Thomas Ryan Ward, Across My Desk

A review of last night’s show: Yesterday, May 31st, I had the distinct pleasure to enjoy a thoroughly stunning evening of entertainment out-on-the-town in historic Asbury Park near my new home of Red Bank, NJ. The star attraction, Richard Skipper, beloved international performer best known for his spot-on and celebrity approved, loving portrayal of the incomparable Carol Channing, performing his new, ‘all-male’ review, ‘Richard Skipper: At Last’. The show was produced as a benefit for ReVision Theatre of Asbury Park ­ a young professional company launched five years ago with Richard’s help (Richard starred in their first large-scale production, ‘Hello, Dolly!’, as America’s favorite musical matchmaker, Dolly Levi, herself!)

‘Richard Skipper: At Last’ is Richard in his all new stage persona…himself. Off have come the wig and gown but the sparkle and energy remain; offering the audience a rare musical treat. Richard shares his fateful, life-affirming journey to the stage ­ from South Carolinian tobacco farmer’s son to adolescent stage hopeful, from starry-eyed, new New Yorker to Toast of the Town. Along the way, the audience gets an intimate look into a life well lived interspersed with polished-off Broadway treasures, performed by a personality that gets the crowd moving, stirs them deeply, and keeps them wanting more.

Thanks must be given to Revision Theatre for bring this sparkling stage offering to a new audience of music lovers and kudos to Richard Skipper and brilliant Musical Director, Rich Siegel, for creating an evening that show-people and people who love a great show alike will want to enjoy again and again. –
See review here