"As a piece, this production is very well done. It's fast. The cast is made up of some of Marin's favorite actors... The sword fights are powerful, the women are lovely, the men heroic, the structure a solid chronological path between events full of humor and danger and wit."
- Chrisanne Beckner, Commuter Times
"'Cyrano' Takes Audiences to the Moon and Back....a theatrical thrill is practically guaranteed....Santo draws out a perfect blend of emotion and swashbuckling pride, and received a standing ovation from many members of a recent audience."
- Olga Azar, Marin Scope
"Theatrical performances rarely get standing ovations. Bay Area performances... get even fewer standing ovations. Rarer still are such ovations at outdoor theatre. Nonetheless, ‘Cyrano de Bergerac' beats all odds, and for precisely the right reasons: Marin Shakespeare's latest opus is earning thunderous standing ovations: the applause meter is pegged. Michael Santa (Cyrano), under the masterful directorship of James Dunn, gives the greatest performance you are likely to see anywhere - indoor or outdoor - in the bay area this summer....The radiant Marcia Pizzo is wonderful as Roxanne. Her character palpably matures on stage, seamlessly transitioning from a coquettish, romantically foolish, aristocratic girl; to a passionate, dedicated young wife; and finally to a middle age, cloistered widow."
- Jeff Smith, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle