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"Kayla Parker dazzles as the young Ruby Keeler. Her dance duet with Julian DeGuzman to ‘You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me' is a highlight."
- Rob Stevens, Haines His Way
"The cast for this show, under the direction and choreography of Kay Cole, was uniformly excellent... Parker’s Keeler was great — a singing and dancing powerhouse. Just a delight to watch in numbers like 'A Cup of Coffee' or 'You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me'."
- Observations Along The Road
"Kayla Parker taps her little heart out as Ruby Keeler."
- Gardena Valley News
"With musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, there are fun production numbers with 'famous' singers including 'About a Quarter to Nine,' sung by Justin Michael Wilcox as Al Jolson with Kayla Parker as Ruby Keeler. Wilcox’s Jolson is a self-centered egocentric man always seeking the spotlight, contrasted by a very sweet, understanding Keeler. "
- LA West Media
"The famous personalities that populate Dubin's world are also brought to life by a group of dynamic entertainers. Kayla Parker is a breath of fresh air as Ruby Keeler, the tap dancing starlet who married Al Jolson, played by Justin Michael Wilcox. "
- Broadway World
"Kayla Parker channeled Ruby Keeler’s sincerity and winning personality."
- The International Review of Music
"Parker’s lithe and graceful Ruby, Wilcox’s pitch-perfect Jolson, Rock’s fleet-footed Cab, Marino’s firecracker of a Carmen, and Pieranunzi’s charismatic Busby are all fabulous, as is Valerie Perri, whether as icy Jewish mom, Broadway hoofer, or vocal stunner."
- StageScene LA
"The action drags along from New York to Hollywood where we get the piece de resistance, the showcases of Cab Calloway (splendiferous Elijah Rock), Ruby Keeler (adorable Kayla Parker), Al Jolson (remarkable impression by Justin Michael Wilcox), and Carmen Miranda (a knockout Renee Marino) with tough movie director Busby Berkeley (Robert Pieranunzi) leading the pack. It's these musical numbers that bring the show to life and give it its fine entertainment value. Every one of these performers do dynamite work."
- Don Grigware