Select Acting Reviews
"Wallace’s Donna steals the show. Her character’s a foul-mouthed force of nature on the loose from a trashy Fox sitcom in the 1980s...Wallace vanishes inside this warped individual in a brilliant comic performance. (The scene where Donna throws a tantrum at Lottie’s un-birthday party is worth the price of admission.) If the playbill hadn’t listed Wallace’s name, I wouldn’t have recognized her." OBSERVER
"Wallace has a field day as Donna, sporting a red wig and appropriately trampy costumes as she prances around in wedge heels, carrying with her weed, booze and upheaval."
"she delivers a superb performance. Ms. Jordan has written a tour de force part and Ms. Wallace delivers in every single way. Her Georgie is sexually yearning in the opening, sexually adventuresome in the second part, and captures the emotions that come after in the third part."
What the Butler Saw
"Summer Dawn Wallace plays Mrs. Prentice and dominates every moment she is on stage. I want to put this in perspective before I say what I am about to say. Ms. Wallace is an extremely valued member of the Sarasota Theater Community... and has given some vivid performances. This is the finest performance I have seen from her, topping many other wonderful portrayals. Brava!"
Once in a Lifetime
"give winningly characterized performances, especially ... and Summer Dawn Wallace, who play to the hilt a pair of brass-voiced bimbos"
WALL STREET JOURNAL, TERRY TEACHOUT
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Maggie the Cat, as Margaret calls herself, is at the heart of the story. In the role, Summer Dawn Wallace has the vitality for a character whose love of life fuels her determination to survive. A woman who describes herself in feline terms. Wallace has a more forthright vivaciousness."
" Summer Dawn Wallace, who plays Maggie with strength and sexuality...the tough script, which demands of her an almost uninterrupted monologue."
"Summer Dawn Wallace masters her suduction of Tartuffe with facinating allure."
In A Word
"Wallace... makes your heart go out to her character in a nuanced, internalized performance. "
Wallace’s Fiona drives the action as she faces up to what took place two years before and what it means for going forward, and she maneuvers the sometimes swift changes of mood with emotional depth.
"She's funny as Hell!"
BOCA RATON NEWS
"But the actress who really steals the show is Summer Dawn Wallace, who plays King Marachand's, Norma cassidy. Her fingernails-on-the blackboard voice and Brassy looks are dead on, She spouts more malaprops than Archie Bunker. She is utterly delightful and achingly funny."
PALM BEACH POST