Mara McGhee

Hire Me!

"McGhee grabs the spotlight with Lucy’s cackle and Sutter’s mother’s exasperation and (eventual) anger. Together, Bush and McGhee highlight one of the evening’s more fun vignettes, in which a couple celebrate a “moment of non-commitment” in a petty, rude and uproarious manner."

Bootycandy

Houston Press

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"...Mara McGhee switch off on several hilariously drawn characters."

Bootycandy

Houston Chronicle

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"Mara McGhee puts in a strong performance as someone suffering doubts about her marriage."

 

Waiting...A Song Cycle

Shepherd Express

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"The characterization of her that resonates through Jennings' script makes for an interesting personality that McGhee is able to bring to the stage quite effectively."

 

Hair, Nails and Dress 

Shepherd Express 

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"This past month's performance had a heady surrealism about it thanks in part to a message of tolerance being pursued in a plot by improvisers Mara and Robby McGhee...T.I.M.... always manages to maintain a feel of the unexpected. The same cannot be said of most trips to the theater."


T.I.M. (The Improvised Musical)
Shepherd Express

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"Mara McGhee shines with comic radiance as a nun who is directing the school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. She’s razor sharp in the role, but she’s even more dazzling as an R&B diva version of the Virgin Mary in a particularly funny dream sequence."

Bare: A Pop Opera

The Shepherd Express

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"Mara McGhee, a winning performer..."

 

Trash

The Cap Times

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"Mara McGhee's direction gives the production plenty of lively soul with her chosen chorus surrounding the downtrodden Seymour and his story...."

Little Shop of Horrors

BroadwayWorld.com

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"...Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (well-played by Robby McGhee and Mara McGhee respectively)..."

 

The Comedy of Hamlet...Kinda Sorta

Shepherd Express

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"Director Mara McGhee stages things loose, likeable, and refreshingly disheveled, avoiding the no-surprises slickness of Broadway imitators. She knows to give her performers their rein, and it pays off ; the show moves along fast and funny, overflowing with the joy of performance."

 

Little Shop of Horrors

The Examiner

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"Under the thoughtful and magic direction of Mara McGhee, this evening of theater is one that starts out crazy and goes on from there."

 

Little Shop of Horrors

OnMilwaukee

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"Mara McGhee provides welcome comic relief as the acerbic drama coach, Sister Chantelle."

 

Bare: A Pop Opera

The Examiner

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McGhee's grittier take on Skid Row raises the emotional stakes, while underscoring why Audrey and Seymour will do just about anything to find that illusive somewhere that's green.

 

Little Shop of Horrors

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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"Mara McGhee was a hoot in her role as Sister Chantelle...[with a]...strong performance of 'God Don't Make No Trash'."

 

Bare: A Pop Opera

GM Today

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"Standouts include...Mara McGhee as the sassy Sister Chantelle."

Bare: A Pop Opera

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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"Johnson and his actors shape these scenes with great attention to rhythm and pace, and to shattering dramatic effect."

 

Suddenly Last Summer

Milwaukee Magazine

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"Impressive performances by Mara McGhee..."

 

Suddenly Last Summer

Shepherd Express

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"William's poetic language leaps from the stage in Uprooted's intense, no intermission production, a joy to listen to when spoken by these actors under Johnson's direction."

 

Suddenly Last Summer

BroadwayWorld.com

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"If there was any proof needed about the value of diversity in theatrical casting, let there be "Suddenly Last Summer" shining as a beacon that it's not just the right thing to do – it often can make a show better."

 

Suddenly Last Summer

OnMilwaukee

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"The two ladies (Brittny Bush and Mara McGhee) laugh, and I am reminded of the late night talks my mom had with my aunt."

Bootycandy

Broadway World