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"Another terrific turn by Onalea Gilbertson"
Mata Hari in 8 Bullets makes the Huffington post best of theater list for 2013 as one of the best shows of NYMF- #9
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Onalea honoured with the 2013 GREG BOND MEMORIAL AWARD for outstanding contribution to Musical Theatre in Calgary.
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Onalea wins NYMF 2013 Award for Excellence in the category of Outstanding Individual Performance.
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Onalea was nominated for an AMPIA Best Actress for her performance in Sandi Somers' indie film "HOME"
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Onalea was the recipient of the 2013 inaugural Sandstone City Builders award for her work in Social Justice and the Arts.
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“Gilbertson's distinctive, charming voice bristles with intelligence and captures your attention effortlessly. You always sit up and pay notice when she's singing." -Michael Giltz, Huffington Post
"...an artist with a beautiful voice..." - Celia Wren, The Washington Post
“An enchanting stage presence and a silky voice” - Time out New York
“Onalea Gilbertson is a theatrical and vocal find … fabulous performance” Suzanna Bowling -Time Square Chronicles
“Lovely soprano, powerful presence…” - Dan Bacalzo NightLifeExchange
"Gilbertson is a dynamite performer " - Elliot Lanes- MD Theatre Guide
“ …a captivating singer when she takes on a torchy tune.” - Martin Morrow, Globe and Mail
“A vocal delight… an enchantress.” - Bob Clark, Calgary Herald
“Amazing…” - Letters from the Mezzanine (NYC)
“…an engaging performer with a strong, commanding singing voice… able to convey both vulnerability and seductiveness… an appealing sensuality” - Adrienne Urbanski, Theatre is Easy (NYC)
"Lithe and lovely Onalea breaks your heart with her sorrowing refrain.”- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier
“Onalea is marvelous, evoking a wide range of emotional and psychological drama.” - Josef Braun, Vue Magazine