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“Playhouse patrons may remember the actors-as-orchestra production of “Company” that began here and went on to win a Tony Award on Broadway. It’s the same thing here. Except that

the concept is so much more effective with “Charlie Brown” than it was with “Company.”

This is no theatrical affectation. These are kids making noise – wonderful, musical noise...

 -Cincinnati Enquirer

“Superb musicianship, excellent acting, and much more ... The production at Cincinnati
Playhouse in the Park may be the
best we are likely to ever encounter, thanks to the
inventiveness of the presentation and the talented cast.” — Talkin' Broadway

“Critic's Pick! Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And that’s a good thing...A musical fantasia for all ages ... a tour-de-force ... for each and every actor and musician that graces the stage.” — CityBeat


"Playing Alex with aplomb, Nick Cearley instantly buries himself deep in the hearts of the audience. With a charming smile and glittering personality, he gently wraps the audience around his finger before the opening statements about the story being entirely fictional come to an end." -David Clarke, BroadwayWorld

"Cearley, who embodies the entire cast of characters with virtuosic ease, like a soup seasoned with just the right amount of salt. Buyer & Cellar is the final production of the Bucks County Playhouse 2016 season; it may also be the finest assumption they've undertaken since reopening four years ago.” - Cameron Kelsall, Talkin' Broadway

"The truth is that Nick Cearley ...could play this part (parts) in an empty parking lot and we’d believe everything he says...We are right there with him. And when he is on stage, you know it. He commands the playing area with every sashay or flamboyant gesture (and there are many), or in-your-face-fact-of-life.”-Bill Moloney, Sullivan County Democrat Newspaper

"Nick Cearley is terrific as Alex, moving back and forth between nonchalant indifference and gushing enthusiasm. He maintains a calm, reasonably toned voice in his narration, never getting frantic.  It’s a funny and insightful performance, and under Sarna Lapine’s gently-paced direction it avoids slipping into ridiculousness.” -Tim Dunleavy, DC METRO THEATER ARTS

"Nick Cearley is magnificent as Alex More...What is on display in this production is the depth of Cearley’s acting chops. He is tireless, invested in his story, and is brilliant in painting the world of Alex and Babs. If you were an admirer of this young man’s talent before, having seen him in musicals, you will come away with an even deeper admiration of his talents after seeing him in 'Buyer and Cellar.’”- John  Dwyer, New Hope Free Press

"He's funny and charming, and has a childlike wonder that will stop cynicism in its tracks. I found him captivating from the first moment he stepped into the spotlight and pointed out the illogic of some of Streisand's most famous lyrics (the brain is round; therefore, the mind doesn't have corners). For the rest of the show, I was completely absorbed." -Krista Garver, BroadwayWorld

“Best Performance of The Year. Cearley had me laughing out loud, even when I knew what was coming. He's that good."  - Rick Pender, Cincinnati CityBeat

"He’s got a masterful grip on the story with his non-stop, yarn-spinning energy." -Maggie Lombard, PSU Vanguard

“Cearley is side-splittingly funny ...a chameleonic genius at work." -Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week 

"...quite possibly the most emotionally stirring performance I’ve seen..." -Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic 

"Cearley, without a doubt, blows this show out of the water...Cearley’s timing was impeccable — waiting for them to catch up before tossing off the next killer." — Kirsten Livengood, Keys Weekly 


"Both Gina Milo and Nick Cearley do a great job of...making the roles of Audrey and Seymour their own...the acting was great”

- Krista Garver, BroadwayWorld

"As Seymour, Nick Cearley is engaging and endearing, with a bright tenor and boyish charm perfect for the part; he's one of those actors your eye is drawn to whenever he shows up....beautifully acted and fact, the *best* production of the show that I've ever seen, including both movies” 

- Meg Currell, Portland Edge 

"Cearley is a magnificent dweeb, a clumsy but lovable klutz & plays Seymour with an array of vocal and physical tics that add humor to his performance. It’s all the more amusing that he’s a great singer, and his duets with Milo evoke the show’s warmest audience responses. “  - Rick Pender, Cincinnati City Beat Magazine

"“Seymour” is played by the magnificent Nick Cearley.  Audiences may remember him as the lead character in “Buyer and Cellar” awhile back.  Or you may know him from his unique,  racy duo act, “The Skivvies.”  He’s an incredible singer,

a gifted performer, and a wildly charismatic guy.  And he’s perfect.  His timing, his physicality, and his overall energy should make the city of Fairfield proud (he’s a native.)” - Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic

"In the end, though, this is Seymour’s show. Even when Seymour is at his nerdiest, Nick Cearley knows how to make us feel affection for him. He’s like a bedraggled puppy that you just have to have at home with you. When Cearley is at his best is when the conflict between Seymour’s new-found fame and his formidable conscience threaten to tear him apart. His final scene with Audrey – the woman, not the plant – is so touching and so sincere that it had more than a few of us in the audience searching for tissues.” - David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer


"Mr. Cearley is the iconic Brad and has impeccable comedic timing.”- Nicky Singer, Central NJ Paper

"...played to perfection here by Nick Cearley” - Dante J.J. Bevilacqua, Bucks County News 

"Janet and Brad are chock-full of the mousy charm and sexual repression we’re used to, but there’s also this great underlying vibe of woeful mismatch...”

—Jonathan Elliott, Princeton News


"Nick Cearley...who wrote the show’s original music, also plays its bare-chested, ukulele-strumming Puck — a delightfully dimwitted mischief-maker. “

-  The New York Times


"Nick Cearley...plays Miss Great Plains...with an air of bemusement that makes him stand out. Cearley and Tucker are performing material written by the same the other actors, yes; but their performances are on a considerably higher level."

Steven Suskin, Huffington Post

"Nick Cearley...scores...points as the endearing Miss Great Plains"- Jason Clark, Entertainment Weekly

"...As for 'Great Plains'...proves hysterical, and even when silent, this gal can inspire gales of laughter, thanks to Cearley's rubberfaced grimaces, smiles, and pouts." -American Theater Web, Andy Probst

"Cearley's confused exuberance (his wide-eyed, deadpan glares at critical moments are priceless), lead the way."- Matthew Murray


“ FOUR STARS.  B Street wisely brings back the very entertaining Nick Cearley for the role of God, two years after Cearley’s successful one-man show Buyer & Cellar...At the end, God declares that sometimes he really is an asshole, but one with a great sense of humor.”- Patti Roberts, Sacramento News and Review 

“.. an engaging, high energy performance, and his timing with punchlines is precise.” - Jeff Hudson, Capital Public Radio




“During the riotous clothes-shopping song, "Reinvent Yourself," featuring Nick Cearley gave a standout performance as Robert.”- Peter Hempstead, TheaterMania

“High points nonetheless emerge...Nick Cearley brings a lot of fun to the show in various characters."-Patrick Maley, NJ ARTS

"Nick Cearley’s multi-character creations were the most fun to watch and gave the show a little needed, yet still sweet, edge."- Joe Lombardi,



"Distinctive musical style, highly original...

smart... sophisticated...ingenious"

- The Wall Street Journal 

"Most Playful Performers" - People Magazine

"The Skivvies are best thing to happen to NYC nightlife in years...a shot of pure joy to the heart...

A MUST-see! Repeatedly!!!" - Perez Hilton


"Wielding instruments as if they were toys, the Skivvies’ leaders Nick Cearley...and his mischievous curly-headed partner Lauren Molina, treated the stage like a glorified sandbox for grown-up children. With their fellow musicians...they played

jet-propelled, humorous mash-ups of songs from near and far in an accelerated jug band style...The Skivvies are paradoxically sophisticated and innocent...they tempt you to rush back to childhood and forward into the future at the same time." 

- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Through humor, the duo and their guests celebrate and champion the LGBTQ community, women, and other marginalized groups." - Out Magazine