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"The two top contenders are Zuzu (Jaeda LaVonne Smith) and Amina (Jess Andrews), best friends and bitter rivals. Both actors’ performances tinge the relationship with desperation and longing: even as they jockey for position in the studio, their bodies keep bumping clumsily into one another, betraying their need for connection. " (KC Studio- At The Unicorn 'Dance Nation'-Liz Cook) 


"LaVonne is pretty much a natural to play Stone, even if she has no background in baseball or softball (she does play volleyball) and had never heard of Stone before getting an email from Unicorn’s producing artistic director, Cynthia Levin, offering her the role." (The Kansas City Star-A League of Her Own: Kansas City play tells story of woman who made baseball history-Dan Kelly) 

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 "The Unicorn’s production of Lydia R. Diamond’s poetic if uneven script helps to correct the historical record, thanks to an all-star performance by Jaeda LaVonne in the title role, and an impressive display of teamwork." 
(KC Studio-At the Unicorn Theatre, “Toni Stone” Spotlights an Unsung Hero of Baseball (and American) History"-Victor Wishna) 
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