"Visually this show packs a punch. Lighting designer Jose Santiago is enjoying his first season at Theatre By The Sea, and I sincerely hope this won’t be his last. His design was flawless; there’s no other way to describe it — simply flawless. Combine that with Kyle Dixon’s fabulous set design and you have a complete feast for the eyes!"
Sister Act - Theatre By The Sea 
August 2016
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"The creative team scores a bullseye with this production. Kyle Dixon’s set is a stunner – a lovely, flower-decorated hotel lobby framed in ornate white panels and centered by a staircase – which allows a lot of movement on an otherwise small stage, and infuses the production with energy. 
The set is complemented beautifully by Jose Santiago’s lighting design, which evokes emotion as it bathes the set in various hues and illuminates Judy’s private, petty thoughts about Georgette with the clever use of a spotlight."
It Shoulda Been You - Gretna Theatre 
July 2016
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"I found the lighting design by Jose Santiago a character of its own in its ability to communicate the contrast between sepia-toned Kansas and the luminous Oz."
Wizard of Oz - Theatre By The Sea 
July 2016
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"A simple and elegant set is complemented by highly effective and moody lighting by lighting designer Jose Santiago."
Of Mice and Men - Bay Street Theater 
November 2015
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"This ring of hell constrained by stained stone walls and featuring a long curved stairway was turned into a dozen other locations during Cervantes’ tale thanks to the nimble evocative lighting from Jose Santiago in which rays seem to be fighting their way through the gloom. Both produced an almost tactile texture of deterioration."
Man of La Mancha - Wick Theatre 
February 2015
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"Scenic designer Meghan V. LaLonde has created an impressive set for this production. As we are in a dungeon, it is obviously not one of great beauty, but there is a grandeur to its size and levels, enhanced by the lighting by Jose Santiago."
Man of La Mancha - Wick Theatre 
March 2015
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"Even musical-resistant theatergoers are likely to be won over by 'Man of La Mancha' and The Wick’s solid rendering of the now classic show. If you are not roused by the finale – the third reprise of 'The Impossible Dream' – perhaps you have a romanticism deficit."
Man of La Mancha - Wick Theatre 
March 2015
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"Though Mr. Whiting may only be recreating Ms. Stroman’s dance steps and other staging, he does it with an airy, joyous touch. He is aided by a lively orchestra under the musical direction of Jonathan Parks, and deft lighting by Jose Santiago."
Young Frankenstein - Gateway Playhouse 
June 2013
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