Reviews


Sense & Sensibility

 

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY – THE DENVER CENTER:

Nick Verina brings a gentle, slightly hangdog bearing to Elinor’s love interest, Edward Ferrars. He’s Fanny Dashwood’s older brother, though you might not gather that by the way his sister attempts to wrangle him into the class-appropriate choices.

Verina and Rothenberg have lovely chemistry as the responsible and tentative pair. Their early duet “If I Could” cleverly teases the spoken and unspoken hopes between them.

Petkoff, Verina and James bring handsome singing voices to their roles. Verina’s rightly suggests Edward’s strong sensitivity.”

Lisa Kennedy – The Denver Post

“Ferrars, played by the dashing Nick Verina, is perfectly suited for the role of a bumbling Brit – he’s both Hugh-handsome (Hugh Grant played the role of Ferrars in the movie) and cad-ishly charming. Warning: you’ll squirm in your seat while watching Ferrars navigate awkward social situations (cue: his fiancé meeting his true love over crumpets and tea with the nosy Mrs. Jennings).”

Jamie Siebrase – 303 Magazine

“How could we not wish her a sublime and idyllic life with her true love, Edward (Nick Verina). Rothenberg and Verina make great music together in a series of delightful duets, as well as separately in some thoughtful, introspective solos.”

Bob Bows- ColoradoDrama.com

 

 

 FOLLIES – THE KENNEDY CENTER:

“Oddly enough, it is in this fantasy world (which Mr. McLane amusingly renders as a literal bed of roses) that every single person became real for me. That includes the young versions of Phyllis, Ben, Sally and Buddy — played with brisk individuality by Kirsten Scott, Nick Verina, Lora Lee Gayer and Christian Delcroix — who do splendidly by their barbed valentine numbers.”

Ben Brantley – The New York Times

“The actors playing the central couples’ younger selves — Lora Lee Gayer, Kirsten Scott, Nick Verina and Christian Delcroix — carry off sprightly the pair of witty duets embedded in the “Loveland” quartet, “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow.””

Peter Marks – The Washington Post

“Christian Delcroix, Lora Lee Gayer, Kirsten Scott and Nick Verina all make marvelous impressions.”

Brad Hathaway – The Arlington Connection

“High marks, however, go to the actors portraying the blasts from the past, from the Amazonian show girls and particularly to Lora Lee Gayer, Kirsten Scott, Christian Delcroix and Nick Verina as younger versions of Sally, Phyllis, Buddy and Ben who intriguingly mirror the mannerisms and spirit of the older performers.”

Jayne Blanchard – DC Theatre Scene

“Raines’s Ben and Burstein’s Buddy aren’t completely easy to love. These are characters who have definitely made some hurtful choices affecting Phyllis and Sally. But they’re awfully hard to hate, especially with Verina and Delcroix on hand to provide a dreamily dashing portrait of young friends whose worlds are their oysters.”

Jonathan Padget – Metro Weekly

WALLENBERG – NY:

“The showstopper is “Anna,” a song with meticulously written lyrics about mundane aspects of love. This is one of three big emotional pulls of the show as Nick Verina shows off his impressive vocals about a wife that is no more.”
Alan Zeitlin – NYBlueprint

“And there’s “Anna,” a breathtaking ballad that Wallenberg’s driver, the impeccable Nick Verina, sings about his lost wife.  It ebbs and flows from the simple to the lush.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Peter D. Kramer – The Journal News 

THAT TIME OF THE YEAR – NYC

Nick Verina is hysterical
– Neil Genzlingerr – The New York Times

Nick Verina has a nice presence and a strong voice.”
David Hilder – NY Theater.com

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY – Boston:

…all four actors do have impressive singing voices adapted well to each character, particularly Verina, who has an especially deep, rich voice along with a good falsetto.
Melissa Lee – tuftsdaily.com

The four stars — Janet Dickinson, Kevin B. McGlynn, Nick Verina and Fagan — have the acting chops and vocal chords to make the show a topical and hilarious evening out.
Alexa DeGennaro – The Boston Daily Free Press

Nick Verina is personable and strong-voiced throughout.
Robert Nesti – EdgeBoston.com

Nick Verina first did scene-chewing impression of Norbert Leo Butz…he absolutely nailed what this guy is all about…Verina tackled many of the new Broadway spoofs such as The Lion King, Hugh Jackman, and death defying classics like Phantom of the Opera and 24,601-impossibly high notes…
Ashley Love – WERS Radio Boston

MANHATTAN MADCAPS – NYC:

Playing the ever-patient (almost) new groom is Nick Verina who, out of the entire cast, most successfully and delightfully captures the intended gee-whiz spirit and sense of joy. Well-focused throughout, his reactions are especially strong and he’s the most charismatic. His solo of Spring Is Here is a highlight, a hat trick of sorts as he manages to convey sincerity on this sad ballad of loneliness in this cartoon story.
Rob Lester – EDGE Entertainment

The one exception among the cast is Nick Verina, who is both matinee idol-handsome and appealingly big-voiced. His performance of “Spring is Here,” a sweetly melancholy number from I Married an Angel, was, for me, the show’s highlight.”
Martin Denton – nytheatre.com review

Nick Verina is heartbreaking on “Spring is Here”
Raven Snook – Time Out New York

Another highlight is the amusing comic feud staging of “Everything I’ve Got,” showcasing the charming Nick Verina and Katie Allen as a romantic pair…
Brad Bradley – Curtainup.com

GREEN GABLES – Dayton:

Jennifer Babiak as faithful friend Diana Berry, and Nick Verina as school rival Gilbert Blythe all impress in their roles, both vocally and through their acting.
Scott Cain – TalkinBroadway.com

Several supporting roles — notably Jennifer Babiak and Nick Verina as Anne’s best friend Diana Barry and her “mortal enemy” Gilbert Blythe, whose singing and acting hit the right pitch for this production.
Rick Pender – Cincinnati City Beat