Star Tribune Review of Black Nativity

“Tonia Hughes provided a startling reminder Thursday of the depth of the talent bench in Twin Cities theater. On short notice, the singing actor stepped in for Greta Oglesby, a star of Penumbra Theatre’s “Black Nativity,” who could not be there because of a family emergency.

Performing with righteous fervor and spirited sensuality, Hughes set the St. Paul theater alight on opening night, doing hair-raising solos, duets with Dennis Spears and combos with standout vocalists Deborah Finney and Yolande Bruce.”

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