DARRYL REUBEN HALL

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THE AMEN CORNER By James Baldwin

Posted by darrylreubenhall on December 22, 2013 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

http://www.eujacksonville.com/story2.php?storyid=3405

"The Amen Corner" was produced by DARRYL REUBEN HALL, Founder and Executive Director of Stage Aurora. Mr. Hall has enriched the local theatre scene for over ten years with his commitment to bringing the staging of the rich African-American experience to North Florida theatre patrons. Stage Aurora in October 2013 participated in the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, and Mr. Hall's original script, "Frat House," won a festival award for "Favorite Script Playwright."

 

We enjoyed our first ever James Baldwin play and are looking forward to two upcoming Stage Aurora productions, with DREAMGIRLS on January 31, 2014, followed by A RAISIN IN THE SUN in March.

ENTERTAINING U

by DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM/[email protected]: December 12, 2013



THE CIVIL WAR by Frank Wildhorm

Posted by darrylreubenhall on February 21, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

FORD'S THEATRE IN WASHINGTON HAS A WHOLE NEW LOOK--AND A NEW PRODUCTION, TOO

'The Civil War' opens at the newly remodeled Ford's Theatre in D.C.

BY LUCIA ANDERSON

Date published: 4/9/2009

BY LUCIA ANDERSON

FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAR WASHINGTON


... the company just lights up the stage and gets the audience jumping. Other highlights include "If Prayin' Were Horses" with Darryl Reuben Hall and Eleasha Gamble,


Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE Review #2

Posted by darrylreubenhall on February 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Review by Alun Montgomery EU Jacksonville

...the production represents an impressive achievement. It highlights and celebrates an entire culture of performance art that exists below the radar of the city’s “mainstream” theater, dance, and music communities. These performers learn their craft in community centers, churches, and schools that keep kids focused on positive life choices, inspiring them to provide leadership and inspiration themselves and to give back the love and support to the people who helped them along.

 

It may be a while before Frat House finds its way to Broadway. But everybody had a good time—artists, performers, and audience all came together to create an event. That works for me.


Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE Review #1

Posted by darrylreubenhall on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Darryl Reuben Hall's FRAT HOUSE

Review by Victoria (Ms. V.) Poller

http://www.examiner.com/review/frat-house-stage-aurora-not-too-late-part-i

Mary Poppin’s “Step In Time” takes on a new meaning in today’s “foot stomp’in”, “high stepp’in” “dance routine” of the Fraternity & Sorority antics of Stage Aurora’s FRAT HOUSE. With a cast of 16, Frat House takes the audience from the ‘church house’ (first church service without an offering), to the college ‘frat house’, through the modern adaptation of the “Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:11-32) who wasted his inheritance on “Bling, Bling”, to temptations and yes, including some suggestive seductions. The play reenacts things that could happen in a college setting even within your own town...

...Mr. Darryl Reuben Hall (writer & director) has another “hit” on his hands and it’s not too late for you to partake in the festivities of FRAT HOUSE. (To be continued…;)

MISS SAIGON

Posted by darrylreubenhall on April 23, 2010 at 2:02 PM Comments comments (0)

TALKIN' BROADWAY

 

His rendition of "Bui Doi" is the most enjoyable one I have ever heard, and he really makes it his own. -John L.

Violet

Posted by darrylreubenhall on March 26, 2009 at 1:14 AM Comments comments (0)

Violet

 

Violet never meets the preacher, so there's complete liberty to

create a new destiny for her onstage. The direction Crawley

and Tesori take is an interesting one. During the bus ride

Violet wins the hearts of two soldiers, Flick (Darryl Reuben

Hall) and Monty (Matt Walton), who are traveling together.

She challenges the men to a poker game and shocks them with

her bawdy jokes and card-playing skills. An offbeat but

compelling love triangle emerges. Violet provokes compassion

from the strapping young heartbreaker Monty, and he sings to

her:

Kiss me Kate

Posted by darrylreubenhall on March 26, 2009 at 1:13 AM Comments comments (0)

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Through December 28, 2007

Reviewed by Chris Gibson

Darryl Reuben Hall and Stacey Sargeant are strong as Paul and Hattie. Sargeant starts the proceedings with a wonderfully soulful vocal on "Another Op'nin', Another Show",

and Hall kicks off act two with an audience pleasing version of "Too Darn Hot". As the gangsters, Steve Isom and Joneal Joplin make a bid to steal the show, and their

rousing number "Brush Up On Your Shakespeare" is a convincing argument. Whit Reichert, Ben Nordstrom, Andrew Cao and John Woodson stand out among a solid

ensemble.

Don't brother me i can't cope

Posted by darrylreubenhall on March 26, 2009 at 12:29 AM Comments comments (0)

THEATER REVIEW; Reviving the Concerns Of an Earlier Time

By ALVIN KLEIN

 

spins and twirls by the vigorous Avon Chandler and Darryl Reuben Hall and the sultry

Gayle Samuels in a rousing company of 12.

When words and music fail, a theatergoer needs to depend on more than just a little touch of star quality.

Crowns

Posted by darrylreubenhall on March 26, 2009 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 Darryl Reuben Hall plays all the male roles: preachers, husbands, fathers, and the slain brother of Ms. Cherry's grieving and defiant "Yolanda." Like the rest of the cast, Mr. Hall and Ms. Cherry are highly entertaining: Mr. Hall whips things into a frenzy, doing the splits in a full-throttle church service, and rebuking his fashion-crazed flock. He sets a hard-driving pace, under the direction of Pamela Hunt.

Kiss me Kate

Posted by darrylreubenhall on March 25, 2009 at 11:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Kiss Me, Kate

 

Darryl Reuben Hall as the maniacally talented dresser and dancer,

Paul; and Whit Reichert as Harry and Baptista. St. Louis favorites Joneal Joplin

and Steve Isom are hilarious as the two literary gangsters; their "Brush Up Your

Shakespeare" is the comic high point of a very funny show.

Director Victoria Bussert keeps the traffic flowing smoothly on the busy stage;

Ralph Perkins creates lively and entertaining dance numbers, especially the

second-act opener, "Too Darn Hot," which Mr. Hall sets ablaze. Costume

designer Dorothy Marshall Englis outdoes herself with brilliant colors and

fanciful takes on Italian Renaissance outfits for the inner play and genuinely nifty

clothes for the "real" characters, especially the two gangsters and General

Harrison Howell.


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