On Elise in The Show-Off at Theatre at St. Clement's, off-Broadway with The Peccadillo Theatre Company:
"Kelly's excellent writing is fabulously supported by...the wonderful acting of, in particular, Annette O'Toole as Mrs. Fisher, and Elise Hudson as Amy's sister Clara..." (Wendy Caster, Show Showdown.)
"Elise Hudson brightens everything with her sharp choices in the role of the older daughter. Wisely, she enlarges the perspective with her cheery, infectious dismay." James Ivers O'Connor, Riverdale Press.)
On Elise in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Playhouse on Park:
"There is almost a transformative radiance that comes from the stage as James and Josie open up to each other. Elise Hudson plays Josie as a woman with a strong temper and a stronger spirit, and she is brilliant at revealing Josie's tenderness just beneath the surface. These performers are so good that their time together onstage almost feels life-changing." (Zander Opper, Talkin' Broadway. Full review here.)
"Ms. Hudson as Josie Hogan shines in her role as confidant and co-conspirator with her father...but it is in her emotionally charged scenes with Mr. Marble that she truly shines. Act Three is basically a roller coaster of emotion where layer upon layer of regret, sorrow, and love are laid bare and we see Josie, through Ms. Hudson's emotional delivery, revealed bit by bit, until, with the dawn, we finally understand who this enigmatic woman may truly be. (Joseph Harrison, BroadwayWorld. Full review here.)
"Her well-sustained brogue makes music of her every utterance..." (Donald Brown, New Haven Review.) On Elise in her one-woman show Looking for Lightning at Theatre Row with United Solo Theatre Festival: "This red giant talent landed on the stage like an overachieving Mars Rover – on a serious mission, undeterred by any obstacles. I felt I was present at the birth of a star, but not a tame ingénue full of submissive posturing and air brushed perfection – no, more like the force of “Kali-esque” nuclear fission that splits your atoms in equal parts creation and destruction. A radiant force of a performer!" (Jacquelyn Claire, NYTheatre Guide. Review Copy. Interview copy.)
On Elise in Twelfth Night at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre: "Elise Hudson is quite funny as Olivia, trying hard to mask her giddiness over her new love and never succeeding." (Tim Dunleavy, DCMetroTheatreArts)
On Elise in Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? at Dixon Place NYC: "Elise Hudson is a powerhouse as Langly. She seamlessly disappears into the role, bringing spontaneity and vulnerability every step of the way." (Nora Davis, Times Square Chronicles)
On Elise in Trinity Repertory Company's 2014 A Christmas Carol: "Elise Hudson is an ethereal Ghost of the Past…She seems to grow to incredible heights as she floats above the stage on a crescent moon. Hudson also stands out in her ensemble roles, delivering even the simplest of gestures with poise and genuineness." (Veronica Bruscini, BroadwayWorld.com) Full review here.
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Elise Hudson as Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten, with Anthony Marble as Jim. Directed by Joe Discher.