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"Greg Kalafatas demonstrates once again his comic range and versatility as the quirky Franz Liebkind, the unrecovered Nazi playwright of Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden ~ the unseemly musical that needs to fail in order to fulfill Bloom's proposition that a producer can make more money with a flop than a hit. It's a joy to watch Kalafatas strut his stuff on stage, no less as he enjoins Max and Leo in performing the hilarious Der Guten Tag Hop Clop."


             - Herbert Paine, Broadway World

Press & Reviews


The Producers - Arizona Broadway Theatre

The Angry Housewives - Arizona Broadway Theatre

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - National Tour

"Greg Kalafatas and Emilio Ramos as J.P. Richardson “The Big Bopper” and Ritchie Valens respectively, had great panache and made the most of their limited time on stage."


 - Will Gallagher, Discover Albany

Hairspray - Seacoast Repertory Theatre

"Greg Kalafatas is a spectacular Edna. Kalafatas performs the female role with a disarming ease making Edna natural and endearing, rather than going for the oft-used brash and campy route. There's a lovely vulnerability and tenderness about this feisty 'gal.' "


- Jeanné McCartin, Seacoast Online

"Wait until you see... Greg Kalafatas as J.P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson in a totally engaging performance of one of my favorites, 'Chantilly Lace."'


- Nancy K. Wellerd, Low Country Newspapers

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

The Full Monty - The Wick Theatre

"[The] cast is firing on all cylinders, and some of them are even turbocharged. Best-in-show honors go to Greg Kalafatas as the deranged, oddly cheerful Nazi playwright Franz Liebkind. His renditions of "Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop" and "Haben Si Gehoert Das Deutsche Band?" are hilarious but also beautifully sung."


               - Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic

"...and Greg Kalafatas as Franz Liebkind... Kalafatas is an absolute riot as the Hitler-loving playwright, instilling every movement, line delivery and song with hilarity. He also has a few brief moments when he plays Leo's boss to great effect. All three practically eat, chew and spit out the scenery—and the audience relishes every moment."


         -Gil Benbrook,

"Greg Kalafatas (Wallace) — Remind me not to go fishing with you. Honestly, you were in total character mode, great job."


- Jay Horne, Arizona Independent

"Greg Kalafatas is sweet and funny as Wendi's boyfriend Wallace, who might just be more in love with fishing and his sailboat than with Wendi... [the] act one duet "Betsy Moberly" [with Sam Ramirez] shows off their skilled vocals and dancing abilities."


-Gil Benbrook,

"Greg Kalafatas is an amiable Wallace who appears to take pride in his Leonard Nimoy records and laminating the fins of fish he’s caught from his boat more than anything else."


- David Appleford

"...especially for the risible moments of the steelworkers trying to be suave strippers, notably when Greg Kalafatas, as a union leader, auditions with most inept and unsexy routine ever staged."


- Bill Hirschman, FL Theater On Stage


(editor's note, this is a good thing, I promise!)

"Special mention should go to Greg Kalafatas, who brought the larger-than-life Big Bopper into the theater, and to Todd Meredith, who played Buddy Holly. Hearing them, you get why Holly and Richardson were big stars when they (spoiler alert) were taken suddenly in a plane crash."


- Idea Jones

"The Big Bopper (portrayed by Greg Kalafatas, who does a marvelous rendition of Chantilly Lace at the fateful Clear Lake Iowa Concert.) Kalafatas engages the audience in the song and everyone has a good time with it"



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