What's being said about Sara?
"Sara Sevigny, is funny enough in her little ‘audience competition’ vignette I’d go see her in a one-woman show based on that character..."
"Ms. Popkin’s big reveal (which we won’t) sets up a sequel that in a just world would already be in workshops, ideally with Sevigny attached."
"...all four characters (actors) let loose with unfiltered honesty and anger. It's the kind of moment that will have an audience holding it's collective breath"
(***1/2 stars) Sun Times, Rogers Park (the film)
The superb actors, given opportunities to go for broke, make each one count, and make the movie worth watching."
New York Times Critics Pick, Rogers Park (the film)
"Finally, we need to take a moment for Sara Sevigny’s Sylvia Popkin, an executive assistant whose nudist brother figures briefly in the lyrics. Ms. Popkin’s big reveal (which we won’t) sets up a sequel that in a just world would already be in workshops, ideally with Sevigny attached."
(***1/2 stars) The Secret of My Success, Paramount Theatre 2020
"... the two stand-out performances belong to Michael Mahler (Balladeer) and Sara R. Sevigny (Sara Jane Moore). Mahler's voice is flawless and his innocent facial reactions were fun to watch. Sevigny had the audience out of their seats laughing with almost every line she delivered."
Equity Jeff Award Winner, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Porchlight Music Theatre Assassins, 2007
"...Sara Sevigny is delightful in her "Take a Chance on Me" showcase with (Steve) O'Connell."
"...Sara Sevigny, hilarious as the live-free-or-die feminist now in search of romance."
"Among the best are Jennifer Knox as cougar-esque Tanya and Sara Sevigny as Rosie, two-thirds of Donna's old act Donna and the Dynamos -- a name that still fits. Both women deliver the laughs and the vocal goods. Knox's flirty dance with the much-younger Pepper (the delightful Aaron Patrick Craven) and Sevigny's playful "Take a Chance on Me" are highlights."
(**** 4 stars) Mamma Mia, Paramount Theatre 2018
"Overseen by Maury Jasper (Ed Kross), Live on Stage is something of a variety show. Between scenes, the Crystaltone Singers (they also have some wonderful choreography) introduce us to the marvels of Brylcreem, invite us to “See the USA in Your Chevrolet,” and even show us which face cream works best with some radioactive dirt. Maury provides some stand-up comedy of the wry variety while interacting with period-dressed audience plants. One plant in particular, Sara Sevigny, is funny enough in her little ‘audience competition’ vignette I’d go see her in a one-woman show based on that character.
(**** 4 stars) I Love Lucy Live on Stage, Broadway Playhouse 2013
"Sevigny falls into the role of unintended superhero with seamless humor. At a pivotal moment she enacts the best slow-mo transformation from regular citizen into superhero I've seen in live theater."
League of Awesome, The Factory Theater, 2010
"The loonies are flawlessly synchronized in movement for a collective punchline. Individually, they sing their backstory with amusing zest and powerful vocals. Some of the more memorable whacko performances: drunken dolt Sara Sevigny (butcher)..."
Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll at the DCA Storefront Theater, 2010
"Competing with their puppet versions, this trio of actors are some of my Chicago favorites: Alex Weisman, Sara Sevigny, Derek Hasenstab. I’ve seen all of them as supporting stand-outs in other plays. Having them on stage together conjures up a formidable supernatural force. The exuberant Sevigny balances maternal and comical. Sevigny lovingly deals with a precocious Weisman."
(*** ½ stars) Houdini Box, Mercury Theater with Chicago Children’s Theatre, 2012