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"Mr. Valayil is playful, boisterous and comfortable in this role, sporting a razzle-dazzle smile that should win him a toothpaste commercial. He connected well with all ages that attended this very creative world premiere."
"Levin Valayil is charismatic in the lead role of Mowgli. He’s got a big brain and a heart to match. The character can’t contain his love of life. It spills out and floods the auditorium. His zeal is contagious by design. It’s all about pumping up enthusiasm for animals and Planet Earth. That could feel forced and corny if done badly, but Valayil does it well."
"LEVIN VALAYIL IS CHARISMATIC IN THE LEAD ROLE OF MOWGLI... THE CHARACTER CAN'T CONTAIN HIS LOVE OF LIFE. HIS ZEAL IS CONTAGIOUS BY DESIGN. IT'S ALL ABOUT PUMPING UP ENTHUSIASM FOR ANIMALS AND PLANET EARTH. THAT COULD FEEL FORCED AND CORNY IF DONE BADLY, BUT VALAYIL DOES IT WELL."
"VALAYIL AS BOB IS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT, WITH AN ENERGY ON STAGE IS AUTHENTIC AND INFECTIOUS, AND THIS ABILITY TO SWITCH FROM GOOFY TO SERIOUS ON A DIME IS A REAL JOY TO WATCH."
"Chief among them is Levin Valayil who plays Bob...Valayil mixes plenty of wry good humor in with his winning optimism and charming naiveté."
"Valayil as Bob is absolutely brilliant, with an energy on stage is authentic and infectious, and his ability to switch from goofy to serious on a dime is a real joy to watch."
"Levin Valayil, as Bob, the newest Lipitone, gives a moving performance as the Jackie Robinson of the group. Valayil embodies the character’s intelligence, talent, enthusiasm and dignity."
"Newcomer Levin Valayil brings a great voice and a fun, light presence to his role as Bob. He provides a sincere portrayal that has a humorous undertone."
The Fabulous Lipotones
Florida Studio Theatre // Virginia Repertory Theatre
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