Recent Reviews


Truvy…is played with down home honesty and southern charm by Raissa Katona Bennett, an actress completely attuned to the wit and verve of Harling’s play text, which she harvests with good-humored thoughtfulness, zing and pin-sharp abandonment.” ~ Jim Ruocco, Take 2

“Raissa Katona Bennett essentially leads the cast in the role of Truvy, the owner of the local salon, and made her impossible not to love.” ~

As Truvy, Bennett’s Dolly Parton-style hairdo makes her look brassier than she is; there’s a genuine openness in her dealings…” ~ New Haven Review


  “As Helen, Alison’s mother, Raissa Katona Bennett is heartbreaking and she delivers a devastating “Days and Days” near the end of the show, summing up the story of her life and marriage.” ~ Talking Broadway

“Raissa Katona Bennett has the less developed role of the mother, Helen. She handles the contradictions in the character well.” ~ Two on the Aisle

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff


“What a joy it is to hear a confident and lovely vocalist sing some of the greatest songs written for the American musical theatre.” ~ Cabaret Scenes

“Amazingly looking and sounding even better…” ~ Broadway World

“Special guests Raissa Katona Bennett and Greg Roderick were exceptional. They each brought a level of enthusiasm and experience that was lovely to watch. Ms Bennett is highly animated and thoroughly charming.”The Newtown Bee


Lisa Wexler interviews Raissa Katona Bennett on her podcast, The Lisa Wexler Show, ahead of Raissa’s latest show at Jazz on Main. Listen here.

Ron Forman features Raissa’s newest CD on his weekly radio show, SWEET SOUNDS, on and 90.3 FM, which you can listen to on Mixcloud by clicking here.

“The album is a charmed time capsule of riches…Bennett is an exceptional interpreter of classical standards.” ~ Cabaret Scenes