“It may strike you as funny and delightful how this tale becomes in the hands of director Tony Mata and a first rate cast. He brings out a good deal of whimsical humor…this is tragedy to die for.”

The New York Times

“Director Tony Mata weaves a magical spell with music and imagery that is stunning.”
The Village Voice

“Summer Magic is what Weathervane Playhouse promises to serve up and Oklahoma! Is a delicious first course…Managing Artistic Director Tony Mata directs some of the best singing and certainly best dancing I have seen on any Weathervane stage-and I’ve been attending for all of WP’s 32 years.”
The Advocate

“Director Tony Mata effectively uses a small cast on a large stage, grouping actors so that even the big numbers have comic power-not to mention his pleasing choreography.”
Columbus Dispatch

"UF’s Anything Goes would impress Cole Porter. It’s easy to forget you are sitting in student production because every aspect of the production is thoroughly professional from the choreography to the staging, everything is top shelf. One understands why as we read the credits of Director Tony Mata."
The Gainesville Sun

“Director Tony Mata has staged a visually crisp production that transcends word play…it’s a gorgeous play.”
Time Out New York

"Tony Mata has done it again. Last year he directed West Side Story and gave us spectacular singing and dancing with a great multi- level sets. This year he has gone over the top, in a nice way with The Rocky Horror Show.”
The Gainesville Sun

“Director Tony Mata brings this new production and transports us to the magical universal world of insects. The acting is solid and everyone in the production is strong. It is also important to note that the interesting choreography compliments Lorca’s text.”
El Diario, La Prensa NY (translated from Spanish)

“One is amply entertained by the droll language and bubbly physical comedy…enjoyed the madcap sketches of friendship and romance.”
NY Theatre.Com

“Tony is skillful and attentive to the smallest detail in actors; nothing is put aside or overlooked. He has a wonderful rapport with actors and is a kind and considerate human being. It was good to work with him. He has great enthusiasm for the theatre.”
Five time Tony Winner Julie Harris

“As a working actor for over 30 years, my career has enabled me to work with some of the directing icons of the theatre. Hal Prince, Jerome Robbins and Jerry Zaks, Gene Zaks and George Abbot to name a few. When I say that Tony’s work as a director and teacher is first rate, I base this on the years of experience of working with of some of the best.”
Former President of Actors Equity and Broadway Actor Patrick Quinn

“Tony is the Real Deal.”
Two time Tony Winner Chita Rivera

“In today’s world of academics and professionals Tony is rare indeed.The depth and combination of his experience is a very uncommon-commodity."
Screen and Broadway Stage Actor Ken Page