REVIEWS

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FLY

"The characters give fine performances, especially...Roane, drawing us ever deeper into their situation so that by the time they are escorting bombing runs over Europe, we are silently praying they make it." -Montgomery Advertiser (Rick Harmon)

THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI

"Clinton Roane's Emmanuel well deliniates a follower who is always on the edge of terror and lacking even a veneer of courage." -San Diego Free Press (Yuko Kurahashi) 

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE

"Roane's Little Moe leads a funky, steamy "Fat Like That" with a lot of bawdy pelvic thrusts..." -The Washington Post (Nelson Pressley)

 

"..."Saturday Night Fish Fry" is a contender for the title of “first rock and roll record”, and a spotlight for Little Moe (Clinton Roane) who knocks it out the park and then takes us to church in his preacher-style rendition of this Louis Jordan hit..."Choo Choo Ch’Boogie" was another multi-million dollar bestseller and Little Moe carries it in a boisterous scat." -DC Metro (Ramona Harper)

 

"The littlest Moe, nicknamed Little Moe, played with big energy by Clinton Roane, has one of the first high liveliness comic numbers, Louis Jordan and Claude Demetriou’s “I Like ‘Em Fat Like That.” By the end of the number I’ve forgotten my own extra pounds and aching feet and am ready to boogie." -DC Metro (Robert Micahel Oliver)

 

"Clinton Roane, as Little Moe, shines as he extols the virtues of being a chubby-chaser in “I Like ‘Em Fat Like That!” ..." -DC Theatre Scene (Jeffrey Walker)

 

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

 

"Clinton Roane...lead a highly impressive cast in which each member delivers a true triple threat performance. Their conviction to both thier individual characters and overall style of the show makes for a compelling ensemble performance with not a weak link in sight." -OfficialTheatre.com (Dom Ohanlon)

 

"Clinton Roane's Roy also stands out. His slightness contrasts well...They have great chemistry together, and Roane brings a real sensitivity to his performance as he teaches the older boy to write." -BroadwayWorld.com West End (Adrian Bradley) 

 

"Rounding out the cast are the rest of the Scottsboro Boys, all of whom are magnetic performers and enact their historical counterparts with appeal and aplomb...and Clinton Roane as Roy Wright." -The San Diego Drama King (Donnia Matsuda)

 

"The ensemble cast, in a word, is spectacular...Clinton Roane’s nightmarish “Electric Chair”...no one is anywhere near a weak link. There’s so much talent, were this any other show, you could sit back and be wall-to-wall entertained."- San Diego Reader (Jeff)

 

"...earnest Clinton Roane...etch indelible characters." - SF Gate (Robert Hurwitt)

 

"...there are some charming scenes, such as Clinton Roane’s sensitive, bookish Roy teaching Patterson to write through each letter’s resemblance to breasts (starting, of course, with the letter B)." -The Idiolect (Sam Hurwitt)

 

"The show’s most affectingly human and intimate scene takes place in “The Box” (solitary confinement) where Patterson is confined for misbehavior. Roy Wright (Roane) teaches Patterson the alphabet, the whole world opens and Patterson vows to write the truth." -Charlene and Brenda in the Blogesphere (Charlene Baldridge)

 

"the other members of the cast double and triple in other roles with fluctuating degrees of believability, but always in character...and Clinton Roane engrave indelible characters." -Talkin Broadway (Richard Connema)

 

"...and Clinton Roane as the two Wright brothers are completely believable in their affection for and reliance upon each other, while Clinton’s scenes are heartstopping." -Gather (Paula T.)

 

"whose tap number with...and Clinton Roane, “Electric Chair”, is unrealistically awesome" -Staged

 

MY ONE AND ONLY

 

"...and Clinton Roane, as the New Rhythm Boys, a kind of tap-dancing Greek chorus to the action...are worth the price of admission on their own." -Chicago Theatre Beat (Peter Stone)

 

"Recalling the tap-dancing, harmony-loving Nicholas Brothers,...and Clinton Roane are terrific as the scat-singing, be-bopping New Rhythm Boys." -Stage & Cinema (Lawrence Bommer)

 

"And The New Rhythm Boys (the exuberantly synchronized...and Clinton Roane), also help move Billy toward his goal through their blissful harmonizing and fancy footwork." -Chicago Sun-Times (Hedy Weiss)

 

THE ANOINTED

 

"Acted out in the perfect setting of the neo-Gothic James Memorial Chapel, the superbly talented cast of...Clinton Roane (David Wright) breathed the fullness of black church life into Toussaint’s work with supremely soulful gospel singing and unparalleled character development. They did justice to the script that juxtaposed moments of heart wrenching dialogue against light hearted comedy, and had the capacity audience on its feet, shedding tears and interacting with the characters in a manner that was indistinguishable from any Sunday morning experience in the ‘holiness’ of the black church." -GBM News (Karl Marshall)