South Pacific - Light Opera Works - 2015

I'd never really thought of avaricious Bloody Mary as a more anodyne version of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage," but there are moments in Strumecki's performance where her barely sublimated rage makes that seem possible.

- Kerry Reid (Chicago Tribune)

She has both the comic and vocal chops required for this role of the local entrepreneur who introduces her lovely teenage daughter to Cable.

- John Olson (Chicago Theater Beat)

Strumecki has ripened into the role and is the solid anchor at the shows center core.

Jim Schneider (Showbiz Chicago)

 a role she was born to play

- Alan Bresloff (Around the Town Chicago)

Ms. Strumecki’s Blood Mary is more than simply a comic caricature with two great songs. She’s a real mother desperate to secure a better life for her young daughter, Liat (lovely, graceful Victoria M. Ng). Her rich, deep singing voice caresses the melody and lyrics of “Happy Talk” with the ferocity of a car salesperson needing to make her sale. 

Colin Douglas (Chicago Theatre Review)

 a portrait full of quicksilver mood swings

- Hedy Weiss (Chicago Sun-Times)