Marcus Stevens

MARCUS STEVENS

EASTBURN AVENUE
Pittsburgh Playhouse

"Stevens' lyrics create eloquent emotional passages that are reminiscent of Stephen Sondheim's work -- filled with equal parts cynicism, angst and emotional insight...This is a moving play for anyone to watch."

ALICE T. CARTER, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW


RED
Pittsburgh Playhouse

"Red is far from a 'docu-musical' with a simple beginning, incident-filled middle and heartbreaking ending: Instead it's decidedly postmodern, with a heavy nod to the ghost of Bertolt Brecht and as much focus on the storytelling style as the story being told."

TED HOOVER, PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER


ELLIOT AND THE MAGIC BED
Pittsburgh Playhouse Junior

"I was looking forward to reading the original book it was based on--one of those Caldecott Medal winners, no doubt--to discover how much was Stevens' and how much the original's. Then I discovered the whole story is original with Stevens. I don't call this a kids' musical, because it's invention and verve make it an entertainment for any imaginative adult, as well."

CHRISTOPHER RAWSON, PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE