“Dawn Trautman, who has been in most of the six “Church Basement Ladies” shows thru the years, returned for the final production this year and was the hit of the season-closing Holiday Cabaret with her rendition of Frank Loesser’s “Can’t Stop Talking.”
~ Bill Clark, Mid-Missouri Theatre Round-up, December, 2018
"Each character has moments of physical comedy ... which Trautman plays well, while serving as the less traditional Lutheran who tries to bridge her daughter, Signe, with the older ladies." ~ Devan Filchak, The Indianapolis Herald Bulletin, Jul 22, 2016
"Two other parts that are very well executed are those of the witches. Glinda, played by Amanda Beagle, is as beautiful as her voice. Her counterpart, as Miss Gulch and the ugly Wicked Witch, is befittingly scary. It’s a job well done by Dawn Trautman." ~ Julie McHale, Greater Milwaukee Today, March 26, 2015
"High-caliber production with a Broadway-ready cast.... 'The Witches of Eastwick' is as much old-fashioned musical as it is sex outside the city." ~ Jan Nargi, Broadway World, September 10, 2014
"Ogunquit's excellent ensemble of suspicious housewives and clueless husbands performs some dynamite, sharply blocked numbers that reveal the townspeople's envious meanness over phone- and clotheslines; they even veer into the grotsque, as the wives start mimicking the witches." ~ Megan Grumbling, The Portland Phoenix, September 19, 2014
"Mary Poppins is riddled with fun characters, including Robertson Ay and Mrs. Brill, played with exuberant gusto by Kyle Kemph and Dawn Trautman, respectively. Both actors embrace their roles with such energy that one can’t help but notice, and they too, elevate this production to a level that exemplifies entertainment." - Jonathan Fox, The River Reporter, August 4, 2014
"Dawn Trautman as the maid and Kyle Kemph as the butler serve up a barrel of laughs whenever they are on stage." - Bill Moloney, Sullivan County (NY) Democrat, August 1, 2014
"This fast-moving and witty show features Jeanne Tinker, Maria Damore, Dawn Trautman and Joy Lynn Matthews-Davis as The Bikinis. All are engaging performers who sing particularly well in harmony on songs such as 'It's In His Kiss' and 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough.'" - David N. Dunkle, PennLive, August 22, 2013
In August, 2013, Dawn was featured in a full length article on Broadway World about how she balances a career as a board certified life coach with a thriving career on stage.
As Vicki in The Full Monty, "Trautman switches masterfully between comic and serious moments as she reveals her true colors to her husband. It's a pleasure to see actors like Trautman, who are always so "on" when they are on stage, given roles they can sink their teeth into." - Marakay Rogers, Broadway World, June 17, 2013
"Playing Mr. and Mrs. Smith are seasoned actors William Garon and Dawn Trautman... Trautman is the ultimate mother figure, stern yet loving, and her "You'll Hear a Bell," as she tells her daughters how to know when they are in love, is delightful." - Marsha Reiniers, Tampa Tribune, October 7, 2011
"Also deserving of considerable praise [is] Dawn Trautman as the beleaguered but nonetheless softly sassy Mrs. C... The cast makes the show sparkle like the chrome on the bumper of a '57 Chevy." - Sean Leary, Associated Content, March 24, 2011
"The whole cast does a terrific job of bringing these cartoon characters to life, with just the right balance of over-the-top sincerity and sharp comic timing.... Dawn Trautman is goofy and lovable as the elder Mrs. Tottendale." - Judith Jarosz, NYTheater.com, Jan 29, 2011
"The show is so charming and the cast so talented that ... it’s selling well, so get your tickets now if you want to be taken away by this highly entertaining production." - The Brooklyn Paper, January 31, 2011
This production won four New York Innovation Theater Awards, including Best Musical and Outstanding Ensemble.
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