"The choreography Melinda and Cynthia created for my Omnicell project far exceeded my expectations. It was wonderful."
~ Jeff Eagle, Director/Eaglevision Productions

It's rare to find producers and filmmakers dedicated to live action entertainment for children. This is the niche Xanadu Entertainment can rightfully claim. Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper both possess wonderful imaginations and incredible creative energy. These qualities translate into short films and television segments that not only entertain and inspire children, but celebrate the child in us all.
~ Lou Wirth, Emmy Award Winning Producer and Editor

There is a sense of fun and color in Xanadu’s work that makes me smile every time I think of their films. Their work is professional, irrepressibly joyous and with a quality that is only seen in a few filmmakers working with children’s subject matter. I mean this as the sincerest praise: Melinda and Cynthia ARE children.
~ John Morrison, California Film Institute Education Director

In the most current offering of the Marin Shakespeare Company,the cast and choreographer , Cynthia Pepper have an infectiously great time matching musical jokes to the story of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night .. read more...
~ Robert Hurwitt, S.F. Chronicle

Lee Sankowich, well- known director, notes the importance of working with someone who understands what you want. This is one of the reasons his collaborations with Melinda Darlington-Bach have been so successful . "What I have asked of her, she's not only done for me but added onto it in a terrific way" says Sankowich. "I am constantly amazed what the choreographer will do" says Marin Shakespeare Artistic Director, Robert Currier, who has worked with Cynthia Pepper for over seven years.
~ Amber Amblin, Theatre Bay Area

Award winning choreographers and filmmakers screened three charming children's films at the 2008 Mill Valley Film Festival. This is the second year they were chosen as an official selection for the prestigious festival.
~ San Francisco Film Society Magazine..

"Man of La Mancha" is not like any other musical ever produced on Mt. Tamalpais. What the Mountain Play team did was exceptional. The show has so much to amuse and soothe. There are some wonderful, winsome dance scenes choreographed by Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper...... A must see....
~ Leslie Harlib, The Novato Advance

The Mountain Play is tops! Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper choreographed wonderful knights in battle, handsome muleteers and a sexy, gypsy dance!
~ Lee Brady, The Pacific Sun

Xanadu Entertainment, LLC, (it's name chosen for it's magical content) is a wonderful film production company fueled by a pair of dynamos, Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper... "Dancing the ABC's" will be shown in over 140 countries by the prestigious Emmy Award-winning series, Sesame Street.
~ Dance Magazine

**** 4 Stars.. The Jubilant "Man of La Mancha", a long time coming and right on the mark. The choreography by Melinda Darlington-Bach and Cynthia Pepper seems the era of hopeful change isn't over yet, even in musical theater.
~ Charles Brousse, Marin Independent Journal