From Woman Around Town’s Alix Cohen:

“Former scholarship winner Jodi Beck, played an anxious actress at an audition utilizing the song ‘When You Come Home to Me.’  The skilled thespian wove back and forth from actual (sweet) verse to vocalizing her insecurities with comic deft. ‘I Miss the Mountains’ from the show Next to Normal was quietly stunning. Focus and intelligence drew a convincing character out of the dark lyric. Beck knows precisely when to rein in and when to let’r rip. This was exemplified by her last number ‘But the World Goes ‘Round,’ a clarion call most often overdone, which here was just right.”

Aldonza- Man of La Mancha


“And Jodi Beck is the best Aldonza I have ever seen– Broadway included.  As “a strumpet men use then forget,” in whom Quixote sees a virtuous lady (Dulcinea) Beck seethes with keenly controlled rage. Facing down a bunch of randy, pawing Muleteers, her eyes burn with a hatred compounded by self-loathing. Her grudging awakening to the possibility of an inner dignity border on the spiritual. Here, at last, is an Aldonza in total command of the blistering, indicting aria “Aldonza” in which she reviles Don Quixote for rendering her vulnerable. How she can manage such vocal purity coming off such wrenching dramatic highs is amazing.”  ~Lancaster News

“Sometimes one actor appears in a show who performs outstandingly. In this show, it appeared to be Jodi Beck, who shone in her heartrending performance as the downtrodden Aldonza.”  ~The Sun

“Both Peterson and Beck have knockout voices and strong acting chops… Beck lets us see Aldonza’s bitterness full throttle but also gives us glimpses of that tiny piece of hope she holds inside her. The final scene between them is so emotional because of the connection we’ve felt between the two throughout the show.”  ~Lancaster New Era

“Aldonza (Dulcinea), played by Jodi Beck, was amazing. Her voice projected through the theatre, and she convinced us that she did not understand what Don Quixote wanted from her. She was often surrounded by other players, but she kept shining through.”  ~The Island Sand Paper

“… Aldonza, the young woman who, through Don Quixote’s vision of her, eventually starts believing in herself, eventually starts to realize she can change, she doesn’t have to live this way… to believe in Dulcinea. Beck played it beautifully.”  ~The Islander

Meg- Brigadoon

“…being pursued relentlessly by a very apt Jodi Beck as the lusty Meg Brockie. Beck is the bawdy maiden… and she delivers her lyrics in “My Mother’s Wedding Day” with shotgun precision, barely out of breath, never missing a beat or falling out of her spot-on Scottish brogue.” ~Hernando Today

“Jodi Beck… was also well cast. She sang two narrative, rather long songs and made them both highlights– one in each act. Beck is all eyes, smiles and energy as well as having a fine voice and stage presence.” ~George Delmonte

“Jodi Beck as Meg the aggressive milkmaid was a hoot!” ~Curtain Call

Joan- Dames at Sea

“Jodi Beck… is a standout in this high stepping show. She plays chorus line member Joan, a girl with a big heart as large as her vocal range. Beck… shows a real flair for comedy with her exaggerated facial expressions and perfect timing. Couple that with a very strong voice, an agile body and seemingly boundless energy and we’ve got a real talent to reckon with.” ~Cuyahoga Falls News Press

“Also excellent is Equity actress Jodi Beck as the brassy Joan. She has a commanding poise as both an actress and a singer, especially while rallying the troops in Good Times are Here to Stay.”  ~The Akron Beacon Journal

“Jodi Beck is delightful as the outspoken Joan. She looks and sounds like Bette Midler, in the very best of ways. She is brash, brassy and sings, acts and dances well.”  ~Berko Review (Member, American Theatre Critics Association)

Gloria- Bye Bye Birdie

“Strong comedic support is provided by… and Jodi Beck as Gloria Rasputin, a buxom dancer mama Mae tries to pawn off on her son.”  ~The Akron Beacon Journal

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~ Carl Jung