PRESS

THE TAVERN

His lyric tenor voice strikes gongs unsupported by anything but air... From his first appearance this man clearly rules the play and gives it definition. Prestenback is a delight, his physicalization of the character finds the root of the plays long-lasting success. -- Berkshire Bright Focus (J. Peter Bergman)

Kane Prestenback has the right manic energy and twinkle-eyed slyness... [to be] wholly successful as the Vagabond. -- Albany Times Union

 

THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD (World Premiere production at Luna Stage Theatre Company)

Witty, entertaining and even somewhat illuminating. Strong, lively performances. -- New York Times

Think Woody Allen with a Ph.D. ... Prestenback certainly shoves his way into a fine performance. He has everything... -- New Jersey Star-Ledger (Peter Filichia)

The play comes to life as soon as [Prestenback] pushes his way... utterly fresh, fascinating to watch, even thrilling. -- Baristanet (Gwen Orel)

Played superbly by Kane Prestenback with spot-on geekiness, the brash young structural engineer Lee is an insufferable know-it-all, someone you'd like to smack. -- West Orange Chronicle

 

WHAT THE BUTLER SAW

Kane Prestenback as the naught, naughty, naughty bellboy Beckett ... brings the laughs to a fever pitch. ... Very engaging to watch.                   -- NYTheatre.com


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Kane Prestenback's Flute is low-key but endearing. He shines... as a wonderfully manic Thisbe in the play-within a-play, until the end when his performance becomes moving, dramatic and heartbreaking ... excellently executed.-- Michael Kostroff, PlayShakespeare.com


AESOP'S FABLES  (Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre, directed by Theodore Mann)

The adult actors... morph so effectively into forest creatures that it hardly matters that "Aesop's Fables" has no scenery.
...[Kane Prestenback's] Roddy rocks out." -- New York Times


SWEENEY TODD


“Kane Prestenback is vivid as the boy Tobias, who takes shelter in Sweeney's house, and he brings a sense of urgency to the lovely ballad "Not While I'm Around." -- Orlando Sentinel

“[A winning performance] from Kane Prestenback as Tobias... Prestenback's voice is clear and beautiful as Tobias, with his innocence especially evident in the most well-known number from the musical, ‘Not While I'm Around’...” — Talkin’ Broadway


KID-SIMPLE

“Every one of the actors is terrific, [including] the ingenuous Kane Prestenback as Oliver.” — Orlando Sentinel


BATHHOUSE: THE MUSICAL

“A show like this only works with good performers, and the producers chose wisely… all four of them are terrific singers and dancers. The fact that they also have a great sense of comedic timing makes "Bathhouse" a treat.” — The Reporter

Oh yes, it's Raining Men, as a trio of Dancing Queens (Karl Anderson, Jerry Jobe Jr., Kane Prestenback, all superb) take Like a Virgin--Billy from the closet to the military (a rewritten "Yankee Doodle Dandy").— Orlando Sentinel


A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

“Frog and Toad have their backup singers too -- a tuneful cast of three (Dera Lee, Elizabeth Block and Kane Prestenback), who turn from birds to mice to moles with the change of a hat. Prestenback is especially adorable as Snail, the would-be mailman who believes with all his heart he's moving faster than he is. Under Chris Jorie's direction, all three lend an air of nonchalance that keeps this children's story from turning too sugary.”— Orlando Sentinel
 






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