Director Steven Petrillo, a favorite of the ACC, cleverly incorporates the wonderful song stylings of three chanteuses (who) perform French art songs, a warming effective prelude (that) continues through the scene changes, providing the most elegant of segues. Kudos to Mr. Petrillo, making one wonder why this treatment (of Heroes) waited for this moment. – CALLBOARD REVIEW

The Sunshine Boys

Director Steven Petrillo, in his fifth production on the ACC stage, brought the whole thing together with snap, verve…and warmth. – CALLBOARD REVIEW

Moonlight & Love Songs

“Effectively staged, nicely acted..witty, sensitive, thought-provoking…” – GAYLY DRAMATIC
“…and director Steven Petrillo has assembled a wonderful cast and worked out each nuance of this incredible story.” – ADVERSITY AND DIVERSITY

“..director Steven Petrillo keeps the play well-paced to keep the snorts and giggles coming fast and furious.” – NY THEATER.COM

“Mr. Petrillo has staged this production with care and simplicity.” – TIME SQUARE CHRONICLE *Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

“Steven Petrillo has once again mastered a show.” – CALLBOARD REVIEW

Life x3

“Steven Petrillo’s incisive direction used well chosen touches of mime, and a very nice piano counterpoint, to frame and provide a clearly defined viewpoint for the show. He allowed the cast to develop strong, believable characters, and let the comedy emerge naturally from the situation. This strong platform carried the show unflaggingly.” – CALLBOARD REVIEW

A Grand Night For Singing

“…director Steven Petrillo has staged the revue with romantic verve and stylish charm. … the result is fresh and original. – THE MORNING CALL


“Choreographing Rumors is no easy matter. Petrillo does an excellent job; the action happens like greased lightning.” – ARTS *Sessions, the musical

“…professional cast and tight direction by Steven Petrillo” – TIME OUT NEW YORK
“…the likable and hard-working cast, under Steven Petrillo’s brisk direction.” – BACKSTAGE

“Steven Petrillo, director and choreographer, has staged “Sessions” with élan and impressively spotlights its most appealing ingredients.” – WOLF ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE

Certain Souls

“Structured as solo pieces, each work was performed and directed by a winning team of talented collaborators. Acts of Redemption was powerfully directed by Steven Petrillo (who also served as the program director) and acted by Charles Turner.” – OOBR

Laughter on the 23rd. Floor

“…outstanding direction by Steven Petrillo… superb actors, who crackled with energy and comic brilliance.” – CALLBOARD REVIEW

Route 66

“The job of director/choreographer Steven Petrillo in this case is to come up with ways to stage 30 different numbers enough that the audience doesn’t get bored. He succeeds admirably.” – GAIL SEZ


“This is a well-written, well-directed piece. Eisenberg’s scrupulously-wrought script is staged with equal attention to detail and comic nuance.” – CURTAIN UP

Fiddler on the Roof

“Jerome Robbins’ original choreography is reproduced with high fidelity by Steven Petrillo, and danced with brio and brightness by a fine dancing chorus.” – SOUTHHAMPTON PRESS