"The story itself hits all the expected nostalgia buttons with favorite characters like Chairry the chair (voiced by Lexy Fridell) and Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart) drawing big bursts of applause upon their first appearances."
"The grown-up children went the wildest, screaming approval at every appearance of long-lost friends like Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Mailman Mike (John Moody) and, most beloved of all, Chairry the giant plush chair (voiced by Lexy Fridell)."
"Not to mention the amazing ensemble cast of Jesse Garcia (Quinceañera, The Comebacks) as Sergio, Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Step Brothers) as Cowboy Curtis, Josh Meyers (Mad TV, That 70’s Show) as Firefighter, Conky, Clocky & Fish, Drew Powell (The Office, ER, House) as Bear, Mr. Window, Randy & Flowers, Lance Roberts (Drew Carey, Will & Grace) as King of Cartoons, Globey, Mr. Knucklehead, & Flowers and the Broadway debut of Lexy Fridell as the beloved Chairry."
Transcendence Theatre Company
Saturday night belonged to the Transcendence Theatre Company, with two notable additions: Lexy Fridell came home this week and blew a hole in the sky above Jack London’s winery ruins...Fridell, who is carving her own meteoric career in New York, practically produced collective cardiac arrest with her performance of “My Party Dress,” from “Henry and Mudge,”. Her prancing, squealing, sweet and sulky, brash and booming, bare-knuckle, tutu-twirling, big-little girl eruption of raw talent, perfect timing and multi-octave voice – connected to a face as malleable as Play-Doh – produced an explosion of applause as the audience of 900 flew to their feet in frenzied ovation. Daughter of Glen Ellen show-biz veterans Squire and Suzy Fridell, Lexy confirmed the old apple/tree adage with her first hometown performance since middle school.
"My eyes were continuously diverted to Lexy Fridell (Mrs. T/Bad Idea Bear) whose unique look and collaborative talent was great fun to watch as she played “the other puppeteer.” Ms. Fridell has that special “something” that makes you stand out on stage without having to say a word."
"The touring production brings
new charm to characters who
began on Broadway, particularly in the
versatility of David Benoit, who brings
a particular energy and comic
underpinning to such characters as the
Ernie-like slob Nicky and the Cookie
Monster perversion of Trekkie Monster
(he's assisted on those two-
person puppets by Lexy Fridell,
whose face expresses character
even when her voice is silent)."
"And Lexy Fridell and Cullen R.
Titmas complimented each other
well as the hilarious 'Bad Idea
Bears.' Their bombastic efforts to
persuade the characters to go down
the wrong path comically symbolized
the age-old theme of good versus evil
– Devil's Advocates pulling the puppet
"Guest artist Lexy Fridell is
outstanding as Percy, the parolee with
a dark secret, who finds herself in the
small town of Gilead, Wis…Fridell brings
a great poignancy to her songs and
character development. As funny as
the talented actress was in "Spelling Bee,"
she is touching and vulnerable
here…when the two voices of Fridell
and O'Neil blend, it is magical."
"Lexy Fridell, as Percy, belts out the
tunes and shows that she's all
heart…Fridell plays Percy with the
right combination of strength and
innocence, which makes her
sometimes tough and self-efficient,
sometimes small and vulnerable…"
"Lexy Fridell plays Percy with real
depth. She's funny and sad at the
same time and by the end of the
show is a memorable character"
"A feisty, soulful young parolee,
"Percy" (marvelously brought to life
by Lexy Fridell)...[what keeps us
involved] is the honesty in these
characters, it keeps this saga human,
funny, and touching...the stridency in
Ms. Fridell's voice etches itself into
our psyche and plays well alongside Ms.
O'Neil...the two are at their radiant
best together as their bond
"Fridell has great fun with Logainne'
s lisp and her sometimes thorny
relationship with her overbearing
"Lexy Fridell is excellent as she
develops this character and is on
the defensive as she sings "Woe Is
"The contestants are a strange but
lovable lot. Logainne
Fridell) is a pig-tailed ball of fire
with two dads and a lisp"
"Rounding out the happy
hodgepodge is Logainne
Schwartzandgrubenierre (a feisty
Lexy Fridell), who speaks with a
lisp and extols the virtues of a
woman's right to choose and same-
sex marriage…These little idioms are
what give the show its identity. From little
Logainne we learn 'America hates losers.'
We must struggle with her as she tries to
apply her sound sense of fairness to an
unfair world, where kids tease her for
having two fathers and 'the best speller
doesn't always win.'"
The Soho Theatre,London (The Civilians) "The cast are edgy, good-looking, brilliantly comic actors of exceptional talent. The girls stand out in particular. Lexy Fridell is a subtle character actress possessed of a singing voice which moves the audience from laughter to tears in a moment." "Lexy Fridell's chanteuse style makes Friedman's lyrics about wanting someone to 'print and card her' ("I need to feel his power') sexy and scary all at once."
Summer Repertory Theatre
"...Sylvia (played with earnest, affable
zeal by Lexy Fridell) bounds with a
carefree, fun-loving spirit There's an old
joke among actors that you should never attempt
to upstage children or animals, because it's
nearly impossible. This applies doubly to adults
playing animals... [they] do well staying
out of the spotlights of Fridell's
Sylvia. She gives us a dog's-eye view
of the world without making the
actions seem ludicrous. ... [Fridell] creates
a wonderful illusion of man's best friend with
actions subtle (the wide-eyed faux innocence as
she discreetly squats behind the couch) and
bombastic (her unabashed crotch-sniffing antics)
...Cute little Sylvia has a rather foul mouth. She
gives a venomous rant about what'd
she'd like to do to the '?@#!$!' little
kitty cowering beneath a car that is