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

…the excellent Candice Palladino…as the pregnant Carrie leaves one of the greatest impressions in a key scene as she decides to deal with her pregnancy. With the audience noticeably fidgeting in their seats and giving an ear-piercing scream, Palladino cements her spot as the person the audience is most likely to talk about when the lights come up.

Bryan Stryker,, for Everybody Dies at the Planet Connections Theater Festival, 2009