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Excerpts from Selected Reviews & Adjudications:

“The "wrestling" moments between Rossi and Pompeo are riotous…the two actresses excel at the required heightened physical comedy…In addition to the aforementioned physical comedy, there is also a wonderfully staged "inept sword fight" between "Colleymore" and "Cecil." Additional credit to Stage Combat Coordinator Chris Cardoni and Fight Captain Richie DeJesus.”

The Play That Goes Wrong, Quannapowitt Players

"The verbal sparring...leading up to the eventual physical blows in the climactic swordfight (wonderfully choreographed by Chris Cardoni) that ends act one with a flourish."

"This culminates in a sword fight between Barrymore and Andrew at the end of Act I. Kudos to Hug and Christie for some very good swashbuckling and kudos also to Chris Cardoni, fight choreographer."

I Hate Hamlet, Attleboro Community Theatre

"The Bard would be impressed with the fantastic swordplay choreographed by Chris Cardoni.”

I Hate Hamlet, Bay Colony Productions 


"Chris Cardoni's fight choreography for Valmont and Danceny is almost frighteningly real."

 Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Hovey Players


"Chris Cardoni as Theseus and Melissa Sine as Hippolyta swing swords with such vigor that it's breathtaking”.


"In the savage swordplay by which Theseus wins Hippolyta, the fiery sparks ignited by Cardoni and Sine are reason enough for nature to be out of balance when the two wage war with each other”.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hovey Players 


"Hamlet’s sword fight with Laertes was spellbinding. I don’t think I took a breath for three solid minutes. I couldn't believe how enraptured I was."

Hamlet, Vokes Players


"There's a vigorous, well-choreographed fight between Elyot and Amanda with the two of them rolling over a sofa like wrestlers locked in mortal combat."

Private Lives, Hovey Players

“…a very well-staged sword fight.” 

“The swordfight choreography is by Chris Cardoni and it is breathtaking.” 

I Hate Hamlet, Community Players of Pawtucket

"I never felt unsafe for the performers, I just felt terrified for the characters."

"The attempted rape was TERRIFYING.  Marjorie's fear was palpable….The work between the two leads was simply heart-stopping."

Extremities, Acme Theater



Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters Distinguished Achievements and Special Honors (DASH) program special Consultants' Choice Award for Excellence in Fight Choreography for Private Lives, 2011

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