Reviews

From workshop performances of RIVETS!

"Rivets," a challenging and ambitious musical saga of women war workers and life on the World War II home front,

Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times

 

McCarty tells a sweeping story, beautifully staged by Clay David,

Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times

 

This is an inspired musical, an upbeat story…

Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News

Showing a good sense of balance, McCarty easily blends romantic moments and humor with the heartbreaking news of the war in Europe.

Sally Hogarty, Walnut Creek Journal

 

The music, with lyrics by McCarty and musical score by Mitchell Covington, ranges from blues and jazz to swing, often making it impossible not to tap your toes to the infectious rhythm.

Sally Hogarty, Contra Costa Times

Perhaps the strongest feature of "Rivets" is the decision to leave the story in its time… it also presents an accurate picture of attitudes of the time.

Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times

"Rivets," a new musical created by Kathy McCarty and Michael Covington, has great potential…heralding the hardworking women in the shipyards during World War II.

Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News

 

This show is a wonderful musical that has a lot to give.

Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News

 

With the help of a lot of friends and incredible multi-ethnic cast, this bright new musical was launched on its maiden voyage.

Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News 

Rivets is midway between a musical and a pageant, with vignettes of the romantic and musical aspirations of different characters sketched in, along with the harsher realities of racism, sexism, uprootedness—and the international conflagration raging abroad—that threaten the ripening of these ongoing desires of ordinary life under those extraordinary circumstances. 

Ken Bullock, Berkeley Daily Planet 

Wow! What a Show!

Charles Jarrett, Rossmoor News 

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