JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
7 Angels Theatre
"...and Paul Aguirre almost stole the show in the role of the flamboyant (and tap dancing) King Herod."
-Nancy Sasso Janis, CT CRITICS CIRCLE

"...while the passion and suffering are momentarily alleviated by the antics of a song and dance Vaudeville routine by King Herod, a spontaneously clever Paul Aguirre"
-Bonnie Goldberg, MIDDLETOWN PRESS

SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL
Roanoke Children's Theatre
"Horton is played by Paul Aguirre, who also choreographed the show. Mike Dorsey appears as the Cat in the Hat. He is an agile dancer and, along with the other adult performers (especially Aguirre), a notably accomplished singer. "
-Jeff DeBell, THE ROANOKE TIMES

BYE BYE BIRDIE
Goodspeed Musicals
"When Albert realizes that his reluctance to face up to Mama has caused Rose to leave, he sings "Baby, Talk to Me." This is Mr. Merrick's best turn in the show, and it's a winner because he's accompanied by a quartet consisting of the fine actor/singer/dancers Jeremiah Ginn, Michael James, Paul Aguirre and Branch Woodman."
-Tony Schillaci and Don Church, CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE

"The rest of the cast also is exceptional, including Paul Aguirre as the town's Mayor Merkle…"
- Stephanie Lyons Schultz, PILLOW TALKING

ELF: THE MUSICAL
Fulton Theatre
"That routine ("Nobody Cares About Santa") and the Macy's dance number to the show's beloved "Sparklejollytwinklejingley" are absolute proof that this is a Marc Robin show. The Macy's scene has more tap, by more Macy's elves, than the author of THE SANTALAND DIARIES could begin to imagine, and that it works while going over the top and coming back down again only proves that the Rockette theory of "never enough tap in a Christmas show" is completely true. The scene is delightful, and Paul Aguirre's Macy's manager is not only funny in the part but a surprisingly talented dancer himself."
- Marakay Rogers, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

"The rest of the cast shines as well. Paul Aguirre is delightful as the Macy's manager who livens up one of the tap/production numbers."
- Jane Holahan, LANCASTER ONLINE

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Fulton Theatre
"Paul Aguirre's Ghost of Christmas Present (yes, he's a Christmas present) is a bit more determined, since Scrooge is currently in the midst of unhappiness, but he sets a pair of footloose elves to showing Scrooge how he could be happy right now"
- Marakay Rogers, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Maine State Music Theatre
"Frederick falls asleep reading Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and dreams that his grandfather and his ancestors encourage him to build a monster with the song Join the Family Business sung masterfully by Paul Aguirre (Victor) who made his MSMT debut in the MUSIC MAN. Several highlights...include the song Welcome to Transylvania with Kemp (David Girolmo) and the Transylvania Quartet (barbershop quartet - Benjamin Henley, Conner McRory, Paul Aguirre and DeAngelo Renard) whose harmony was perfect."
- Charles Crosby, THE CRYER

"The cast is absolutely first-rate, and each actor plays his role not only for its lunacy but also for its inherent reality. Paul Aguirre as Victor makes the most of "Join the Family Business"...Robin and his cast find the perfect balance in comedic timing, clever repartee, physical gags, and glittering, show stopping musical numbers (the tap in "Puttin' on the Ritz" is quite simply breathtaking)!"
- Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

THE MUSIC MAN
Maine State Music Theatre
"The audience thoroughly enjoyed the talented Barber Shop Quartet...Olin Britt played by Peter McClung, Oliver Hix played by John H. Thyen, Ewart Dunlop played by Paul Aguirre, and Jacey Squires played by Steve Gagliastro are hilarious and their harmonies are perfect. The harmony of the bass, baritone, tenor and lead were delightful, as they were always on pitch and the sound was beautiful."
- Charles Crosby, THE CRYER

"The supporting cast is uniformly enchanting. The Barbershop Quartet of Paul Aguirre, Steve Gagliastro, Peter McClung, and John H. Thyen, captures the individual idiosyncrasies of their characters at the same time they produce mellifluous harmonies together..."
- Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

GUYS AND DOLLS
Goodspeed Musicals
"A final note on the cast. Every principal, every member of the ensemble, is giving every nuance of his or her energy and talent to this tribute to Frank Loesser's original Guys and Dolls. From the tenderness of John Jellison's portrayal of Sarah's grandfather Arvide...to the tough talking gamblers Big Jule (Jerry Gallagher) and Angie the Ox (Paul Aguirre)..."
- Don Church & Tony Schillaci, CRITICS ON THE AISLE

"Of course, in such a show, the casting is all important: the actors must not only be able to act their lines, but to act their songs and dances, as well, and it is here that the Goodspeed has excelled. The cast and crew assembled is outstanding from top to bottom...one shouldn't overlook the talents of...the out-of-town hoods, Paul Aguirre (Angie the Ox) and Jerry Gallagher (a very big Big Jule)"
- Ed Lieberman, THEATRE SCENE

"It's a neat trick to choreograph a sizeable dance ensemble in such confined quarters, too, but Alex Sanchez has done so with flair, and the dancers are exuberant. They are all masters at quick changes, and the ensemble of 11 struts through multiple identities with conviction and style. They are a busy bunch."
- Karen Bovard, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

BILLY ELLIOT
North Carolina Theatre
"The cast here is very top-notch! Inventive, yet magnificent staging by director Eric Woodall; Peter Darling's award-winning choreography brilliantly remounted by Adam Pelty...The only word that can describe this production of Billy Elliot overall is OUTSTANDING!"
- Jeffrey Karasarides, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

"The ensemble tirelessly performs song-and-dance routines that are complicated and energetic...As noted above, this show deserves to have a longer run. It is great entertainment for all the family, with a story line that is heartwarming, heroic, and historic."
- Robert McDowell, TRIANGLE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

MISS SAIGON
Irvington Town Hall Players
"Pushing the action forward is a Eurasian nightclub hustler/pimp/con man called The Engineer (Paul Aguirre), who washes up in Bangkok after the war where Kim has given birth to Chris' son...The singing, acting and dancing are uniformly very strong - Aguirre's Engineer will survive wherever he finds himself, on a combination of smarts, cunning, deviousness and wicked humor. He is, of course, the most interesting character in the show."
- Solange DeSantis, ON THEATRE

"Of the four productions of Miss Saigon I've seen, the current one...is hands down the most beautifully performed. The voices are clear and distinctive...Also catching the eye as the Engineer, a man whose shady past would continually come back to haunt him, was Paul Aguirre, who displayed great humor, movement and was in fine voice."
- John Nathan ON STAGE

WIZARD OF OZ
Westchester Broadway Theatre
"Wizard Of Oz is Wonderful...Under the direction of Richard Stafford, with great sound and special effects, WBT puts on a fantastic production of this children's story. Devon Perry, Ken Jennings...are backed up by a terrific ensemble of young dancers and singers."
- George J. Dacre, ROCKLAND TIMES

BILLY ELLIOT
The Muny
"There are other vivid dances as well...The ballet teacher (Emily Skinner) and her pianist (Paul Aguirre) explore a range of giddy dance modes in "Born To Boogie."
- Judith Newmark, ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

"... "Born to Boogie" and "He Could Go and He Could Shine" are splashy numbers."
- Lynn Venhaus, NEWS-DEMOCRAT

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Fulton Theatre
"Based on his 1974 movie, which was a loving parody of all those old 1930s horror movies, "Young Frankenstein" is filled with classic Brooks shtick...But it's all done with a lot of cheery fun thanks to director and choreographer Marc Robin, who sets the perfect tone and has put together a fantastic cast. Everyone seems to understand that this is all quite dumb and silly, but they take their roles seriously and treat their characters with respect. That's comic gold....For those who remember the movie, the "Puttin' on the Ritz" number here is a total knockout, with the entire chorus line tapping...It's Sublime."
- Jane Holahan, LANCASTER ONLINE

MISS SAIGON
Riverside Theatre
"It succeeds on so many levels — from great casting to jaw-dropping spectacle that, instead of overshadowing, advances story and theme...A lot of people like to toss out the term "Broadway quality" when describing shows they see in these latitudes. Typically, one can rightly counter with "When's the last time you've seen a show on Broadway?" Here, though, with Riverside Theatre's exceptional production of "Miss Saigon," arguably its biggest to date, you really will feel as though you're on the Great White Way."
- Pam Harbaugh, BREVARD CULTUIRE

"...every member of this 29-member cast is a force of nature"
- L.L. Angell, TCPALM

ELF: THE MUSICAL
Pioneer Theatre
"In addition to the actors in the main roles in the play, many performers in the cast in the smaller roles were impressive standouts...Paul Aguirre was a particularly funny department store manager, especially during 'Sparklejollytwinklejingley.'"
- Russell Warne, UTBA

BILLY ELLIOT
National Tour / Brazil
"'Billy Elliot', a stellar national tour...That, more often than not, is going to be what you get with an Equity show. The production values will be top-notch, with a depth of talent and execution you're not going to find elsewhere. Considering the background of many of the folks on stage, truly a taste of Broadway in Birmingham."
- Alec Harvey, ALL ALABAMA

"'Solidarity' superimposes striking miners, baton-wielding police officers, and a ballet classful of little girls (and a lone boy) to breathtaking effect."
- Steven Stanley, STAGE SCENE LA

"Solid acting, soaring dance numbers, earnest songs, and just enough slapstick to keep itself from being too serious. Sometimes you can have it all. "
- Allen I. Ross, CITY PULSE

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS
National Tour / Madison Square Garden
"'Grinch' is a holiday delight...There are marvelous performances throughout this 80-minute production, which also stars Abigail Shapiro, Paul Aguirre, Natalie Hill, Philip Hoffman and Rosemary Loar."
- Linda Armstrong, NEW YORK AMSTERDAM NEWS

IN THE HEIGHTS
Pioneer Theatre
"Director Matt August has pulled together a solid ensemble of warm, personable and often hilarious characters...most of the cast succeeds in creating the distinctive and detailed personalities that make this barrio come alive. From the delightful and comic antics of Sonny (Anthony Ramos Martinez) and Daniela (Natalie Hill), to the show-stealing moments of Camila (Natalie Toro) and the Piragua Guy (Paul Aguirre), the audience is invited into a vivacious and entertaining neighborhood that is dealing with the ups and downs of life, love, and family."
- Janine Sobeck, UTBA

"Among the rest of the top notch performances: Emily Vasquez playing Nina, the barrio's pride and joy who went off to college: Joshua Boone as Benny, the ambitious employee; John Herrera as Nina's Father; Natalie Toro as Nina's Mother; and Paul Aguirre as Piragua Guy."
- Erica Hansen, THE DESERET NEWS

"Regional premiere sizzles with song and dance...Graffiti Pete (Carlton Bluford) and Piragua Guy (Paul Aguirre) are a couple of other colorful characters who dart in and out...at the show's effervescent core are the neighborhood song and dance numbers like "96,000", "The Club" and "Carnival Del Barrio" where the energy threatens to erupt off the stage."
- Barbara M. Bannon, SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

ANNIE
North Shore Music Theatre
"Paul Aguirre, plays the minor role of Drake, Warbucks butler, yet easily stood out. His, literally cart-wheeling, energy and high-stepping antics were uniformly greeted with the audience's smiles and applause."
- NORTH SHORE FOOTLIGHTS

"Annie is pure joy... There are several wonderful surprises, too. Agile Paul Aguirre as dignified, efficient butler Drake, cartwheels across the stage. He also performs other roles  in the ensemble."
- Sheila Barth, INDEPENDENT NEWS

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ
Seven Angels Theatre
"Semina DeLaurentis directs some outstanding talents for this production... Aguirre is quite the character as he dances up a storm and even pulls off a cartwheel when his engine is steamin' hot. His interpretation of 'I (Who Have Nothing)' leaves little doubt as to his vocal prowess."
- Joanne Greco Rochman, REPUBLICAN AMERICAN

TWIST: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL
Pasadena Playhouse
"Aguirre and Delano are comedic standouts as an oh-so-colorful pair of orphanage caretakers, Aguirre exhibiting gorgeous pipes..."
- Staven Stanley, STAGE SCENE LA

TWIST: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL
Alliance Theatre
"Throughout the journey, Twist encounters a mélange of lively characters that help (or hinder) him along his way. Standouts included cruel owners Potlatch and Miss Cotton (Paul Aguirre and Shawna M. Hamic)..."
- Joseph Harrison, BROADWAYWORLD.COM

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Carousel Dinner Theatre
"Some unexpected laughs erupt thanks to the apple trees that Dorothy and her pals encounter along the way. This orchard is made up of bitch, drag queen trees (played by Chip Abbott, Joey Abramowicz and Paul Aguirre) wearing bark, carrying apple-bedecked umbrellas, and spewing hilarious snarky comments. Note: If Carousel ever announces a play called The Apple Trees of Oz, buy a ticket immediately. These guys deserve their own show."
- Christine Howey, RAVE AND PAN

"One of the bright spots of the show is a wonderful apple tree loaded with apples. This tree divides into three performers, carrying umbrellas that represent the branches and the apples. The trunk and branches of the tree are long gowns worn by the performers, who play the trees as drag queens. The apple tree earned laughter and applause from the audience."
- David Ritchey, WEST SIDE LEDGER

THE MUSIC MAN
Theatre of New Canaan
"Paul Aguirre, as Marcellus Washburn, Harold's would-be partner in crime, steals the spotlight with his humorous remarks and facial expressions. His body language is remarkable. Despite his heavy frame, he manages numerous leaps and swirls as he characteristically snakes around the stage with great agility.
- Marlene S. Gaylinn, CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE

"It's a bubbly cast, but it's Paul Aguirre as Hill's sidekick, Marcellus, who almost steals the show. A large man with a light step, he sends "Shipoopi" into the rafters and quite dominates his every scene."
- David A. Rosenberg, HOUR THEATER REVIEWER

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Goodspeed Opera House
"Of the supporting cast, Paul Aguirre, as the diction teacher enlivens the 'Moses Supposes' scene; in the brief time allotted, he creates a rounded, comic character who's clearly enamored of his subject matter."
- Sandy MacDonald, THEATREMANIA

AIDA
Ogunquit Playhouse
"The entire cast is dynamic. Emily Drennan opens the show as Amneris, daughter of the Pharaoh (Paul Aguirre)..."
- April Boyle, PORTLAND PRESS HERALD

SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL
Mill Mountain Theatre
"Paul Aguirre as Horton the Elephant captures the Andy Taylor-esque quality of his trustworthy character."
- Beth Jones, THE ROANOKE TIMES

SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL
Little Theatre on the Square
"Paul Aguirre as Horton utterly earnest, inescapably sympathetic. The heroic Horton really carries the whole show on his broad gray back, and Aguirre's clear, thrilling voice easily sells the audience on the proceedings (particularly in the song 'Alone in the Universe'). Aguirre played this role in a national tour of 'Seussical' with Cathy Rigby, and the experience is telling. Just watch him intently peer at those flowers, and then snatch them close to his ear in hope of hearing that faint Who. Wonderful work."
- Dan Hagen, ODIN'S RAVENS

"Aguirre also plays the lead part of Horton, the elephant, who spends most of the show perched on a bird's nest in a tree. His smooth singing voice, believable acting and choreography make this man a theatrical triple threat' we probably have not heard the last of him."
- James L. Seay, THE NEWS-GAZETTE

COPACABANA
Mill Mountain Theatre
"The show offers some of the best dancing to hit Mill Mountain in years.... Husky but immensely graceful, Paul Aguirre stands out among the male ensemble of boyish-looking dancers."
- Beth Jones, THE ROANOKE TIMES

THE WHO'S TOMMY
National Tour
"Paul Aguirre was chilling and comic as Uncle Ernie, with a voice that is a Memorex ad in the making."
- Michael Morris, ERIE TIMES-NEWS

"Uncle Ernie (Paul Aguirre) was one of the best performers in the entire production. Not only did he have a powerful voice, but he acted his part with precision and poise.”
- Paul Seeman, THE CHRONICLE







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