Rickey Minder has the transformation of Annelle from timid waif to willful Baptist convert down to a seamless evolution of subtle mannerisms.
The Source Weekly - 08.19.09
Solid performances from start to finish were delivered by Thea Rhiannon, Rickey Minder and Nicholas Saraceno. WOW! In the opinion of the COC,
any of them could have filled their role in a professional staging of the play. While Minder and Rhiannon have appeared in several CTC productions
in the recent past and more than adequately fleshed out the characters they played, both women here achieved a level of performance that the COC had
never previously seen by either of them. Both were called on to express a variety of layered emotions from the perspective of the very complex parts
they played. Minder's character of Ann also has many layers which were masterfully showcased. Rickey's scene where Ann shares the letter Larry has
written to her before leaving on his final mission, first with Kate and then Chris, was particularly moving.
Central Oregon Critic - 02.15.09
Whatever the fate of this current collaboration the success of the inaugural partnership between the CTC and the Tower "grew" that identity-just as
that alliance grew our chances to hear Minder use another asset, her voice-as well as her body-to "create a presence" for her audience's ears as well
as their eyes as they scanned a performance of the first locally-produced, big-budget musical on the stage of Bend's gem-like, inimitable Tower.
The Source Weekly - 07.06.08
Two supporting players, Rickey Minder (as Little Sally) and Mary Kilpatrick (as Bobby's Mom, Josephine), also distinguish themselves with the frequently
"lol" expressiveness of their arms, legs, poses and face-work. So, go
- not for social revelation any more than I'd say, "go" to watch public urination. Go to see Rickey and Mary move.
The Source Weekly - 05.07.08
Rickey Minder, as the Mute (who also served as the production's choreographer) was a stand out,
creating an interest for the audience in everything she did and why she was doing it. I was never bored
watching her, despite the fact that she never spoke a word.
Central Oregon Critic - 02.17.08
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Rickey Minder "The Fantasticks" (2008 Central Oregon Critic, Arty Awards)
BEST PERFORMANCE ACTRESS, DRAMA
Rickey Minder "All My Sons" (2009 Central Oregon Critic, Arty Awards)