By Toby Francis. Music by Jim Steinman. Highway Run Productions / Hayes Theatre Company. July 4 – 6, 2014
Toby Francis has one of those voices. He can sing clean and crisp notes in the stratosphere one moment and warm, chesty tones down two octaves the next. Effortlessly.
Jim Steinman’s music is a good fit, then, to show off Francis’ incredible range and superb voice.
Love and Death and an American Guitar tells two stories simultaneously – that of Steinman’s constant struggle for royalties, respect and recognition, and the attempt to finish writing his incomplete musical, Neverland.