Tamara Roberts’ sound and music are apt and often funny.
– Backstage Online, 2005
While not technically a musical, the most exciting aspect of this adaptation are the original music compositions by Tamara Roberts. These lively tunes, which organically emerge in the background and are often accompanied by the actors themselves, are the heartbeat and soul of the show.
– Chicago Theatre Addict, 2009
Tamara Roberts’ original music adds to the story and the mood as well as giving the non-Latino audience more of the feeling that is expressed in both the book and the play…Bravo!
– Steadstyle Chicago, 2009
Mexican music transforms the classic Chicago novel The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisernos, into another fantastic production at Steppenwolf Theatre. The House on Mango Street opens Steppenwolf’s Young Adult series this season with singing, drums, and guitars—an unexpected divergence from a traditional novel adaptation.
– Chicago Maroon, 2009
The sound and original music by Tamara Roberts with Maritza Cervantes on guitar is perfection.
– Epoch Times, 2008
Incredibly detailed and effective sound design.
– AWG: Chicago, 2009
An ode to the nightmarish act of female body waxing has the potential to be a major show stopper…
– Chicago Theater Beat, 2010
Why is this so catchy? Why isn’t their [sic] an album to go with it? Why I ask you? WHY?
– YouTube comment, The House on Mango Street video, 2011