Violet, The Musical
The rest of the ensemble cast is also strong, but particularly wonderful — and kept from stealing the show only, I am sure, by strict directorial control — is the marvelous Yolanda Rabun, whose mighty singing voice is equaled by her natural comic talents. She plays several smaller parts, and runs with them all."
– KATE DOBBS ARIAIL, CLASSICAL VOICE OF NORTH CAROLINA
"Raise Me Up" is a rewarding mid-show rave-up indulging local hero Yolanda Rabun as an über-enthusiastic gospel choir leader.
-BYRON WOODS, THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY
Jeffrey Todd Parrott amuses in multiple roles as various bus drivers and the Preacher’s oily assistant Virgil, but it is Yolanda W. Rabun who steals the show with her antics in the outrageously over-the-top “Raise Me Up” gospel number.
- ROBERT MCDOWELL, TRIANGLE ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Violet is brilliantly staged and beautifully performed...Eric Woodall's direction is impressively precise...The talented ensemble includes ... Yolanda Rabun's hilarious gospel soloist.
- RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER