Battledrum Reviews



The show I’ve been working on since January has come to a close. “Battledrum” gave me a great opportunity to dive into the civil war era like never before, and discover new sides of myself with the roles I played in this musical ( the role of Mother and “General” Cutter). Here are some clips of what the reviewers had to say:

“The songs are entertaining and the ending very well executed. You won’t want to miss that part.”

“Elegantly played by Tara Bopp”

“For “Battledrum” is not just a play about three drummer boys. It is a sensory experience and an education melded together. Indeed, the Sierra Madre Playhouse has teamed with the Sierra Madre Community Foundation to bring busloads of students to weekday productions. This educational outreach will offer tastes of a little-known chapter in history and a taste of live theater to young people.”

“I am not usually a big fan of historical dramas or musicals. Yet I was both entertained and touched by the West Coast Premiere of the musical, Battledrum at the Sierra Madre Playhouse “

“Well written and well acted Battledrum is an enjoyable evening of theatre.”

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Thank you to all who came out to support local theater, and I hope you enjoyed it!

the above picture is me as Mother with my son, Rufus (played by James Simenc in the photo). The picture below was taken backstage as Cutter with the Captain played by Will Cespedes.



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