AMAZING. UPBEAT. A PLEASURE.
“What really makes ‘Picture Complete’ sing is author-star Trent Armand Kendall who not only has an amazing voice but also moves smoothly and skillfully between comedic and serious movements. The upbeat message of his show is that if the picture is incomplete, it’s because there’s always more to learn. IT’S A PLEASURE TO HEAR HIM TEACH.” **** Stars
-Lisa Levinson. TIME OUT, NEW YORK
FEROCIOUS TALENT. SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCE.
“Trent Armand Kendall has a ferocious talent. By the time his one-man musical ends, he is wrung out and we are infused with the kind of glow that only a superlative performance can kindle. In 90 minutes, he sings, creates a number of absolutely delicious characters, descends into the audience to work the crowd and even turns somersaults. This is a highly enjoyable and satisfying evening.”
-Clifford Johnson III, BACKSTAGE
DELIGHTFUL. EXCELLENT. A TOUR-DE-FORCE.
“This 90 minute tour-de-force performance is uniquely Trent Armand Kendall’s. With a blend of humor, humanity and self-awareness the show is altogether endearing and delightful. Mr. Trent is an extremely gifted performer with a show-stopping Broadway voice and some surprisingly soft shoes for a man of his build. His talent as a character actor is also striking. His passion, his connection to the work and his enthusiasm all show. He delivers what can only be described a truly excellent 90 minutes of live theatre and music. It is also a great idea that he has teamed up with a host of other obviously talented artists such as Michael Polese who wrote the music, Greg Ganakas who directs and of course his band, Adam Klipple, Sam Minaie and Michael Nappi, who back him up brilliantly.”
-Brad Lee Thomason, nytheatre.com
POWERFUL. FUNNY. INCREDIBLE. AN ODE TO JOY.
“ ‘Picture Incomplete’ is an ode to joy and discovery. It’s is a little bit Stew in ‘Passing Strange’, a little bit Eddie Murphy, a little bit Tyler Perry and a whole lot of Trent Kendall who is certainly up to the job at hand. He is personable and endowed with a powerful and sensitive voice. And yes, he is quite FUNNY! The songs by the gifted Michael Polese are philosophical, soul searching, foot stomping and questioning. Most impressive is the title song. The arrangements are incredible. So will ‘Picture Incomplete’ make it to Broadway? It’s off to a great start.”
-Oscar E. Moore, TalkEntertainment.com
MAGNETICALLY MEMORABLE. TRANSPORTING.
“ ‘Picture Incomplete’ is jolting. It puts Trent Armand Kendall to better use than any of his previous Broadway shows. He is magnetically memorable as he captures, in color-suffused detail and supple voice, the feel and the sound of structured New York loneliness. The steel-throated Kendall is at once a huggable lug of a stage presence as well as a startling versatile character actor. The show transports you, which is more than many of the bigger musicals can manage. Mr. Kendall proves that heart is all you really need. And he’s got more than enough heart to sculpt the whole Upper West Side.”
-Matthew Murray, Talkin’ Broadway
FUNKY. FIERCE. FABULOUS.
“Trent Armand Kendall’s ‘Picture Incomplete’ is a revelation. It is FUNKY. It is FIERCE. It is FABULOUS. Kendall examines what it means to be a human being lending his rich and soaring tenor to the words and music of collaborator Michael Polese.”
-Next Magazine, New York
TOO GOOD TO MISS.
“The name of Trent Armand Kendall is hardly unfamiliar to New York’s cultural intelligentsia or the worldwide sphere, whether for his work on Broadway or concerts both here and abroad. But it is with his unequivocally prodigious ‘Picture Incomplete’ that he is afforded the chance to dazzle as never before. He accomplishes something here that goes way beyond his foreknown talents as a singer and physical acrobat. In this show he is at long last allowed to display his incredible prowess as an actor beyond belief. Written in tandem with the outstanding and brilliant composer/lyricist, Michael Polese, the show glistens with impeccable luster. Kendall completely slays the throng. Both he and ‘Picture Incomplete’ deserve as much attention as possible. Please pay attention. This show is simply too good to miss.”
-Andrew Martin, Nightlife Exchange