I know I encouraged you all to go see a panto, and that still stands, but if you have some spare cash or come into some as an early Christmas present, spend it on The Jackie Wilson Story at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center. The show runs through the beginning of January, so you have plenty of time to go see the best replication of one of the most beautiful voices in American singing, Mr. Excitement. I swooned a bit in my play review:
Kelvin Roston Jr. is breathtaking as Jackie Wilson; he gets all the clear, smooth highs and earthy, sensual lows of Wilson’s voice, and his energetic dance moves are mesmerizing. For those of us who never got to see Jackie Wilson in concert, Roston’s dynamic performance is likely the closest we’ll ever get, and that is an opportunity you don’t want to pass up.
Read the rest of the review here.