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“Jessie Macbeth as Mary Magdalene is perfectly cast. Her rendition of “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” is touching and a highlight of the show.”

Morning Call | Jesus Christ Superstar

“Jessie MacBeth (Josephine) is a revelation with an angelic voice in several solos, including ‘Sorry her lot who loves too well’ and ‘The hours creep on apace.’”

Morning Call | The Pirates of Penzance

“As tender Jeanie, who is “hung up” on Claude, Jessie MacBeth gives us a young woman who is at once unusually down to earth and achingly fragile."

Hair | Playhouse on Park

About the making of XENA

“Luci and Meghan realized that Lucy Lawless and Renee O’Connor are synonymous with Xena and Gabrielle and they might get pushback from fans. They conquered that hesitancy by engaging intense Xena fans. (Jessie MacBeth and Grace Hamashima assume these roles in the new production.) After a long pandemic, they held a concert in December 2021 at Brooklyn’s Gold Sound Bar, and immediately both Luci and Meghan knew “they had something.” The duo were invited to go to a retreat for Xena fans this past April. “We had to see their responses before we went forward,” they said. The stakes were high as they climbed a mountain in California with eight suitcases full of music equipment!

“We wanted the audience to feel they are part of that stage. A lot of the feedback from audiences was that the show is healing. Seeing it on the physical stage made them feel complete in some way,” said Luci. The show was intended for the audience to have deeply transformative moments, and that seems to have been accomplished.”

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