"Exceptional music direction underpinned this over-the-top musical, allowing some truly stand-out performers to shine. The actress playing Lisa had a stunning soprano voice, and her ballad in the second act was wonderfully executed, infusing clear emotion into her vocal expression.”
-EMACT DASH Awards Consultant | March 2023
"...charmingly depicted and heartfelt. Sara DeLong’s sweet farewell aria in Act II (‘Take care of him – he’s much too good to live,’ sung by Lisa to Ludwig) featured her clear, legato approach to one of Sullivan’s most moving ballads.”
-Laura Stanfield Prichard of The Boston Musical Intelligencer | February 27, 2023
"Sara Delong’s charming, sensually comedic, and honest portrayal of Lisa... steals the show and leaves the audience on the edge of their seat awaiting her next entrance... Sara DeLong never disappoints... Her range and star power are something not to be missed..”
-Am I The Drama: A Theatre Review Blog | February 25, 2023
"Sara DeLong's portrayal of Phyllis was a standout in this performance. Her singing and comic timing were highlights of the show.... a delightful treat.”
-EMACT DASH Awards Consultant | September 2022
"In perhaps the most unexpected turn the production took, Sara DeLong plays Thomas Jefferson as a soprano which worked far better than I could have ever imagined. DeLong was gentle yet firm in the role; as necessary to propel the play along."
-Danielle Rosvally of The New England Theatre Geek | August 16th 2016
"Thomas Jefferson had fewer lines, instead allowing his facial expressions to speak for him. And speak they did. It was apparent from Jefferson’s face what he thought of every other person onstage. ...[Sara DeLong] really perfected the scowl and the look of disdain."
-Emma Bingham of The Tech | August 16th 2016
“The next selection was a cantata by Mozart, and Sara DeLong’s full, rich soprano voice made it a delight... DeLong’s performance was unlabored and unpretentious, accentuated by an excellent articulation of the German text."
-Dick Frantzreb of the Sacramento Choral Calendar | March 8th, 2013
*Following her marriage in 2018, Sara changed her last name from Haugland to DeLong.