Reviews and Interviews
"Amber Petty as Anastasia Steele is, quite frankly, fantastic"
-New York Metro, Molly Congdon
"Ana, who’s played with sly gusto and big pleasing pipes by Amber Petty"
-New York Daily Mail, Joe Dziemianowicz
"Amber Petty brings a flawless mixture of doe eyed naivete and burgeoning sexual inclinations to Ana"
-Chicago Reader, Marissa Oberlander
"Petty impresses with her incredible vocal chops"
-Theatermania, Pete Hempstead
"Amber Petty has a beautiful voice and plays the wide eyed naive ana with a big ol' wink to the audience in her unwaivering sincerity "
- Real Detroit Weekly, Nicole Rupersburg
"Petty plays the sweet Anastasia Steele with appropriate blowup-doll vacuity"
-Entertainment Weekly, Stephan Lee
-New York Times, Andy Webster
"[We meet] Anastasia, a doe eyed and hilarious Amber Petty"
-Nerve, Naveen Kumar"
"Petty, not incidentally, can hold a note with the best of ‘em, and draws thunderous applause early on for “There’s a Hole Inside of Me.”
-Marin Scope, Woody Weingarten
"The lead, Anastasia Steele, was played by Amber Nicole Petty and on her opening number, "There’s a Hole Inside Of Me," she displayed a strong voice with a talent for delivering double-entendre lines. Petty is the strongest cast member in the show and gave her performance with utter conviction from beginning to end."
-Edge Miami, Jack Gardner
"Anastasia is played by Amber Petty, who is attractive, but certainly a lot more zaftig than we are used to seeing from our leading ladies, but the point being, that the cast is terrific."
-Dr. Joy Brown
"Among the highlights [of UCB's Del Close Marathon]...were Baby Wants Candy
who performed a wholly original musical. The crew sang off the cuff tunes...about a hobo couple, grifters, and a couple of leprechauns." (I was in the hobo couple!)
-Rolling Stone, Zoe Dubno
"Featuring a talent rich cast, Candy improvised a new musical from scratch. Developing the idea is the easy part but the quickness with which everyone in the ensemble organizes around it, building upon it, and expanding it is truly amazing. "
-New York Times, Jason Zinoman
"Better than the Mom from Happy Days!"
-audience member, Hunter College Production of Cabaret
"Even though she's a little chubby, she's still beautiful."
-audience member, Tacoma Musical Playhouse's Crazy for You
From Cosmo Magazine by Alyssa Bailey
From the New York Post by Frank Scheck
From Playbill's Cue and A by Matt Blank
From Broadway Box by Josh Ferri
From Playbill's Stage Views by Andrew Gans