What The Critics Are Saying

The Witches Of Eastwick (Original London Cast)“Dempsey’s lyrics are exceptionally witty, and Rowe’s music jaunty and tuneful, yet with the sophisticated sweep of a Sondheim.”  ~ TIME Magazine

“Lovingly propelled by a quirkily exuberant musical score by composer Dana P. Rowe that bursts with melody and musical wit.”  ~ Mark Shenton, The Stage

“Wickedly enjoyable.”  ~ TIME Magazine

“Something out of the ordinary… In every sense a truly magical show. Performed, written, composed, choreographed, designed and directed to within inches of perfection. It’s the musical that starts the 21st century and will already be a hard act to follow.”  ~ Sheridan Morely, International Herald Tribune

“Wicked fun… ASTONISHING – the kind of beautiful, funny, glittery, joyfully stagey stuff that musical comedy dreams are made of.”  ~ Lloyd Rose, Washington Post

“Never since the arrival of Sondheim and Kander and Ebb have I been so sure of a new American musical talent”  ~ Sheridan Moreley, Spectator

“The Fix has more drive and raw talent than the rest of the West End Musicals put together. The future of the musical starts here”  ~ David Benedict, Independent

“For those who like their musicals by Sondheim out of Kander and Ebb, this is indeed a knife-edged and courageously rock-edged score…”  ~ Sheridan Moreley, Spectator

“It’s not Evita – it’s something much darker, much funnier, much better.”
~ Gary Naylor, BroadwayWorld.com

“A manic musical farce about a would-be First Family so dysfunctional as to make the Borgias look like the Blairs… at best a Guys and Dolls rewritten in blood and acid.”  ~ Sheridan Moreley, Spectator

“a masterpiece in pace, intimacy and economy.  The atmosphere is electric – an intoxicating combination of sex, politics and greed.  Dana P Rowe’s score is brilliant, the ensemble superbly choreographed.”  ~ The Politiker Review

Zombie Prom“Exhilarating! Sharp, spiffy, brighter and better crafted than both “The Rocky Horror Show” and “Grease” put together. It has musical wit and breathtakingly catchy, rich melodies.”  ~ Martin Gottfried, N.Y. Law Journal

“A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!”  ~ Michael Musto, Daily News

“Zombie Prom is a breath of freshness and vitality, an exhilarating sign of spring and renewed life in today’s musical landscape of spectacles and revivals.”  ~ Martin Gottfried, The New York Law Journal

“Stays safely on the sunny side of the macabre…. A gentle send up of the teenage romance films … given a radioactive glow of novelty.”  ~ New York Time

“Zombie Prom (a toxic schlock opera), a feel-good, user-friendly musical comedy (with) its witty, ribald script and clever-tuneful songs…”  ~ George Capewell, The Miami Herald

“Don’t miss it! Slicker than “Grease”, smoother than “Rocky Horror”, bigger and funnier than “Little Shop of Horrors!”  ~ Joy Browne, WOR

“JOKES ARE JUMPING AT ZOMBIE PROM!”  ~ George Capewell, The Miami Herald

“The music by Dana P. Rowe and lyrics by John Dempsey are full-bore teen anthems from start to finish, sung by a group of full-voiced singers who slalom down (and up) every melodic curve.”  ~ Jack Zink, The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“Destined to be received with open arms by aficionados of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and The Little Shop of Horrors…”  ~ Robert Sims, The Eastsider

“Packed with soupy mock-’50s sock hop tunes and more teen-age turmoil than a John Waters film…”  ~ Jason Cochran, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

“Zombie Prom may prove the ’90s equivalent of The Rocky Horror Picture Show…”  ~ Robert Sims, The Eastsider

“ZOMBIE PROM: KOOKY, CREEPY, CAMPY FUN”  ~ Jason Cochran, Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel

“This is pure entertainment with a rock ‘n roll beat. The sound is polished, the lyrics are strong…Trash becomes treasure when Rowe and Dempsey reflect on contemporary pop culture.”  ~ Jane Phillips, Key West, Solares Hill


See Jane Run!“See Jane Run, a sharp-edged revue”  ~ Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald

“It’s an honest, edgy, humorous and revealing musical filled with twists and surprises that just about any woman will relate to.”  ~ Chris Joseph, Miami NewTimes

“Rowe is adept at writing everything from haunting ballads to rock-tinged numbers, and on the silly comic song “You Tarzan”, he has the women blending like reincarnated Andrews Sisters.”  ~ Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald

“funny stuff…just wonderful”  ~ Roger Martin, MiamiArtZine.com

“A wonderfully creative feast of musical vignettes and comic sketches with funny but realistically powerful moments by Maribeth Graham and Dana P. Rowe. When it comes to interpretations, comedy and wit, this combination proves to be exhilarating and fun.”
~ Ron Levitt, Florida Media News

“Not your mother’s Dick and Jane.”  ~ Maribeth Graham and Dana P. Rowe