tullock’s Mister Mistoffelees and Kieran Martin Murphy’s Gus the Theatre Cat..."
"There’s also a smartly choreographed dance sequence featuring Devon Tullock performing Magical Mister Mistoffelees, which ratchets up the energy level leading to a lovely rendition of Memory by Stadnyk..."
- Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald, April 15, 2012
"In the Theatre Calgary performance, Jennyanydots (Cleopatra Williams) and Grizabella (Cailin Stadnyk) shone the brightest to my eyes; the actresses were positively radiant, Williams for her sparkling tap performance and brilliant personality and Stadnyk for her phenomenal vocal talent and touching shows of emotion."
- K. Kenig, The Strathmore Review, April 16, 2012
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" Some moments in this production are so outstanding that you simply have to be there to believe what you're hearing. ...and, Cailin Stadnyk has it hilariously right in her arch attack on Miss Baltimore Crabs."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, May 19th, 2011
"Director Bill Millerd helms a uniformly superb cast. Among the standouts:...Cailin Stadnyk's uptight, scheming Velma."
- Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight, May 19th, 2011
" Cailin Stadnyk is skinny nasty Velma Von Tussle, knocking our socks off withVelma's Revenge."
- Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier, May 25th, 2011
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"Ugly's only support is his loyal mother, Ida, charmingly portrayed by Cailin Stadnyk. Stadnyk is a stellar singer and every one of her scenes on opening night was captivating."
- Joe Couture, The Leader-Post, November 27, 2010
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" Cailin Stadnyk reprises her role from the 2003 Arts Club version as impossibly stupid starlet Lina Lamont, and again delights in her command of character and voice..."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, July 2010
"...Lina Lamont should get a good review. Yes, she should. Cailin Stadnyk plays Lina Lamont, a silent movie star with a voice that could shatter glass...Even though LIna is a two-dimensional bimbo, Stadnyk brings responsiveness, as well as excellent timing, to her performance."
- Colin Thomas, the Georgia Straight, July 2010
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" ...includes several standouts. Cailin Stadnyk is charming as the disillusioned Queenie..."
- Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight, May 2010
"...the judicious use of ringers from musical theatre keeps the choral work afloat, with Cailin Stadnyk as Queenie...especially compelling..."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, May 2010
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" Cailin Stadnyk, who is developing into a very smooth comedienne, plays Justine with admirable timing and restraint; it would have been easy to go over the top with this role."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, March 2010
" Justine (Cailin Stadnyk) changes her personality at the speed of light, as the two men change the items on the love list, leaving the audience breathless and delighted."
- Jane Penistan, Review Vancouver, March 2010
" Cast as Justine in truly a knockout performance that will stay with you long after the curtain comes down is Cailin Stadnyk. Seeing her work opposite Peter Anderson as a truly miss-matched pair proves there's hope for us all out there."
- Philippine Asian News Today, March 2010
" Under Max Reimer's direction the performance was perfectly paced, and all three actors were terrific. Cailin Stadnyk could be anyone's dream girl - she is just lovely - and her changes in quality were hilariously convincing."
- Review from the House, March 2010
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" The three cast members who really stood out were Cailin Stadnyk, who played dual parts as Shelly, the dumb blonde and Annie, the chatty brunette..."
- Katy Horsley, Guttersnipe News, October 2009
" The standout performance is Cailin Stadnyk as big-boobed, oversexed, Barbie-doll Shelley who trashed Cheryl...saying, "She thinks she's so smart just because she can read"."
- Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier, October 2009
" Virtually all of the cast are awesome, but my favorite has to be Cailin Stadnyk, who constantly changes from a student who looks like she's been possessed by the exorcist to a trailer-trash Mom in the bat of an eye."
- Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star, September 2009
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" Cailin Stadnyk was an endearing Audrey at Saturday's performance, speaking in a squeaky voice with a working-class, Bronx-ish accent (one that, cleverly, melts away as she gains confidence singing the big number Suddenly Seymour)."
- Cam Fuller, The StarPhoenix, April 2009
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"...while April (Stadnyk), a kooky flight attendant, turns in a knock-out performance with my personal favourite, "Barcelona"."
- John Jane, Review Vancouver, September 2007
" Two of the performances are flawless. April is a bimbo, and performer Cailin Stadnyk's honesty makes the character's innocence hilarious. Like Stadnyk's, Karin Konoval's characterization moves seamlessly between songs and scenes."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, September 2007
" ...Stadnyk breaks our hearts with her wide-eyed flight attendant character's mix of innocence and stupidity in Barcelona..."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, September 2007
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" The immense cast of 15 is uniformly strong, but there are some obvious favorites: as the romantic leads Hope and Bobby, Cailin Stadnyk and Zachary Stevenson are outstanding..."
- John Threlfall, Monday Magazine, November 2006
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" Josh Drebit and Cailin Stadnyk are beacons of hope with their highly physical and sympathetic portrayals of mismateched lovers Demetrius and Helena."
- Michael Harris, The Globe and Mail, August 2006
" Cailin Stadnyk as Helena can also be credited for the much-deserved standing ovation Tuesday night. I've marked up the Midsummer text within an inch of its life during my university career and seen the production countless times, but I've never related so closely with the role of Helena as I did in Stadnyk's portrayal of her. She gave the comedic character depth, running the gamut of audience's pity, sympathy, detest and funny bones."
- Nicole Fitzgerlad, Pique News Magazine, August 2006
*Photo by David Cooper
" ...because Cailin Stadnyk's Constance and Leanne Koehn's Desdemona are spot-on. Stadnyk creates a lovely clown: her Constance is as timid and squeaky as a cartoon mouse, but her emotions are always true. Stadnyk is especially good at getting laughs from understatement..."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, March 2005
" The production brims with talent. Cailin Stadnyk's Constance is an understated clown with enough moxy that we want to cheer her on rather than feel sympathetic towards her - imagine an intellectual Olive Oil with the heart of a romantic."
- Martin Millerchip, North Shore News, April 2005
" The obvious coup for One Night Castle Projects, tackling the play at North Vancouver's Presentation House, was casting Cailin Stadnyk as Constance. coming off her star turn as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Stadnyk brings instant credibility to the new company. She's a natural comedienne, her trademark squeaky voice and gawky persona providing delicious comic contrast with the formality fo Shakespeare's characters and language...Stadnyk's wide-eyed delivery makes Constance irresistible."
- Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Plays, March 2005
" The real excitement surrounding this production will be about whether or not Stadnyk can pull off the role. She's got the pipes. She's got the sense of humour. We're betting that she can."
- The Georgia Straight "Choices", November 2004
" Cailin Stadnyk as Fanny Brice is great as the gawky, funny star. Ms. Stadnyk turned in a really good performance, probably one of the best in her career. She had a complete sense of the character, fully fleshed out with the details and mannerisms...All her songs were terrific."
- Amy Gilbert, The Boards, December 2004
" ...Cailin Stadnyk is terrific as Fanny, singing strongly and showing an authentic sense of the Jewish comedienne...Stadnyk soars when singing Brice's big number, Don't Rain On My Parade."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, November 2004
" Cailin Stadnyk plays Fanny, and she's very, very good. Stadnyk's got the range and the power for big showstoppers such as "People" and "Don't Rain On My Parade". And she displays a winning comic fearlessness. After Nick first kisses Fanny, for instance, she stands, mouth agape, allowing herself to look about as pretty as a stunned goldfish - and the effect is charming."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, November 2004
" Everything depends on Fanny in Funny Girl. You've gotta have a Fanny and she's gotta sing, act, pull faces and pull heartstrings. She's gotta have chutzpah. Stadnyk does it all. She belts it out when she needs to ("Don't Rain On My Parade"), but she can do sweet, too ("His Love Makes Me Beautiful")."
- Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier, November 2004
" Can Cailin Stadnyk measure up to the standards set by Barbara Streisand, she of the amazing voice, who became a star with the show on Broadway, ...The answers: Yes, Definitely, and Yes. A terrific show with a talented funny girl in the title role, this looks like the number one hit of the Christmas season. Tall, thin and almost too pretty, Cailin Stadnyk, so impressive as the squeaky-voice movie starlet in last year's Singin' In the Rain, is absolutely adorable as Fanny. Stadnyk has a fine voice and a wonderful gift for comedy She sells everything she sings, particularly the comic chorus number. Most importantly, she's completely lovable. We root for her all the way."
- Jerry Wasserman, CBC Radio, November 2004
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" Cailin Stadnyk is very funny as Mod, a rock star whose career is on the skids...Stadnyk hands us a wholly original creation in her crackpt, who is just smart enough to do really dumb things."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, May 2004
"Cailin Stadnyk delivers the most consistently successful portrait of the evening as Lina Lamont, Don's blond bimbo costar. She's got the squeaky voice and the comic timing down pat..."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, November 2003
" ...while Cailin Stadnyk absolutely nails the dumb-as-a-bag-of-nails Lina. She squeaks and squeals, she pouts, she primps in gorgeous satin, fringed, rhinestone-encrusted, feathered gowns."
- Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier, Novermber 2003
" In the final irony, it's Cailin Stadnyk as the impossibly stupid starlet Lina Lamont, she of the voice Hollywood cannot allow to be heard, who is in fact always clear as a bell. Singin' In the Rain now features a song just for Lina, and Stadnyk's interpretation of What's Wrong With Me? is made all the more delightful by her adept way with Lina's mangled diction."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, November 2003
" Cailin Stadnyk, who was such a strong Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Theatre Under the Stars a couple of season ago, has Broadway in her blood. As elegantly thin as a line drawing, she sells every song as if joy makes her do it. And she's got comic instincts to burn; I particularly enjoyed a bit in which her bitter reactions to a former beau's mimed date made that imaginary woman look about eight feet tall."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, March 2002
" It seems to be standard policy for actresses playing Audrey, the shop assistant unable to escape her abusive boyfriend, to mimic Ellen Greene, who originated the role and starred in the 1986 movie. Cailin Stadnyk does this so well that she nails not only Green's walk and talk, but the lovely fragile tone in the haunting Somewhere That's Green."
- Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun, July 2001
" Stadnyk has both the timing and the total belief you need to make the show's irony ring; her Audrey is an innocent, large-hearted clown. And man, does she have a voice. Stadnyk could belt the resident Stanley Park herons right out of their nests, but her sound is so pure and so full of heart that even the displaced birds would be grateful."
- Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight, July 2001
" Cailin Stadnyk, who plays Audrey, offers a sincere enactment of this pathetic character. Stadnyk's strong voice carries clenaly over the grime of Skid Row and matched the skill of her co-star, Neil Minor as Seymour, when they come together in the showstopper, Suddenly Seymour"."
- Nicole Fitzgerald, July 2001
"Casting is dead on this time around. Cailin Stadnyk, in her WCT debut, is the tawdry Audrey, and she can seriously deliver those comical tunes with mock conviction and convincing accent."
- Mike Youds, Kamloops Daily News, March 2001
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" In one of these vignettes we see the young Scrooge being dumped by Belle, Cailin Stadnyk, whose lovely voice was the vocal high point of the afternoon."
- Leanne Campbell, The Westender, December 2000