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“…accompanied by a singing stevedore trio of Andre Hinds, Anwar Thomas and DeCarlo Raspberry — who also show off exceptional dance skills.”

-Mary Johnson, February 6, 2017

 

Guest Mentor DeCarlo Raspberry shined in the role of Colehouse Walker, the black musician who dreams of starting a family with Sarah in the iconic song “On the Wheels of a Dream,” only to find that dreams don’t always come true.

-Nicole Hertvik, April 22, 2018

 

"Decarlo Raspberry, as the mysterious Streetsinger, blends all the charms of a great storyteller with moments of real vulnerability."

-Ben Fisler, March 20, 2018

 

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry makes Curtis something more than an ambitious music mogul with sensitive renditions of “Family” and “You Are My Dream.”

-John Harding, September 10, 2017

 

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry proves another outstanding singer as the play’s comical heavy, Curtis, nearly stopping the show with his smooth blues-rich solo on “When I Find My Baby.”

-John Harding, September 17, 2016

 

"And what can I say about DeCarlo Raspberry who plays Dr. Frank-n-Furter? Introducing himself to the audience with hair and makeup in check, bustier on point, seamed stockings, and wearing heels at least eight inches, while singing “Sweet Transvestite,” and throughout the show, there was no question he was the “Grand Dame.”

-Jacqueline Brown, August 29, 2015

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry is especially effective in numbers that show off his handsome baritone, such as the “Poems” challenge duet and the lovely “Fear No More.”

-John Harding, September 21, 2014

 

"Another highlight is the prisoner’s chorus. Members Nicholas Carratura, Elliot Matheny, Alex Alburqueque, Sam Jones, DeCarlo Raspberry, and David Wolff bring the house down on both “This freedom was too good to last” and “What do I see? What do I feel?”

-Jessica Vaughan, June 19, 2016

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry plays Curtis Taylor, Jr. and holds his own throughout the show as a car salesman turned talent manager. Please excuse me if I don’t remember your name, or even your face at first but I rarely forget a voice. I remember this young man as one of the voices of “Show Boat” earlier this year – also at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Any women who has ever been dumped for a “perceived” hotter chick feels no love for his character; (Size zero is so over rated!) However, it’s hard not to adore his rich, smooth voice giving a solid performance at all times."

-Raychel Harvey-Jones, September 9, 2017

 

"One of my favorite brothers was DeCarlo Raspberry as Naphtali who performs the “Benjamin Calypso” solo. He went from gravelly low notes to a super falsetto and his acting and dancing was as amazing as his voice."

-Liz Ruth-Brinegar, June 17, 2017

 

"The contrasting voices of the Stevedores played by Andre Hinds, DeCarlo Raspberry, Anwar Thomas were outstanding."

-Raychel Harvey-Jones, January 21, 2017

"The tale is narrated by a charming man known as the Streetsinger (DeCarlo Raspberry) and told as if our storytellers are people experiencing homelessness, right in front of us on a street corner or in an alleyway.Raspberry enraptures as soon as he opens his mouth."

-Brett Steven Abelman, March 20, 2018

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry as handsome slick-talking car salesman turned music mogul Curtis, shows some nice vocals in “Family” and “You Are My Dream,” and his chemistry with his Dreams is bordering on palpable. Part con man, part dreamer himself, he is someone the audience can look the other way at his transgressions."

-Keith Loria, September 14, 2017

 

"As for DeCarlo Raspberry’s Street Singer, he lives up to the character’s moniker of ‘Magic Man.’ That number, “Magic Man”, is hot to trot with blues, showcasing a variety of Raspberry’s vocal talents and capabilities. Raspberry’s deep, robust, and soulful sound is a gift to Schoenfeld and McPherson, adding a rawness, a realness, and a gritty existence to the character, without vocally compromising the composition of the songs, that just can’t be beat. From the moment he welcomes the audience into the world, right through to the end, there isn’t an ounce of artifice about him; everything happens with conviviality and a fully present spatial awareness."

.-Amanda N. Gunther, March 27, 2018

 

"Raspberry is the treacherous serpent we all love to hate. Unctuous and slimy with a rogue appeal to his character, he drives the quartet blend of “Steppin’ to the Bad Side” with himself, Jimmy Early, C.C., and Wayne (Gregory Banks), using deeply soulful sound that makes the slow, smoldering intro to this number one of the most harrowing yet sublime harmonious moments of the show. With a gifted vocal sound, Raspberry even tries to lay on the sugar during his ballad, “You Are My Dream”, but manages to maintain that slick essence of sleaze about his person, grasping control of every situation with his clutching claws and ferocious personality."

-Amanda N. Gunther, September 8, 2017

 

"Raspberry is a hot-shot in a straw hat putting a blaze under this tropical island Calypso-inspired number as he shimmies, shakes, and sings his way all around the limbo stick. Raspberry’s charm and scintillating voice is so tempting in this number that he turns Joseph’s battalion of guards (the female ensemble who in that moment are deadlocked in poses of serious resting rage face) into singing and dancing party girls!"

-Amanda N. Gunther, June 21, 2017

 

"Ramped with rage, Raspberry has frightening facial expressions, especially when it comes to his more frustratingly furious moments. Possessing a voice like Barry White, he momentarily makes the audience forget that “When I Find My Baby” is actually a homicidal snuff song. Bold, deep, and full of sound, both this number and its reprise echo quite exceptionally just how dark the character of Curtis Jackson really is."

-Amanda N. Gunther, September 17, 2016

 

"DeCarlo Raspberry is a hoot as the murderous sleaze, Curtis Jackson, and has a hilarious enlightening song, “When I Find My Baby,” that reads like a bucket list of all the things he’s going to do to Delores when he finds her—and it ain’t pretty." 

-Keith Loria, October 14, 2016

 

"It’s really hard and unfair to single out just a few people in a show like this where everyone is just so good and all of the main actors are at the top of their game including Decarlo Raspberry (Curtis), Anwar Thomas (Marty) and Denaé Fielder (Michelle)."

-Chuck Duncan, September 8, 2017

 

"In addition to the two leading females, the remainder of the ensemble is strong and cohesive, anchored by the Steetsinger, played by Decarlo Raspberry, who acts as a narrator and participant, and in a brilliant piece of writing, more integral to the plot than you first realize. The remaining ensemble are all just as strong and help portray this piece with heart and soul."

-Keith Tittermary, March 23, 2018