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Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes

The Colony Theatre (Burbank, CA)

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37 ratings
4.7 average rating
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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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282 reviews
45 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

This is one of the best shows I've seen this year. Well acted by all actors but most of all Mr. Elijah Rock gives an outstanding performance in the role of Roland Hayes.
I had the honor of meeting Mr. Rock after the show and got his autograph and...continued

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226 reviews
150 stars
attended Sep 11 2013

It was amazing how a pianist and two singers were able to present this biography in such detail. The female voice was especially beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed this uplifting story of tremendous problems successfully overcome, of a mother's...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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110 reviews
32 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

Voices were tremendous! Read about Roland Hayes on Wikipedia before you go. Go to hear the voices if for no other reason.

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48 reviews
176 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

the show was very good, but at the colony the charged me two different prices which I did not see untill I got home, my friend and I sat next to each other, why one seat was $15 and the other $12.50? that was my only let down and in all the years...continued

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37 reviews
26 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

wonderful performances. and well acted.

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36 reviews
97 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Excellent, excellet, excellent!! An excellent rating for each of the three performers. The total program was 90 minutes of delight. The voices and piano accompaniment were off the chart.

Loved it!

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34 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Don't miss Breath and Imagination. Period.

The cast is remarkable and focused. The lead Elijah Rock is STUPENDOUS and nuanced. This is a truly stellar performance both dramatially and musically, a likely career-maker. Watch for him around...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
57 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

Wow, all three of the actors were amazing. They not only had beautiful voices but they flowed together from scene to scene wonderfully. My wife said it was the best play she has seen in a long time!

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133 reviews
-465 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

Professional performance by all three actors, one of whom was also a talented pianist. The life of Roland Hayes is told in 90 unforgettable minutes. The Colony theatre has done themselves proud again!

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117 reviews
27 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

The lead Elijah Rock, as Roland Hayes, has a strong voice, but his limited acting skills did not effectively set up the songs and the scene transitions had an uneven flow. Karan Kendrick, Roland's mother was the strength of the show and her...continued

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86 reviews
26 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

Talented cast of singing actors in a compelling story that sometimes sags in how it is told and simply staged. Sit in Center or Right section for best view.

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64 reviews
-13 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

A very intimate but adorable theatre with the most unique decos; free parking and the play was amazing - the singing was AWESOME and the entire evening was fun, fun and fun :)
By the way, this was my first time at The Colony and definitely not...continued

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45 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!! EXCEPTIONAL WORK. A CLASSIC. GO SEE IT!!! The star of the show sang beautifully in English, Italian, French and German. Exquisite. . . the co-stars were brilliant as well. A historical masterpiece with a lesson in...continued

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36 reviews
54 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

I saw the preview, and I was really impressed. It did not play like a preview (with lots of little errors) and was a fully realized well done play. The play has three actors, and they were all excellent - especially the lead, who remains on the...continued

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26 reviews
9 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

Important story superbly performed by gifted actors/singers.

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23 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 11 2013

it was excellent. very touching with beautiful singing. characters were well defined. excellent pianist was integral part.

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13 reviews
28 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

It took me a few minutes to get into it, but ended up really enjoying the play. The actors were all excellent. I had not ever heard of Roland Hayes so it was a learning experience too!

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

Wonderful show at a great venue. Great story along with talented actors and incredible music. A special mention to Goldstar for helping us secure special seating for someone in our group. The email responses from Goldstar were quick and very...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 27 2013

This play was amazing. The three actors were first rate actors and singers (very necessary to the story of the play). The venue is fairly small, built in the old Museum of Natural History. Very nice seating and excellent acoustics. I am so...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

Enjoyable evening. The voices and music are very enjoyable; the non-musical portion is a bit thin. The story of his life was new to me and quite compelling.

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