Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeff Walker is a former hometown newspaper man who now lives his life as a high school theatre teacher, husband and father. His head is full of useless show biz trivia. When he is not teaching, writing, seeing or doing theatre, he would rather be cooking. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

NextStop’s instant box office hit: Love, Loss and What I Wore

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The late Nora Ephron said in an interview once, “What you wear and what happened to you are indelibly connected.” The writer of such films as “Julie & Julia,” and “When Harry Met Sally.” For this, Ephron worked with her sister and frequent collaborator Delia Ephron (also a novelist in her own right) to fashion […]

The Addams Family at Toby’s, kooky and terrific

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How fitting to share an evening with the kooky, creepy and lovable Addams Family on one of their cherished holidays, Friday the 13th. The night was as cold as a tomb but Toby’s Dinner Theatre was warmed by the passion shared by Mr. and Mrs. Addams, Gomez and Morticia. Their hot-blooded romance – and how […]

T. S. Eliot’s Becket play, Murder in the Cathedral

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Faith and politics. God and king. Those are the weighty affairs teetering in the balance of T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral. Compass Rose Theater recently turned its intimate space into a feline playground when it produced another work featuring the verse of the American-English poet, Cats. Now, the Spa Road location stands in for […]

Irish Carol opens as construction continues on new Keegan theatre

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Keegan Theatre’s Church Street home may be still under construction but the show must go on. The show is Keegan’s annual seasonal offering An Irish Carol. Thanks to a generous partnership, Keegan can present the show at Theater J with the proceeds going to their ongoing capital campaign.

A Revolutionary Christmas at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

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The holidays are certainly a time for theatre to tap into the spirit of the season. There is always a chance (or four) to see Ebenezer Scrooge’s redemptive journey of self-discovery, of course. Usually, there are several little girls named Clara dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies and the Mouse King’s battle with the heroic Nutcracker. […]

Black Nativity: Joy to the World at Theater Alliance

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Want to see joy personified? Look no further than Black Nativity, now blazing the stage of the Anacostia Playhouse with light, love, hope and more joy to the world than any Scrooge could withstand.

Donny and Marie, wowing the crowd with Christmas at the National

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How’s this for a headline for Donny and Marie: Christmas at the National?  “Singing siblings prove mythical fountain of youth is real?” Sure, that opening might be more at home in a supermarket tabloid, but it’s the truth. Donny and Marie Osmond, the all grown up boy and girl next door performers, have either found […]

New Five Guys Named Moe, still musical heaven

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My heart was pretty pumped when I received the assignment to cover one of my favorite musical revues. And then, it sank. Years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing a first class tour of the Louis Jordan jukebox musical revue Five Guys Named Moe and was blown away by the energy and musicality of […]

Molotov’s chilling Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe

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The dark genius of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poetry can be enjoyed on your own, reading by flickering candle light just to add to the experience. Another way to enjoy a selection of Poe’s most popular tales is to let the fine folks at Molotov Theatre Group bring the nightmarish tales to life.

Up Close: Sherry Berg on playing the doodle in Sylvia

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It’s a dog’s life for Sherry Berg. Well, not really, but as she pointed out recently, when she is hired by NextStop Theatre Company, she goes to the dogs. Currently, she is the title role in A. R. Gurney’s four-person comedy Sylvia. “It’s my second show at NextStop. Last year at this time I was […]

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