"Don't come to this remarkable and heartfelt new show expecting either Kafkaesque alienation and angst or, as I was fearing, snarky postmodern spoof. 'The Trouble with Doug' is an original, and also rather daring in post-Osage County theatre in its focus on a family of loving, smart people who genuinely care about each other. The places Aronson and Maté take us here are constantly surprising."
- Martin Denton, nytheatre.com
“Aronson and Mate's masterful science-fiction parable becomes so moving in part because we've come to identify with Doug's humanity — witnessing, as one of the songs puts it, ‘Doug lose his Dougness every day’… By the time Tanner gets around to his moving showstopper, ‘I'm Not Crying,’ and the poignant events that follow, we realize 'The Trouble With Doug' is ultimately neither comedy nor tragedy but a touching drama about sacrifice, coping, and, as corny as it sounds, the possibility of a better tomorrow.”
- John Thomason, New Times Broward-Palm Beach
“A gorgeous aural symphony... an unusual, delicate piece has been crafted into a must-see event. There is such a dearth of viable, entertaining, thoughtful new theatre. How refreshing to have 'The Trouble With Doug' in our own, if you'll pardon the pun, backyard.”
- Jeffrey Bruce, Talkin' Broadway South Florida
“Thoroughly entertaining… Aronson’s score is notable for some lovely ballads, but also for his atmospheric underscoring including using strings and reeds to create ominously swirling eddies of music and unearthly chattering noises like insects taking over the world. In fact, the very sound of the band (Paul Reekie on piano, Elena Alamilla on cello and Glenn Rovinelli on reeds) has a fresh chamber-orchestra feel because there is no brass, no snare drum/trap set, no obvious synthesizer filling in for an orchestra."
- Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage