Friday, August 19, 2016

Review: Wrap Up Your Own Happiness

By Michael Block

The Wedding Warrior is one of those uplifting and beautiful plays that brings a smile to your face. Written and performed by Casey Dressler, The Wedding Warrior follows Casey and the colorful cast of wedding guests, vendors, and help. Effortlessly bouncing from character to character, Dressler gifts the audience a performance to remember. Rather than offer a life story solo show, Dressler provides a glimpse into the day in the life of a wedding planner. When the Florida wedding starts to fly off the handles, Casey must deliver on the perfect wedding all while combatting her own love woes.

Casey Dressler is an elite performer with immense talent. She's a dazzling, bright-eyed ray of sunshine. She epitomizes what it means to be a strong character actress. Her physical and vocal transformations allowed her to create distinct and unique characters.
Director Kim St. Leon helped guide Dressler through her world. The momentum was consistently moving as each beat was hit. The array of emotions St. Leon helped Dressler find allowed the play to resonate with anyone watching.
Casey Dressler may be Florida-based but New York City has welcomed her with open arms. The Wedding Warrior is a triumphant production that is not to be missed.