"Most Stephen Sondheim fanatics know how he was mentored by the great mid- century lyricist Oscar Hammerstien II, whose pairing with Richard Rogers essentially created Broadway musical comedy. Those who don't know the tale will get a brisk and winsome retelling from Ms. Ford, but more importantly they'll receive an earful of some of the best interpretations of the musical standards of both Hammerstein and Sondheim, The only possible complaint is that one evening is too short to capture the pleasure these great artists bring to the theater. Ford's pure, exciting voice rings with humor always, and strong emotion when called for. She begins with a sultry, tantalizing version of "Something's Comin'" from West Side Story before launching into an evening of eclectic, surprising and always enjoyable numbers, imaginatively arranged by her musical director John Boswell, with moving renditions of songs like the difficult "Joanna" from Sweeney Todd. Musical theater aficionados will love this show - others may learn a little about why the form is so important and popular. "
Thomas Provenzano L.A. Weekly 5/14/98