June 28, 2012


The Scottsboro Boys. Courtesy Photo A.C.T.

Trini Lopez and writer Lee Hartgrave at the Rrazz. Photo by Steven Underhill

Trini brings back the Night Club  Atmosphere with the
 clinking of glasses
 to the wonderful, exciting Latin Beat. 

In this show he revealed a secret. "Actually, Lopez is not my real name -- I am not Latino. Just thought I would let you know that!" – He said. Most in the audience might have been a little surprised – but they really adored hearing and seeing him again.

The Room was really rocking with “Route 66” – “Michael Row the Boat Ashore and the fabulous thrilling “America” – from West Side Story.” And the audience and myself were standing up and swinging and swaying to the beat of “La Bamba”.

Trini has it all. Great Talent – Great Personality – and his musical Guitar genius is the best I’ve ever heard. Best rousing fantastic evening I’ve heard in years.

RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked-

Now playing at the Rrazz Room thru July 1st


A Black woman sits on a bench waiting for a bus. Later in another scene we see her getting on a Bus. She is told:  “Coloreds in the back!” – and she fires back: - “I won't sit in the back, no more. No More.” And she stayed where she was.

The Kander and Ebb music will keep you rocking with numbers like “Minstrel March/Hey Hey” and “The Scottsboro Boys” sure will keep you on your toes with toe- tapping exciting music and sounds. Here are a few more exciting musical stories: “Electric Chair” – “Go Back Home” (they find that they can’t) and “Shout” – enormously exciting.

The Scottsboro Boys is a musical with a huge heart – and one of the most rousing entertainments you’ll ever hear.

It’s a horrible part of American History. But, the terrific and brilliant choreography and direction by Susan Stroman will make you laugh. The Kander and Ebb Music will bring you to tears along with some laughs. I think you’ll definitely want to see it again! The story is based on the tragedy of the real Scottsboro Boys. The cast in this appearance at A.C.T. is “Flat-Out—Fantastic!”


RATING: FOUR GLASSES OF CHAMPAGNE!!!! (highest rating) – trademarked-

*courtesy beyondchron


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