Current and Upcoming:
Pout Pout Fish - NYT Critic's Pick!
PAINTED ALICE to premiere at the Plaxall Gallery - Broadwayworld
THE POUT POUT FISH to premiere at the New Victory in NYC (Bauerfeld serves as Music Director/Arranger) - Playbill
What to See at the Fringe 2019 - Musicaltalk Podcast
LIMBO: The Twelve - Coming to Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - Broadwayworld
For SHORT SHAKES! COMEDY OF ERRORS (Composer) -
The tech aspects were also sheer perfection...the musical compositions by Jonathan Bauerfeld and sound design by Eric Backus were a great feature.
-Around the Town Chicago
For THE POUT POUT FISH (Arranger, Music Director) -
New York Times Critic's Pick - "…“The Pout-Pout Fish” is more than picturesque...[with a] score with influences including sea chanteys, Latin rhythms and jazz, as well as the upbeat ballad “Stay Afloat,” a tune reminiscent of those on “Sesame Street.”
-Laurel Graeber, New York Times
For LIMBO: The Twelve (Composer/Orchestrator) -
“Connections, relationships, and secrets are revealed in this beautifully written piece…raw emotion and truth that sweeps the audience along…allow its power to move you and leave a moment that lasts long in the memory.”
-Brett Herriot, Scotsgay Magazine
“Exquisite and intricate. A gem!”
-Thos Ribbits, Musicaltalk Podcast
“Everything you want in new musical theater ... soaring harmonies and beautiful, emotional story-telling ... you are embraced by gorgeous harmonies and a beautiful wall of sound … Jonathan Bauerfeld and Casey Kendall have written an incredibly warm, funny and painful show ... highly recommended.”
- Ellen Bergen, The Awkward Corner
“Jonathan Bauerfeld’s emotive music and Casey Kendall’s book and lyrics bring a potent spotlight on America’s opioid epidemic and deliver a hard punch. Highly recommended."
- Robin Strapp, British Theatre Guide
“After a beautiful multi harmony choral opening...we were treated to some great numbers which resonated with the heritage of the giants of Broadway musicals Kander and Ebb, and Stephen Sondheim.”
- Chris Grady, Musical Theatre Review
For LEGACY: The Book Of Names (Composer/Orchestrator) -
"Legacy: The Book of Names is a near perfect tearjerker of a musical...The show's creators, Jonathan Bauerfeld and Casey Kendall, have crafted songs which sound like they belong on a greatest hits of Alan Menken...Legacy: The Book of Names has no weak elements...A simple but staggering surprise of considerable beauty and talent."
-Charlie Ralph, Broadway Baby
"The music is fantastic, with Jonathan Bauerfeld's score hitting the right note at every turn with lyrics that are both sensitive and witty in perfect doses."
- Lucy Davidson, Mumble Musicals
"Remember the names, Jonathan Bauerfeld and Casey Kendall."
-Vivien Devlen, Edinburgh Guide
For IF SAND WERE STONE (Orchestrator)
"...This is a quiet elegy that expresses its yearning in gorgeous strings: bass, guitar, cello and violin."
-Laura Collins-Hughs, New York Times
For SINGLE RIDER (Orchestrator/Musical Director)
"This show completely won me over...The score is strong, and the orchestrations are beautiful."
"...the six musicians were fabulous, with beautiful orchestrations!"