Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar
at the Ordway Center

"Lauren Villegas's earthy, urgent singing of 'I Don’t Know How to Love Him' blew me away."

Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press

"Lauren Villegas as Mary nearly brings down the house with her powerful performance of 'I Don’t Know How to Love Him.'"

Bev Wolfe, Twin Cities Arts Reader

"Lauren Villegas truly impresses in this role. She brings a humanity to Jesus, and her 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' is a sweet and lovely moment in the show."

Jill Schafer, BroadwayWorld

"Lauren Villegas is sweetly expressive as Mary Magdalene, commanding the stage in 'Everything's Alright' and a heartrending 'I Don't Know How to Love Him.'"

Arthur Dorman, Talkin' Broadway

"Lauren Villegas, performing Mary Magdalene with a powerful, but exquisite voice, and bringing depth and heart to a role which can be passive and inert."

Minnesota Theater Love

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Spamilton Off Broadway

"Lauren Villegas might just be the next Idina Menzel — her voice punches you in the face and it's a spiritual experience."


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Grizabella in Cats at the Paramount Theatre

"...Grizabella (the heartbreaking, honey-voiced Lauren Villegas), who is more than ready for her close-up in 'Memory.'"

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

" the lead role of Grizabella, the still-youthful Lauren Villegas looks appropriately grizzled — and we're all glad she's aboard that death-cheating craft, rising up the heavens where a kitty may play in eternity, sans cameras to bring down their dignity."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Lauren Villegas, who has appeared in such Paramount productions as In the Heights, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man and Annie, delivers a knockout performance as Grizabella. Along with bringing just the right amount of empathy to the role, her version of the Cats signature song 'Memory' will make you forget all others."

Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle

"...Grizabella (played to perfection by Lauren Villegas) who as it turns out is the chosen for rebirth. Her big song 'Memory' is powerful and Ms. Villegas is up to the task."

Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

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Lucha in Swift as Desire at FWD Theater Project

"Lauren Villegas was a lovely soprano."

Stephen Best, Time Square Chronicles