"Nellie is played radiantly by Angela Ingersoll...

Her charm onstage was infectious

and you couldn't help but watch every little thing she did.

Ingersoll is a brilliant actress."

-Broadway World

South Pacific

Light Opera Works  /  Chicago, IL

"Nellie is played radiantly by Angela Ingersoll... The chemistry between Ingersoll and Adams was effective and helped make the entire show believable. It was Ingersoll's portrayal of Nellie, however, that stole the show. Her charm onstage was infectious and you couldn't help but watch every little thing she did. From the silly scene of her washing her hair, to the tender moments toward the end of the show, Ingersoll is a brilliant actress."
-Broadway World

"...Hot up-and-comer Angela Ingersoll is a continuing revelation; a dynamo of a little sprite with a great big voice and terrific acting chops."
-Steadstyle Chicago

"Angela Ingersoll in a spirited, engaging, star-making performance... as Nellie Forbush delivers a fresh, youthful innocence and vitality to her role. She demonstrates her fine vocal range and she sells her songs wonderfully. Her 'Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair' and 'A Wonderful Guy' were heartwarming."
-Chicago Critic

"Angela Ingersoll, who plays Nellie Forbush in Light Opera Works' earnest summer production of South Pacific, is one of those quirky, likable, lively actresses with too much spunk to settle for the blandly competent. Thus she is the perfect young star... who bursts cheerily and audaciously out of every scene. This is that rare Nellie who actually seems to come directly from Little Rock, and not voice or modeling class. Ingersoll hasn't been in town long - but she's already among the best..."
-Chicago Tribune

"Ingersoll brings an altogether winning naturalness to Nellie, and with a most appealing 'catch' in her singing voice she puts her stamp on 'Cockeyed Optimist,' 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' and 'Honey Bun,' ...she has charm and talent."
-Chicago Sun Times

"Forbush, a Navy nurse, is played by Angela Ingersoll, a pretty, perky, singing actress whose comic timing and ability to swoon on cue was at the heart of this production."
-Pioneer Press

"The Light Opera Works revival is most fortunate in the performances by its two stars... The attractive Angela Ingersoll matches Adams in skills as Nellie with her strong stage presence, her soft Southern accent, her solid singing voice, and her credible acting. It was especially refreshing to enjoy a Nellie who doesn't overplay the perkiness for easy laughs. Adams and Ingersoll carry the show."
-Copley News Service

Production Photos: Light Opera Works