“An aural enchantress…displays a keen knowledge of performing opera with truth and emotional intent…sublime; the finest female soprano sound to cross the Toby’s stage in many a year.”

 DC Metro Theater Arts (2014)

“…securely soars in such musical numbers as “Poor Wandering One!”…makes the exclamation points in those song titles seem warranted… impressive voice…possesses the pretty features to make it entirely understandable why Frederic loves Mabel.”

Baltimore Sun (2014)

“…reaches notes that haven’t even been discovered yet.  Her renditions of “Poor Wandering One!” and “Sorry Her Lot” are worth the price of admission alone.” 

OUTspoken (2014)

“…exquisite… nothing is synthetic…makes all the runs, vocal trills, and high notes seem easy and therefore, all the more impressive…great vocal clarity and conviction. ” 

MD Theatre Guide (2014)

“…adds an irresistible element to what already was well-nigh irresistible.” 

BroadwayWorld (2014)

“Sorry Her Lot”…is the evening’s musical and emotional highlight. Whittenberger’s voice stands out. She has exactly the coloratura soprano chops needed for “Poor Wandering One,” which she executes spectacularly well… She brings welcome decisiveness to her character…”

 DC Theatre Scene (2014)

 “…danced her role with grace and style.” 

Washington Post (2014)

“…was stunning in a slinky black-and-white cocktail dress… delivered her big Act III number with polish.”

Washington Post (2013)

“… has a songbird voice, which is easily recognized… is almost ethereal in beauty and stunning to hear…”

DC Metro Theater Arts (2013)

“In the title role, Laura Whittenberger showed promise, especially in her earnest phrasing.”

Baltimore Sun  (2013)

“… is charming and perfectly cast as a flirtatious ingenue … She is superb when she sings …”

 DC Metro Theater Arts (2012)


June 26-Aug. 31

Mabel in The Pirates of PenzanceToby’s Dinner Theatre, Columbia, MD (reserve tickets)