– Ian Devine, the male swing, returns and this year is even better. He has always been a very intense performer but this year he seems to be focusing his energy better and it comes across more polished and professional. He was good last year; this year he’s great.
– The choreography is improved this year. The dancing this year is even better than last and I think Alyssa Hostetler and Keegan Rice both take it to the next level.
– In fact, Rice’s performance of “Ladies Choice” nearly steals the show. Such a big improvement from last year as I found him believable and real. His confidence and commitment project from the stage. He is a star.
– Akeem Campbell has such charisma but even better is his upper register. Wow.
– Corey Williams is back and has stepped up his game. “Tears of a Clown” is a very challenging song and he nails it. He also added “Ain’t No Mountain High” to his track and its another home run.
– I’m excited to watch Emily Schexnadyre swing through all the female roles. She has presence.
– Jared Roper . . . coolest man in all of Kings Island? Yes.
– Stephen McIntosh is very ambitious. He looks the part of Motown, too and adds to the show with his soul.
– Alexandria Van Paris, who not only has the best name of any performer in the park, is beautiful and has a voice to match.
– Stephanie Park, whom I heard hitting a ridiculously high note in “RENT” at CCM recently, was out of 3 of the 4 shows I saw but I’m sure I’m going to be impressed with her as the season goes on.
– Finally, its a neck-and-neck battle for who the star of this show is between the two youngest performers. Raven Thomas, who’s “River Deep, Mountain High” is amazing and is battling with Marisel Lopez, who shines on the grand finale for the top spot in my mind in the female cast. Wow, wow, wow.
Congrats to all of them and I can’t wait to see more this summer!
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