"ONE OF THE GREATEST PERFORMANCES OF THE MODERN STAGE!
It is a haunting image that Sunny Thompson creates. Every nuance, every eye blink, every gorgeous gown and her walk is Marilyn. This is truly one of the greatest performances of the modern stage. Thompson has the same magnetic presence that Monroe had and is astounding in this role. The production is exemplary. The set is gorgeous with exquisite design elements."
~ San Francisco Online Daily News
"SUNNY THOMPSON DOES MAGIC...
Sunny Thompson does magic... it's just like the blond Goddess has come back to life... you cannot help but be enchanted... deeply moving, at times funny, sad and endearing... Thompson embodies Marilyn as perfectly as Norma Jean Baker did!"
~ London West End Extra
"SUNNY THOMPSON HAS IT DOWN! SHE REALLY NAILS IT!"
~ Toronto Star
"SUNNY THOMPSON WAS BORN TO PLAY THE ROLE OF MARILYN MONROE...
Sunny Thompson wears the role closer than any of the iconic costumes she changes into behind a translucent screen... from face to figure, she fits the bill perfectly, but the triumph of her performance is in capturing Marilyn's enigmatic softness... totally alive but yet detached... things don't roll off her back so much as pass right through... just because a kitten is fuzzy doesn't mean she hasn't got claws!"
~ Theatre Jones, North Texas Theatre Review
Thompson does an impressive job... her resemblance to Marilyn Monroe is breathtaking... she has a lovely singing voice and has every one of Monroe's moves down pat. Thompson effortlessly moves around the all-white set, comfortably anchoring her in a dressing room, bedroom, or living room to develop a particular scene."
~ Boston Globe
"I NEVER CAUGHT SUNNY ACTING! SHE WAS MARILYN!
~ Fordham Press, Toronto
"SUNNY THOMPSON HAS THE STRANGE ALLURE OF MONROE DOWN TO A TEE, YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF HER!"
~ The London Times
Sunny Thompson's fine blend of charisma, pluck, brains and an always present vulnerability is at times heartbreaking to watch!"
~ L.A. Journal
"SUNNY THOMPSON IS SENSATIONAL IN MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE...
Thompson's version is uncanny... each scene enhances Thompson's abilities and as the play moves toward it's inevitable conclusion, one is drawn to appreciate how strong and yet how vulnerable the actress was in her personal life and her professional career... there is little doubt that Thompson channels the late actress better than anyone one else alive today!"
~ New Orleans Examiner
Sunny Thompson exhibits an uncanny resemblance to Monroe, not only in her vivacious figure but also in her delicate voice. Portraying an extremely vulnerable woman with such touching sincerity, it is hard to discern where Monroe stops and Thompson begins.”
~ Mr. Blackwell, Hollywood
"AN INCREDIBLE FEAT...
“Michelle Williams came closest to expressing Monroe’s anomalies and vulnerabilities in ‘My Weekend With Marilyn’ but truth to tell,
the most stunning impersonation to date is Sunny Thompson’s in this one woman show!”
~Stage & Page, Toronto
"GENIUS! PERFECT! MUST SEE!
Sunny Thompson finds the genius that was Marilyn Monroe, bringing her own
luminous personality and inner light to this demanding role!.........A perfect trifecta of dramatic material, insightful direction and consummate acting bring the iconic film actress to vibrant life......filling the stage with wit, humor and poignancy. Along with a heart- breaking ending, Marilyn: Forever Blonde is "must see" theater!
~ Houston Press
"SUNNY THOMPSON IS LUMINOUS!"
~ Middleton Press, CT