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Press & Articles


"The coltish April Kidwell, as Nomi, is a wonder. She is tireless, fearless and performing circles around Elizabeth Berkley’s portrayal in the movie."
- ANDY WEBSTER, The New York Times

"Ms. Kidwell has all the musical theater skills to carry a show, on top of an astounding talent for physical comedy — she can even dance poorly for comic effect or fantastically when she wants to dazzle you.”

- JOE KUKURA, SFist

"Her energy fuels the show, and watching her, you get the feeling that she could power a city with her sweat. Her performance is a tour de force. She is at once absolutely ridiculous and straightforwardly amazing.”
- RICH JUZWIAK, Gawker

"April Kidwell is a fearless comic performer, delivering her lines like an orc and dancing like an orangutan"

- LILY JANIAK, SFGate

"I wish that Elizabeth Berkley had a longer career so that April could play more of her characters. If she's not famous, like really, really famous, in five years, then something is not right with the world."
- STEPHANIE MARCUS, Huffington Post

"The literal appearance of her face made the audience cheer. That’s talent."
- BRETT EPSTEIN, Theater Is Easy

"Kidwell elevates the show to something akin to watching a magic show as a child; just when you think she’s showed you all her cards she pulls off something even better. Her performance is in a class of its own."
- JOSE SOLIS, Stage Buddy

"What really makes Showgirls a MUST-see performance is the star of the show, April Kidwell. She is brilliant as Nomi Malone! BRILLIANT!"
- PEREZ HILTON, PerezHilton.com

"Lucille Ball stripping her way into Goddess at the Stardust!"
- JILLIAN LYONS, The Many Loves Of Jillian Lyons