Little Rock-Sheen Center "Onstage, the most clearly drawn are the Shakespeare-loving Melba Pattillo (Anita Welch), who can recite swaths of “Hamlet” by heart"- New York Times Little Rock-Sheen Center " Among the standouts are Anita Welch as Melba.." -light & sound America
"Anita Welch's performance of Hilda was unmatched, and her voice captivated the audience when performing the moving ballad, 'Little Girl in a Big World' -NY Theatre Guide
The cast is strong, including two standout vocalists, Ms. Welch and the all-around excellent Mr. Clemons-Hopkins.
During Hilda’s number “Little Girl, Big World” I was overcome by the strength of Welch’s soprano. It is a powerful and drastic change for the character - Theeasy.com
Anita Welch as Hilda brings believability to the role of church-going conservative with an open mind...giving powerhouse performances with strong voices that electrify the room like a Mardi Gras bash. -Beautynewsnyc.com
Dreamgirls- Anita Welch, "a powerhouse actress and singer, appears as Effie, the lead singer. She catches our attention and never lets it go. She's amazing -- show-stopping, really -- in "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," and in the incredible "I Am Changing" in the second act. Of course she adds her voice and her presence throughout, but remember to look and listen particularly for "One Night Only" and "Family."
STUCK! - The 45th Street Theatre " Anita Welch's Eve vacillates between stubbornness and vulnerability, and her singing voice and depth as an actor are impressive"- Backstage.com
"Anita Welch is all spunk as the young outspoken Black woman"
"As sassy but burdened Eve, a young black woman not afraid to call things as she sees them, is not to be messed with, her pointing finger will be in your face. We wait for her to soften or break. Anita Welch convincingly shows us cracks in the armor and jumps into the fray in defense of others when things reach boiling points."-
Avenue Q! - International/ National Tour "The adult roles are perfectly cast: — Welch (Gary Coleman), who brings down the house with a misery-loving number titled Schadenfreude.”
"The building's superintendent is none other than Gary Coleman (an always funny Anita Welch)"
"Welch has just the right comic touch as Coleman!"
"Welch is a stitch as pint-sized one-time television child star Gary Coleman"
"when Princeton sees the run-down apartment building run by former TV child actor Gary Coleman (wonderfully played by Anita Welch)."
"Anita Welch as Gary Coleman belted out her numbers and gave a vigorous performance as the super of the apartment building."
Passing Strange! - W.H.A.T Theatre Anita Welch gives a standout performance... Even though "Passing Strange" is two hours and 15 minutes long, I did not want it to end. It was fabulous on so many levels that I promise this is a trip you want to go on.-New Harmony Reparatory Theatre
His girlfriend Marianna played by the beautiful and versatile Anita Welch... is young, talented, and brilliant at multitasking, moving smoothly from one role to the next, singing while executing impressive dance moves, making us all breathless.
A Raisin In The Sun Fresno College Theatre Arts Award Outstanding Supporting Actress Acting Excellence from The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominee
Aint Misbehavin! -New Harmony Rep. "Anita is a winking blend of naughty and nice in “Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now.” -The Courier Press
Smokey Joe's Cafe! Welch, really steams up the joint with her rendition of "Don Juan" - The Phoenix New Times