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Jeffrey Ricca


“I found Jeffrey Ricca’s percolating Pilate among the best if not the best I’ve seen and heard.”

"Standouts include Jeffrey Ricca's soaring Pilate."

Cassiopeia Guthrie: On The Craft

“Jeffrey Ricca’s presentation of Pontius Pilate, is a standout with his performance and his emotional struggle with sentencing Jesus.”

"Jeffrey Ricca, as the director Zach... is perfect as the hard-nosed, driven perfectionist who we see on stage at times and as an omniscient voice behind us running the audition."

"Zach, whom Ricca plays with fitting intensity (if not tremendous emotional range)..."

"Ricca - mostly through his voice alone - drives the show and demands the dancers make themselves emotionally vulnerable.  When he does appear on the stage, he is a brooding presence due to his anger regarding Cassie, her career and their past.  Though there is evidence of a sympathetic heart, seen during his interaction with Paul.  That is a lot to require, but Ricca proves himself well-suited for the task."

"The critical voice in the musical is the cynical, fictional character, who challenges Eva at every turn.  The San Diego Repertory Theatre has hit the jackpot with Jeffrey Ricca, handsome and charismatic as Che."

Pat Launer: KSDS San Diego Jazz 88.3 FM

"Jeffrey Ricca excels in the role, a counterbalance to the positive side of Eva, a devil’s advocate so to speak in reaction to the people’s near sainthood view of her.”

"Ricca makes for an excellent Che, bringing soulful vocals and sharp humor to the role."

"Complemented by Jeffrey Ricca, who was not only the narrator for the tale but also the embodiment of Eva’s internal struggle."

"Galileo was played flawlessly by the veteran actor extraordinaire Jeffrey Ricca... who even looked like Mercury, with the thick mustache, and played the part without a hitch."

"Enjoyed the show... the lead looked/acted/sounded a lot like Freddie Mercury!"

"Galileo aced his Freddie Mercury impersonation.  I truly did not expect anyone to hit the range of Freddie, but he did it."

"The finest performance of the night is Jeffrey Ricca’s Jud Fry.  Ricca makes him far more real than sometimes portrayed, and more subtly menacing, letting loose the dark side of the west in a very convincing way."

"Ketter's (Chuck, Director) smartest casting choice and one that's all too rarely done, is to cast Jud Fry as hot, handsome and hunky.  Jeffrey Ricca's Jud is all three, with a baritone to match, adding an oft-ignored layer of represssed sexual desire to Laurey's proclaimed disgust at being pursued by her dark and twisted handyman."

"The show must go on... Jeffrey was amazing as Lancelot and what a wonderfully professional cast, crew and design team.  This is what makes live theater exciting!"

Janet Turner Pitcher: Janet's Costume Designs

"I was blown away by Jeffrey Ricca from what I saw on stage last night.  I expected phenomenal prior to the cast change, but I left feeling like I witnessed a miracle in progress right in front of my eyes."                           

Tim Harvey: Theatre Patron

"Watching Jeffrey work his magic from the orchestra last night was beyond impressive, it was mesmerizing.  He played the role as if he'd been playing it for years."                                                                                       

Mark Brownlee: Temecula Symphony

"Gaston was stunningly played by Jeff Ricca, and made the chemistry between the pompous Gaston and sweet Belle entertaining and enjoyable to watch.


"Ricca immersed himself into the role of Gaston." 

Amanda Newfield: Citrus Clarion

"The character that captured the audience the most is the Emcee, played by Jeffrey Ricca." 

"He was so outrageous and overtly sexual, Ricca had the audience in stitches throughout the first act."


"When Jeff's character began to show his own darkness, it was so chilling there is no doubt each member of the audience felt the hairs on their back of their necks stand up as he looked at the audience with malice and hate, it was hard not to become frightened."


​"Ricca’s character represented the changing tone of Cabaret, and he did it with overall mastery."             

Andrew Vasquez: Citrus Clarion

"Special praise goes to Jeffrey Ricca as Messala for stepping into the role at the last minute.  He was the perfect Roman bad guy."

Ralph Andrews: The Sun

"Jeffrey Ricca’s excess villainy as Messala leaves no doubt in one’s mind as to which character we are not supposed to like."  

Patrick Seitz: The Daily Facts

"When Jeffrey Ricca introduces you to Moses for the first time, you are drawn to him as a man of virtue and principals and yet sense his confusion about why God has brought him to this place and time."


"Ricca convincingly plays Moses from his heart and truly understands what Moses may have been thinking and feeling so long ago."


"I could listen to Ricca sing all day as I enjoyed all of his songs throughout the show." 

Mlum Mlum Galinato: Staff Reporter

"The silken-voiced Jeffrey Ricca manages to give even his vicious Bill Sikes depth as he cries over his girlfriend's body." 

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