Writer: Latrice Royale
Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers
Latrice Royale returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with her latest one-queen show, Life Goes On. A followup to Here’s to Life, Royale carries on her joyous message of positivity and kindness to the tune of standards, original songs, and a spot-on lipsync.
Hearing Royale’s signature laugh is worth the price of admission in itself. When Latrice laughs, it is a hug for the soul. Her candid sharing of life’s lessons learned the hard way creates a sense of intimacy that is challenging to achieve during a cabaret dinner theatre, but Royale pulls it off in a natural, seemingly effortless manner. She has a surety of herself that radiates throughout the space, and immediately creates a desire to know more.
Royale speaks of gifts and purpose throughout this show, of living life to the fullest. Being in her presence, it is obvious she practices what she preaches. She is a sparkling guru in shimmering violet, guiding the audience to their own personal truths even while singing about hot nuts. Life Goes On is a short show, but it packs a powerful punch and leaves the audience feeling uplifted and loved. The love Latrice Royale shines and shares with others is unparalleled, and it is only brightened by her wit and talent.
Runs until 8 April 2017