Kelly spent an enchanting year and a half off-Broadway journeying to Narnia in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, directed by Julia B. O'Brien.
“ The Congresswomen is chocked full of well-timed humor, references both subtle and poignant, and is a true joy of feminine rage and pride. Strandemo crafts a narrative that is timely, relevant, and speaks expertly to a wide variety of contemporary anxieties and conversations with both tact and humor. This playful, complex, and vibrant adaptation comes to a thoughtful and satisfying conclusion, and really “seizes the patriarchy by the manhood.” A delightful revival that takes the issues of ancient Greece and places them neatly into the here and now. ”
ELIANA M. TATE / New Play Exchange
"Kelly Strandemo as Guenevere, and Al Bundonis as King Arthur, carry the show with their strong voices and impish expressions"
“Splendid and Entertaining! Kelly Strandemo as Guenevere is the definition of the Broadway ingénue - as lovely to listen to as to look at...”
Rural Intelligence (CT)
For LUCKY STIFF:
"Kelly Strandemo is one of Harry's inheritance rivals (from a canine welfare charity) and his eventual love interest. She has the best musical moment with the simple and sweet 'Times Like This.'."
For "ONE, TWO, WHATEVER YOU DO ...boasts some of the finest acting I've ever seen at FringeNYC. As the chorus, Becker, Perez, and Strandemo demonstrate versatility and a range as they take on multiple personas on the turn of a dime..."
For FUENTE OVEJUNA:
"Jane May and Kelly Strandemo encapsulate a female strength as they rally the women, maenad-like, to tear the commander to pieces. ...The strength of every member of the Ducdame Ensemble makes them a company to watch. I cannot wait to see what they have to offer next."
JARED R PIKE
For YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN:
“...poignant and funny “You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” with a superb cast including the very, very, vee-e-ry crabby Lucy, played expertly by Kelly Strandemo..."
Conway Daily Sun
For MY FAIR LADY:
“Though the stars of the show are wonderful, bit players ...enhance every aspect of the production surrounding them... [E]very one of these actors shines. ...Kelly Strandemo, Susan Terner and Corey Wiesner all deserve a mention and a round of applause.”
Cape Cod Chronicle
"As whimsical as these characters are, it is not their quirks, but WHY they have those quirks that is gripping, and enchanting. Kelly Strandemo as Audrey ...did a 180-degree turn in the second [act] and transformed into one of the most compelling characters. Perhaps the best scene in the play was her conversation with 'Aneece" where, sitting in the bathtub she truly seemed like a frightened little girl, who, though she grew up, had never truly combated her childhood demons."
“Marisa Viola's direction gives the production admirable pace, and the six actors are as engaging. ...Strandemo also has some endearing moments as Audrey.”
For THE CONGRESSWOMEN:
"The classic play...shines with some modern updates. Ducdame Ensemble is a female-driven powerhouse."
“The most comedic of the three sisters is Maya, a directionless artist whose imagination runs wild with elaborate daydreams. Strandemo bursts out in wide-eyed, large-gestured dramatics that make you chuckle (just wait until you hear about “baby sister Cordelia” and the baboon) because she reminds you of every attention-seeking baby of the family.”
"Maya (the delightful Kelly Strandemo) is still the baby of the bunch"