As Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain
“PERFORMANCE PROVES THAT THE SHOW MUST GO ON...” "Denton Yockey says 'Nothing like this has ever happened to us before. Of course, at this point we are left with no other option but to bring in a new star to fill this very important role. Our audience, the cast of 55, the company, and this magnificent classic deserves a Don Lockwood that will deliver.' Enter the hero, Christopher Sutton. Yockey says of Sutton, 'He is a quick study and very talented actor...we are very happy to bring him aboard, and bring this show to life the way it was intended to be.' Sutton did not disappoint, and on July 10th, the grand re-opening of Singin' in the Rain thrilled an almost capacity house. Sutton's performance, with only three days of rehearsal, was strong, perhaps even phenomenal."
Bay Area Sun -Galveston
“BETTER CATCH SINGIN' IN THE RAIN BEFORE SKIES CLEAR” "The last minute replacement for the ailing singer is just grand. Christopher Sutton, with an arm-long resume of good shows and fine reviews, was called onto the scene only hours before a preview performance on Wednesday. By the performance this reviewer watched, he was obviously the right man for the role. Handsome, lithe, fine voice, and a great tap dancer, Sutton has all of the attributes to cover all of the bases of this demanding role. He wraps the audience around his little finger and big umbrella, and makes a big splash in Galveston."
The Daily News -Galveston
"First is the performance by Christopher Sutton as Don Lockwood. This young man is what they call a "triple threat" - great singer, dancer and actor. Walnut Street Theatre audiences will recall his Barrymore Award winning turn as Buddy Holly last year, and as the tragic twin Mickey in "Blood Brothers." He's smart enough to make such a familiar role his own, and I think even Gene Kelly would give Sutton a standing ovation."
Bob Koenig -The Catholic Standard and Times
"As Don Lockwood, the versatile Christopher Sutton boasts a melodious voice that's strong throughout. He has that certain charismatic appeal every musical performer dreams of."
"In the famous 'Singin' in the Rain' number, Sutton captures the scene and style beautifully...Sutton is pleasing in his role, a skillful dancer, and gives a polished performance."
E.S. -Springfield Press
"Naturally, the show wouldn't be complete without the rain scene and the dancing on the sidewalks and lamp posts, and Sutton performs the scene beautifully and with great skill."
The Guide -Houston
"If you remember Gene Kelly's dancing of the title song in the movie version, you'll be entranced with Christopher Sutton's singing and dancing as Don Lockwood."
Jerry H. Bloom-City Line News
“Christopher Sutton, who, possessed of a winning charm, dances and sings well as Don Lockwood (portrayed by Gene Kelly in the film version.)”
Aisle Say Philadelphia -Claudia Perry
"Jennifer Piech's Kathy is quite strong and her connection with Christopher Sutton's terrific Don is palpable."
Clark Groome - Reading Eagle
"Sutton is poised and charming as Don Lockwood, and when he dances, either in a wistful pas de deux with Jennifer Piech or in any of several tap numbers with Michael Tapley as Cosmo Brown, he makes the most of the original choreography."
Greg Miller -The Arcade