Here is a guest post from my wife, reviewing "As You Like It" at Hollins University:
So, as you can see, this touring troupe set expectations high for me.
On Sunday, October 24 we attended "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Blackfriars and our second ASC concert of the year: ASC Rocks at Mockingbird. This concert, held in the Roots Music Hall at Mockingbird was a combined resident and touring troupe effort and it was wonderful. The acoustics at the Music Hall are wonderful and the sound was spectacular. The energy level among the crowd was less than the March 28 show at the Blackfriars, mostly because we couldn't really get up and move and the crowd was small (tiny music hall compared to the large Blackfriars). Unfortunately, I didn't compile a set-list, but the songs are from the "Restless Ecstasy Tour" and the summer/fall Blackfriars seasons, so go see all of them if you want to hear the songs. All of these performers are amazingly talented musicians. Chris Johnston, Ben Curns, Jeremiah Davis, Daniel Kennedy, Jake Mahler, and Aidan O'Reilly were particularly impressive on this night. The touring troupe will be holding a New Year's Eve concert following Rick Blunt's performance in The Santaland Diaries and I'll be sure to be there!