Anna Baker plays the role of Fanny Brice, and she gives a powerful performance as the brash and charismatic Fanny. Baker makes this role her own, and she expresses the effervescence of this character. Besides giving an exquisite performance, Baker can belt a tune. She powerfully sings iconic songs such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “I’m the Greatest Star” with ease. Once audiences see Baker they will immediately be enthralled with her charisma in this role...Anna Baker who plays Fanny Brice gives an exquisite performance and she is remarkable when she sings “I’m the Greatest Star” and “Don’t Rain on My Parade.” If you have never seen Funny Girl on stage, do not miss this opportunity to see this wonderful musical.
-Kelli Curtin, Theatre Sensation
Anna Baker, has got it right. She's no would-be Streisand clone, as so many are, and her "I'm the Greatest Star" is entirely her own...This is one of those productions that is a sure-fire audience pleaser - it's a bright, colorful, tuneful parade of song, dance, and romance with lavish sets and costumes. Even at its end, Baker's Fanny Brice pulls together enough sunny optimism about her future to warm a full theatre.
-Marakay Rogers, BroadwayWorld
Eponine was played by Anna Baker...Some of the most powerful lines in the entire show are Eponine's. Baker's rendition of "On My Own" was powerful and heartbreaking. Even more so, "In My Life," ...as Eponine sings about her Marius, "Every word that he says is a dagger in me! In my life there's been no one like him anywhere. Anywhere, where he is ... if he asked I'd be his." Baker's Eponine made me feel that dagger in my own heart.
-Cara Richardson, BroadwayWorld
Maggie is played with a palpable warmth that belies her fiery passion by Anna Baker. Baker's spirited Maggie is an outspoken young woman who dreams of something bigger and better than she's been raised to expect, and her chemistry with Pendzick-and with Price-is richly colored and multi-layered with meaning and intent.
-Jeffrey Ellis, BroadwayWorld