“… anything sung by the luminous Tia DeShazor as Felicia is in danger of giving the audience endless goose bumps. When Tia’s Felicia eventually reaches the giddy heights of turning professional, it’s not hard to buy.   With Tia’s voice, her presence and her ability to sell every song, it’s not just her character that deserves the spotlight."  -Valley Screen and Stage


"Especially bright is Tia DeShazor’s sharp Felicia.  She sings and dances with gusto but gets the part’s racial subtleties with sincere perfection. "

- Curtain Up Phoenix

"...Felicia Farrell's voice warmed from its glowing embers earlier in Act I. Fueled by Tia DeShazor's (Felicia's) raging vocals, 'Colored Woman' flamed on even after the last chord resolved."-

“Opposite Calhoun is the graceful, yet ambitious character Felicia Farrell played by the equally talented Tia DeShazor. That girl can belt. Farrell’s moment came in the beginning of the show during “Underground,” when she showed the audience the proper way to command a stage." - The State Press