What The Critics Say
Randall as Twain...He's excellent"
"Move over Hal Holbrook, Mike Randall is here, one of the most remarkable evenings of
entertainment to be experienced." Teddy Vaughn Washington News
"Lockport’s historic Palace Theater filled with laughter from young and old
as Mark Twain returned to lecture Saturday night"...read more....
"In no time at all I had forgotten Holbrook and found myself thoroughly absorbed by the multiple subtleties of Randall's portrait"
David Richards Washington Star
"What is Remarkable is not that a 21 year old unknown is playing a public character 50 years his elder, but that he does it so well, with so much studied and natural authority."
Richard Coe Washington Post
"Randall is honestly phenomenal!"
Doug Smith Buffalo Courier Express
"Lockport's historic Palace Theatre filled with laughter from young and old as Mark Twain returned to lecture Saturday night-131 years after his first visit....Randall left the stage to a standing ovation."
Chris Farrington Lockport Journal
"Could he deliver? Nearly two hours later skepticism had evolved to disbelief, then wanderlust, then sheer admiration! We had seen Mark Twain...or as close as we'll ever come to it."
Rick Barter Evansville Courier-Press
"Randall seizes the audience immediately and never lets go. Sometimes irreverent, often iconoclastic, but always humorous, Randall brings to life a side of Twain's personality that is often neglected"
Ron Hatcher The Castle
"For nearly two hours, it seems like it is 1906 and you are privileged to witness Mark Twain in his twilight years deliver a mischievous commentary on everything under the sun. Responsible for this theatrical slight of hand is Mike Randall...a veteran Twain interpreter."
Chris Gladden Roanoke Times & World News
"He's captivating! He is a good story teller, a gift that so few people possess."
Debbie Jok Tonawanda News
"Randall has honed his characterization to a fine detail point. Every move and vocal inflection maintains remarkable consistency"
Jim Bisco Buffalo News
"Randall's documentation is superb, his transitions nearly flawless....Michael Randall is not to be missed!"
Ted R. Hadley Tonawanda News
"Move over Hal Holbrook, Mike Randall is here, one of the most remarkable evenings of entertainment to be experienced."
Teddy Vaughn Washington News
"spectators were held spellbound by Randall's dead-on characterization and perfectly timed humor. With only simple movements, such as a leisurely lighting of a pipe, Randall could reduce the crowd to a giggling mass."
Tom Flesher Kenmore Record Advertise
"A Smashing Success...there are two main reasons: Mark Twain and Michael E. Randall"
Roger Shirley Bristol Herald Courier
"Randall Is completely at home as America's most famous humorist"
Bob Groves Courier-Express
"Randall's Twain is a breathtaking re-creation...the young New Yorker is fantastic, as good if not better than Holbrook"
Angela Mallicote Bristol Virginia-Tennessean
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