Press & Audience Reviews

 “The Golden Cage” is a new musical fairytale about the powerful illusions we trap ourselves in, and how we find freedom through human connection.

The award-winning live NYC production was directed by R. Lee Kratzer and stars two powerful new talents : Chris Isolano and Maddie Allen.  It won awards for Best Musical Score, Best Actor and Most Innovative Production in the 2022 Off-Broadway “CreateTheater New Works Series.” The film is now available at and the musical play is available for licensing.

Mike Hoban – 

a joyful entertainment … myriad positive life lessons.” See full review

Trent Sellars – 

an original and modern fairytale that simultaneously feels familiar and new. A blend of The Wizard of Oz-style escapism and Waiting for Godot-like philosophic layers, The Golden Cage has the ability to both inspire and entertain across generations.See full review

Joe Lombardi –

The high quality filming and camera work draws you into the action while reminding that you are watching a live entertainment.” See full review

“Deborah Henson-Conant’s genius is on full display in her stunning musical THE GOLDEN CAGE. A musical and lyrical masterpiece, the score is deeply satisfying in its harmonic inventions that will remind you of both Sondheim and Guettel – but is truly the composer’s own unique voice. The lyrics and the dialogue are expertly woven into this two-person musical that will delight sophisticated audiences”.

Tony-Award Nominee, Paul Gordon (composer/writer of Broadway’s “Jane Eyre” and “Daddy Long Legs” and creator of the new “Streaming Musicals” Platform)

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