Fiddler On the Roof
As HODEL, At ArtisTree Theatre Company:
"Karcher and Schmidt both shine with their clear voices, whether chafing against the arranged marriages that await them in Matchmaker, Matchmaker or fighting back tears and second thoughts as they prepare to leave home and hearth for the suitors of their own choosing in Act II."
Next to Normal
As NATALIE GOODMAN, at 4th Wall Theatre:
"Natalie must go from being badly influenced by Henry to becoming a bad influence on him. Kelly Karcher manuevered this well...For all the talk that teenagers fiercely want to be independent, some kids, like Natalie, would welcome a fully functioning mother. Karcher was touching in the way that she expressed that longing."
The Wizard of Oz
As GLINDA, 2011-12 National Tour:
"The stage came to life through the acting talents of the cast. Not to be outdone by the many state-of-the-art special effects, the actors and actresses dazzled the audience with a spectacular performance."
--Salesha Wilken, Claremore Progress
Click the links below to read several interviews with Kelly in Philadelphia-area newspapers:
The Marvelous Wonderettes
As SUZY SIMPSON, at New Stage Theatre:
"The talented women each bring something distinct to the songs and the show. Every voice stands alone in a wonderful and nuanced series of solos...Karcher's sincere, all-American alto...these girls show that they are more than just cliches--they can really sing."
--Genevieve Legacy, Jackson Free Press
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
As LOGAINNE, at the Post Playhouse:
"The performances are extremely fresh, laugh-out-loud funny, and so touching, you'll need some extra Kleenex in your pocket or purse...
Kelly Karcher plays Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, the youngest and most politically aware speller, honestly and zestfully."
--Charles Birch, Rapid City Journal
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown
As SALLY BROWN, at Mainstage Center for the Arts:
"[Karcher's] 'New Philosophy' song was the best I’ve ever heard."
"This was a cast to make you believe the magic of theatre to transform a comic character into a real life comedy."
--Jack Shaw, STAGE Magazine