Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeffrey Walker has written for DC Theatre Scene since 2012 and is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. He appreciates the opportunity to write about the rich variety of theatre in the DC-MD-VA area. Jeff lives safely below the Beltway where he is a theatre educator, novice playwright, husband and father. He is also an experienced director and actor and has performed in musicals, Shakespeare, classics, operettas, and contemporary works. He is a graduate of Roanoke College. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aaron Posner-style (review)

  When considering the new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream now weaving a spell of enchantment and romance at the Folger Theatre, three words come to mind: fun, sexy and magical.

Between Riverside and Crazy at Studio Theatre (review)

Between Riverside and Crazy presents a world of shades, uncertainties, and complicated relationships. Between the exchanges of rapid fire, often profanity laden dialogue and sometimes scathing speeches, there sit stunning silences that speak volumes.

Jeff Walker’s Top 10 shows of 2015

Call me an old softy, but I get pretty sentimental during the holidays. As I look back on theatre for the year 2015, my cup runneth over with blessings – performers and productions that touched my heart, delved into my soul or sparked my imagination in a memorable and lasting way.

West Side Story reborn at Signature Theatre (review)

Have you heard about the new musical now onstage at Signature Theatre? It’s name: West Side Story. West Side Story’s been around nearly 60 years, and everyone knows it was an updated, musical version of Romeo and Juliet created by an A-list of collaborators: music by Leonard Bernstein, a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by […]

Keegan Theatre keeps its tradition: An Irish Carol (review)

An Irish Carol is a tale of Christmas redemption that tastes not of sugar cookies and eggnog, but salted peanuts and shots of Jameson. The spirits here are of the earthbound, liquid variety instead of spectral tour guides from beyond but they prove to be ever as potent and revelatory for Dublin pub owner David.

A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage (review)

I have one complaint about A Broadway Christmas Carol at MetroStage. What took me so long to discover this hilariously festive show?

Edward Gero talks about McPherson’s The Night Alive

Before donning Victorian garb once again as Ebenezer Scrooge for the annual “ghost story of Christmas,” A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre, Edward Gero has unfinished business in Dublin. The Irish city is the setting for Conor McPherson’s The Night Alive, currently wrapping up a run at Round House Theatre in Bethesda.

The World Goes Round at Creative Cauldron

The sinewy vamp beckons your ears to step inside. What follows is a compact one act revue of infectious melodies, perfectly married to the song lyrics which could be about unbridled joy, a broken heart, or a declaration of love.

Playwright takes the spotlight in No Spring Chicken at NextStop (review)

“Forty is old to have a baby.” Those words rang in the ears and down to the depths of Ginna Hoben’s soul as a skinny, way too young nurse pronounced her sentence over the actress desperately trying to conceive a child.

Stylish and witty Friendship Betrayed, from WSC Avant Bard

What do we have here? Raised hemlines, bobbed hair, bathtub gin, and women who take the bull by the horns. Clearly, we are bee’s knees deep in the Roaring Twenties. And it is a heady time for three ladies who share a close friendship, as they also enjoy the attentions of the swell gents of […]

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