Harwood is in possession of a supremely gorgeous, highly operatic voice… While the first act is romance and whimsy, it’s the second act where Harwood blows you away. First with a heartbreaking scene… singing “A Boy Like That/I Have a Love,” and then at the end, when your heart breaks all over again as Maria grieves.
Kaylee Harwood’s… angelic soprano, I Feel Pretty captured the rapture of being in love for the first time.
Harwood’s soprano is clean and powerful, and she duets beautifully with Bell on “One Hand, One Heart” and Nicole Power as the confidante Anita on “A Boy Like That. Together, she and Bell make the impossibly sudden romance of Maria and Tony feel real, passionate, and deep — making the story’s ending all the more resonant.