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Among the cast, musicians, and crew are two young actors who are certain to rise in stature in the years to come... Andre Amarotico who in one scene manages to play both a time-traveling robber baron and a fast-food worker. He gets the best line of the show... Amarotico... makes performing lines like this look easy. The sign of an artist who’s really coming into his own

-Giovanni René Rodriguez, Forbes, for SF Mime Troupe’s Back to the Way Things Were

Imagine watching the incredibly talented Andre Amarotico kill President Abraham Lincoln... Amarotico’s acting skills are so good that the Foster City theater’s audience couldn’t help getting drawn in.”

-Joanne Engelhardt, Aisle Seat Review, for Hillbarn's Assassins

The large cast is all high caliber. Andre Amarotico as John Wilkes Booth is strikingly powerful. He so looks the part that I wanted to ask for a DNA test. He’s the consummate actor, his movements communicate as much as his sneers.

-Kim Waldron, Theatrius, for Hillbarn's Assassins

“Andre Amarotico is a live wire, each realization or change of status another spasm, a new explosion of sparks”


-Lily Janiak, SF Chroinicle, for SF Mime Troupe’s Treasure Island

“John Wilkes Booth, brilliantly played by Andre Amarotico, serves as inspiration to the other assassins and helps us to navigate the throughline of the piece. His is a powerful, standout performance.”

-Otto Coelho, Theatrestorm, for Hillbarn's Assassins

“The score is staggering in depth and The Ballad of Booth performed by the superb Andre Amarotico as Booth and Pinto as the Balladeer is haunting and heartbreaking.”

-Vince Mediaa, VmediArts, for Hillbarn's Assassins



“Andre Walker Amarotico showed complexity and verve as the tortured Hamlet, oscillating between Hamlet’s extreme emotions and moods with ease.  He could be acerbic and arrogant, but he showed great emotional range in portraying Hamlet’s inner conflict.”


-Madeline MacLeod, Stanford Daily, for Hamlet



“In the title role, Andre Walker Amarotico shows a wide range of all the emotions Shakespeare provides as possibilities in the words he gives Hamlet.  Mr. Amarotico does so with brash aplomb and full command of his own stage and seems both larger than life and yet totally vulnerable.  His moppy head, playful hops on stairs, and rides on banisters give him a boyish tone even as he turns a more and more sour, mad, and vengeful adult.”


-Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddies, for Hamlet

“A whirling dervish of energy in multiple roles... Amarotico's deadpans are also a delight.”


–Mitchell Fields, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, for The 39 Steps

“One exception to the all-women cast is the obvious villain, John Jasper, played by with leering melodrama panache by Andre Amarotico”

-Sam Hurwitt, Marin Independent Journal, for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

“Andre Amarotico can season a mustache-twirling bad guy with a dash of Professor Harold Hill, ably creating a dashing peddler on which capitalism-steeped audiences might pin their hopes, however much they know better”

-Lily Janiak, SF Chroinicle, for SF Mime Troupe’s Back to the Way Things Were

“Sean Garahan and Andre Amarotico (referred to in the playbill as “Clown No. 1” and “Clown No. 2,” respectively) are the superstars of this production, appearing as nightclub entertainers, hotel proprietors, Scottish constables and more other characters than you could count were you inclined to do so.”


-Barry Willis, Marin Independent Journal, for The 39 Steps

“The hyperkinetic Andre Amarotico… is especially entertaining”


-Barry Willis, Marin Independent Journal, for The Mouse Trap



“Andre Amarotico was superb as the distraught Romeo”


Barry Willis, Marin IJ "Year in Review, Best Theater in Marin”, for Romeo and Juliet



“Powerful, personal performances by actors who are more than up for the challenge set forth by their iconic roles”


-Brian Resler, No Proscenium, for Romeo and Juliet

“Terrific in a variety of roles”

–Jean Schiffman, San Francisco Examiner, for Treasure Island

“Delightful, funny”


-Barry David Horwitz, Theatrics, for Smut





-Evelyn Arevalo, Theatrics, for SF Mime Troupe’s Seeing Red



-Barry Willis, Aisle Seat Review, for The Mystery of Edwin Drood




-Maggie Lohmeyer, Theatrius, for The Mystery of Edwin Drood

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