Christmas Story, Arkansas Repertory
R.G. Holcomb nails the loud, yet lovable Old Man role" -
R. G. Holcomb plays the boisterous Old Man with all the redblooded grit
you could hope for,
with just a smidge more tenderness, an even more
imaginative vocabulary and an insatiable turkey lust."
- Little Rock Soiree Magazine
R.G. Holcomb as The Old Man deserves a review of his very own,
an elastic face that had me rolling in the aisles." - The
Live on Stage, National Tour
R.G. Holcomb is funny as an inebriated tour guide who finds any
reason possible to lure his flock into the Boston bar."
Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
by Tennessee: 27 Wagons Full of Cotton & The Kingdom of Earth, Off-Broadway
Vicarro (played with tantalizing restraint by Justin R G Holcomb) . .
. That priceless moment when Vicarro learns what happened, by the
way, is an exquisite piece of wordless acting by Holcomb." -Jed
Ryan, Huffington Post
Holcomb nails the aggressiveness of Silva." -William Wolf, New York
. . . does make Vicarro shrewd and knowing." -Victor Gluck, Theatre
Show Boat!, Westchester Broadway Theatre
“And a special shout-out to Justin R.G. Holcomb, who plays the evil Pete so well you hate him even when he is not on stage.”
- Wayne J. Keeley, Pillow Talking
Stockholm Savings, FringeNYC
“As local cop Ochenson, Justin R.G. Holcomb found great ground in his strength. Or was it simply immense manipulation?”
-Michael Block, Theatre in the Now
even more overtly cruel is the gestapo-like Colonel Craford, who is
portrayed with sadistic glee by Justin R.G. Holcomb. You might want to
stand up and cheer when he finally gets punched in the face.
–Zachary Stewart, Theater Mania
Justin R.G. Holcomb as Colonel Craford does a fine job of embodying the venomous intolerance that prevailed.
– Griffin Miller, City Guide Magazine
Justin R. G. Holcomb delivers a delectable villain as the bullying Colonel Craford.
- Ronald Gross, New York Theater Buying Guide
Craford (Justin R.G. Holcomb) is a veritable Inspector Javert . . .
always on the lookout for soldiers fraternizing with local women.
- Michael Bracken, Curtain Up
Macbeth, PICT Classic Theatre
Holcomb’s Banquo is charismatic. He is even a commanding presence in his silent scenes as a ghost.
- Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
Honor Bound, Off-Broadway
the editor, Justin R.G. Holcomb is technically and emotionally
outstanding. He effortlessly delivers many lengthy speeches
commandingly and captures the essence of the character.
- Darryl Reilly, TheatreScene.net
The Crucifer of Blood, PICT Classic Theatre
– F.J. Hartland, Pittsburgh City Paper
As Dr. Watson, Justin R.G. Holcomb gives a gentle and understated performance that ideally fits the character
Hamlet, The Hudson Guild Theatre
We’d be remiss not to mention Justin R.G. Holcomb’s Claudius, a natural fit.
– Greg, TrulyNet.com
The Moose That Roared, The Brick
Justin Holcomb plays Teddy with a perfect blend of bravado and sincerity.
- Richard Hinojosa, NYTheatre.com
Roosevelt, played with the considered bluster that Justin R. G. Holcomb
has made an artform and which makes him born for this role.
Bunny Lake is Missing, The Brick
Justin R. G. Holcomb makes a fine police lieutenant
– Andy Webster, New York Times
Justin R.G. Holcomb popping peanuts in his kisser as he spools out the play’s reveal is absolutely worth the price of admission.
– Trav S.D., Travalanche
A Christmas Story, 2011
Actors Theatre of Louisville
Justin R.G. Holcomb, as Ralphie’s Old Man, is hilarious in his physicality and vocal depth.
-Michelle Rynbrandt, Louisville.com
Wortham and Justin R. G. Holcomb reprise their roles of Mother and The
Old Man from last years production and I’m so glad that they did. They
were a ton of fun and succeed in being reminiscent of the iconic
performances from the film while still creating their own roles and
their chemistry together was great.
- Brian Walker, Theatre Louisville
the on-stage couple portrayed by Justin Holcomb and Jessica Wortham are
significant standouts. Holcomb returns to the role from last year’s
outing and his effortless dismay as a father that struggles to find
triumph in write-in trivia contests and victory over rebellious
household appliances is both hilarious and enthralling. There are
moments of interaction between Holcomb and Wortham, especially during a
handful of notable fantasy sequences bringing life to Ralphie’s ample
imagination, where the pair work in tandem, Holcomb with his wild eyes
and disheveled hair, and Wortham with sweeping gestures and facial
expression reminiscent of SNL’s Kristen Wiig, to cultivate some truly
palpable physical comedy.
– Chris Ritter, LouisvilleKY.com
Channeling Kevin Spacey, Off-BoradwayCharlie (Justin R.G. Holcomb), a beefy everyman . . . parodies the actor's (Pacino's) macho excesses in high style.-A.J. Mell, BackstageHolcomb
is an affable performer who clearly relishes getting the chance to
channel his own inner Pacino performance after performance.- Mark Peikert , NY PressJustin
R. G. Holcomb plays Charlie with a straightforwardness that is
endearing even when the character is in situations that are absurd, and
handles the huge amount of narration using a well-timed mug to the
audience to make us feel in on the joke and keep us engaged.- Aimee Todoroff, NYTheatre.comThere's
definitely a fine line between comedy and tragedy, and Holcomb's
stellar impressions usually keep us laughing through his misfortunes.- Chris Kompanek, TheatreMania.com
Justin R. G. Holcomb offers an "indelible portrait...as the boy's
estranged adoptive father, a Vietnam veteran also suffering from the
effects of agent orange"
Unnecessary Farce, Gulfshore Playhouse
superb Justin Holcomb delivers the finest brogue this side of Brigadoon - and
crosses his legs before sitting down in his kilt.
- Chris Silk, Naples Daily News
performance of Justin R. G. Holcomb, returning in the role of The Old Man,
illustrates the contrast. Last year he was a highlight, but this year he
accentuates the slapstick of wrestling with the furnace and escaping the
neighbor’s dogs, once again leading the cast in hard-earned laughs.
Waits, Theatre Louisville
Henry VI, part iii, CSC
Earl of Warwick, to my mind the most interesting personage in
Shakespeare's story . . . Justin R.G. Holcomb gives Warwick dimension
- Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com
A Brief History of Murder,The Brick
R.G. Holcomb as Detective Chamber is an authentic find. I can see him
being typecast in a never ending parade of police captains and
farmhands but that would avail nothing if he were not so on the money
in his measured, specific performance. I await his next stage turn with
- Trav S. D., Travalanche
Spacemen from Space, The Brick
A Christmas Story, Actors Theatre of Louisville
R. G. Holcomb was right on the money as The Old Man, churning up a
righteous comic fury over the creaky old furnace or the neighbor's
dogs, not to mention his almost unnatural devotion to the garish,
erotic totem that he receives in the mail as a contest reward. Darren
McGavin's performance of this role in the film is legend, but Mr.
Holcomb beautifully captures that same spirit.
- Keith Waits, Theatre Louisville
RG Holcomb as Adam’s explosive radio producer Chip Kaiser sets a new
standard for back-row bombast (and his simple “Ah’ll see yew at
BREHK-fast” is the new “Release the Kraken”).
-Adam McGovern , Comic Critique
, Boomerang Theatre Company
R. Holcomb, understudying the role of Charles Stanton in this
performance, is entirely convincing as an impeccably dressed
businessman who easily announces shocking sins to his colleagues
without ever losing the smile on his face.
-Adrienne Cea, offoffonline
Special kudos go to Justin Holcomb's commanding performance as Stanton, who, I was shocked to discover, was an understudy
-Larry Kunofsky, NYTheatre.com
Justin R.G. Holcomb made a wonderfully smarmy Stanton (filling in for another actor who's having knee surgery).
- Duncan Pflaster, Broadwayworld.com
The role of Charles Stanton was played by Justin Holcomb and not
Anthony Bertram, as we were advised Mr. Bertram sustained a knee injury
and had to be replaced at the last minute.
Final Note: Mr.
Bertram we wish well and hope you get back soon, because Mr. Justin
Holcomb was so great filling in, you might have lost an opportunity.
"Lion Tamer", Couples
is the most bizarre of all the scenes – balancing Noel Coward-style
witticism with the sex-charged writing of Jackie Collins. Justin R.G.
Holcomb as “A Man” is viewing the apartment of “A Woman” (Christine
Verleny) with a view to rent or purchase. As they flirt urbanely their
dialogue becomes more charged until Man begins to tell how he “mounted”
a lioness while on safari. Holcomb’s wave of dark blond hair and
sensuous delivery create a performance that is both leonine and
seductive, despite the disturbing imagery.
-David Orchard, Stage Buzz
In Lion Tamer,
the boldest and most memorable piece, a man gets a sexy and scenic real
estate tour. Christine Verleney and Justin R.G. Holcomb (a Woman and a Man)
smolder in their carnal banter, but their unique circumstances would be
hard to swallow were it not for the commitment that these comic
heavyweights make to be playful.
-Cindy Pierre, New Theatre Corps
While all 16 actors are well-cast and entertaining, there are a handful of standouts. . .Justin R.G. Holcomb, as "A Man" in Lion Tamer walks the line between reserved and absurd, with surprises at every turn.
-Robin Reed, nytheatre.com
Tamer, also directed by Philip Emeott, is one of the all-around
strongest plays of the evening. Sexy, funny, and disturbing, it
features a verbal tango of seduction between a woman selling her house
(Christine Verleny) and a man (Justin R.G. Holcomb) who wants it . . .
and her. Holcomb and Verleny have wonderful chemistry and are
well suited to this sly, sexy play
-Byrne Harrison, off-off Broadway.com
Young Zombies in Love
Another high point is "Ballad of a Lonely Commando," sung by Justin R.G. Holcomb as the S.W.A.T. King.
-Maggie Cino, NYTheatre.com
Justin R. G. Holcomb had a huge presence as the S.W.A.T. King
- Michael Lazan, Backstage
Love in the Insecurity Zone
Hank, played with deceptive mildness by Justin R.G. Holcomb
-Randy Kandel, Show Business Weekly.com
addition to exciting choreographed fight scenes and realistic blood and
guts depictions, other fine performances were delivered by Justin R. G.
Holcomb (a cunning and sadistic Cornwall),
-Fred McKinnon, TheatreOnline.com