The Man Who Came to Dinner


"A few of the players, like David Chrisman in the Coward part (including playing the piano and singing), are outstanding.”  
The Los Angeles Times

"The only bad thing about David Chrisman is that he is onstage for much too short a time. Chrisman, in the role of English playwright Beverly Carlton, is a real live wire who leaves one marveling at his incredible talent. He also sings and plays the piano. This is a young man with a bright future in theatre.”
Santa Barbara News-Press


John in The Cocktail-Hour 1


"As John, David Chrisman is excellent. His cool, barely concealed bitterness over family memories is projected with subtlety and detail that work beautifully.”
The Los Angeles Times


Ernest in Love (1)


"David Chrisman is a standout as Algy, an upper-crust chap who invents a Mr. Bunbury as an alias when he wants to go down and dirty. Chrisman has quite a stage presence, can sing and act convincingly and memorably and has wonderful comedic timing.”
The Hollywood Drama-Logue

"A few of the performances are first-rate: David Chrisman as the urbane Algy is a standout.” 
The Hollywood Reporter


Little Shop of Horrors (3)


"David Chrisman in the central role of Seymour endows his character with enough earnest resolve to sidestep the stereotyped schlemiel and present a fully constructed portrayal without losing any of the inherent comedy in the part. His best moments come when he faces a succession of life-or-death decisions, and opts for the latter with appropriate misgivings.”
The Orange Coast Daily Pilot


Imag Inv 04


"David Chrisman shines in the title role. He is a splendidly wretched old cuss who enjoys a life of imagined ill health. Chrisman performs with zeal, wheezing and caterwauling with gusto.”
Santa Barbara News-Press




"Like a trade wind whooshing into a shuttered room, the jolly Navy guys led by David Chrisman as the amusing, acerbic Luther Billis give the show a much-needed jolt.”
The Los Angeles Times

"David Chrisman, so properly sneaky as Mordred in 'Camelot,’ captures the essence of Luther Billis, his comic timing, flawless, his Brooklynese accent ingeniously hilarious. David is a fine actor, always in the role, with underlying substance.”

The North County News


Camelot (1)


"David Chrisman as Mordred is about as oily a villain as one could wish for. He chews a bit too much scenery for his own good, and is so unsympathetic a monster that when he sticks his tongue out at the audience during his curtain call, a good number of people, who are not engaged in booing him, stick their tongues out right back at him.”
The Hollywood Drama-Logue

"The strongest supporting performance is delivered by David Chrisman’s dangerous villain Mordred, King Arthur's bastard son. He rats on the Queen's secret affair with Lancelot and precipitates the concluding clash of arms, offstage.”
The Los Angeles Times

"David Chrisman as Mordred, Arthur's son begotten while the king was under a spell, was another great characterization. It is Mordred who stirs up the knights and sparks the bloodshed and near downfall of Camelot. Chrisman is most nimble, and when singing The Seven Deadly Virtues or egging on the disgruntled knights in Fie On Goodness,  it is impossible to keep your eyes off of him.”
Enterprise - Weekender

"David Chrisman, who plays the wicked bastard son of King Arthur, singlehandedly destroys the whole myth of Camelot. Chrisman's training in UCLA's Theatre Arts program is much in evidence as he delivers an energetic Seven Deadly Virtues from every position on stage but the ceiling and proceeds to finish out the play looking every bit the ‘Medieval Delinquent’.”
Southeast News Signal


The Miser 01


"Dressed foppishly in the height of fashion for Paris in the year 1668, David Chrisman is a delight as the conceited son, Cléante, who is (we hope) changed by love. It's worth the price of admission to watch him prance and preen as he gazes adoringly into his hand-held mirror.”
Santa Barbara News-Press

"The highlight of the performance was when David Chrisman appeared on stage in his role as Cléante. Chrisman never ceased to entertain the audience in his role as a prissy, or is that sissy, 17th century gentleman.”
The Channels


Biloxi 01


"David Chrisman, as Eugene, provides a cohesiveness uniting fragments of personalities and experiences into a meaningful and entertaining whole. Chrisman's interpretation is vibrant and sensitive, offering a rich blend of insight, humor and compassion.”
Daily Pilot

"As Eugene Morris Jerome, the writer/narrator of the story, David Chrisman brings the innocent youth from the Bronx to life. Chrisman’s sarcasm and smooth humor makes the role of the youthful Neil Simon a warm and funny reality.”
The Independent


Sly 4


"The part of Simon Able, Sly's houseman and student in 'conmanism’, played by David Chrisman, could not have been improved upon.”
Carpinteria Herald

"David Chrisman is Simon Able, Sly's servant and apprentice con man. He is convincing and likeable.”
Santa Barbara News-Press

"Aptly acted by David Chrisman, the role of Simon Able, the indentured manservant, is perhaps the most difficult in the play.  Able appears in every scene and delivers his share of comic lines, yet Chrisman must understate his presence on stage; he must be a supporting actor in a leading role.”
Santa Barbara News & Review


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"Der zweite Star der Truppe ist ein Böser: Aquilon, der Chef der Tetons. David Chrisman spielt ihn mit grotesker Mimik unde bezauberndem Akzent.”


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Khwor in Red


"David Chrisman die Stirne, der durch das ganze Stück hindurch auch als Khwor agiert und alle gestische und stimmliche Gewaltsprotzerei prächtig beherrscht."
Der Landbote

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