Dennis Trigubetz’s Event Journal

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Friday September 13, 2013 / 8:00pm (Preview)
Breath and Imagination: The Story of Roland Hayes
1 ticket
Tier C Special

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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 shading was very good. Using the white piano accompanist in multiple roles, including playing Roland's father and even donning a skirt to portray a black female bordered on the absurd and detracted significantly from the performance. Many theaters now effectively use screen projections to add additional cast and this is what this production should have done.