Jeffrey Walker

Jeff Walker teaches theatre arts in Northern Virginia. He is also an award-winning theatre critic. Currently he is a regular contributor to DC Theatre Scene and Broadway World's DC region. He also writes Stage Views, a regular column for the theatre reviews and views for the Culpeper Times. Jeff is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works.
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BWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International FestivalBWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International Festival
Posted: Mar. 17, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National Opera
Posted: May. 6, 2013


BWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT is Perfect at the FolgerBWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT is Perfect at the Folger
Posted: May. 8, 2013


BWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than EnoughBWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than Enough
Posted: Sep. 23, 2013


BWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar CompanyBWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage
Posted: Feb. 12, 2014


BWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International FestivalBWW Reviews: INCENDIOS Burns with Passion at Kennedy Center's International Festival
March 17, 2014

Kennedy Center showcases more than a dozen productions from around the globe for the 2014 festival that continues through March 30, 2014. Tapioca Inn, a vibrant theatre company from Mexico, contributed to the 2014 World Stages International Theater Festival with a bold rendering of INCENDIOS. Layer after layer of truth is peeled away as a family's quest for answers leads them on a searing voyage into the past. The ensemble cast brought intense emotion and a fierce commitment to the unique story performed in Spanish with English surtitles.
BWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar CompanyBWW Reviews: Mother Courage Conquers at Arena Stage; Kathleen Turner Shines Among a Stellar Company
February 12, 2014

A masterpiece of 20th Century theatre thunders back to life in a must see production. Kathleen Turner triumphs as Courage and Molly Smith's staging is solid in every way.
BWW Reviews: OUR SUBURB at Theater J Evokes Thought and EmotionBWW Reviews: OUR SUBURB at Theater J Evokes Thought and Emotion
December 31, 2013

Using Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN as a template, Darrah Cloud's OUR SUBURB looks at life and love in Skokie Illinois during the time Nazis threatened to march down Main Street. Combining autobiography, history and a poignant story that is a variation and theme on Wilder's masterpiece.
BWW Reviews: ELF Spreads Cheer at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: ELF Spreads Cheer at Kennedy Center
December 23, 2013

If you need a booster shot of Christmas cheer and like it syrupy and sweet, Elf is a new Christmas classic for you. Catch the show at the Kennedy Center through January 5, 2014.
BWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLESBWW Reviews: Riverside Center Offers a Triumphant LES MISERABLES
September 23, 2013

Director Patrick A'Hearn's production of "Les Miz" is worthy of any stage, with superb performers.
BWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than EnoughBWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than Enough
September 23, 2013

Director Michael Kahn and leading man Brandon Urbanowitz breathe new life into Harvey Fierstein's magnum opus of three one-act plays. Torch Song Trilogy still offers universal truths about love and relationships that go beyond straight or gay points of view. The play continues through October 13 in the Mead Theater.
BWW Reviews: Keegan Theatre Delivers A FEW GOOD MENBWW Reviews: Keegan Theatre Delivers A FEW GOOD MEN
August 23, 2013

Jeremy Skidmore and the actors at Keegan Theatre are reason enough to head to Church Street to see Aaron Sorkin's courtroom drama A Few Good Men. Skidmore's direction and the strong performances by the acting company elevate a standard court room drama into a compelling must-see event.
BWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY Cleverly Offers an Interactive Audio AdventureBWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY Cleverly Offers an Interactive Audio Adventure
July 20, 2013

DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival provides a technological twist: interactive audio theatre. Presented by AVAdventure Productions the novelty of DOUBLE FREAKQUENCY is that the audience can choose the branch of the story they wish to take with the help of a wireless headset.
BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Raises the Roof at Studio TheatreBWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Raises the Roof at Studio Theatre
July 18, 2013

Studio's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is electrifying. Mitchell Jarvis (from Broadway's ROCK OF AGES) stars as Frank N. Furter in this titillating, roof-raising stage show. Studio Theatre's 2ndStage productions aim to be daring and audacious and ROCKY HORROR hits a bulls-eye.
BWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - Faction of Fools Brings Playful Spirit to A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Reviews: CapFringe13 - Faction of Fools Brings Playful Spirit to A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIET
July 15, 2013

Capital Fringe 2013 welcomes Faction of Fools for an enjoyable hour-long adaptation of Shakespeare's love-struck tragedy. Presented by Washington's award-winning Commedia dell'Arte theatre company, A COMMEDIA ROMEO AND JULIET is a grand showcase of the troupe's specialty.
Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Washington, DC!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Washington, DC!
June 14, 2013

Jeffrey Walker's top picks for summer theatre in Washington, DC and the metro area.
BWW Reviews: An Electrifying COMPANY Brilliantly Realized at SignatureBWW Reviews: An Electrifying COMPANY Brilliantly Realized at Signature
June 8, 2013

COMPANY at Signature Theatre is electrifying and brilliant. Director Eric Schaeffer's return to COMPANY - after 20 years - may well be considered among his finest directorial achievements. Sondheim is often called 'Signature's signature.' COMPANY, now playing through June 30, shows us why. If we gave out stars at Broadway World, I'd give them ten for COMPANY.
BWW Reviews: Rediscover THE GUARDSMAN at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Rediscover THE GUARDSMAN at Kennedy Center
June 3, 2013

A wealth of talent has come together to produce The Guardsman at the Kennedy Center. It is a handsome production, worthy of any stage in the nation. Playwright and translator Richard Nelson has created a multi-layered dramatic comedy based closely on Ferenc Molnar's original 1910 play. With direction by Gregory Mosher, The Guardsman stars Finn Wittrock and Sarah Wayne Callies as married actors.
BWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT is Perfect at the FolgerBWW Reviews: TWELFTH NIGHT is Perfect at the Folger
May 8, 2013

Folger Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT is simply perfection. A complete triumph, TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Robert Richmond, is a clear, funny and touching rendering of a Shakespeare play that can appeal to any theatre-goer. After their sell-out production of HENRY V, which received all sorts of accolades, Folger may have topped itself. TWELFTH NIGHT is one you don't want to miss.
BWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National OperaBWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT Rolls Along at Washington National Opera
May 6, 2013

SHOW BOAT is back in an appealing production by the Washington National Opera. The Kennedy Center Opera House is a fitting berth for Captain Andy's Cotton Blossom and the happy/troubled show folk who make it their home. Boasting a cast and chorus of 100, WNO's SHOW BOAT allows the story to roll along the 40-year time span and the glorious music to enthrall the audience once again.
BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES at Arena Stage Boasts Strong PerformancesBWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES at Arena Stage Boasts Strong Performances
May 4, 2013

Lead by Helen Carey and Larry Bryggman, Jon Robin Baitz's OTHER DESERT CITIES at Arena Stage boasts strong performances and clear direction by Kyle Donnelly.
BWW Reviews: Rediscover the Brilliance and Cunning of WALLENSTEIN at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: Rediscover the Brilliance and Cunning of WALLENSTEIN at Shakespeare Theatre Company
April 19, 2013

WALLENSTEIN deserves to be considered a regular visitor to classical theatres throughout the world. Robert Pinsky's free adaptation of an 18th century epic is one more fabulous rediscovery of a near-forgotten classic to the company's production. The play is anchored by Steve Pickering's performance in the title role.
BWW Reviews: THE FULL MONTY with Sally Struthers is a Crowd Pleaser at Riverside CenterBWW Reviews: THE FULL MONTY with Sally Struthers is a Crowd Pleaser at Riverside Center
April 17, 2013

Beefcake, in all shapes and sizes, is front and center in the musical romp The Full Monty. As produced by Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg, the show is a crowd-pleaser. A bit naughty, yes, so leave the kids at home. Otherwise, featured player Sally Struthers and company give the audience a rollicking good time.
BWW: RUMORS spread and laughter follows when McLean Community Players presents Neil Simon FarceBWW: RUMORS spread and laughter follows when McLean Community Players presents Neil Simon Farce
April 17, 2013

RUMORS, Neil Simon's one and only farce, comes to McLean Community Players in a production directed by Rosemary Hartman. Broadway World's Jeffrey Walker sat in on rehearsal to get a preview of the production. The production runs Fridays-Sundays, April 19-May 4, 2013, at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center.
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company Offers Powerful CORIOLANUSBWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company Offers Powerful CORIOLANUS
April 16, 2013

Shakespeare Theatre Company's new production of Coriolanus offers a no-nonsense approach to the text and memorable performances that go a long way to make a case for audiences to discover this difficult play.


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