Daniele Hager singing "Always Better"
From the musical production of
"The Bridges of Madison County"
What the critics say...
"Leading lady Daniele Hager is back to Elmwood after her incredible performance in last year’s featured musical “The Bridges of Madison County.” With a unique voice unlike many of her costars, it’s clear why Hager is back at Elwood carrying the show on her shoulders.
Georgina Casazza, Rockland County Times
"Hager possesses a radiant voice, and rock solid, almost operatic technique, which she puts to good use in the show's deceptively difficult numbers. Her Amalia is alternately annoyingly self-confident, then an emotional wreck. She brings an adorable sense of desperation to Amalia's plight and a tender, tug-at-the-heartstrings emotion to songs such as "Dear Friend." Then a crazy neurotic energy to the show's big number "Vanilla Ice Cream" - boasting a bell-like high B-flat at its conclusion." Peter Danish, Broadway World
“Hager's bright and flexible soprano brought a delightful freshness to the long-suffering Francesca. Her eyes and facial expressions deftly conveyed a delicate combination of pride, melancholy, and disappointment.
Francesca's big number "Almost Real," chronicles the life she imagined as a girl, providing deep insight into her lonely plight, and Ms. Hager delivered an exquisitely nuanced performance of the number, exposing Francesca's repressed sensuality, as well as her despondence and desolation with gentle pathos”- Peter Danish, Broadway World
"Should the Disney Company ever remake Pinocchio, “Jiminy Cricket” can be relegated to a non-speaking role. Instead of the gentle crooning of a 1930s vaudeville and radio performer in “When You Wish Upon a Star,” Disney might want to consider the sweet warbling of the soprano Daniele Hager, perhaps as Pinocchio’s little sister. Hager’s voice, which is full and resonant, was especially effective in the Frank Loesser selections."
- Jerry Osterberg Cabaret Scenes
"... the oft-forgotten next-to youngest mopes and lopes around in puddles of self-pity, lucky if her own family members can even remember her name. You won't forget the actress's name if you're as impressed as I was with the puppy dog eyes, droopy gait, and-surprise--- rich singing voice of Daniele Hager."
"Daniele Hager is very funny as the perpetually ignored daughter Magda..."
-Frank Scheck The New York Post
"... though the brightest standout is Daniele Hager, a gifted young opera singer, playing the surprisingly crucial role of the middle-child Magda who's constantly forgotten by everyone." -Matthew Murray
"There's sweet Magda (Daniele Hager, the vocal standout) who everyone forgets about..."
SILUETA, a new musical, brings the stories of immigrants and refugees to the front. Conservative ex-house wife Dinora and activist-artist Khalilah move in together amidst a charged 2016 presidential campaign, the loosening of the Cuban embargo, and the escalation of the Syrian Civil War. Through their growing friendship, and a little guidance from the Ancestors, they learn about the importance of community, friendship, and forgiveness. With book and lyrics by Erlina Ortiz and music and lyrics by Robi Hager, SILUETA captures the pain of displacement, the need for choice, and the uncertainty we all face when borders are more important than family.
You can get your tickets here! As well as preview some demos of the music!