As Amalia Balash in "She loves me"
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