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"[Allison Semmes]exudes a mixture of calculating ambition and youthful naïveté, coquettishly keeping an eye on the main chance even as a teenager. Her singing evokes the cotton candy purr of Ms. Ross’s, without being mere vocal mimicry. And, at the performance I saw, Ms. Semmes revealed a nimbly funny way with audience interaction during the “Reach Out and Touch” number."
-New York Times
"Allison Semmes is simply amazing as Diana Ross, channeling the original with a sweet, rich voice that soars to superstar levels in numbers like "I Hear a Symphony" and "Reach Out and Touch."
- Associated Press
"Semmes is a sexy and disarmingly funny Ross..."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Semmes gives a nuanced performance, introducing as much critique of Ross’ famed ambition as she was likely allowed, evolving from 17-year-old hopeful to seasoned diva before our very eyes"
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