For her role as Dixie Lee in the feature film The Great Charade,  2019

Daniel Strange: We didn’t think the film could be as dark as they made it, but we also didn’t think it could be as funny as they made it, as well…

Rodeo Strange: …in particular, Candice Palladino, who played one of the antagonists. She has a real, kind of knack for comedic timing. And, it just…it was hilarious. We were just in hysterics on set.

Daniel Strange: Four o’clock in the morning and we could not stop laughing at this one line. And it’s literally about two or three seconds of the film and it took us over an hour and a half to shoot that one little bit because she was so funny.

Daniel and Rodeo Strange, directors & producers of The Great Charade, as heard on BBC Radio Oxford with Kat Olman

For Summer Nights in Space at VAULT Festival, February 2017:

Palladino’s Alien is amusing; although a clueless killer, she interacts with Spartan without endearment yet manages to charm both him and the audience.

Madhia Hussain,

Though only wearing relatively simple “alien” makeup, I found the traits and little touches she gave to her character incredibly engaging. More than once I caught myself watching the little movements of Palladino’s character rather than listening to the belting musical numbers…

Vijay Varman,

Candice Palladino’s performance as the alien is a nuanced one, and her physicality has clearly been thought about and is well-maintained, as she contorts herself into crouching positions and snarls frequently at the audience. Her voice is pretty powerful, too…

Daniella Ann,

Candice Palladino is delightful as the space alien, moving in a predatory crouch, smiling threateningly, accompanied by the occasional hiss.

Carolin Kopplin,

Palladino has an astonishingly powerful voice and a strong stage presence…

Laura Kressly,

Candice Palladino, playing the alien, has a beautiful singing voice…

Eva de Valk,

Candice Palladino…had an exceptional voice…

Shanine Salmon,

Candice is a accomplished actress who’s character, in this play, varies between flesh eating alien and the love interest. It is a pity that her delightful face is covered in thick green monster make up.

Graham Archer,

…it remains an extremely enjoyable piece, anchored by the high energy performances of leads Morgan and Palladino, whose uneasy alliance is a constant source of amusement…


When we first met Candice, just watching her audition reel, we could see that she had something special. She brings so much energy and emotion into every role she performs. She is able to capture a character beautifully, not only through movement and body language, but also with such subtlety, you can see the character coming to life in her eyes. She is an absolute joy to work with, and a pleasure to have on set. We can advise you with complete sincerity; snap her up quick – she’ll be in Hollywood before you know it.

Rodex LTD., for the short films Silence in the Birdcage and The White Room

For Slay It With Music at The Space, 2011:

Candice Palladino as the avid tour guide is most competent throughout and delivers a truly show stopping solo “More Than Just a Movie Fan” with true pluck and pizzazz.

Joe Crystal,

…Palladino gave [a] solid performance.


…there are some interesting secondary performances from Candice Palladino as Marcy’s adoring number one fan Rosemarie…


Candice Palladino…as the tour guide…shone in [her] role.

Stephen V., QX magazine