"With her magnificent singing voice and lovely stage presence, she shines!"
Connecticut Critics Circle
A classically-trained, professional concert violinist, singer, and actress, Ariana is always making music and is no stranger to the stage.
The Addams Family Musicals at Richter
Climb Every Mountain Madison Lyric Stage
The Drowsy Chaperone West Hartford Community Theater
Credit: Michael Kushner Photography
Ariana Straznicky-Packer of Southington (pictured in one of her stunning costumes) is a standout in the role of the teacher Linda Mason in her CTC debut after a decade long hiatus from the musical theater world. With her magnificent singing voice and lovely stage presence, she shines in the role.
Nancy Sasso Janis, Connecticut Critics Circle
Photo credit: Suxiao Yang
Ariana Straznicky is perfect as the sultry Morticia in her Richter debut. The actress offers a surprise in the second act (after the female ancestors help her to transform the black dress “cut down to Venezuela”) which is more than the fact that her character has legs. Straznicky holds a Masters in Music from the Hartt School and shows off her magnificent voice in “Secrets” and “Just Around the Corner.”