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Super show for boyz, men

Deborah Haynes

Super show for boyz, men

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Colleen Brewster’s production Of Boyz And Men was the place to be last Sunday for a breathtaking experience last weekend at the Plantation Restaurant.
With a blend of spectacular stage lighting and theatrical smoke effects creating special acoustics, each performer did justice to his presentation with more than one piece.
Several genres of music were classically combined presenting a full entertainment package of dance, drama, poetry, singing, video clips and musical interludes.
The audience was serenaded with soulful, sultry tones, runs, keys and slick choreographed dance moves. Every dynamic act that graced the stage did more than justice.
The  opening acts of Kathy Ann Charles doing What A Wonderful World while mingling with the audience and Cherish Breedy rendering Black Butterfly and Didn’t Know My Own Strength hyped the atmosphere for what was to follow.
The National Anthem was played at 7 p.m sharp and from the time John King walked on to the stage already charged with an ambience that was set by his peers, for his rendition of How Many More and Wake Up Everybody made popular by Teddy Pendergrass, the night looked like a classy event.
The evening was beautifully accented with Rodney Small’s rendition of Man In The Mirror, Tamara Marshall’s soulful interpretation of Prayer and an orginal song entitled Billy and the Mighty Gabby in Emmerton with harmomies by Ricky Stoute. Poet Adrian Greene did Mirror Image and Tears Of A Father. His level of rhythm poetry can take him to the wider world.
The mother and daughter, father and son performances sent the audience into a tailspin. Carolyn Leacock did Love And A Song while her daughter Jan Gibson did Stevie Wonder’s As. They also sang together I Know Him So Well.
Ricky’s dad, Richard did a medley comprising Vehicle and Lady Love while son Ricky himself crooned his rendition of A Change Will Come.
Just like the mother and daughter duet they danced and hugged showing how much love they have for each other and how it feels to be loved. Colleen Brewster with Ricky Aimey plucking his bass guitar were outstanding.
Brewster showed beyond a shadow of a doubt just where the full effects of a songbird can leave you “in awe”.
Her songs were George Michael’s Teacher and Hurt, using every mic technique supported with angelic chords and exuding vocals from deep within her gut with class.
The grand finale included the entire cast as they again poured out wonderful selections of That’s Why We Tell The Story and Love’s In Need Of Love.