Sophie in Mamma Mia, Stages St. Louis
"Stevens is a stand-out in this cast and is a pleasure to watch. She is expressively believable throughout the performance, all at once delicate and dangerous in this role, her musical theatre and ballroom dance background evident." -Broadway World
"But Summerisa Bell Stevens as wide-eyed innocent Sophie just might be this show’s secret weapon. She’s one of the best Sophies I have ever seen – a total package who projects an innate sunniness and intelligence. So terrific as Doralee in last year’s “9 to 5,” she practically glows in “I Have a Dream,” “Honey, Honey,” and “Thank You for the Music.” - St. Louis Limelight
"Summerisa Bell Stevens presents the savviest interpretation of Sophie in memory, and she most assuredly sings Sophie’s tunes with a terrific voice on numbers such as Honey, Honey and Under Attack." - Ladue News
"Summerisa Bell Stevens is charming as Sophie, with a pure and sincere voice that convincingly delivers both sappy dialogue and heartfelt songs. She is winsome and hopeful, with flashes of her mom’s famous temperament that reinforce their relationship, and there’s a joyful radiance to her performance." - KDHX
"Summerisa Bell Stevens turns in an engaging and charismatic performance as Sophie." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Doralee in 9 to 5, Stages St. Louis
"Summerisa Bell Stevens is pitch perfect, and just about steals the show, as Doralee Rhodes, her boundless enthusiasm and twangy voice being well suited to the great one-liners she hands out, as well as for engaging numbers like "Backwoods Barbie.”
- Broadway World
"The very talented Summerisa Bell Stevens stars as Doralee, the role made famous by Dolly Parton, and she is delightful……funny, good-looking and boy can she sing. (She even somersaults!)"
- CBS St. Louis
DeLee in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
"Her solo on the lovely song "Falling" makes a lasting impression, as does her enormously entertaining and charming rendition of "Trouble" with Candice Marie Woods. Summerisa's dance moves are particularly amazing in "Teach Me How to Shimmy." She shimmies through the entire number showing off the costume by Tiffany Howard that added so much to the choreography."
- Broadway World
Caprise in Price of Bones
"Summerisa Bell Stevens and Jordan Anton are mesmerizing as Caprice and Heather, respectively. It speaks volumes about their performances that one can see and feel the physical and emotional transformations unfolding in the short span of a ten minute film..."
- The Independent Critic
"The acting is fantastic by the two leads. The girls convey everything from innocence, self-obsession, and sadness and are also able to make the audience feel sorry for them while at the same time making us disgusted with them."
- Anything Horror