“What a remarkable fellow.”
What the Critics Are Saying About…
STEVEN YUHASZ – Director
“Riotous twists…drop dead comedy…hilarious…wonderful performances. There is expert direction from Steven Yuhasz, whose name in Hungarian means shepherd and who certainly knows how to shepherd his players to maximum comic effect.”
“The cast has as much fun as the audience during the two acts that are over-the top comedies. Director Steven Yuhasz has clearly given his cast license to kill — with laughter.”
“Laughs galore…without question the funniest play in New York today. Judging by this new comedy, Creatore has a talent for creating fast moving narratives without an ounce of fat in their scripts, just the sort of plays that profit from the direction of Steven Yuhasz.”
This is a lively and well-made production … handled with skill … under the smooth direction of Steven Yuhasz.
"Steven Yuhasz directs with a spirited, light-hearted touch."
“The show has been solidly mounted…Directed with stay-awake pace by Steven Yuhasz.”
“Flamingo Court,” by Luigi Creatore, knows its prime audience — the AARP crowd — and plays to it shamelessly and skillfully. Especially welcome is the chance to get reacquainted with Jamie Farr, now 74 and a long way from his days as Klinger on “M*A*S*H” but looking as if he’s enjoying himself quite a bit in the three roles he plays here.
NEW YORK TIMES
“If old is in, then so is Flamingo Court. The program is fun, funny but also sad. While some scenes tear a passion to tatters, other moments will make you shed a heart-felt tear… and may be the sweetest antidote to the dog days of summer. Steven Yuhasz has directed with a disarming charm.”
CURTAIN UP, Internet Theatre Magazine
“Enjoyable celebration of the joys of aging … with… Steven Yuhasz’s sprightly direction”
"Pretty funny stuff...outsized humor crammed into Creatore's package with appropriate direction by Steven Yuhasz adds to the fun."
“A first rate cast of five senior members of the acting profession, under the warmly conspiring direction of Steven Yuhasz, has been assembled for a breezy and surprisingly endearing triple-play that celebrates the spunk in our aging citizenry.”
"Steven Yuhasz's direction keeps things moving smoothly, injecting the right amounts of humor, dreaminess, and pathos when the script calls for it."
THE EPOCH TIMES
With Jerry O’Boyle, Brooke Shapiro, Todrick Hall and Fran Jaye
“You Can’t Stop the Aerosol - "In the Gateway production of Hairspray, directed by Steven Yuhasz the whole cast rocks out. Contagiously elating show shifted into high gear and hearts have been won. "
NEW YORK TIMES
“Director Steven Yuhasz's unerring sense of time, place and character creates a Hairspray that surpasses even the 2002 Tony winner. Beyond the feel-good message of tolerance, "Hairspray" is fun. You remember fun. What sets Gateway's production apart is the toned-down Edna, Tracy's larger-than-life mom. As directed by Yuhasz, Jerry O'Boyle presents a self-conscious Edna, sweetly allowing Tracy to upstage her.”
“Overflowing with fun, Hairspray is Gateway's extravaganza of the season in Patchogue - There’s probably more fun per square inch on the Patchogue Theater stage in Gateway’s production of “Hairspray,” than there are tears in much of the rest of the world. Exuberant, supercharged, superbly performed, and deliriously dopey show sends up the ’60s as they’ve probably never been sent up before qualifies in every way as the Gateway’s extravaganza of the season. All of this is staged with an abundance of forward fever by Steven Yuhasz. I defy anyone except the very grouchiest to block the smile that takes over every audience member’s face from the first to last note of this “Hairspray.” It’s that kind of happy experience.”
THE SOUTH HAMPTON PRESS
“Hairspray at the Gateway Playhouse is expertly directed by Steven Yuhasz and really kept the audience rocking and cheering the whole evening.”
With Lorenzo Lamas, Rachel deBenedet and Paolo Montalban
“Lush…exotic…majestic beauty. The King and I is a breathtaking production… directed by Steven Yuhasz.”
“In a show this huge it's so easy to have unexpected things happen or get the cast off track, but director Steven Yuhasz keeps the plot, cast and 19 musical numbers well in hand. Rodgers and Hammerstein would be rightfully proud of the production.”
“There are splendid voices, smart, believable performances, incredible eye candy — all forms, and a story imbued with character rather than caricatures—a real pleasure. “
The Portsmouth Press Herald
“The Ogunquit Playhouse strikes gold. Director Steven Yuhasz does an amazing job of not only managing all these people, but also bring out great performances and keeping the action moving. This production wisely remembers that the story, the love, and the humor are what’s important. He has…successfully given new life to an old classic, and done it in the best possible way.”
“Powerful. Breathtaking. Sophisticated. Stunning. Artistically
crafted. Utilizing Jerome Robbin’s original choreography…was nothing short of brilliant. The frightening demise…of the young lovers…is completely horrifying and believable and sets the stage for the climax of the production.”
“Steven Yuhasz…has wisely chosen to stick with the original choreography…his approach is traditional in everyway…and has directed a winning cast.”
The Wall Street Journal Online
With Gail Nelson and Danny Holgate
“Directed by Steven Yuhasz … Lady Day is filled with great music…buoyant … expressive … soulful … spirited … a pastiche of emotions.”
Cape Cod Times
“Every moment of this play is worth watching…a delicious treat. The end is riveting and completely unexpected. You won’t go wrong spending an evening with Billie Holiday.”
The Provincetown Banner
“For a nearly irresistible evening of musical theater, head to Provincetown for Forever Plaid. Director Steven Yuhasz has staged...over-the-top, totally-in-unison choreography so typical of the '50s, the group is skillful...and it's done simply and beautifully...great entertainment for a summer night.”
Cape Cod Times
“Steven Yuhasz has given new life to Forever Plaid in Provincetown in a fun, original production. Rarely do you see an ensemble that gives off such great energy. The singers earn the audiences enthusiastic applause...get big belly laughs by executing their over-the-top choreography...in the most uproarious numbers.”
“Directed by Steven Yuhasz...all four of the actors do a dazzling job of dancing while they sing, moving their way with seeming ease through an energetic and synchronized choreography. Viewers...leave feeling like they’ve been a part of something very good.”
“…The Plaids … are playful and sincere. These jokers execute director’s Steven Yuhasz’s vision of a summer hit to a tee. The home of Provincetown theatre and the birthplace of the American Theatre has quite a show on their hands.”
The Provincetown Magazine
"To his credit, Yuhasz has avoided shoehorning the songs into a contrived narrative...it's a show that's all about the songs and they just flow from one to another. The show is simply sensational; the New Provincetown Players are truly blessed."
"Steven Yuhasz and the New Provincetown Players have staged a robust and original revue...I advise you to see this production while it's on the Provincetown Stage."
Cape Cod Times
“The concept of presenting over thirty songs without any context or connecting material is a bold one, but Yuhasz has created an order of songs that is well thought out and the selections keep up an entertaining pace.”
With Earth Kitt, Cady Huffman, Shuler Hensley & Yvette Freeman
"Start with the vamp, a seductive beat that takes its sweet time as it draws the listener in. Then comes the melody, one filled with heart, humor and humanity but also unexpected twists and turns. Finally the lyrics arrive with their sometimes sassy, sometimes sad but always smart words about the triumph of surviving in this crazy world.”
“All About Us emerges as a work of great vitality and spirit….creating the archetypal American family.”
With Leslie Uggums
“A perfect it … beautiful … dazzling … REAL magic…the show just keeps racking them up, the cast, the sets, the costumes and the same stand true of the directorial team. All put together, Cinderella is a dream come true.”
“Audiences are sure to be enraptured by this experienced and artful cast's colorful and vibrant take on the classic fairy tale.”
“Steven Yuhasz directs this salute to the 70’s with great spirit, a good measure of nostalgia and great affection. He’s put together a dynamic cast…that are exceptional. For a night of laughing, tripping down memory lane and enjoying a fast-paced, well-executed bout of musical theatre, you can do no better than to take in Streakin at the Provincetown Theatre.”
Winner “Best In Festival” Top Five
“Run, don't walk, to see TUSK at the 47th Street Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival…fresh, invigorating material and a clever spin on staging it."
Riverwest Theatre, NYC
Off Broadway Revival
“In Riverwest’s new production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, a revival of the 1972 production, director Steven Yuhasz has developed an interesting and enlightening format that compresses the material using representative songs more or less in sequence and a definite theme evolves. This allowed Mr. Yuhasz to show the wide range of Kurt Weill’s material in a new, fresh approach which he staged with a high degree of skill and vigor.”
“Director Steven Yuhasz has rearranged the songs thematically rather than chronologically which allowed Mr. Yuhasz’ fluid staging to segue from one musical number to the next.”
The New York Guide
“Crosstown Rhythms at the West Bank Café is one of this season’s Cabaret delights. The musical numbers staged by Steven Yuhasz are exuberant and flowing, while his directing in the sketches are fast paced and lively entertainment.”
“Steven Yuhasz has directed these plays (Ravenswood and Dunelawn) with an uncluttered and imaginative eye for comic shtick. Both teeter on the edge of the absurd and Yuhasz wisely avoids the temptation to use broad extremes simply for the sake of comic affect.”