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A CHORUS LINE

“Oklahoma City’s own Lexi Windsor, a Lyric Theatre veteran, takes the role of Sheila.”

“Lyric Theatre is closing its summer season of musicals in a glorious, golden, spectacular way.  A Chorus Line is stunning in every way.  …a dynamic production…  The audience learns about each performer.  Some are nervous; others are overconfident.  A true profile comes from each.  …standouts include Lexi Windsor.”

Joan Gilmore
The Journal Record
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“Lexi Windsor mustered the right blend of sarcasm and assertiveness as the seductive Sheila.”

Rick Rogers
The Oklahoman
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A Chorus Line is well worth watching some very talented actors sing and dance their way into your heart.  Lexi Windsor does a lovely job playing Sheila, who sings ‘At the Ballet.’”

Vicky Bass
Edmond Sun
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“…Local Metro professionals performed outstandingly, too, especially Lexi Windsor as edgy Sheila.”
“Nearly everyone involved in any way with musical theatre has a special connection with A Chorus Line.  Several in the OKC production, like Lexi Windsor, who has exhibited enormous performing ability recently in The 39 Steps and Boeing Boeing, trace career inspiration back to the show.  Lexi first essayed the role of Val, chose musical theatre as a college major, and then continued post-graduate studies in New York.”

Clif’ Warren

ionOKLAHOMA
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“The variety of character performances created by Lexi Windsor, is always stunning. Is there any role Lexi can’t infuse?”  And watching OCU Senior James Shackleford, grow this summer and display his immaculate vocal abilities is remarkable. What a future in performance he has! While these two Oklahoma talents are not billed in the program as “Stars” they are, none the less.”

Terry Zinn
Oklahoma City Travel Examiner

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“The dancers stories slowly intertwine through common themes, as illustrated in “At The Ballet.”  Lexi Windsor as Sheila, Bebe, and Maggie pull at your heart strings with their well-blended vocals on a very difficult harmonic number.”

“Windsor, who you may remember as Evelyn Nesbit in last month’s Ragtime, plays Sheila.  She also performed in Lyric’s 2001 production as Val.  Once a great figure, Sheila accentuates her dazzling long golden hair and slender waistline.  Sheila is not ready to admit her professional dancing career is coming to an end.  …Sheila represents what most professionals fear, not being able to practice his or her craft.”

Johnnie-Margaret McConnell
The Norman Transcript – For POP

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“Oklahoma native Lexi Windsor has the role of Sheila, an older dancer full of pride and resentment.  ‘In my career, Sheila is unlike any other character I’ve had to play before, and I love stretching my comfort level, plumbing her depths and coming up with a resplendent disaster,’ she said.  Windsor previously played Val in Lyric’s 2001 ‘Chorus’ production.  After graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma, she moved to New York to follow her dream.  ‘I began to learn the truth of the business, and the stories in A Chorus Line began to make a whole hell of a lot more sense,’ she said.  ‘Sometimes I examine the show and I think, What am I doing in show business?  Other times I think, There is absolutely nowhere else I would rahter be than right here on this stage.'”

Eric Webb
OKC Gazette

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RAGTIME

‘The one entirely ebullient presence in the whole show is the lovely, syncopated and perky showgirl Evelyn Nesbit, high on her red velvet swing, portrayed with all stops out by Lexi Windsor.”

Clif’ Warren
ionOKLAHOMA

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“A light spot in the musical is the society scandal of the period when architect Stanford White shoots socialite Harry K. Thaw over a chorus girl and model, Evelyn Nesbit, perfectly cast with Lexi Windsor in the role.”

Joan Gilmore
The Journal Record

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“(Michael) Baron has assembled a brilliant cast for Lyric’s first outing with Ragtime.  …Lexi Windsor handles the role (Evelyn Nesbit) with assurance.  …The combination of a stellar cast and inspired direction pays huge rewards.”

Rick Rogers
The Oklahoman

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BOEING BOEING

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW

“Lyric Theatre combines stage and film versions of ‘Rocky Horror’ into one seductive, sex-charged show…  Lexi Windsor has several standout moments as Columbia.”

Eric Webb
OKC Gazette

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THE 39 STEPS

“Throughout the show, Lexi Windsor, fresh from New York theatre roles and advanced acting training, is a revelation. No longer just the eye-catching blonde heroine who can dance and sing with the best in musicals, this young lady has developed serious acting leverage as a comedienne!”

Clif’ Warren
ionOKLAHOMA

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“The terrific Lexi Windsor, who plays the three female roles with aplomb that equals the three men combined, give excellent performances, which are impressive to behold.
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Larry Laneer
OKC Gazette
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“Personifying the… (the fairer sex), admirably, in a series of roles, was Lexi Windsor. She milked an overkill accent and mannerisms as femme fatale Annabelle at the play’s outset, then became funnier dead than alive, stretched rigidly across Hannay’s lap with a knife in her back.  Windsor also gave the right undertone of yearning to a farmer’s wife, who longs to get out of rural Scotland, and to a modern woman on the train, who at first refuses to believe Hannay’s unbelievable tale.”

John Brandenburg
The Oklahoman
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“CityRep’s performance is one of the nation’s first off-Broadway productions.
This performance by Oklahoma CityRep is nothing short of ‘theatre at its finest.’  Native Oklahoman Lexi Windsor plays the only female role. Windsor was the first actor to earn an equity card from CityRep Theatre and …rounds off the cast with a stellar performance …in this incredibly well-done, two act show.”

Robin D-Townsend
The City Sentinel
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“Oklahoma theater stalwart Jonathan Beck Reed stars as Hannay and Hannay alone, but he’s surrounded by a whirlwind of costume changes as Lexi WIndsor portrays the three women Hannay encounters.
  Reed and Windsor engage in escalating over-dramatized tomfoolery, always on the verge of a massive wink to the audience.”

Dusty Somers
The Daily
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“CityRep’s outstanding cast energetically brings all the quirky characters to life with slapstick humor, incorporating accurate dialects, Hitchcockian references and melodramatic nuances of the era.”

Janet Murphy Patterson
The Edmond Sun

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SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING

“Lending superb support are Lexi Windsor as Martha Vail, a vixen who never leaves her apartment and only wears a towel so no one can come in and evict her, and Scott McLean Harrison as Charlie, the drop-out who’s willing to drop back in when he comes to love her. Windsor has a smile that makes Mary Tyler Moore’s look like a guppy’s, and was also worthy of the Tony that Phyllis Newman won in this role.”

Peter Filichia
TheaterMania.com

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“In the role Phyllis Newman originated Lexi Windsor shows great comic range.”

Howard Kissel
NYDailyNews.com
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Lexi Windsor as Martha slams through the show’s funniest number, “I Was a Shoo-In,” as if she were playing Ulla in “The Producers.” Martha is an iron fist wrapped in a velvet glove of delicate Southern womanhood.

Erik Haagensen
BackStage.com

Reader comments from BackStage.com Review:

– Lexi Windsor steals the show… Please take time out of your schedule and see “Subways are for Sleeping.” I promise it’s a good time!

– I thought the actors (Lexi and Scott) stole the show…  I look forward to seeing more from this company!

– OMG you have to see this show! The cast is amazing!

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FADE OUT, FADE IN

“There are fun performances all throughout the cast, including… Lexi Windsor as an air-headed sexpot starlet-to-be.”

Michael Dale
BroadwayWorld.com

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THE ANASTASIA TRIALS IN THE COURT OF WOMEN

“Lexi Windsor plays a character so different from a previous role I had seen her perform in The View From Here [see my review in an earlier blog], proving that she has a wide range. Here she is ‘Donna,’ who is resentful of those in charge of the theater company. As ‘Shura Tegleva’ (Anastasia’s former nursemaid and one of the only survivors of Anastasia’s family’s servants), she is played timidly, almost in a PTSD, reticent way. You feel for her, while wondering at her guilt.”

Robert Barry Francos
Ffanzeen.blogspot.com

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THE VIEW FROM HERE

“Lexi Windsor plays Carla.
…Soon to arrive is Carla, hyperly portrayed by Lexi Windsor. Carla is the personification of the period, with loud clothes, big hair, spatula-level make-up, and a fascination for all things lurid that one might find on Donahue or in the tabloids. She’s sort of like Flo from the Alice sit-com, but I would like to point out that while the language-mangling character of Carla could easily be made into a caricature, Lexi ably keeps her humanity to the forefront, and the over-the-top-ness to a minimum (unlike Flo).”

Robert Barry Francos
Ffanzeen.blogspot.com

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THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC

“A trio of divine-looking honeys (Dana Barathy, Rebecca Greenberg and Lexi Windsor) plays the brothel’s star attractions with humor and sex-appeal.”

Michael Dale
BroadwayWorld.com
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“Just watching the exuberant and youthful cast bringing out the juice and the joy is a joy in itself. Nutty rather than smutty or slutty, a little tacky and more than a little wacky, it’s kind of adorable and the small scale production brings out the charm factor. The group makes the musical play into a playground and just makes a merry, mad game of the story and the tale of troublesome taxes never becomes troubling or taxing for the audience.  But if the I.R.S. puts a tax on smiles and laughs, this would be an expensive night out. It’s a sure-as-shootin’, rootin’, tootin’, non-high-fallutin’, prostitutin’, hoot’nin’, hollerin’ good time!”

Rob Lester
Cabaret Exchange

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THE ADVENTURES OF FROG & TOAD

“Those three inveterate chameleons, Beth Adele, Lane Fields & Lexi Windsor (as Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, Young Frog and Mole) …a more brilliant or colorful cast could not have been chosen. From the moment the musical opens and Fields, Adele and Windsor appear to inaugurate a new season… magic appears to happen on stage, and a children’s book comes to life before our eyes – that exciting fascination of meeting new creatures and warming up to them. From then on, the seasons’ actions are simple, funny, and fresh, and they are told in that warm, innocent way that children’s stories have of making life appear so pleasant. Act I goes, providing delight upon delight of dappled sunlight moments. By Act II, all the characters are well established by the small, multi-talented cast, with each character memorably etched, going about amusing daily routines, the highlight of which is a segment entitled ‘Shivers.’ The ingenious acting of the five amazing actors, conspire to make A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD the holiday hit of the year. City Rep has a real winner with this one!”

Clif’ Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure

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MESHUGGAH-NUNS, The Ecumenical Nunsense

“Two of my favorite actresses/singers Lexi Windsor and Cyndi Steele Harrod …have great voices to belt out the songs. No one can roll their eyes and play dumb like Lexi, although they are all no strangers to hamming it up.”

Vicki Clark
Oklahoma City Friday
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“…it’s presented so humorously that the audience is in stitches!”

Joan Gilmore
The Journal Record
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“All the women performers gave scene-stealing performances. Lexi Windsor, as Sister Mary Paul, the dotty amnesiac, clearly received the strongest role, and she did not miss a chance to gain a strong audience response.”

Clif Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure

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LITTLE ME

“Beautiful, blonde, & leggy Lexi Windsor scores as the wealthy, cultured, & socially prominent first wife of Noble Eggleston. She is also the flawless dance captain of the ensemble of gorgeous girls.”

Clif Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure
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“The entire cast is delightful because they all seem to be having such a good time at what they’re doing.  It’s not often that one sees a show where every cast member is so talented!”

Joan Gilmore
The Journal Record

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GREASE

“Lexi Windsor (Frenchy) does outstanding work with Arthur Marks as Teen Angel in “Beauty School Dropout,” with Marks stopping the show. Windsor does excellent work creating her character, who can’t make it in high school or even beauty school.”

Bob Smith
The Edmond Sun
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“Lexi Windsor was as ‘Marty’ as Marty could be!”

Michelle Johnson
Edmond Life & Leisure

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THE WILL ROGER’S FOLLIES

“Other outstanding performers include gorgeous, leggy Lexi Windsor among the Ziegfeld beauties.”

Clif’ Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

“In less glossy but commanding smaller parts, Beth Adele, Amy Reynolds-Reed, Lexi Windsor, & Heather Hawkins performed the energetic dances and vocal ensemble numbers.”

Clif’ Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure

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SWINGTIME CANTEEN

“Lexi Windsor plays smooth as silk femme fatale Lilly McBain, who can’t keep her hands off the guys or say a kind word to any of her co-stars. Windsor is a talented dancer and moves with fluidity. Windsor would have been perfect on the Dean Martin television show.”

Michelle De Long
OKC Gazette
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“Windsor does an outstanding job of wooing the men in the audience as she performs ‘Daddy.’”
“Looking for a future in show business, Lilly isn’t going to miss a beat. She also leads the company effectively in ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ and even gets the audience involved singing ‘Pack Up Your Troubles.’”

Bob Smith
The Edmond Sun

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A CHORUS LINE

“Val, played by stunning UCO student, Lexi Windsor, hides her fear in arrogance.”

Nancy Cook-Senn
SNS Entertainment
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“We observe… the ravishing Val (Lexi Windsor).
What impresses most about these actors is the honesty they bring to their characters.  That allows us not only to identify with their dreams but to root for their success.”

Rick Rogers
The Daily Oklahoman

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SWEET CHARITY

“Lexi Windsor, musical theatre sophomore, said the dancing is a tough workout, but she loves it! Windsor plays Nickie, a Bronx woman who works at the Fandango Ballroom with Charity and advises her on love. One of the biggest challenges for her was learning to talk like a New Yorker.”
“It’s been really interesting with the Bronx accent,” Windsor said,
“…been a great challenge. She’s like Chita Rivera.”

Peter Gill
The OU Daily

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TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

“I knew Bob Windsor had been a great tapper. ‘Had been’ is an insult to him. He is still a talented outstanding dancer and so is his pretty – also talented – daughter, Lexi, with whom he danced.”

Joan Gilmore
The Journal Record
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“Robert Windsor and Lexi Windsor tapping their way through ‘You’re the Top,’ Yes, Bob Windsor is still tap dancing as well as he has for years, and it’s great to see Lexi’s mastery of a family tradition.”

J.D.F. Guffman
The Metro Downtowner
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“Speaking of Outrageous, Charlotte Franklin paired with Lexi Windsor to perform ‘Take It All Off, Put It Back On’ From JERRY’S GIRLS. Miss Windsor was perky, gorgeous and appropriate flirtatious…”

J.D.F. Guffman
The Metro Downtowner
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“Father-daughter duo reigned supreme…
The Windsor’s wowed the audience with a song and dance number from Cole Porter, ‘You’re the Top.’”

Clif’ Warren
Edmond Life & Leisure
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“Lexi Windsor, who did a touching tap duet with dad, Bob Windsor, sang, ‘Take It All Off’ followed by Charlotte Franklin’s comic costume and dance with ‘Put It Back ON,’ to howls from the audience.”

J. Leland Gourley
Edmond Life & Leisure

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