Reviews for Memphis
Walnut Street Theatre | Philadelphia, PA
Riverside Theatre | Vero Beach, FL
“Rock and roll has long been a point of contention between generations. Add to that the racial divides and tensions of the 1950s, with spectacular music and dancing, and you have Walnut’s current production of “Memphis,” (book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan) excellently directed by Richard Stafford.”
“The show is fueled by extraordinary singers. Gator, played by Travis Keith Battle, did not speak until the end of the first act but when Battle finally belts out a song, it is well worth the wait.”
Christina Perryman, Delco News Network
"'Say a Prayer' left the audience with a beautiful ending to the first act. This song is incredibly performed by Travis Keith Battle who plays Gator, the bartender at the Beale Street Club."
" [This] dramatic moment gives Delray’s friend Gator, mute since witnessing his father’s lynching, his voice back: Good thing. The voice belongs to actor Travis Keith Battle, and it’s one of the most beautiful in a talented cast."
Michelle Genz, Vero News
"Other standouts include Philip Michael Baskerville as Delary, Felicia’s protective brother; Nichalas Parker as loveable Bobby; Travis Keith Battle as Gator; and Huey’s mother, Mary Martello. These four come this close to stealing the show in their big number, 'Change Don’t Come Easy'."
Pam Harbaugh, Brevard Culture
Reviews for Camelot
Riverside Center | Fredericksburg, VA
"In his Riverside début, Battle makes a delightful Lancelot, from the moment the Frenchman appears onstage in the hilarious self-loving song “C’est Moi.” He’s all bravado and swagger in the beginning, but Battle slowly reveals Lancelot’s more emotional side when he can’t hold back his feelings for Guenevere any longer."
Gail Choochan, Fredericksburg.com
"Those wishing to join the Round Table include a young knight named Lancelot (Travis Keith Battle), who shows extreme potential…until an infamous love triangle threatens to undo the whole thing."
"The performances and vocals are stunning across the board, and I particularly enjoyed the dynamic between Guenevere and Lancelot, who are both haughty and vain (Lancelot’s “C’est Moi” is a memorable number) and could benefit from a few lessons in humility."
Julia Amis, DC Theater Arts
For his part, Virginia-raised Travis Keith Battle is energetic and exuberant as Lancelot, striving to balance loyalty to Arthur with his passion for Guinevere.
The singing in the production is first rate. Mr. Battle gives a powerful performance of “If Ever I Would Leave You,” the show-stopper of “Camelot.
Mark Dreisonstok, Falls Church News Press
Reviews for To Kill A Mockingbird
Media Theatre | Media, PA
"I've seen Jesse Cline direct many shows over the last 20 years, but the scope and overwhelming power of his production of Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird eclipses almost all of them.
Jim Rutter, Philly.com
"For its latest production, the Media Theatre has turned to Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic story known by millions of readers. The stage adaptation by Christopher Sergel tells the story efficiently, and the new production is enlivened by some excellent performances."
“There are other strong performances too, including Travis Keith Battle, who shows strength and purpose as the accused man, Tom Robinson.”
Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro Theater Arts
“Travis Keith Battle gives quiet dignity and ingenuous sincerity to Tom Robinson, the young black farmworker who is on trial for raping [Mayella].”
Neal Zoren, Phindie