Shuffle Along

solo performance · bedazzled productions · Ages 13+ · United States

family friendly one person show world premiere
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SUSAN HUCKLE certified reviewer June 23, 2014
Arthur Ross is a FORCE. He takes us through the jaw-dropping history of what black stage performers faced and sings iconic and rare gems of songs throughout. His voice shines throughout various styles, characters, and tempos. STELLAR show!... full review
LAURA DICKINSON certified reviewer June 24, 2014
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SHUFFLE ALONG is a tour de force. Arthur L. Ross is a true triple threat in every sense of the term. Not only will you go on a journey of the black performer's history in musical theatre, but you'll hear Arthur master the art of singing. From early 20th century to today, he embodies the style and sound of each period seamlessly. Arthur covers a wide range not only vocally, but with his honed acting skills - taking you through everything from tears to laughter. Perfect costume additions, impressive onstage makeup transformations, snazzy choreography, and live accompaniment by Bradley Scott Hampton combines with Calvin Remsburg's brilliant direction. The historical visuals were just the icing on the cake. I definitely learned a thing or... full review
ARTHUR C ROSS JR certified reviewer June 25, 2014
Arthur was is just fantastic, i have seen the show twice and i will see it again before its gone. arthur presents the history of the black actor on stage and screen with intellect, passion, humor, and respect. his skills as a actor, are only matched by the mastery of his vocal insturment. fabulous job Son... full review
BERTHA HURD certified reviewer June 16, 2014
The actor was engaging, the one man show was educational with regard to the historical struggle of the African American actor/singer/dancer/performer. I am recommending it to all my friends and will definitely pass the information on to them.... full review
KELLY GABEL certified reviewer June 16, 2014
Shuffle Along is an incredibly informative, immensely entertaining one man show about the history of blacks in Musical Theater and Hollywood. Arthur Ross is a force to be reckoned with. He is a triple threat in the truest sense of the term. His vocals are powerful when they need to be, but heart-achingly sweet in the very next moment. He knows just how to carry himself in each piece to portray each new persona he is taking on. I completely followed him along his journey through time thanks, in part to the sparse costume pieces, but owing mostly to his ability to so completely inhabit each time period and character so fully. Do NOT miss the opportunity to experience this show, and this performer, in this intimate medium while it is still avai... full review
JOSH HILLINGER certified reviewer June 16, 2014
Very sweet and genuine performance. Arthur L. Ross can sing anything. He delivers a multi-talented performance and tells an informative and personal story. I am definitely glad I got to see this.... full review
GALE BULL certified reviewer June 23, 2014
We really enjoyed this show. It was a joy to watch Arthur Ross sing and dance his way through a very informative and well written one man show. ... full review
MARION ANDERSON certified reviewer June 23, 2014
The performance was fantastic, informative and very entertaining. I would recommend to my friends very highly. Marion Anderson... full review
KEVIN VALENTINE certified reviewer June 23, 2014
The content of the show was really compelling and had me intrigued throughout. The talent of the show is really incredible. Arthur leads a well-balanced look at the history of black performers in entertainment. His voice is phenomenal and he can do a fierce tap number! Very enjoyable and a great 90 minutes of packed entertainment. ... full review
STEVEN STANLEY certified reviewer June 29, 2014
From Bert Williams, the first African-American to star on Broadway back in 1903, to Billy (Kinky Boots) Porter’s Best Actor Tony win 110 years later and Norm Lewis, who made history just last month by becoming Broadway’s first African-American Phantom, the journey of the black actor on the musical stage has been brought to vivid, entertaining, and often moving life by the fabulous Arthur L. Ross in his one-man Hollywood Fringe Festival 2014 show Shuffle Along. Starting the evening off with Wheeler’s “Nobody,” Ross continues the journey with “In Honeysuckle Time,” featured in the 1921 Broadway revue Shuffle Along (by pioneering writers Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake). Other African-American entertainers making appearances along the way i... full review