JD Triolo is “one of Philadelphia’s finest young actors.”
Kelli Curtain, editor and writer for TheatreSensation.com
Kelli Curtain, editor and writer for TheatreSensation.com
13, The Musical
"J.D. Triolo, the nonpareil of child actors locally, displayed his usual sincerity and sense of making material realistic. You can see him maturing into a more versatile performer, and he anchored this production beautifully. Two newcomers who had difficult roles because they had to find the humanity in the town tough kid (JD as Evan) and the comedy in the town’s disabled kid, come through wonderfully. …"
"Applause also goes to JD Triolo, the very talented young actor playing Young Patrick, Mame’s impressionable, preteen nephew. At one point, a toy plane Triolo was flying on string plummeted into an audience member’s lap. But Triolo glossed over the gaffe by ad-libbing a joke that got the entire crowd to chuckle. Kudos, kid — you have a very bright future in the theater.”
Nicky Singer, centraljersey.com
“I just love doing the scenes with JD Triolo, who plays young Patrick, and I think his ‘My Best Girl’ is such an honest moment,” McArdle says. Ted Otten, nj.com
JD Triolo plays Young Patrick and he brings heartfelt emotion and enthusiasm to his role. When Triolo sings “My Best Girl” audiences will feel his heartwarming emotion toward Mame.
Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
The relationship between McArdle and Triolo, who has the makings of a terrific actor, is particularly adorable. When Mame marries a suitor (the charming Andy Joos) at the end of the first act, the crushing disappointment from Triolo is heartbreaking, and Mame’s reassurance via a reprise of the show’s second best known song, “My Best Girl,” is emotional and true. The relationship between Patrick and Mame is worth the price of admission in this production.” Jonathan Elliott, US 1, Princeton’s News and Entertainment Newspaper
JDTriolo is already a serious trouper, with a beautiful voice and a keen sense of the pace required by musical comedy; Wojtal gives his charact-erization a smooth refinement that believably builds on Triolo’s sweetness.”
Gwen Shrift, phillyburbs.com
"Triolo plays the Younger Patrick first shyly and sweet, and then after Mame mentors him, he becomes more confident and assertive. Triolo has a wonderful sweet voice, especially in his rendition of 'My Best Girl'.”
Eric Denver, DC Metro Theater Arts
Young Patrick, Mame’s nephew, is played by JD Triolo, previously seen in “The Music Man” at Walnut Street Theatre and “The Sound of Music” at Media Theatre. Perfect as the sensitive, yet intriguing young boy growing up with his “Auntie Mame,” Triolo effectively helps to develop a believable strong relationship with his “Auntie” based on love and loyalty. The highlight of his performance is when he comes to see his Auntie Mame perform at one of her failed ventures, singing the duet with McArdle, “My Best Girl.” Mame goes on to fall in love and travel the world with her new husband, as Patrick attends boarding school, growing up quickly.”
Jennifer Connor, montgomerynews.com
"Triolo has savvy, and dance moves, but he endows his character, Michael, with easy, stoic, charm that lets you see why Michael and Billy may not want to hit each at a boxing lesson and shows fine understanding of Michael when he says no one will notice him walking through his Northern England town wearing a tutu in the middle of winter. While always a total trooper, Triolo displays wider-ranging dancing chops that are impressive."
"One of my favorite parts was when Kristine Fraelich (as Emily, Buddy's step-mother) and J.D. Triolo (as Michael, Buddy's brother) sing their duet in perfect harmony." Kelinda Ganow,
Chester County Press
"It’s also pleasing that the child performer in the play, J.D. Triolo, gives such an accomplished and natural turn as Michael, the son their mutual father knows about and is raising at an apartment adjacent to Central Park.
Triolo has the moves and poise of a seasoned veteran. His acting is crisp and to the point. His singing and dancing is true and foreshadows what may come if Triolo pursues theater performance as an adult. He is so adept at dance that in an ensemble number at the end of “Elf,” he stands out for the smoothness of his steps and motions.”Neal, Neals Paper
"JD Triolo plays Michael Hobbs ),the son of Walter and Emily Hobbs. Triolo is a very talented up and coming young actor. In this role Triolo brings his character to life to show the emotion and disappointment he feels towards his father, as well as his excitement in discovering he has an elf for a brother. Kelli Curtin, Theatre
"In the opening night performance, J.D. Triolo played Michael Hobbs. Triolo did a nice job of expressing Michael’s ardent desire for more time with his family. His excitement when he learned Santa does exist was contagious."
Christina Perryman, Delaware County News Network
Of those notoriously show-stealing children, Malvern Prep student J.D. Triolo, as Buddy’s half-brother Michael, brings professional-level charm and a gorgeously clear voice to songs such as “There Is a Santa Claus.”
Wendy Rosenfield, Philly.com for The Philadelphia Inquirer
"J.D. Triolo showcases his beautiful voice in a charismatic portrayal of Buddy's half-brother."
Rebecca Goering, BroadwayWorld.com
The Addams Family
Susan Wefel and JD Triolo are scene stealers as Grandmama and Pugsley ("What If" solo - goodjob!).
Delco News Network 9/30/14
LaurenCupples, as Wednesday, and J.D. Triolo, as Pugsley, are also deft in the way they establish individual "normality" while being altogether ooky. Triolo finds the perfect note of regret as Pugsley wonders who is going to be his playmate and subject him to tortureafter Wednesday leaves to set up a house of her own. Even Triolo at age 12, are consummate artists
Neal Zoren 9/30/14
Addams Family Review
The Who's Tommy
Triolo gets the brunt of any physical business that Tommy must endure. He is pushed and pokedunmercifully by Kevin's friends. To the young actor's credit, he literallyrolls with the punches, showing no reaction, as the sense-numbed Tommy cannot. Triolo is lifted,carried, stuffed into a trash can, and made to go through a battery of abuse,but in a display of admirable discipline, he never shows emotion or looks for help. Triolo maintains his deadpan so well as the middle Tommy, he almost gives the impression he's hypnotized. Like Armstrong, Triolo has a strong voice, so when he sings "See me, hear me," it has an effect. His singing in tandem withArmstrong is special. Triolo comes to life as his character is liberated and is adept in playing the transition from being still to being free.
Neals Paper, Neal Zoren
"West Chester's JD Triolo wins over "mamas," has Delco Idol Jr. fans "believin' "
Marianna Salz, examiner.com
"JD Triolo as the ten year old Mowgli had a very pleasing voice and relaxed presence."
Carrie Piccard, carriesblog