IN THE PRESS

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

     Cumberland County Playhouse

“A special plaudit to lighting designer Josh Hamrick.  I've seldom seen a lovelier show....”
Rog Robbennolt

 "(the) magical change from Beast to handsome prince is also effected with stirring technical dazzle....  ...everything is so winningly presented"
Martin Brady

Phantom

     Cumberland County Playhouse

“Joshua Hamrick's lighting was breathtaking....”
Rog Robbennolt
Always... Patsy Cline

     Clarence Brown Theatre Company

 “…and the set is even better than before;  the combined talents of set designer Carl Tallent, lighting designer Joshua Hamrick and sound designer Mike Ponder are put to spectacular use.  The stage is framed by the colorful arc of a giant jukebox.  As the songs and the moods shift, the glowing bars change from bright blues to glowing reds and oranges, frequently coordinating or contrasting with Patsy’s outfit or the colors in the background.  The ever-changing colors create a sense of movement that keeps the sense of action going, even as Patsy just stands there singing….”
Paige M. Travis 

Cats

     Cumberland County Playhouse

“As the auditorium darkens we are surrounded by blinking cats eyes. Lights turn somersaults around us under the magical hand of light designer, Josh Hamrick.  We are intimately involved-and stay that way for two hours and ten minutes….  While the show bursts with special effects, they are disciplined in such a way that they never take over….”
Rog Robbennolt

“Lighting Designer Josh Hamrick returns 'to weave his colorful, electric magic'...."
Leslie Tucker

“...what about the show's finale when Grizabella ascends to heaven?  (Joe Varga, set designer) simply used a Genie Lift amid smoke and mylar glitter.  'Due to some rather lovely artistic lighting from Josh Hamrick, the Genie Lift was not emphasized visually in terms of what she was on,' he says.  ...'The whole idea was that she was ascending amid this apotheosis of smoky clouds and glitter...."
Mark A. Newman

dha-fuzion

     PS 122

“My inner child loved every second of Back to Creation, the vest-pocket psychedelic extravaganza by Akim Funk Buddha and his singing, dancing, music-making Dha-Fuzion crew...."
Eva Yaa Asantewaa

The Tempest

     Company Carolina

"Company Carolina took the action a step further and highlighted the Bard's brilliance with an array of dance, lighting and music that helped transform the stage into a world of magic and wonder...."
Brock Pierce
Steel Magnolias

     Company Carolina

"One would think one had seen a Broadway show Friday night at Swain Hall…. Undoubtedly, this production will endure as one of the favorites…”
Beth Carroll
A Chorus Line

     Company Carolina

“The revival staged by Company Carolina takes us to the heart of theatrical experience and leaves us tear-stained and blood-splattered….  Josh Hamrick’s lighting creates a ghostly world that is both illusion and bitter reality…”
Bill Morrison
Six Degrees of Separation

     Company Carolina

“…Josh Hamrick’s lighting and Chad Stutz’s sound design deserve kudos....”
Robert W. McDowell