But, my heart be still, as much as I love the comedy, this is a musical, and there is soaring singing, too. Sondheim’s music never sounded better with a deliciously brassy 16 piece orchestra in the partially covered pit which also doubled as part of the stage.  The sound was near perfect, the balance between singers and instrumentalists having found the sweet spot. Let’s hope the sound designers from other companies are taking notes, and budgeters are beginning to realize that hearing everything is part of good theatre too.

-- Larry Murry, Berkshire On Stage (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)


In the pit are sixteen musicians and a conductor, Gary Adler, who handles the music and a few important props, brilliantly; and the sound design work of Drew Levy and Tony Smolensky (sic) is absolutely perfect: nothing sounded pushed, nothing was forced or over-the-top. The balance between singers and musicians is effortless.

-- J. Peter Bergman, Edge Boston (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)



. . . a pitch-perfect pit orchestra that allows the Sondheim’s lyrics with their rare-in-a-farce sophistication to be crystal clear. Result = the best ever Forum production (and there have been plenty!).

-- Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)


Rui Rita's lighting and Drew Levy's sound add to the rich ambiance. Present Laughter is a treat for the senses. It transports us to what seems like a safe and better place—a womb where nothing but nourishment reaches the soul.

-- Jo Ann Rosen, nytheatre.com (Present Laughter)


There is not a weak link in the production’s creative chain. Lee Savage’s ingenious set design and Tyler Micoleau’s mood-evoking lighting design mesh nicely, accented by Drew Levy’s exhilarating radio-play-style sound design, a good bit of which is demonstrated onstage by the actors themselves.

-- Anita Gates, New York Times (Shipwrecked)



The music, under the direction of F. Wade Russo, is lush, vibrant, and undeniably catchy. From the sound to the lights to the performances, this is as good as musical theater gets.

-- Donn Saylor, Boston Examiner (Pirates!)



Together with finely wrought costumes by Gabriel Berry and sound by Drew Levy the audience is treated to a lush visual production that is the very essence of theatrical magic.

-- Gloria Miller, Curtain Up (She Stoops to Conquer)



The sound design by Drew Levy with its trumpeted fanfares made it feel that we were watching PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre – only “live on stage” without pledge breaks.

-- Larry Murray, Berkshire On Stage (She Stoops to Conquer)



Kevin Adams' lights, Drew Levy's sound and Martin Pakledinaz's costumes round out the excellent production values.

-- Elyse Sommer, Curtain Up (Quartermaine’s Terms)



As with many mood pieces, the little moments prove more memorable than the big ones: the holiday preparations, the arrival of an elderly relative, the stunning moment when Zak’s chattering jeep-mate is awed at the beauty of a missile coming right at them (followed by the loudest blast ever heard through a sound system)

-- Carl A. Rossi, The Theater Mirror (Sonia Flew)