“Following up from his impressive company debut last season as the doomed violinist Tadeusz in The Passenger, Joshua Hopkins was a terrific Mercutio. The Canadian baritone conveyed the character’s wacky bravado and delivered a nimble and elegant account of the Queen Mab aria.” Chicago Classical Review, Lawrence A. Johnson, February 23, 2016.
“Joshua Hopkins [made] an impetuous Mercutio, making a meal of the Queen Mab ballad.” Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein, February 23, 2016.
“Joshua Hopkins complements Calleja in voice and temperament as Mercutio…” Bachtrack, Dan Wang, February 26, 2016.
“Phillips and Calleja are surrounded by equally talented vocalists…Joshua Hopkins as Mercutio, and Christian Van Horn as Friar Lawrence are also vocal stand-outs in this production. Together, these performers all bring the dramatic tension in ROMEO AND JULIET to new heights with their vocal deliveries.” broadwayworld.com, Rachel Weinberg, March 2, 2016.
“The supporting players bring considerable verisimilitude to this production. Jason Slayden (Tybalt), Joshua Hopkins (Mercutio), and Takaoki Onishi (Paris) project both the emotional and corporeal suppleness of youth. Their easy physicality stands them in good stead as they realize the expectations of Sher’s direction, Chase Brock’s choreography and B.H. Barry’s unrelenting fight designs.” Newcity Stage, Aaron Hunt, February 24, 2016.