"Delicious... Ms. Ingersoll plays Hedy as if the role had been written expressly for her.
As foxy as she is beautiful, Ingersoll makes the most of her physical prowess,
mining comedy from every line and movement."
-Chicago Theatre Review
"The epitome of the dumb blonde, Angela Ingersoll is delicious as sexy Hedy LaRue. Not to be taken advantage of, and with her own agenda of how to succeed without trying, Ms. Ingersoll plays Hedy as if the role had been written expressly for her. As foxy as she is beautiful, Ms. Ingersoll, who practically erupts from her low-cut dresses, makes the most of her physical prowess, mining comedy from every line and movement. Her schmaltzy duet with Hamilton 'Love From a Heart of Gold' becomes a sweetly welcome sincere moment in a show so filled with comedy."
-Chicago Theatre Review
"Extremely funny... I laughed loud and often at Angela Ingersoll's Hedy, which is a deliciously broad and fearless characterization." "Angela Ingersoll as Hedy LaRue steals the show with her 'larger than life' performance."
"Hedy LaRue, a dynamite portrayal by Angela Ingersoll, steals several scenes just by walking on the stage-WOW!!! Perfect casting!"
-Around the Town Chicago
"Angela Ingersoll is the best Hedy LaRue I’ve ever seen. Playing a cartoon sex bomb, Ingersoll nails the three most important aspects of the character. One of these is comic timing. Instead of going for the usual high pitched Marilyn-Monroe-from-Brooklyn imitation (or Carol Channing, as Maureen Arthur played it in the movie version), Ingersoll goes for a low, occasionally raspy cigarette voice that is perfect for the character. Polite society decrees that I must not mention the actress’s breasts in a review. But Angela Ingersoll is brilliant at making her tits funny; which is what the part calls for... When Hedy says, “Don't start getting sincere. That's not fair,” Ingersoll looked truly wounded and seemed about to cry. That’s how you give humanity to a cartoon character. I can’t say enough about Ingersoll’s performance."
-Chicagoland Theatre Forum
"Angela Ingersoll who plays Hedy LaRue equally steals the show. Angela comes across with a mixture of Judy Holliday and Marilyn Monroe and is really funny and entertaining in her role."
"Angela Ingersoll gives the ostentatiously buxom Hedy LaRue a funny Judy Holliday spin as a brassy blonde who isn’t as dumb as she seems."
-Chicagoland Theatre Reviews
"As the impossibly curvaceous (and in her own way, intensely career-driven) Hedy LaRue, Angela Ingersoll is a most winning comedienne who definitely knows how to move."
Production Photos: Marriott Theatre. Opening Night Photos: Amy Boyle Photography.