"A sprightly production that boasts a genuinely captivating Maria in Evy Ortiz, who glows in every scene she’s in...it is the radiant Ortiz whose all or nothing urgency carries this West Side Story to its highest points".
– The Boston Globe
"Evy Ortiz is a particularly radiant and engaging Maria with a strong coloratura soprano. Her singing thrillingly blends a youthful exuberant sound with smooth operatic notes.
– Talkin’ Broadway NJ
"Although Evy Ortiz’s Maria may look tiny and fragile, she is never less than completely in command of those crystalline high notes, which makes her renditions of “I Have a Love” and “Tonight” both heart-meltingly pretty and passionate".
– Lansing City Pulse
"You believe the spark between him (Ross Lekites) and Maria (Evy Ortiz, whose soprano is astonishing) as they Romeo-and-Juliet it on the balc… er, fire escape. Young love onstage usually seems hokey; here, it feels primal".
– Dallas Voice
"Ortiz is another cast member new to B&B, and what a find she is. Operatically trained, her soprano voice is glorious, and her onstage presence is difficult to ignore."
– The Times, Frankfort, IN
“Ortiz’ Maria lives the seven ages of women in 2 1/2 hours, and the journey has spit out plenty of those who have tried. Not Ortiz, she just gets better and stronger as she goes.”