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Grand hotel

-July 10th-31st at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival

Role: Otto Kringelein

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Dino Nicandros plays Otto Kringelein the very ill bookkeeper looking to spend his final savings and days at the Grand hotel in Berlin. His portrayal of Kringelein is emotional, powerful, and expressive. Kringelein is an awkward, sweet, and unique character that you can't help but root for and this comes out in Nicandros' performance. He delivers an emotional rendition of "At the Grand Hotel”…”

Natasha Ashley, Broadway World, July 15th, 2019


“Of all the hotel denizens whose paths intertwine, the most fascinating is Otto Kringelein, a frail and stooped Jewish bookkeeper, splendidly played by Dino Nicandros.”

Barbara Adams, Ithaca.com, July 16th, 2019


“The “Grand Hotel” score is best in its few celebratory moments, which give the Baron, Flaemmchen, and Kringelein a chance to let loose as Cummings, Sturm, and Nicandros are winning in “Who Couldn’t Dance With You,” and “We’ll Take a Glass Together.’”

Len Fonte, Syracuse.com, July 12th, 2019


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THE SECRET GARDEN

-May 3rd-19th at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

3-D Theatricals (WWW.3DTSHOWS.COM)

Role: Archibald Craven

Caught in the Moment Photography

Caught in the Moment Photography

“…this production is especially powerful whenever Nicandros, as Uncle Archibald, lets his soaring baritone go husky with emotion…”

Daryl H. Miller, LA Times, May 10th, 2019


“Also a star is Nicandros, in a deeply moving performance as the grieving widower. Archibald is a man lost and sinking under the weight of his own demons but Nicandros never gives in to the piece's melodramatic pull. Instead, he is grounded in an honest simplicity that reveals a chameleon-like actor who has matured over the last several years on southern California stages and should be on everyone's watch list. With a gorgeous voice and impeccable phrasing, he also sounds eerily like Mandy Patinkin, who originated the role, when he sings.”

Ellen Dostal, Broadway World, May 8th, 2019


“Nicandros was born to play this role. His dark, brooding looks and the agony he tries to hide with a veneer of harshness make the character’s kinship with Heathcliff more apparent than in any previous production I’ve seen. Nicandros is always an expressive singer, but Archibald is a challenge he pours his heart into. He soars effortlessly to every vocal climax but always manages to keep a delicate thrum of the character’s vulnerability alive in the sound.”

Michael Van Duzer, Showmag.com, May 2019


“Mr. Nicandros is emotionally charged as Archibald, negotiating the character’s range of emotions deftly while handling the role’s vocal challenges with nuances that make for good storytelling. “In Lily’s Eyes,” his angst-filled duet with brother Neville is a high point of the first act, and contrasted beautifully with the enthusiastic story-telling and paternal love of “Race You to the Top of the Morning” in the second. Nicandros’s “Where in the World”/”How Could I Ever Know” sung with the lovely legit-voiced Ms. Dawson nearly brought me to tears.”

Lawrence Lucero, Stage and Cinema, May 12th, 2019


“…Dino Nicandros is a marvel to behold. He has a natural talent for learning all the nuances of his characters, thus becoming them. No one was better suited to play Archibald than Nicandros. Furthermore, anyone who has ever loved a child will appreciate his rendition of “Race You to the Top of the Morning.”

Ivan Steel, May 8th, 2019


“…Nicandros gives a lovely, subtle, sincere performance, without an overly florid portrayal, without treating the role as if this were children’s theater. And that’s why we root for him, and for this production.”

Dany Margolies, Orange County Register, May 6th, 2019


“As Mary’s ‘Uncle’ “Archibald Craven”, Dino Nicandros—a proven talent across numerous So Cal Stages–has plenty of opportunities to impress and even amaze early on—and impress and amaze he most assuredly does…his ‘take’ on “Archibald” is multi-faceted and refreshingly more sympathetic…”

Bucking Trends, May 9th, 2019


PAST PERFORMANCE

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ZORBA

-November, 11th at the Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA

MUSICAL THEATRE GUILD (musicaltheatreguild.com/)

ROLE: Niko

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“Kostroff is simply magnificent as Zorba, giving him as much charm as sexual appetite, and he is matched every step of the way by a never-better Nicandros, whose prim-and-proper Niko finds passions awakened that he never knew were there.”

Steven Stanley, Stagescene LA


“Nicandros's Niko is touching and human…”

Cary Ginell, Broadway World


“The characters are vividly rendered. The British writer is now an American with the Greek name Niko (the golden-voiced Dino Nicandros).”

Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes


PAST PERFORMANCE

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DADDY LONG LEGS

-February 23rd - March 11th at the Beverly O'Neil Theatre, Long Beach, CA

INTERNATIONAL CITY THEATRE (ictlongbeach.org/)

ROLE: JERVIS PENDLETON

Credit: Tracey Roman

Credit: Tracey Roman

"He resembles British film actor George Coulouris early in his career, and delivers pleasingly clean, unadorned tenor vocals. And as we delve deeper into Act Two, Jervis’ shame, guilt and touches of self-loathing inform Nicandros’ line readings and lyrics – as well they should."

"Nicandros has a likable stage presence and projects Jervis’ utter confusion over his growing love for Jerusha and his helplessness in its power. Just listen to the way he caresses Jerusha’s name in song and you’ll know all you need to about him." Orange County Register, February 28th, 2018


"...Nicandros’ gripping solos provide some of the evening’s most captivating moments."

Living Out Loud, February 24th, 2018


"Ashley Ruth Jones and Dino Nicandros are brilliant together singing flawlessly and passionately to tremendous effect."

Theatre Notes, February 25th, 2018


"Though Nicandros belies the physical image of Daddy Long Legs and is far from old, he more than makes up for that deficiency with a strong voice. As directed, both characterizations are largely effective because of the talent of the principals." Arts in LA, February 26th, 2018


"...besides his emotively love-struck expressions, Nicandros gets across his wistfulness for Jerusha with the resounding timbre of his bari-tenor voice that effectively reaches for emotional depths that are powerfully manifested for the audience in songs like “What Does She Mean By Love?”, “When Shall We Meet?”, “The Man I’ll Never Be,” and especially the insightfully tender “Charity.”

LA Excites, February 26th, 2018


"Ashley Ruth Jones and Dino Nicandros prove themselves more than capable of handling the material. Their charming performances are easily worth the price of admission. They have exquisite singing voices, both individually and when they sing together." The Grunion Gazette, March 1st, 2018


Credit: Tracey Roman

Credit: Tracey Roman

"Nicandros as Daddy/Jervis and...Jones as Jerusha sing emotively and excellently, sustaining the complex notes of their songs while interacting believably with each other." Signal Tribune, February, 2018


"....Jervis Pendleton (portrayed by the agile and vocally enchanting Dino Nicandros)..." Beachcomber, March 1st, 2018


"{Nicandros} is an undeniably compelling performer, but one with darker hues, both vocally and emotionally, than is the norm for this role. Still, you can’t take your eyes off him, and you definitely believe he’s Jerusha’s soulmate."

Showmag.com, March 1st, 2018


"The performance and singing by the two actors, along with the musical renditions directed by Bill Wolfe, are superb."

Long Beach Times, February 26th, 2018


PAST performance

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

- October 6th - October 15th, 2017 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach, CA

- October 20th - October 29th, 2017 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos, CA

3-D THEATRICALS (WWW.3DTSHOWS.COM)

- Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center - 1935 Manhattan Beach Boulevard, Redondo Beach CA 90278- Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts - 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703

role: frederick frankenstein

Credit: Caught in the Moment

Credit: Caught in the Moment

"The excitement starts with Dino Nicandros as Frederick Frankenstein. Nicandros has a gorgeous singing voice. He is also an elegant, agile dancer and strikes a nice balance between the complacency that made the film’s star Wilder a cult favorite and the freneticism one would expect of a man in Frederick’s quandary. You may also notice more Brooks than Wilder in his expressions and reactions." Orange County Register, October 12th, 2017


"Dino Nicandros continues his Southern California winning-streak that has seen him as a substantial force in the success of other recent local area productions from “Mary Poppins” and “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame” (where he was the singing voice of “Quasimodo”) to 3-D Theatrical’s own “Side Show” and “The Addams Family” (opposite Rachel York and Bronson Pinchot.) Here he excels as the flummoxed and easily agitated “Frederick Frankenstein”–the “Young Frankenstein” of the title. Nicandros has a pleasant, smooth, contemporary kind of voice which calls to mind many a top 40 radio chart-topper—but one that also contains considerable efficacy and emotional eloquence when needed. He thoroughly invests these attributes into his character, along with a dandy sense of neurosis (or, put more precisely, “hyperactivity”.)" Bucking Trends, October 12th, 2017


"Dino Nicandros makes Frederick Frankenstein totally his own with his dead on deadpan, yet believably natural delivery." Broadway World, October 9th, 2017


"The dynamic, charismatic, ever-so-likable Nicandros’s Dr. Frederick Frankenstein is just one of Lamoureux’s many casting inspirations." Stagescene La, October 7th, 2017


"They could not have come up with a more perfect lead as Frederick, the grandson, if Frankenstein himself had created him! Beside his spot-on acting, Dino Nicandros has the most beautiful singing voice! At times, I really wanted the show to stop, even enjoying it as I was, so I could just listen to Dino do his own concert. I loved that guy!" Karen Salkin, October 12th, 2017


Credit: Caught in the Moment

Credit: Caught in the Moment

"Nicandros makes a winning Frederick and plays off all the weirdness surrounding him quite well." Rob Stevens, October 10th, 2017


"As Frederick Frankenstein, Dino Nicandros has just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek sincerity." Huffington Post, October 11th, 2017


"Nicandros impresses again, but this time not only with his golden voice but his adept comedic performance. And even though Nicandros does not physically resemble Wilder, there were some familiarity between their mannerisms."

"Both Nicandros and Blaylock {the monster} share great on-stage chemistry and it doesn’t get any better than a rousing toe-tapping performance to Irving Berlin’s classic song “Puttin’ on the Ritz. Ivan Steel Presents, October 17th, 2017



Past Performance

West SIde Story

- April 21, 2017 - May 14, 2017

McCoy Rigby Entertainment        

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts - 14900 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638

Role:  Chino



Past Performance

Dino Nicandros - Hunchback

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

- September 16, 2016 - October 9, 2016

McCoy Rigby Entertainment        

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts - 14900 La Mirada Boulevard, La Mirada, CA 90638

Role:  The Singing voice of quasimodo

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Past Performance



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