REVIEWS

“Your music reflected the extremes of emotions related to being a parent, recognizing both the heartache and humor.  Your lyrics were deliberate and fully expressed the experiences I have had, coupled with sweet and moving melodies” Eron Friedlander

“To hear and feel songs reach your soul was something special. At that end of one of the songs, there was hardly was a dry eye in the audience. The words and music became personal and that’s what makes a song brilliant!”…Phil Benson

Brilliant The Musical is a heartwarming and honest story about the beauty and challenges of parenting, whether it be a child with special needs or not.  It is a story of strength and perseverance of a husband and wife struggling to do what is best for their atypical child, being supportive of each other and their typical child, but not always knowing how best to do so.  This show is moving beyond words, as you experience every emotion, from heartache and love, to frustration and joy; you find yourself crying one moment and laughing the next as you relate to the roller coaster of emotions that all parents can experience on a daily basis.  This is a story that is long overdue to be told and coming from Dani and her own experiences, she is so eloquently able to capture the essence of this very difficult topic that so many families are struggling with in the confines of their homes.  Dani captures that at the heart of the decisions, heartache, pride and joy we feel as parents, is the unconditional love for our children and our innate desire to support, love and celebrate them for the beautiful individuals they are, atypical or not.  LOVE is the essence of this show.  Thank you Dani for your honesty and candor in sharing your story with us and the world through the beauty of your music and writing and your extraordinary talent as a playwright!  ..,A. Preisser

The sign of a wonderful story – I really can’t stop thinking about it. There is so much raw honesty in the show – it’s incredibly personal and honestly, every parent who sees it will be able to relate in so many ways – the love for your kids, the desire to want the best for them, the challenges of being on the same page as your spouse while parenting, and of course, the heartbreak of potentially being handed a different deck of cards in life than that what you might have expected…. Jodi Miller

Dani is one of the most passionate, kind, energetic, talented, women I know.  All of those amazing qualities were on display when I saw her concert last May.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the audience and I couldn’t whistle loud enough for her at the end.  She, and her musicals, are magical. …Daphne Howard

It’s a story that has not been told well on stage before so this is refreshing….Wendy Kurtz