“Five-foot, one-inch' soprano Shana Dagny dominated the stage Friday at South Bend Civic Theatre's opening night for Miss Saigon. Dagny's Kim stands out easily. Her pitch is immaculate, her range is vast and her acting technique is sharp and intense."
“The biggest achievement of this production might be Mr. Orfei’s superb casting. JPAC favorite, Shana Dagny is magnificent as Kim. This Filipino actress not only possesses a phenomenal voice, handling this demanding vocal score with ease, but Ms. Dagny takes the audience on an emotional journey that is unequaled. She’s especially touching in the scenes with Kim’s tiny son, Tam. The power of this title role could be attributed to excellent writing, of course, but it can’t be denied that Ms. Dagny fills in the spaces with her beautiful, heartfelt portrayal. An international performer, Shana Dagny is the best reason for seeing this production."
"He’s matched by the astounding acting and vocal performance of Shana Dagny as Gloria (“G-L-O-R-I-A”). This talented diva turns the Science Officer into one sassy, sensual and seductive space scholar. Practically bursting out of her black leather bustier while writhing atop a pair of dangerously high spike-heeled boots, Ms. Dagny holds both the crew and the audience ransom."
"Filipino star of stage and television, Shana Dagny, who has called Chicago her home since 2005, stars in the role of the ill-fated heroine, Kim. Dagny, a multi-talented performer who won her first national talent competition age of 6, went on to become one of the most sought-after entertainers in her home country of the Philippines. Since moving to the states, Dagny has starred in numerous productions and has become a regular performer and an audience favorite at JPAC. She also continues to perform internationally entertaining audiences across the globe in such places as Sri Lanka, Thailand, London and Greece to name a few."