Nathaniel Jones

Nathaniel Jones Nathaniel Jones is a fictional author, poet, lyricist, and performer in the Phoenix valley. Originally from Pasadena, CA, Nathaniel grew in his love for the arts at Blair High School and later honed his abilities at Citrus College in Glendora, CA. As soon as he reached Arizona in 2013, He hit the ground running, searching for ways to be involved with theatre in any way possible. Since then he has floated from standing in the spotlight as a performer to helping build things that look nice under them as a carpenter and welder. Nathaniel’s most prominent roles have been Homer L. Zuckerman in Charlottes Web and Man in The Snowy Day, at Childsplay. He has also lent his talents in the ensemble to many other theatres across the valley. As for scenic building and design, He has assisted with building props for Childsplay's production of "And In This Corner: Cassius Clay", volunteered as a welder for Mesa Encore Theatres Chicago and was employed as a carpenter at the Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora, CA.
As a writer, Nathaniel has found solace in fiction and poetry, as well as assisting with the occasional song or two. He currently has published work on Amazon, and now, bringing his writing full circle as a theatre reviewer for BWW. You can find his book, “Indecent Exposure” as well as other information at https://www.facebook.com/wordsbynathaniel
Nathaniel believes in actors being identified and acknowledged by their talents, abilities, and personas over their hue and gender. He believes there is room to make choices for rolls that may not be of the norm when the context of the character allows. Also, Nathaniel is a strong supporter of the folks that make a show great but go unseen and unheard. It is important that we acknowledge their talents when it is due to show others just how much work, love, and skill goes into each and every performance.



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BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center For The ArtsBWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center For The Arts
Posted: Feb. 23, 2019


BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Arizona Regional TheatreBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Arizona Regional Theatre
Posted: Feb. 16, 2019


BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Mesa Encore TheatreBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Mesa Encore Theatre
Posted: May. 20, 2019


BWW Review: FROST/NIXON at ITheatre CollaborativeBWW Review: FROST/NIXON at ITheatre Collaborative
Posted: Apr. 2, 2019


BWW Previews: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center for the Arts. A conversation with the people bringing this show to life in PhoenixBWW Previews: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center for the Arts. A conversation with the people bringing this show to life in Phoenix
Posted: Feb. 12, 2019


BWW Review: RHINOCEROS at Now & Then Creative CompanyBWW Review: RHINOCEROS at Now & Then Creative Company
Posted: Nov. 4, 2018


BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATERBWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATER
Posted: Nov. 18, 2018


BWW Review: THE GREAT GATSBY at ZAO THEATRE is a Spectacular Show 'Old Sport'
August 22, 2019

It takes a lot more than the actors' performance to make a great show. Along with the acting, a spectacular set and visuals, Lighting and sound, and staying true to the material are cogs that set one well-oiled machine of a show apart from the others. Zao theatres production of The Great Gatsby is almost a textbook-like example of how to fit your cogs together to create one solid show.

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at DESERT STAGES THEATRE Parties Like It's 1986
July 21, 2019

When you think of a group of young performers doing a musical, most people enter with the assumption of low quality and newbie type talent. This largely stems from the mindset of not believing young folks can put in the same hard work as any other seasoned professional. However, when you take a group of hard-working individuals, like the ones I was given the opportunity to see, and pair them with extremely talented leadership, you find yourself with a recipe for greatness. Desert Stages production of The Wedding Singer is a prime example of why we should hold our young actors to higher expectations and treat them like the professionals they strive to be.

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Mesa Encore Theatre
May 20, 2019

Talk about a Must See! Don't miss In The Heights at Mesa Encore Theatre.

BWW Review: FROST/NIXON at ITheatre Collaborative
April 2, 2019

When it comes to historical pieces that focus on a particular person, a typical fear some may have is too far of a satirical take or caricature of a person. Although this type of comedic show has its niche, I find it great for a show to tread as close to the line of reality as possible without becoming too biographical. It's a line that when approached well, can make for an excellent piece, allowing patrons to leave entertained and maybe even a little more knowledgeable or at least interested in the subject. iTheatre Collaborative's production of FROST/NIXON is an example of when a skillfully written masterpiece collides with a cast and crew brimming with talent.

BWW Review: AJAX at ASU School Of Film, Dance And Theatre
March 19, 2019

There are shows that are visually captivating enough to keep you enthralled. However, no matter how beautiful a set or innovative a concept may be, it is the story being conveyed on stage that holds the most importance. Although Ajax, put on by ASU's School of Film, Dance, and Theatre, is visually enticing, the lackluster performance and overall busyness made the show as a whole hard to digest.

BWW Review: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center For The Arts
February 23, 2019

To the sound of Motown: Detroit '67 shows that what was real then speaks to today.

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Arizona Regional Theatre
February 16, 2019

Arizona Reginal Theatre is bringing awareness to mental health with the emotionally hard-hitting production, Next to Normal

BWW Previews: DETROIT '67 at Tempe Center for the Arts. A conversation with the people bringing this show to life in Phoenix
February 12, 2019

From the Motor City to the Valley of the Sun: My conversation with Director Ralph Remington and Executive Director David Hemphill and their conjoined forces bringing Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 to Phoenix.

BWW Review: THE PRODUCERS at Fountain Hills Theater
February 4, 2019

Fountain Hills Theater shows us 'where we went right' with The Producers.

BWW Review: ELLA ENCHANTED at Childsplay Theatre
December 17, 2018

Childsplay's Ella Enchanted is enchanting theatergoers young and young at heart.

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at DESERT FOOTHILLS THEATER
November 18, 2018

Don't miss your 'One Last Kiss' at Desert Foothills Theater's production of BYE BYE BIRDIE.

BWW Review: RHINOCEROS at Now & Then Creative Company
November 4, 2018

Pachyderms demolish the 4th wall and help us contemplate the inevitability of change in Now & Then Creative Company's production of RHINOCEROS.