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Our Reviews

Dear Rachel,

Just wanted to thank you once again for everything you did to make “High School Musical Jr” a success!

I always look at things from different perspectives... so here goes...

From a parent’s perspective .... I couldn’t be more proud. I watched me daughter act and perform. I reveled in her excitement. I am so happy that she was thrilled with her own accomplishments and also with the friends she’s made. (She and the other kids formed a group text, and have been chatting nonstop!). A little girl came up to her at the end of the evening and wanted to “meet Taylor”! It really doesn’t get better than that!

From a director/theatre person’s perspective... I’m awestruck. The overall performance and production, from acting to singing to reacting to props (hand made!!!) and hallway decor and costumes... absolutely blows me away. I’m not sure how you are able to pull all of those essentials together. But you do. And I notice everything!

And from a spectator (not sure how I’m unbiased but I’ll try! Lol). Just purely entertaining on a level of excellence usually seen after many months of prep and huge crews to help. I loved it. And I have had the songs running through my head since last Friday (well, even before, but you get it). 

So, thank you once again for EVERYTHING! You are truly amazing. And my daughter is better for knowing you and for being a part of your show!


Lisa Stein, an ArtQuest Camp Parent

ArtQuest is a 3 week performing arts summer camp funded and organized by The Wayne Education Foundation.

Rachel Menconi - ArtQuest Show Director, Vocal/Music Director, Choreographer, and Lighting/Sound Design.

Erik Olssen - ArtQuest Videographer/Editor and Assistant.

"[Five stars] Taking lessons with Rachel has been one the best decisions I've ever made. She not only has helped me with acting but has helped me become a better person. I've grown to understand myself and I've learned and done things I would never have done. And would never have been able to do. Her lessons will not only help you perform, they will help you in your everyday life."

 - Glenn, an aspiring actor

(Private weekly lessons)

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"I learned so much! Rachel and Erik are very experienced and so accommodating. They want everyone to do their best and they make sure they break it down so we know what to do from start to finish.

I highly recommend "The Indie Film Experience Class" and Sunshine Face Productions!" 

- Rachel, an aspiring actor

(The Indie Film Experience)

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"Thank you so much for your planning, teaching, and hard work! I really enjoyed The Indie Film Experience class. While I missed more classes than I liked, I still learned SOOO much! You both are so nice and I enjoyed working with you! If you ever want to teach a class in the Maryland or DC area, I can help spread the word

and location scout :-) or if you need a place to stay while sight seeing, let me know! THANK YOU!" 

- Danielle, an aspiring actor

(The Indie Film Experience)

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"We just finished watching the DVD and we wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed watching it. You were both amazing. We both felt so happy watching this production. Thank you again." 

- Andrea, a cast member's parent

(Directing, Assistant Directing,

Vocal/Music Directing, Choreographing, Videography, & Editing)

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"Thank you Rachel and Erik for supporting our students and providing such a positive experience! The show was fantastic and both of you should be very proud of all of your hard work and dedication to FMS!

Both performances were definitely a success! Many thanks!"

- Rachel, a member of

FMS's Board Of Education

(Directing, Assistant Directing,

Vocal/Music Directing, Choreographing, Videography, & Editing)

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"It was a very cute story and you really did write a great play. You [Rachel] and Erik are really talented! Thanks again." 

- Doreen, a cast member's parent

(Directing, Assistant Directing, Vocal/Music Directing, Choreographing, Videography, & Editing)

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"Just wanted to let you know what an amazing performance the cast did! Thank you for all your hard work!" 

- Roni, a cast member's parent

(Directing, Assistant Directing,

Vocal/Music Directing, Choreographing,

Videography, & Editing)

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"Fantastic, Awesome Show! Really loved it. Thank You again for all you've done! 

- Scott, President of

FMS's Board Of Education

(Directing, Assistant Directing,

Vocal/Music Directing, Choreographing, Videography, & Editing)

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"Congratulations on an exciting and fun production! The students were clearly enjoying themselves on stage. It was great to see so many students involved in the different acts and behind the scenes. It was very apparent that you made sure to feature everyone with multiple solos and break out moments. I appreciate all of the time and effort you and Erik put into the production!" 

- Darren, FMS's Superintendent

(Directing, Assistant Directing,

Vocal/Music, Directing, Choreographing, Videography, & Editing)

"Choosing to work with Erik was one of the best vendor decisions we made. We needed someone flexible to capture the magic of our Centennial event and Erik did just that. He was friendly and excited to interact with our guests.

He understood our vision and was

wonderful to work with! I look forward to working together on future projects.

- Andrea A, Director of Communications & Events for

Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority (DPhiE)

(Sizzle Reel Videography & Editing)

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"Erik was awesome! My 3 year old daughter requested The Webbed Hero attend her party. He was such a hit! It was a rainy , outdoor party and The Webbed Hero came to the rescue and kept all of the kids entertained and beyond happy. My daughter absolutely loved him and he really put in the effort to make sure the kids (especially the birthday girl) were having a ball. I highly recommend Sunshine Face Productions. Perfect experience!"

- Nicole Y, birthday girl's parent

(Webbed Hero Meet & Greet Party)

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"Thank you so much for everything!! We really appreciate the fantastic job you did with the kids!!

Really really appreciate it!"

- Shannon F, a parent

(Baptism party entertainment: face painting, balloon animals, & games)

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"The Father Daughter Princess Ball

was a huge success! Thank you so

much again for donating your time and talents (face painting & photography) to our charity event. Can't tell you how much

we appreciate it!!!!"  

- Jennifer and Aimee

of the SRVJWC

(Charity Event Face Painting & Photography)

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"THANK YOU!! We were very pleased with your company, the costume and all. We've gotten many inquiries

regarding your company and are passing your info along to our family and friends! Thank you so much!" 

- Nicole, birthday boy's parent

(Birthday Party with Mr. Mouse, Face Painting, Activities, & Party Helpers)

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"OMGoodness!!! What a huge compliment for Buster's Vision.

Buster's Vision is so blessed to meet professionals with skills that want to make the world a better place for animals...

With your permission, I would like to replace an adoption video at Buster's Vision Registry site with your new video. So amazing!

Thank you again for your continued support.

-Bobbi Evenson

President and Founder of

Buster’s Vision a Non-Profit

(Adoption Video Writing & Editing)

"Beautiful wedding video from Truly Dedicated Productions/Sunshine Face Productions. Erik the videographer,

and Rachel his assistant, were very friendly, courteous and professional. Every detail of our wedding was captured beautifully from start to finish. It brought back wonderful memories of our special day. If you want a high quality video for any occasion, then Truly Dedicated Productions/Sunshine Face Productions is right for you. We highly recommend it!! Thumbs up!! GREAT JOB!!"

- Darida & George W

(Wedding Videography & Editing)

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"Erik not only created multiple DVDs of our wedding, he created them for both Region 1 (America) and Region 2 (Europe). The DVDs had hyperlinked chapters for the highlights of our wedding and Erik included our honeymoon photos at the end.

I would highly recommend Erik (Sunshine Face Productions),

very efficient and professional."

- Julie D, Bride

(Wedding Videography & Editing)

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"We are thrilled with the wedding

video! How in the world did you

manage to get a shot of our flower girl

waving out of one of the top

windows! It is one of the most precious

and unexpected moments!

Thanks so much!!" 

- Kim and Jack

(Wedding Videography & Editing)

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"Erik gets 5 out of 5 stars for Quality of Service, Professionalism, and Value!

Erik did not shoot my wedding so when I handed him ALL of the footage and ALL of our photos, he had quite the challenge ahead of him. He not only accepted the challenge but, he embraced the opportunity to create something special for myself and my husband. The end results were amazing, we love everything he did and he didn't need any supervision and it was done in the time frame he indicated. Thanks Erik for giving us the visual story of our wedding day!"

 - Heather and Scott R

(Wedding Editing)

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"The services requested for our

wedding were absolutely perfect. Everything was done in a very professional manner and the finished

product was outstanding. We highly recommend Truly Dedicated Productions (Wedding Division of Sunshine Face Productions) to any couple that needs videography for their wedding or event! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!" 

- Luis and Erin A

(Wedding Videography & Editing)

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"THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!! You are absolutely the best!! We saw the video and it is great!! I can't believe you were able to help us relive that special day again after seven years!!!! Such a precious memory...thank you!!! I will keep your company in mind for future use and let my family know. Your work is GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!" 

- Jenet and Nicholas F

(Wedding Editing)

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My wedding was very special and I get to relive it each time I review the beautifully edited video done by Erik.

I was very impressed too that they helped me years after with obtaining access to my video. I am very grateful!

- J. Ferris

(Wedding Editing)

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