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Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes Reviews

The Colony Theatre (Burbank, CA)

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"Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes"
37 ratings
4.7 average rating
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380 reviews
82 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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Efren Matos Red Velvet
559 events
318 reviews
589 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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LA Theater Lover Red Velvet
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190 reviews
58 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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186 events
92 reviews
-107 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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52 reviews
178 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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51 reviews
38 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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37 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

wonderful performances. and well acted.

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36 reviews
113 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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Nutcracker Red Velvet
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8 reviews
5 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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1 review
25 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

Parking was great, it was next to The Colony Theatre. Staff was very friendly and helpful. People attending Play were very nice. All seats were excellant. The play was great, I plan on seeing it again.

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229 reviews
1457 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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137 reviews
31 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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133 reviews
-438 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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Goldstarlife
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75 reviews
9 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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38 reviews
55 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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37 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 26 2013

Important story superbly performed by gifted actors/singers.

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32 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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BJ
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17 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

Singing was superb. My first opera like venue, so glad it was at this event.

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15 reviews
108 stars
attended Sep 28 2013

An awesome experience! Three artist performance. I HIGHLY recommend reading about Mr. Hayes to truly appreciate your experience first. The classical and Negro spirituals were off the hook. Powerful messages from the ...continued

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14 reviews
35 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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